Group

Director
Xiaojia Shelly Zhang

I am an Assistant Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research focuses on exploring topology optimization and stochastic programming to develop resilient, smart, sustainable, and innovative engineering infrastructure for applications at different scales, such as high-rise buildings.

Biography of Xiaojia Shelly Zhang
Graduate Student
Weichen Li

My research focuses on robust topology optimization and multidisciplinary topology opitimization. I am interested in computational mechanics and mathematical programming.

Education Background

Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2019 - present

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018

M.E., South China University of Technology, 2016

B.E., South China University of Technology, 2013

Zhi Zhao

I am a first-year Ph.D. student at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research focuses on patient-specified implant scaffold design using tailored topology optimization methods now. I am interested in structural optimization, computational mechanics and machine learning.

Biography of Zhi Zhao
Email Address: zhi4@illinois.edu