Our group conducts research in computer methods for design and manufacturing automation, with technical emphasis on multi-physics topology optimization and geometric design. Current activities are centered on the following research inquiries:

  •  advance topology optimization methods to exploit geometric and material flexibility of additive manufacturing to realize structures and materials with improved performances and unprecedented capabilities,
  • develop formulations to account for manufacturability constraints so topologically optimized designs can be manufactured through either additive manufacturing or subtractive machining.

Research in our group has been supported by various government funding agencies such as NSF, ONR, AFOSR, ARO, and ARPA-E as well as industry sponsors such as GE, UTRC and Sony.

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