Research

Overview
 

Our research is focused on developing methods and computational tools for engineering design.  Our research emphasizes design for additive manufacturing; simulation-based design of complex products, materials, and systems; and design methodologies for supporting innovation, customization, and sustainability. Our work builds upon foundations in additive manufacturing, topology design, multiobjective/multilevel/multidisciplinary decision support and optimization, customization, innovation, and sustainability.


Ongoing projects include:

 

Design for Additive Manufacturing; Novel Materials and Structures

     Energy-absorbing structures/materials, Cellular (honeycomb) materials, deployable structures

     Sponsors: DARPA, ARO, UT Applied Research Laboratory

 

Empathic Design and Innovation

     Sponsor: National Science Foundation

 

Set-based, Multilevel/Multidisciplinary Design Exploration

     Sponsors: National Science Foundation, Schlumberger
 

Environmentally Conscious Design

     Sponsors: Advanced Manufacturing Center, UT McCombs School of Business, UT Center for Electromechanics, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, DARPA SMART Fellowship

 

Design of Flexible, Evolvable Products and Systems

     Sponsor: National Science Foundation

 

Predictive Process Control: Investigating Residual Stresses in Welding

     Sponsor: Los Alamos National Laboratory