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Faculty Profile

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Name: Julian A. Norato
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-Mail: norato@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://sol.engr.uconn.edu/
Program/Department Website: http://me.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/norato-julian/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-2345



Keywords | Categories: computational design exploration of engineered systems, design of structures made of heterogeneous or hierarchical materials, design optimization for manufacturability, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, multidisciplinary optimization, structural shape and topology optimization

Professional Summary

Dr. Norato’s current research interests lie in incorporating localized failure mode criteria (such as stress and fatigue) as well as manufacturing, cost and geometric constraints in topology and shape optimization for the design exploration of structures and materials, with the aim of exploring efficient structures that are tailored to a specific manufacturing process, and with applications across domains, from machine components to bone scaffolds.   In particular, he is interested in the incorporation of geometry models into topology optimization that accommodate the imposition of geometric requirements that render closer-to-manufacturing optimal topologies.