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Jeffrey L. Cipolla

Ph.D. Principal


Jeff Cipolla is skilled in technical innovation, project management and invention. He has led numerous projects in computational modeling and advanced software development. Jeff’s areas of specialization include structural acoustics and metamaterials, blast, nonlinear dynamics, finite element analysis, software development, wave propagation and underwater explosive shock phenomena (UNDEX). He is particularly familiar with U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Defense systems and concerns. Jeff has spent more than two decades developing computer codes and performing calculations for the transient and time-harmonic dynamic analyses of complex, coupled structural systems such as ships, submarines, automobiles, aircraft and hardened structures. He was the principal architect of the software for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), which assesses the relative severity of thousands of UNDEX scenarios in minutes or hours. Jeff was also the principal developer of the acoustics, heat transfer and UNDEX features in a general-purpose finite element code.


Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University

B.A., Applied Science, Lehigh University

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Jeff’s breadth of experience and physical intuition allows him to make connections between mathematics, physics, engineering and the needs of the customer that others sometime miss.