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Eduard Karpov, PhD

Associate Professor

Civil and Materials Engineering


Building & Room:

3071 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-8391


Research Interests

Mechanical metamaterials and smart structures

Nanomaterials theory and computation

Surfaces and interfaces; chemical sensors

Multiscale and multiphysics methods

Selected Publications

  1. Karpov EG, Danso LA, Klein JT ( Anomalous strain energy transformation pathways in mechanical metamaterials. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 475, 20190041, 2019.
  2. Klein JT, Karpov EG (  Bistability in thermomechanical metamaterials structured as three-dimensional composite tetrahedra. Extreme Mechanics Letters 29,100459, 2019.
  3. Ray NJ, Karpov EG. A Voltage Bias Effect on Catalytic Activity of Electrically Continuous Pt/TiO2 Nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2018. (
  4. Klein JT, Karpov EG. Negative extensibility metamaterials: Phase diagram calculation. Computational Mechanics, 2018. (
  5. Karpov EG, Danso LA, Klein JT ( Negative Extensibility Metamaterials: Occurrence and Design Space Topology. Physical Review E 96, 023002,  2017.
  6. Danso LA, Karpov EG ( Cusp Singularity-Based Bistability Criterion for Geometrically Nonlinear Structures. Extreme Mechanics Letters 13, 135-140, 2017.
  7. Karpov EG ( Structural Metamaterials with Saint-Venant Edge Effect Reversal. Acta Materialia 123, 245-254, 2017.

Notable Honors

2013, Teaching Award, UIC College of Engineering

2012, Faculty Research Award, UIC College of Engineering


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2002) University of Southampton

M.S. Physics (1996) Voronezh State University

B.S. Physics (1994) Voronezh State University