Topology Optimization

Marine Animals Inspire New Approaches to Structural Topology Optimization

PhD Student Emily Sanders, left, and Professor Glaucio Paulino, right, hold red 3-D printed models as they stand on a campus sidewalk surrounded by greenery.

A mollusk and shrimp are two unlikely marine animals that are playing a very important role in engineering. The bodies of both animals illustrate how natural features, like the structures of their bones and shells, can be borrowed to enhance the performance of engineered structures and materials, like bridges and airplanes. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Johnston, Zhang produce two of Georgia Tech’s best Ph.D. dissertations this year

Former Ph.D. students Shelly Zhang and Eric Johnston, who have won the Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis award for 2019.

Sigma Xi has recognized the work of two recently graduated civil and environmental engineering doctoral students as some of the best of the year at Georgia Tech.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tech students win $140K from Siemens for machine learning, topology optimization project

Civil engineering students Yang Jiang, Emily Sanders and Heng Chi plus computation science and engineering student Yuyu Zhang with their first-place check after the Siemens FutureMakers Challlenge. Their concept for the hackathon at Georgia Tech combined machine learning and topology optimization to make computational design and digital manufacturing more efficient and effective. (Photo Courtesy: Glaucio Paulino)

Four Georgia Tech students will receive $140,000 from Siemens to turn a hackathon idea into reality after winning the company’s FutureMakers Challenge May 5.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Engineer and artist: Glaucio Paulino plans to take risks and blur boundaries as the new Jones Chair

Glaucio Paulino has the heart and soul of an artist, straining against the structured thinking of a sharp and analytical mind. And it works for him. Paulino joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in January as the new Raymond Allen Jones Chair.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
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