Wilkins Aquino

Wilkins Aquino

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wilkins Aquino obtained a BSCE from Purdue University, and a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the Duke Faculty, he was an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He was also a member of the fields of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Applied Mathematics at Cornell. Prof. Aquino has broad interests in computational mechanics, including finite element methods, computational inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, coupled chemo-mechanics, and computational acoustics, among others.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Email Address: wilkins.aquino@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Research Interests

Computational mechanics, finite element methods, computational inverse problems and their applications in engineering and biomedicine, scientific computing, computational acoustics and acoustics-structure interaction, coupled chemo-mechanics (e.g. electrochemistry-mechanics).

Specialties

Computational Mechanics

Courses Taught

  • CEE 421L: Matrix Structural Analysis
  • CEE 492: Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 530: Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 701: Graduate Colloquium
  • CEE 702: Graduate Colloquium
  • CEE 780: Internship
  • EGR 201L: Mechanics of Solids
  • ME 524: Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Astaneh, AV; Urban, MW; Aquino, W; Greenleaf, JF; Guddati, MN, Arterial waveguide model for shear wave elastography: implementation and in vitro validation., Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol 62 no. 13 (2017), pp. 5473-5494 [10.1088/1361-6560/aa6ee3] [abs].
  • Zou, Z; Aquino, W; Harari, I, Nitsche's Method For Helmholtz Problems with Embedded Interfaces., International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol 110 no. 7 (2017), pp. 618-636 [10.1002/nme.5369] [abs].
  • Zou, Z; Kouri, D; Aquino, W, An adaptive sampling approach for solving PDEs with uncertain inputs and evaluating risk, 19th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 2017 (2017) [abs].
  • Urban, MW; Astaneh, AV; Aquino, W; Greenleaf, JF; Guddati, MN, Measured wave dispersion in tubes excited with acoustic radiation force matches theoretical guided wave dispersion, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, vol 2016-November (2016) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2016.7728821] [abs].
  • Contreras, AA; Le MaĆ®tre, OP; Aquino, W; Knio, OM, Multi-model polynomial chaos surrogate dictionary for Bayesian inference in elasticity problems, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, vol 46 (2016), pp. 107-119 [10.1016/j.probengmech.2016.08.004] [abs].