Cristina Riso

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Dr. Cristina Riso joined the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in January 2022. Her research involves developing computational models and analysis methods to study dynamic structural and aeroelastic phenomena in the next generation of aerospace vehicles, focusing on both advancing the understanding of new configurations and supporting their design.

Dr. Riso came to Georgia Tech from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, she was a Research Fellow affiliated with the Airbus-Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft and the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory. Dr. Riso holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Sapienza University of Rome. She serves on the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee and the VFS Dynamics Technical Committee and has been a major contributor to the Third Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop Large Deflection Working Group.



  • Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE)


  • Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics

AE Multidisciplinary Research Areas:

  • Vertical Lift and Urban Air Mobility


B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2012, Sapienza University of Rome; M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, 2014, Sapienza University of Rome; Ph.D., Aeronautics and Space Engineering, 2018, Sapienza University of Rome;

Distinctions & Awards
  • ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2023
  • Inclusive STEM Teaching Fellow, 2023
  • Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, 2022