Dr. Shelly Zhang obtained her doctoral degree in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During her doctoral studies, she was a summer structural engineer in the Chicago office of the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM), where she applied some of her research to unique building design projects.
Design of engineering structures and material systems
Multi-material topology optimization frameworks with material and geometric nonlinearities
Efficient design-variable update algorithms that handle many constraints/sources
Nonlinear topology optimization with discrete filtering and reduced-order modeling
Stochastic approximation for topology optimization under many sources
Additive manufacturing and topology optimization