New SMSD Server Installed

Our new server was successfully installed, and is up and running! Codenamed Lucky Cat, the server is sporting a total of 96 computer processing unit (CPU) cores, 192 CPU threads, 2 terabytes of random-access memory (RAM), 4 graphics processing units (GPU), and over 25 terabytes of storage.

Congratulations to Noah Ray and Kevin Chai for all their work on successfully installing the new server!

Noah Ray (left) and Kevin Chai (right) at the Queen’s ITS Centre

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