Teaching & Service

Aero Maker Space

Prof. Di Leo has been actively involved since the inception of the Aero Maker Space (AMS). The AMS is a family of facilities aimed at enabling design, prototyping, and testing of any and all ideas generated by our students. Currently we have four facilities under the umbrella of the AMS, these are Proto Works (rapid prototyping), Wood Works (wood working), Metal Works (metal machining) and Fiber Works (composites manufacturing). The Aero Maker Space is also host to a number of outreach activities such as hosting the Zero Robotics Summer program.

Our vision is to grow the Aero Maker Space to serve as a gateway for all of the resources available to the undergraduates at GT Aerospace including our structural testing facility, indoor flight facility, and wind tunnel. Features: AE Website [link], COE Alumni Newsletter [link]

Links: Student website [link], Institute Website [link].


Prof. Di Leo enjoys applying his curiosity for engineering and science to new ways of developing and improving education. Below are some projects/programs that Prof. Di Leo has been a part of.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Toolbox for Structural Analysis Education – GT-FIRE Winner

Through the Georgia Tech Funding in Research and Education (GT-FIRE), Profs. Di Leo and Rimoli were awarded a grant of $40,000 for the development of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) toolboxes for structural analysis education. In particular this work seeks to understand what the impact is of using physics-based mixed reality in enhancing student’s understanding of structural design.

Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

Prof. Di Leo was selected as a 2018 diversity and inclusion fellow. Fellows are tasked with  developing their own individual (or group) programs to create and cultivate safe, inclusive, and diverse environments at Georgia Tech. Stay tuned for updates on Prof. Di Leos project… Read More.

Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows

Prof. Di Leo was selected to be a Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow in the Fall 2017 semester. This program is designed to bring together an interdisciplinary group of Assistant Professors for pedagogically focused support and professional development. Read More.

Teaching Certificate Program

Prof. Di Leo completed the teaching certificate program offered by the Teaching and Learning Laboratory at MIT. The program is based on seeven workshops aimed at the development of teaching skills. The program includes exposure to relevant research in teaching, planning and structuring of future teaching. Completion letter detailing the program.


Society of Engineering Sciences (SES)
– Organized symposium on Energy Materials, July 2017.
– Organized symposium on Computational Multiphysics Mechanics of Materials and Structures, July 2017.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
– Member since 2012.

U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCTAM)
– Organized symposium on Electro-Chemo-Mechanics of Energy Materials, June 2018.

– Member since 2016
– Member, Committee of the Survivability Technical Committee (SURTC).