Carl-Ernst Rousseau

  • Professor and Department Chair
  • Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Phone: 401.874.2542
  • Email:
  • Office Location: Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering, Rm 260B
  • Website
  • ResearchGate


  • 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


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

Selected Publications

Fox C, Tilton C, Rousseau CE, Shukla A, Herbert R. Dynamic Constitutive Behavior of Additively Manufactured 17-4PH Stainless Steel. Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, 2022; 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s40870-022-00328-9
Wanchoo P., Matos H., Rousseau CE., Shukla A. Investigations on Air and Underwater Blast Mitigation in Polymeric Composite Structures-A Review. Composite Structures, 2021; 113530. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113530

Recent Grants

12/28/2021. Co-PI. University of Connecticut, Office of Naval Research. “The Uconn & URI Navy STEM Coalition – Addressing Engineering Workforce Needs in the Naval Sector.”
3/19/2020. Co-PI. University of Connecticut, US Office of Naval Research. “NIUVT: Comp 07: Response of Composite Structures to Dynamic and Extreme Loading Conditions.”
3/9/2020. Co-PI. University of Connecticut, US Office of Naval Research. “NIUVT: Supp 02 Shock loading behavior of additively manufactured components with corrugated surface features.”
2/23/2018. PI. RI Commerce Corporation. “Innovation Voucher : CBC 160 KW Turbine.”

Additional Links