About Shelly

Ms. Shelly Zhang is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech working under the supervision of Prof. Glaucio H. Paulino. 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.

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Research Interests

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