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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 aeroelastic phenomena in the next generation of aerospace vehicles, focusing on both advancing the understanding of new configurations and supporting their design.

Dr. Riso joins Georgia Tech from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, she was a Research Fellow in 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 is a member of 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;