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Principal Investigator

Research Faculty

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Post-Doc Alumni

  1. Raphael Gross
  2. Gaetan Kenway (also PhD alumnus)
  3. John Hwang (also PhD alumnus) 
  4. Graeme Kennedy (also PhD alumnus)
  5. Ruben Perez. Associate Professor, Royal Military College of Canada.
  6. Turaj Ashuri. Assistant Professor, Arkansas Tech University.

PhD Alumni

  1. Justin Gray, October 2018, "Design Optimization of a Boundary Layer Ingestion Propulsor Using a Coupled Aeropropulsive Model", Engineer, OpenMDAO Project Team Leader, NASA Glenn Research Center.
  2. Ney Secco, July 2018, "Component-based Aerodynamic Shape Optimization using Overset Meshes", Assistant Professor, Technological Institute of Aeronautics, Brazil.
  3. Timothy Brooks, May 2018, "Design Optimization of Flexible Aircraft Wings Using Tow-Steered Composites", R&D Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences.
  4. David Burdette, Sep 2017, "High-Fidelity Aerostructural Design Optimization of Transport Aircraft with Continuous Morphing Trailing Edge Technology". Engineer, Pratt & Whitney.
  5. Nitin Garg, May 2017, "High-Fidelity Hydrostructural Design Optimization of Lifting Surfaces" (co advised with Prof. Julie Young). Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK. 
  6. Rhea Liem, May 2015, "Multimission Fuel-Burn Minimization in Aircraft Design: A Surrogate-Modeling Approach". Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  7. Andrew Lambe, May 2015, "Matrix-Free Methods for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization". Post-doctoral Fellow, York University.
  8. John Hwang, Dec 2014, "A modular approach to the large-scale design optimization of aerospace systems". Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego.
  9. Zhoujie (Peter) Lyu, Dec 2014, "High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Design Optimization of Aircraft Configurations". Solutions Architect at Rescale—Cloud HPC for Engineers and Scientists.
  10. Nansi Xue, Dec 2013, "Design and Optimization of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric-Vehicle Applications". Aerospace engineer, Zee Aero.
  11. Wenbo Du, Jul 2013, "Multi-Scale Modeling, Surrogate-Based Analysis, and Optimization of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Vehicle Applications" (co-advised with Prof. Wei Shyy). Application Engineer at Siemens PLM Software.
  12. Gaetan Kenway, Feb 2013, "A Scalable Parallel Approach for Multi-Point High-Fidelity Aerostructural Optimization of Aircraft Configurations". Research Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center.
  13. Graeme Kennedy, Aug 2012, "Aerostructural Analysis and Design Optimization of Composite Aircraft". Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  14. Kai James, Apr 2012, "Aerostructural Shape and Topology Optimization of Aircraft Wings". Assistant Professor, University of Illinois.
  15. Sohrab Haghighat, Apr 2012, "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of A Highly Flexible Aeroservoelastic Wing" (co-advised with Prof. Hugh Liu). Researcher, Mitsubishi Electric.
  16. Charles Mader, Feb 2012, "Stability-Constrained Aerodynamic Shape Optimization with Applications to Flying Wings". Research Investigator, University of Michigan.
  17. Alan Yu, Dec 2008,  “A Configurable B-Spline Parameterization Method for Structural Optimization of Wing Boxes”. Senior Model Risk Specialist, BMO Financial Group.

Masters Alumni

  1. Marco Mangano, "Multi-point aerodynamic shape optimization for airfoils and wings at supersonic and subsonic regimes", PhD pre-candidate, University of Michigan.
  2. Tristan Dhert, "High-fidelity aerodynamic shape optimization of wind turbine blades" (TUDelft Masters thesis). Assistant Portfolio Manager
    Legal & General Investment Management, London, UK.
  3. Jason Kao, May 2014, Research Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  4. Sander van den Broek, "Towards High-Fidelity Aeroelastic Analysis of Wind Turbines" (TUDelft Masters thesis). Researcher at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.
  5. Cody Paige, Nov 2012, "Extension of the ADjoint approach to a laminar Navier-Stokes solver". Projects Engineer, Bombardier Aerospace.
  6. Fredyanto Koko, Aug 2011 , “Aerostructural and Trajectory Optimization of Morphing Wingtip Devices” (TUDelft Masters thesis). Structural Optimisation R&T at Airbus, UK.
  7. Edmund Lee, Aug 2011, “Structural Topology Optimization with Design Dependent Loads”, Engineer at Bombardier Aerospace.
  8. Ryan Henderson, Aug 2009, “Aircraft Conceptual Design Optimization with Emissions Minimization”. Operational Analysis at NAV CANADA.
  9. Quinn Thomson, Aug 2009,  “Automatic Implementation or Response-Surface-Based MDO Algorithms”. iOS Guild Lead at Robots and Pencils.
  10. Peter Jansen, Aug 2009, “Aerostructural Optimization of Nonplanar Lifting Surfaces”. Research Associate abnd Lecturer at Royal Military College of Canada.
  11. Scott Moon, May 2009,  “Wing Aerostructural Optimization with Aeroelastic Constraints”. Systems Engineer, Payload and AIT Engineer at Moltek Consultants Ltd, Netherlands.
  12. Christopher Marriage, Aug 2008, “Automatic Implementation of MDO Algorithms”. Digital Strategy Manager at Accenture, Chicago.
  13. Ian Chittick, Aug 2007, “A New Subspace Optimization Method for Aero-structural Design”
  14. Charles Mader, Aug 2007,  “ADjoint: An Approach for the Rapid Development of Discrete Adjoint Solvers”. Research Investigator, University of Michigan.
  15. Nathan Tedford, Aug 2006, “Comparison of MDO Architectures within a Universal Framework”. Cooper Engineering Services Ltd.
  16. Nicholas Poon, Aug 2005, “Adaptive Constraint Aggregation for Design Optimization Using Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis”. Assistant Vice President,
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  17. Praveen Thokala, Aug 2005, “Airfoil Shape Optimization Using Variable-Complexity Methods”. Health Economic Modeller, University of Sheffield, UK.