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February 12th, 2018

Dr. Kim featured in Canadian Auto News!

Dr. Kim has recently been featured in Automotive News Canada for his and his groups contribution to automotive research!


February 2nd, 2018

Chris W. new career wishes!

Dr. Kim and the members from the SMSD lab would like to congratulate one of  our new alumni Christopher Woischwill on starting his career at General Motors Canada!

Chris, we are positive that you will be an excellent addition to the GM team. You have done a fine job in SMSD for many years and sure deserve the position in new job that they are giving you. Congratulations, it will be a great experience for you!

January 29th, 2018

New SMSD member!

SMSD would like to welcome our newest member Jack Olsen. Jack will be completing his Master’s Degree under the supervision of Dr. Kim.

Best of luck over the next 2 years!

January 12th, 2018

Succesful MASc Thesis Defenses!

Congratulations to Luke Ryan and Christopher Woischwill who have both successfully defended their masters theses on “Finite Element Analysis of Nanometal-Polymer Hybrids with Experimental Validation“ and “Large Scale Topology Optimization”.  Luke and Chris have both made great contributions to the lab in their time spent in the SMSD group. We wish you all the best with your future endeavours!

December 4th, 2017

Multi-Material Topology Optimization Publication!

A big congratulations to SMSD alumnus, Dr. Li and Dr. Kim for their newest journal paper publication in Automotive Engineering.  Dr. Li and Dr. Kim developed algorithms for multi-material topology optimization considering compliance minimization problems for automotive applications.  Be sure to check out the latest issue of Automotive Engineering for a great read of the paper.

November 27th, 2017

Expanding Research Suite with GM Canada!

Dr. Kim and SMSD are thrilled to announce that the current collaboration with General Motors Canada will be expanding into a suite of new research topics.  Look forward to new focus in topics including design optimization, topology optimization, lightweight design, multi-material design, large-scale optimization, and parts integration over the coming years of the research collaboration.

November 20th, 2017

Assistant Professorship Appointment

Congratulations to Professor Willing, a PhD student alumni of Dr. Kim, who has been hired as an assistant professor (tenure track) in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Western University.  Professor Willing completed his PhD thesis on multiobjective design optimization of total knee replacements for reduced wear and improved kinematics before moving on to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hand and Upper Limb Center (HULC) at Western University.  SMSD would like to wish Professor Willing the best of luck in his new career!

For more information on Professor Willing’s PhD research with SMSD please refer to publications 15, 17, 24, 31, and 33.

November 13th, 2017

New Research in Metal Coated Polymers!

SMSD and Dr. Kim are excited to announce a new research collaboration with General Dynamics!  Expanding from a previous research collaboration with General Dynamics investigating the analysis of metal coated polymers; SMSD will now be working towards “Multi-physics Modeling and Topology Optimization for Metal Coated Polymer Structures”.  We look forward to the revelations that will come from this collaboration.

November 6th, 2017

Visiting PhD Student

SMSD would like to welcome Bright Yu, a PhD candidate from the Beijing Institute of Technology.  Bright will be on exchange researching with SMSD for the coming 2 years.  We hope you enjoy your time here in Canada Bright.

October 30th, 2017

Expanded Research Collaboration with Magna Powertrain!

Congratulations to Dr. Kim, Magna Powertrain, and SMSD for their recently expanded research collaboration in ultra-high strength steels.  The new venture will explore “Automotive Weight Reduction through Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling, Fatigue Analysis, and Optimization of Hot Stamped Ultra-High Strength Steels”.  Look forward to exciting publications in the future.

October 23rd, 2017

New Research Collaboration with Pratt & Whitney Canada

We are excited to announce that SMSD will expand our partnership with Pratt & Whitney Canada into Multi-disciplinary Topology Optimization for Metal Additive Manufacturing under Uncertainty.  We look forward to a profound collaboration over the coming years.

October 16th, 2017

Successful Masters Defense!

Congratulations to Jon Wong who has successfully defended his masters thesis, “Design Optimization of Aircraft Landing Gear Assembly Under Dynamic Loading“.  We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jon over the past 2 years and wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors.

October 10th, 2017

Journal Paper Publication

Congratulations to Jon Wong, Luke Ryan, and Dr. Kim for their publication in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.  Look for “Design optimization of aircraft landing gear assembly under dynamic loading” in the latest issue.

October 2nd, 2017

5 New SMSD Members!

We have had an exciting fall, welcoming 5 new members to SMSD!  Wennian Yu will be joining the group a a Post Doctoral research fellow, Zuo Zhou is joining SMSD to pursue his PhD, and incoming Masters students Kevin Fritz, Patrick Kendall, and Bill Poldon will begin their graduate careers.  Welcome to everyone and we look forward to researching with you.

Septemeber 25th, 2017

Alumni Professorship

Congratulations to Yingchun Bai for accepting an Assistant Professorship (Tenure Track) at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).  We wish Yingchun the best of luck in his new exciting career!

May 29th, 2017

Teaching Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Kim, who received the Silver Wrench Award for the 2016-2017 academic year.  This award recognizes the professor who displays the most interest and enthusiasm towards Mechanical Engineering as chosen by the graduating year.

May 23rd, 2017

Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Il Yong Kim for his outstanding collaborative research work over the past year.  The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has recognized him with a 2016 Research Excellence Award.

May 16th, 2017

Teaching Assistant Award

Congratulations to Stephen Roper for being awarded the 2017 Brass Wrench.  Voted on by the graduating class, this award is given to the T.A. in the department of Mechanical Engineering who displayed the greatest contribution towards their work.  Keep up the great work Stephen, we look forward to another win next year!

May 5th, 2017

New SMSD Members!

The structural and multidisciplinary systems design lab is undergoing a big expansion this spring with 4 MASc student additions to the group.  We welcome Garrett Vierhout, Neil Trivers, Michael Nucci, and Ben Blackford.  Best of luck over the next 2 years!

May 1st, 2017

NSERC Scholarship Award

Special congratulations to MASc candidate Stephen Roper who received a NSERC scholarship this year!

April 24th, 2017

Research Grant in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Congratulations to Dr. Kim and Dr. Daymond who have received a Dean’s Research Fund award for $100,000!  The two teams will be collaborating to research targeted areas in metal additive manufacturing.

April 19th, 2017

SMSD Welcomes Vishrut

Joining SMSD this winter is Vishrut Shah.  Vishrut has traveled from India to complete his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Kim.  We wish Vishrut the best of luck over the coming years.

March 16th, 2017

SMSD Welcomes New Members

Joining SMSD in January of 2017 is Vlad Florea and Graeme Sabiston.  We welcome these new members and look forward to working with them over their MASc careers!

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