News from the Group

New Research released in Architecture, Structures and Construction
Research by carstensen group on "Experimental investigation of ribbing pattern effect on the bonding qualities of water jet cut steel reinforcement" is now online and open access in Architecture, Structures and Construction.
Grace Harrington wins The Juan Hermosilla (1957) Prize
Undergrad research student Grace Harrington wins the The Juan Hermosilla (1957) Prize. This prize will recognize a student in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who exemplifies exceptional talent and potential for future contributions at the intersection of mechanics, materials, structures, and design.
Prof. Carstensen gives Invited Talk at NEW.MECH
NEW.Mech is a one-day workshop that aims to bring together the New England Mechanics community with an interest in exploring new research directions in the mechanics of materials and structures, and provides an opportunity to share the latest advancements in the field.
Grace Harrington wins the 1st Annual Lab Competition
Undergrad research student Grace Harrington wins the 1st annual carstensen group competition with her design of a topology-optimized knife. Other entries included a bowl (Hajin Kim), chop stick holders (Dat Ha), and a bottle opener (Jackson Jewett).
New Research released in Engineering Structures
M.Eng. Thesis research by Ernest Ching, featured in MIT NEWS, on "Truss topology optimization of timber-steel structures for reduced embodied carbon design" is now online in Engineering Structures.
New Research released in Scripta Materialia
Research collaboration with Durham, Yale and Johns Hopkins Universities on "Topology-optimized bulk metallic glass cellular materials for energy absorption" now online in Scripta Materialia
Prof. Carstensen joins the editorial team of ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics 
Journal of Engineering Mechanics covers topics in mechanics as it relates to civil structures. Prof. Carstensen joins the editorial team as Associate Editor.
Prof. Carstensen joins the editorial team of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization is one of the top international peer-reviewed journals on structural optimation and covers topics at the converging frontier of design, engineering, simulation, additive manufacturing, AI and digital-twins. Prof. Carstensen joins the editorial team as Review Editor.
Prof. Carstensen to serve as host for the 14th TOP Webinar
The TOP Webinar is a continuing series of webinars, serving the broad structural and multidisciplinary optimization community, with a focus on topology optimization. The intention is to share the latest research and development in this field, and by doing so, to keep our community connected. TOP Webinar is endorsed by the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO).
Prof. Carstensen to serve as Area Chair for ACM SCF'21
The 6th annual ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication will gather experts and enthusiasts from many areas of academia and industry, in order to explore the use of computational tools for the creation of physical things. SCF provides a venue for participants to discuss cutting-edge results, cross-pollinate ideas, and strengthen interdisciplinary connections and collaborations. 
carstensen group presents at WCSMO-14
Graduate Students Hajin Kim and Jackson Jewett, and recent graduate Claire Holley present their latest work at the 14th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-14). 

Prof. Carstensen gives State-of-the-Art Talk on "Topology Optimization: Methodologies and Applications". 
Josephine Carstensen receives the CEE Maseeh Excellence in Teaching Award 
New Research released in Computers & Structures
Research by carstensen group visitor Lior Aharoni on "Topology optimization of rigid interlocking assemblies" now online in Computers & Structures
Josephine Carstensen receives NSF CAREER award
Assistant Prof. Josephine Carstensen received the 2021 National Science Foundation CAREER award for her research on “Integrated Design and Digital Fabrication using Topology Optimization and Material Extrusion 3D Printing.”