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Jeffrey Kauffman

Jeffrey Kauffman

Associate Professor

Phone: 407-823-0370
Office: ENG I, Room 313

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 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
  • Kelley CR, Kauffman JL (2021) “Towards wearable tremor suppression using dielectric elastomer stack actuators,” Smart Materials & Structures 30 (2): 025006. doi: 10.1088/1361-665X/abccdc
  • Kelley CR, Lopp GK, Kauffman JL (2021) “Optimizing Piezoelectric Material Location and Size for Multiple-Mode Vibration Reduction of Turbomachinery Blades,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics 143 (2): 021007. doi: 10.1115/1.4048263
  • Alam MDE, Kauffman JL, Dickerson AK (2020) “Drop ejection from vibrating damped, dampened wings,” Soft Matter 16 (7): 1931-1940. doi: 10.1039/C9SM02253H
  • Kelley CR, Kauffman JL (2020) “Optimal Control Perspective on Parkinson’s Disease: Increased Delay Between State Estimator and Controller Produces Tremor,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 28 (10): 2144-2152. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.3018626
  • 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
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 2018, 2023
  • Teacher of the Year, UCF Pi Tau Sigma, 2017
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Adaptive Structures Technical Committee
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • EML 6223: Advanced Vibrational Systems
  • EML 5545: Smart and Adaptive Structures
  • EML 5228C: Modal Analysis
  • EML 4301C: Mechanical Systems Laboratory
  • EML 4225: Introduction to Vibrations and Controls
  • EAS 4200: Design and Analysis of Aerospace Structures