Rick Fenrich

Rick Fenrich

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Durand Building, Room 464
Stanford, CA 94305


Member of Technical Staff, Arevo Inc., 2017-present
Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, 2015-2018
M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, 2015
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

Research Interests

  • Design under uncertainty
  • Topology optimization
  • Nonlinear optimization
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization


Fenrich, R., Alonso, J.J., "Reliable Multidisciplinary Design of a Supersonic Nozzle Using Multifidelity Surrogates," 18th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum, Denver, CO, 2017.
Fenrich, R. and Alonso, J.J., “A Comparison of Response Surface Methods for Reliability Analysis using Directional Simulation,” 2018 AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, Kissimmee, FL, 2018.
Fenrich, R., Menier, V., Avery, P. and Alonso, J.J., “Reliability-Based Design Optimization of a Supersonic Nozzle,” 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Glasgow, UK, 2018.
del Rosario, Z., Fenrich, R. and Iaccarino, G., “Cutting the Double Loop: Theory and Algorithms for Reliability-Based Design Optimization with Parametric Uncertainty,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, under review.
del Rosario, Z., Fenrich, R. and Iaccarino, G., “Beyond Basis Values: Fast Precision Margin with FORM,” AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, San Diego, CA, 2019.


Fenrich, R., Efficient Sequential Reliability-Based Design Optimization with Adaptive Kriging Inverse Reliability Analysis, Stanford University, December 2018.