Sergio Pellegrino

Joyce and Kent Kresa Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Civil Engineering; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist; Co-Director, Space-Based Solar Power Project

Degrees and Appointments

Laurea, University of Naples, 1982; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1986. Professor, Caltech, 2007-2010; Kresa Professor, 2010-; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, 2009-; Co-Director, 2016-.

Email: sergiopSymbolatcaltech.edu

Tel: 626-395-4764

383 Firestone Laboratory MC 105-50 Pasadena, CA 91125


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Research Overview

Professor Pellegrino's research focuses on lightweight structures and particularly on problems involving packaging, deployment, shape control and stability.

List of Research Areas

novel concepts for deployable and adaptive space structures; deployment kinematics and dynamics; analysis of lightweight structures and model verification studies; ultra-thin composite materials; bistable and multistable shells and space frames; deployment and stability of balloons

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