Stephen Roper Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Roper for successfully defending his thesis! Stephen’s paper was titled “Integrated Topology and Packaging Optimization Using the Component-Existence Model”.

Stephen has been an invaluable source of knowledge and experience for many in SMSD, and we are all wishing him the best in the future!

Rubens Publication to Composite Structures

Congratulations to Rubens Bohrer for his recent publication to Composite Structures! His paper is titled “Concurrent topology and stacking sequence optimization of composite laminate plates using lamination parameters” and introduces a methodology for simultaneous optimization of both topology and composite stacking sequence. Incredible work, Rubens!

Link to paper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114556

SMSD Scholarship Recipients

SMSD is pleased to announce our scholarship recipients for this year. Congratulations to all of you!

Luke Crispo: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral, 2021 – 2024

Wesley Dossett: NSERC Scholarship Recipient

Tim Sirola: NSERC Scholarship Recipient

Zane Morris: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Recipient

Luke Crispo Publication in IJNME

Congratulations to Luke Crispo for his recent publication in the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering! Luke’s paper titled “Part consolidation for additive manufacturing: A multilayered topology optimization approach” presents a novel method for part consolidation using a multi-objective problem statement in topology optimization.

Well done, Luke!

Link to paper : https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6754

Rubens Publication in SMO

Rubens recently published his paper “Multi-material topology optimization considering isotropic and anisotropic materials combination” in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Rubens’ paper looks into new methods for multi-material topology optimization that aim to maintain computational efficiency.

Congratulations Rubens!

Link to paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-021-02941-z

Vishrut Successfully Defends PhD

SMSD sends massive congratulations to Dr. Vishrut Shah for recently defending his PhD thesis “Multi-Material Topology Optimization Considering Dissimilar Material Joining Cost and Natural Frequency”.

Vishrut has been an integral part of SMSD. We are all sad to see him go and wishing him the best in his future career!

Way to go Vishrut!

Kiarash publication in SMO

Kiarash Kashanian recently published his paper titled “A novel method for concurrent thickness and material optimization of non-laminate structures” in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization! The paper introduces a gradient-based approach for simultaneous thickness and material optimization using fully analytical sensitivities. Congratulations, Kiarash!

Link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-021-02928-w

Successful PhD Defense

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Schmitt for recently defending his PhD thesis! Matt’s thesis was titled “Development of Material Extrusion Infill Optimization Approaches for Various-Resource Entities.” The whole SMSD Group is commending you for your outstanding accomplishment, Dr. Schmitt, and wishing you the best!