Successful Masters Thesis Defenses

Congratulations to Luke Ryan and Christopher Woischwill who have both successfully defended their masters theses on “Finite Element Analysis of Nanometal-Polymer Hybrids with Experimental Validation“ and “Large Scale Topology Optimization”.  Luke and Chris have both made great contributions to the lab in their time spent in the SMSD group. We wish you all the best with your future endeavours!

Chris W. new career wishes!

Dr. Kim and the members from the SMSD lab would like to congratulate one of  our new alumni Christopher Woischwill on starting his career at General Motors Canada!

Chris, we are positive that you will be an excellent addition to the GM team. You have done a fine job in SMSD for many years and sure deserve the position in new job that they are giving you. Congratulations, it will be a great experience for you!

New SMSD Member Winter 2018

SMSD would like to welcome our newest member Jack Olsen. Jack will be completing his Master’s Degree under the supervision of Dr. Kim.

Best of luck over the next 2 years!

Multi-Material Topology Optimization Publication!

A big congratulations to SMSD alumnus, Dr. Li and Dr. Kim for their newest journal paper publication in Automotive Engineering.  Dr. Li and Dr. Kim developed algorithms for multi-material topology optimization considering compliance minimization problems for automotive applications.  Be sure to check out the latest issue of Automotive Engineering for a great read of the paper.

Expanding Research Suite with GM Canada!

Dr. Kim and SMSD are thrilled to announce that the current collaboration with General Motors Canada will be expanding into a suite of new research topics.  Look forward to new focus in topics including design optimization, topology optimization, lightweight design, multi-material design, large-scale optimization, and parts integration over the coming years of the research collaboration.

Assistant Professorship Appointment

Congratulations to Professor Willing, a PhD student alumni of Dr. Kim, who has been hired as an assistant professor (tenure track) in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Western University.  Professor Willing completed his PhD thesis on multiobjective design optimization of total knee replacements for reduced wear and improved kinematics before moving on to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hand and Upper Limb Center (HULC) at Western University.  SMSD would like to wish Professor Willing the best of luck in his new career!

For more information on Professor Willing’s PhD research with SMSD please refer to publications 15, 17, 24, 31, and 33.

New Research in Metal Coated Polymers!

SMSD and Dr. Kim are excited to announce a new research collaboration with General Dynamics!  Expanding from a previous research collaboration with General Dynamics investigating the analysis of metal coated polymers; SMSD will now be working towards “Multi-physics Modeling and Topology Optimization for Metal Coated Polymer Structures”.  We look forward to the revelations that will come from this collaboration.

Visiting PhD Student

SMSD would like to welcome Bright Yu, a PhD candidate from the Beijing Institute of Technology.  Bright will be on exchange researching with SMSD for the coming 2 years.  We hope you enjoy your time here in Canada Bright.

Expanded Research Collaboration with Magna Powertrain!

Congratulations to Dr. Kim, Magna Powertrain, and SMSD for their recently expanded research collaboration in ultra-high strength steels.  The new venture will explore “Automotive Weight Reduction through Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling, Fatigue Analysis, and Optimization of Hot Stamped Ultra-High Strength Steels”.  Look forward to exciting publications in the future.