Leifur Thor Leifsson

Leifur Thor Leifsson

Associate Professor

School of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Leifur received his undergraduate and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1999 and 2000, respectively, and a PhD in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, in 2006. He joined the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University in August, 2021, as an Associate Professor. Prior to that, he held positions at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland. Additionally, he worked in industry for a few years, including at Airbus UK Ltd., Bristol, England.

Interests
  • Surrogate-based modeling and optimization
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Multifidelity methods
Education
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering, 2006

    Virginia Tech

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, 2000

    University of Iceland

  • CSc in Mechanical and Industrial Eng., 1999

    University of Iceland