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Firdaus Erach Udwadia

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Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Education

  • 1985, Masters, Finance, University of Southern California
  • 1972, PhD, Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 1969, Masters, Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 1968, Bachelors, Civil Engineering, Indiana Institute of Technology

Biography


1972 Ph.D., Civil Engineering (major) and Applied Math (minor), California Institute of Technology
1969 M.S., Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology
1968 B. Tech. Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

USC Academic Positions:

1998-: Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1983-1998: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1983-: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
1977-83: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
1974-77: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
2005-: Professor, Systems Architecture Engineering
2000-: Professor, Department of Mathematics (College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences)
1986-: Professor, Information and Operations Management (Marshall School of Business)

Research Summary


Dynamics and control, mechanics and mathematics, collaborative engineering, engineering management, structural dynamics, system identification

Awards


  • 1983 Indian Institute of TEchnology, Mumbai President of India Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • 1983 NASA Outstanding Technological Innovations Award
  • 1997 University of Southern California Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 1997 University of Southern California Teaching Award
  • 2000 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2002 University of Southern California Senior Research Awrd
  • 2002 University of Southern California Research Award
  • 2004 American Society of Mechnaical Engineers Fellow of Professional Society
  • 2005 American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Technical Contributions Award
  • 2006 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow of Professional Society
  • 2008 American Society of Civil Engineers Richard Torrens Award
  • 2010 8th World Congress on MAthematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences Technical Achievement Award
Appointments
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics

Office
  • OHE 430K
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0495
  • fudwadia@usc.edu

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