Joyce and Kent Kresa Professor of Aerospace and 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-.
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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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