Carl-Ernst Rousseau, P.E.

  • Professor and Department Chair
  • Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Phone: 401.874.2542
  • Fax: 401.874.2355
  • Email:
  • Office Location: Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering 260B
Carl-Ernst Rousseau’s Full Research Profile


    • Post-Doctoral Research In Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
    • Ph.D. Auburn University
    • M.S. University of Florida
    • B.S. University of Florida

    Research Themes

    Research Interests

    • Modeling of Earthquake Ruptures
    • Investigation of Sub-Rayleigh and Intersonic Shear Failure
    • Study of Failure Mode Transition Along Complex Preferential Paths
    • Damage Evolution Following High Velocity Impact
    • Crack Propagation in Functionally Graded Materials (FGM)
    • Optical Interferometry
    • Homeland Security

    Major Sources of Funding

    • US Army
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • RI Commerce Corporation
    • URI Transportation Center