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Structures Research Group



Fehmi Cirak is a Professor of Computational Mechanics and joined Cambridge in March 2006. Before that, he spent five years as a Senior Scientist at the Center for Advanced Computing Research at the California Institute of Technology. He has a PhD in Computational Mechanics from the University of Stuttgart and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology. 


Much of Prof Cirak's and his research team's work focuses on developing rigorous but simple computational techniques and software for integrated geometric design, analysis and optimisation of engineering structures and draws from mechanics, applied mathematics and computer science. See also the CSMLab website.  


Key publications: 

See CSMLab publications page.

Teaching and Supervisions


Finite Element Methods, Structural Analysis and Stability, Solid Mechanics

Research supervision: 

If interested in joining Prof Cirak's research team CSMLab, please send an email outlining your research interests and experience, including a cv.

Professor of Computational Mechanics
Dr Fehmi  Cirak

Contact Details

Cambridge University
Civil Engineering Building
JJ Thomson Avenue 7a
CB3 0FA Cambridge
+44 1223 332716
Takes PhD students
Available for consultancy