Glaucio H. Paulino

Margareta Engman Augustine Professor of Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Materials Institute
Office Phone
E322 Engineering Quad

Ph.D,.Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1995

M.S.,Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 1993

M.S., Civil Engineering, PUC-Rio, Brazil, 1988

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Brasilia, Brazil, 1985


Honors and Awards

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME, 2009 - Present
  • Associate Editor, Mechanics Research Communications Journal, Elsevier, 2007 - Present
  • Member-at-Large, elected, US Association for Computational Mechanics, 2010 - 2014
  • Invited Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Chairman of the International Conference on Functionally Graded Materials, 2006
  • Visiting Professor appointments at the University of São Paulo, 2004 & 2005
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004
  • MTS Visiting Professorship Chair in Geomechanics from the University of Minnesota, 2004
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, 2003
  • Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Great Britain, 2003
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications Fellow, 2002
  • Burton & Erma Lewis Faculty Scholar, 2001
  • Collins Scholar 2000 Collins Fellow, 2001


  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor, Princeton Materials Institute
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Chemistry

Research Interests

Our group's contributions in the area of computational mechanics spans development of methodologies to characterize deformation and fracture behavior of existing and emerging materials and structural systems, topology optimization for large-scale and multiscale/multiphysics problems, and origami.

Selected Publications
  1. J. Russ, and G. H. Paulino. " On topology optimization with gradient-enhanced damage: An alternative formulation based on linear physics. " Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2023.
  2.  Y. Yu, Y. Chen, and G. H. Paulino. " Programming curvatures by unfolding of the triangular resch pattern. " International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2022.
  3.  F.V. Senhora, H. Chi, Y. Zhang, L. Mirabella, T. L. E. Tang, and G. H. Paulino. " Machine learning for topology optimization:physics-based learning through an independent training strategy. " Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 398 No. 115116, pp. 1-24, 2022.
  4.  K. Liu, PP. Pratapa, D. Misseroni, T. Tachi, and G. H. Paulino. " Triclinic metamaterials by tristable origami with reprogrammable frustration. " Advanced Materials. Vol. 34 No. 2107998, pp. 1-11, 2022.
  5.  D. Misseroni, PP. Pratapa, K. Liu, and G. H. Paulino. " Experimental realization of tunable Poisson's ratio in deployable origami metamaterials. " Extreme Mechanics Letters. Vol. 53 No. 101685, pp. 1-10, 2022.