M2DO

People

M2DO is a multidisciplinary research team, with students and researchers from both University of California, San Diego (USA) and Cardiff University (UK).


Principal Investigator

Professor H Alicia Kim

Jacobs Scholar Chair Professor, UCSD  hak113@ucsd.edu

B.Eng. - Aerospace Engineering, University of Sydney, 1996.
Ph.D. - Aerospace Engineering, University of Sydney, 2000.


Post-Doctoral Researchers

Hayoung Chung

UCSD (2017-now)  hac210@eng.ucsd.edu

B.Sc. - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, 2010.
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2017.

Working on: Nonlinear thermomechanical topology optimization.

Lei Li

UCSD (2018-now)  lel008@eng.ucsd.edu

B.Eng. - Civil Engineering, Hunan University, 2009.
B.Sc. - Structural Engineering, Hunan University, 2012.
Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2018.

Working on: Multiscale and multiphysics topology optimization.

Sandilya Kambampati

UCSD (2016-now)  sakambampati@eng.ucsd.edu

B.Tech. - Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2010.
M.Sc. - Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 2013.
M.Sc. - Mathematics, Penn State University, 2016.
Ph.D. - Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University, 2016.

Working on: Large-scale topology optimization algorithms using parallel computing; Design methodologies for multiphysics problems.


Ph.D. Students

Andreas Neofytou

Cardiff University (2017-now)  neofytoua@cf.ac.uk

B.Sc. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Cyprus, 2014.
M.Sc. - Materials Science and Engineering, TUDelft, 2016.

Working on: Level set topology optimization using meshfree methods.

Carolina Jauregui

UCSD (2015-now)  cjauregu@ucsd.edu

B.Eng. - Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2015.
M.Sc. - Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2018.

Working on: Stress-based thermo-elastic level set topology optimization.

Douglas de Aquino Castro

UCSD (2017-now)  ddeaquin@eng.ucsd.edu

B.Eng. - Mechanical Engineering, University of São Paulo, 2010.
M.Sc. - Mechanical Engineering, University of São Paulo, 2013.

Working on: Heat transfer topology optimization using level set method.

Sheng Chu

Cardiff University (2018-now)  chus1@cardiff.ac.uk

B.Eng. - Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Wuhan University of Technology, 2015.
M.Sc. - Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2018.

Working on: Level set topology optimization with manufacturability and buckling constraints.


Past Post-Doctoral Members

Eliana Bortot

UCSD (2017-2018)  ebortot@eng.ucsd.edu

M.Sc. - Civil Engineering, University of Trento, 2012.
Ph.D. - Civil and Mechanical Structural Systems, University of Trento, 2015.

Current position:

Renato Picelli

Cardiff University (2015-2018)  rpicelli@usp.br

B.Eng. - Mechanical Engineering, State University of Maringa, 2009.
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, 2015.

Current position:
Research Fellow - Young Investigators FAPESP
Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
University of São Paulo

Scott Townsend

Cardiff University (2016-2019)  townsends3@cf.ac.uk

B.Eng. - Aerospace Engineering, University of Sydney, 2009.
Ph.D. - Aerospace Engineering, University of Sydney, 2015.

Current position:
Research Associate
Cardiff University

Xiaoyi Zhou

Cardiff University (2016-2018)  zhoux19@cf.ac.uk

B.Eng. - Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, 2005.
Ph.D. - Structural Engineering, Université Paris-Est, 2013.

Current position:
Department of Civil Engineering
Tongji University

Zongliang Du

UCSD (2016-2018)  duzo@missouri.edu

B.Eng. - Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, 2009.
Ph.D. - Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, 2016.

Current position:
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of Missouri, Columbia