Andrew Hardman Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Andrew Hardman for successfully defending his thesis! Andrew’s paper was titled “Multi-Material Topology Optimization Considering Crashworthiness Design”.

Andrew did a fantastic job in the defense, and everyone in the SMSD Group is wishing Andrew the best in his future endeavors!

Tim Sirola Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Tim Sirola for successfully defending his thesis! Tim’s paper was titled “Multi-Material Multi-Joint Topology Optimization for Stiffness Constrained Design Problems”.

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

Jonathan Ryu Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Jonathan Ryu for successfully defending his thesis! Jonathan’s paper was titled “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Retractable Nose Landing Gears with Two Degrees of Freedom Considering Out of Plane Loading”.

On behalf of all SMSD members, it has been an absolute pleasure working with Jonathan, and we wish him all the best in the future!

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!