Author: Julian

Norato elected to ISSMO Executive Committee

Julián Norato was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO) at the 15th World Congress in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO) held in Cork, Ireland in June of 2023. He was subsequently elected as Treasurer of ISSMO.

Hollis Smith receives NRC Fellowship

Former Ph.D. student Hollis Smith received in 2022 a prestigious NRC Research Associateship from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. The fellowship funds a postdoctoral position at the Air Force Research Laboratory, where Hollis is currently working. Congratulations Hollis!

Review paper on feature mapping methods

A review paper on feature mapping methods for structural optimization written in collaboration with Dr. Fabian Wein (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität ) and Dr. Peter Dunning (University of Aberdeen) has been published online in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.  In this review we identify a new category of methods for implementing and solving structural optimization problems that has emerged over the last 20 years, which we propose to call feature-mapping methods. The two defining aspects of these methods are that the design is parameterized by a high-level geometric description and that features are mapped onto a nonbody-fitted mesh for analysis.  You can see our paper here.

Upcoming TOP Webinar

Join us on June 1st, 2020 for the first TOP Webinar organized by Delft University of Technology and sponsored by the International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO). This venue was created to share the latest research developments in the topology optimization community.

We are honored to have been invited to talk about our work on multi-material topology optimization of lattice structures in the first edition of the TOP webinar–join us if you can!