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Chris L. Pettit

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:B.S., M.S. (UCLA), M.S., Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins), P.E.

Professor Pettit is currently a professor and Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. His research interests involve nonlinear dynamical systems, stochastic phenomena, system identification, uncertainty quantification, fluid-structure interaction, design optimization and experimental techniques which have applications in structural dynamics, wind engineering, aeroelasticity of buildings, bridges and air vehicles, seismic wave propagation, near-ground atmospheric sound propagation and battlefield sensor performance forecasts.