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Jeffrey L. Kauffman

Associate Professor 

Email: jlkauffman@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-0370
Office: ENG I, Room 313

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Jeff Kauffman is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCF. He earned  doctoral and master's degrees in aerospace engineering at Penn State and a bachelor's degree in engineering and applied science/aeronautics at Caltech. Kauffman conducts broad research in the areas of structural dynamics and adaptive structures, with particular focus on multifunctional and energy-efficient structures for vibration reduction, energy harvesting and structural morphing. His research has been funded by several government agencies and industry partners.

  • Adaptive structures
  • Structural dynamics
  • Turbomachinery
  • Nonlinear dynamics

  • Lopp GK, Kelley CR, Kauffman JL (2018) “On the transient dynamics of piezoelectric-based, state-switched systems,” Applied Physics Letters 112 (5): 054012. doi: 10.1063/1.5020184
  • Lopp GK, Kauffman JL (2018) “Resonance Frequency Detuning with Application Towards Blade Mistuning,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics 140 (5): 051007. doi: 10.1115/1.4039540
  • Ganesan V, Das T, Rahnavard N, Kauffman JL (2017) “Vibration-based Monitoring and Diagnostics using Compressive Sensing,” Journal of Sound and Vibration 394: 612-630. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2017.02.002
  • Kelley CR, Kauffman JL (2017) “Optimal Switch Timing for Piezoelectric-Based Semi-Active Vibration Reduction Techniques,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 28 (16): 2275-2285. doi: 10.1177/1045389X17689934
  • Kelley CR, Kauffman JL (2017) “Adaptive Synchronized Switch Damping on an Inductor: A Self-Tuning Switching Law,” Smart Materials and Structures 26 (3): 035032. doi: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa5433
  • Lopp GK, Kauffman JL (2016) “Switch Triggers for Optimal Vibration Reduction via Resonance Frequency Detuning,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics 138 (1): 011002. doi: 10.1115/1.4031517

  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 2018
  • Teacher of the Year, UCF Pi Tau Sigma, 2017

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Adaptive Structures Technical Committee
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers