Jeffrey Kauffman

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Engineering I (bldg. 40) 313



  • Associate Professor


  • Æ (acoustics and audio engineering)


Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering The Pennsylvania State University

M.S. Aerospace Engineering The Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Engineering & Applied Science (Aeronautics) California Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Structural Dynamics, Adaptive Structures, Multi-Stable Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibration Damping and Control, Turbomachinery and Rotordynamics.

Selected Publications

  • Kauffman JL, Lesieutre GA, Babuska V (2014) "Damping Models for Shear Beams with Applications to Spacecraft Wiring Harnesses," available online ahead of print in Journal of Spacecrafts and Rockets. doi: 10.2514/1.A32440
  • Lesieutre GA, Kauffman JL (2013) "'Geometric' Viscous Damping Model for Nearly Constant Beam Modal Damping," AIAA Journal 51 (7): 1688-1694. doi: 10.2514/1.J052174
  • Kauffman JL, Lesieutre GA (2012) "Piezoelectric-based Vibration Reduction of Turbomachinery Bladed Disks via Resonance Frequency Detuning," AIAA Journal 50 (5): 1137-1144. doi: 10.2514/1.J051344
  • Kauffman JL, Lesieutre GA (2009) "A Low-Order Model for the Design of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Devices," Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures 20 (5): 495-504. doi: 10.1177/1045389X08101559