Research Associate Professor
B.Mechanical Engr, University of Bologna
Paolo Feraboli joined the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the University of Washington in the summer of 2005. He is the Director of the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL), which was named after Automobili Lamborghini in October 2009 following a generous unrestricted fund for its establishment. Dr. Feraboli has received research funding from The Boeing Company, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Callaway Golf, Hexcel Corp., Toray Composites of America, and Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. on various research projects related to the development of analytical and experimental techniques for composite materials. He is particularly interested in composites aircraft safety and certification, including impact damage resistance and tolerance, lightning strike damage, and crashworthiness.
Since 2003, Dr. Feraboli has authored has authored over 20 archival journal publications and presented over 50 conference papers. He is the founding and current Chair of the CMH-17 (former MIL-HDBK-17) Working Group on Crashworthiness, and member of its Board of Directors. He is also the current Chair of the Durability and Damage Tolerance Technical Division of the American Society for Composites (ASC), and the Secretary of the AIAA Materials Technical Committee. He is the recipient of the 2008 Hayashi Memorial International Award of the Japan Society for Composite Materials, and of the 2004 Outstanding PhD Research Award of the American Society for Composites.
Dr. Feraboli earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara under the supervision of Dr. Keith Kedward, and holds previous degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. In 2007 he was actively involved with the methods development of the composite-intensive Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and worked in the 787 Technology Integration group under Dr. Al Miller.
- Composite Damage Resistance & Tolerance
- Composite Crashworthiness
- Lightning Strike Damage to Composites
- Composite Methods & Allowables
- Discontinuous composite material forms
- Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory
- Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS)