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«PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2015-Present Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. 2012-2015 Postdoctoral Research ...»

Kai A. James

EDUCATION

2007–2012 Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto.

Dissertation: Aerostructural Topology Optimization of Aircraft Wings,

Advisor: Joaquim Martins

2004–2006 M.A.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto.

Thesis: Optimal Structural Topology Design for Multiple Load Cases with

Stress Constraints, Advisor: Jorn Hansen

2000–2004 B.A.Sc. Engineering Science, University of Toronto.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-Present Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

2012-2015 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, New York, NY.

2009-2010 Course Instructor, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

2005, 2008-2009 Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS and AWARDS 2016 Commencement Speaker, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering, Collins Scholar Program graduation ceremony.

2013 Industrial Research and Development Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, (Fellowship declined).

2009 Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, Government of Ontario.

International Study Scholarship, Technical University of Denmark.

Gordon Cressy Award for Student Leadership, University of Toronto.

Anthony A. Haasz Scholarship, University of Toronto.

William Peyton Hubbard Award, Hydro One Inc.

Sullivan Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto.

104 S Wright St, 319G Talbot Laboratory – Urbana, IL 61801 +1 (217) 300 3270 • kaijames@illinois.edu • kaijames.net

PUBLICATIONS

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

[1] K.A. James and H. Waisman. On the importance of viscoelastic response consideration in structural design optimization. Optimization and Engineering, (Under Review).

[2] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Layout design of a bi-stable cardiovascular stent using topology optimization. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 305:869–890, 2016.

[3] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Topology optimization of viscoelastic structures using a time-dependent adjoint method. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 285:166–187, 2015.

[4] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Topology optimization of structures under variable loading using a damage superposition approach. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 101(5):375–406, 2015.

[5] K.A. James, G.J. Kennedy, and J.R.R.A. Martins.Concurrent aerostructural topology optimization of a wing box. Computers and Structures, 134:1–17, 2014.

[6] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Failure mitigation in optimal topology design using a coupled nonlinear continuum damage model. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 268:614–631, 2014.

[7] K.A. James, E. Lee, and J.R.R.A. Martins. Stress-based topology optimization using an isoparametric level set method. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 58:20–30, 2012.

[8] E. Lee, K.A. James, and J.R.R.A. Martins. Stress-constrained topology optimization with design-dependent loading. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 46:647–661, 2012.

[9] K.A. James and J.R.R.A. Martins. An isoparametric approach to level set topology optimization using a body-fitted finite element mesh. Computers and Structures, 90–91:97–106, 2012.

[10] K.A. James, J.R.R.A. Martins, and J. Hansen. Structural topology optimization for multiple load cases using a dynamic aggregation technique.

Engineering Optimization, 41:1103–1118, 2009.

PAPERS in CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

[1] K.A. James, C. Conlan-Smith and H. Waisman. Topology Optimization of a Bi-Stable Cardiovascular Stent with Snap-Through Response. In Proceedings of the 2016 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics - Aviation Conference, Washington, DC, June 2016.

104 S Wright St, 319G Talbot Laboratory – Urbana, IL 61801 +1 (217) 300 3270 • kaijames@illinois.edu • kaijames.net [2] C. Conlan-Smith and K. James. Implementation of Functionally Graded Materials in Compliant Mechanism Design using Topology Optimization. In Proceedings of the 2016 Engineering Mechanics Institute and Probabilistic Mechanics Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 2016.

[3] A. Bhattacharyya and K. James. Design of a bi-stable airfoil using topology optimization. In Proceedings of the 2016 Engineering Mechanics Institute and Probabilistic Mechanics Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 2016.

[4] K.A. James and C. Conlan-Smith and A. Bhattacharyya. Simultaneous Topology and Material Design Optimization of Functionally Graded Structures. In Proceedings of the 2016 Engineering Mechanics Institute and Probabilistic Mechanics Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 2016.

[5] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Topology Optimization of a Bi-Stable Cardiovascular Stent. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 2015.

[6] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Topology Optimization of Structures with Viscoelastic Creep Constraints. In Proceedings of 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Diego, CA, July 2015.





[7] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Topology design of structures for resiliency and optimal lifetime performance. In Proceedings of the 2014 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Hamilton, ON, August 2014.

[8] K.A. James and H. Waisman. Topology optimization of structures with continuum damage accumulation and material failure. In Proceedings of the 12th U.S. National Congress for Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC, July 2013.

[9] K.A. James and J.R.R.A. Martins. Level set topology optimization of structures with isoparametric mesh mapping. In Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Shizuoka, Japan, June 2011.

[10] K.A. James, G.J. Kennedy, and J.R.R.A. Martins. Aerostructural topology optimization of an aircraft wingbox. In Proceedings of the 58th Aeronautics Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, Montreal, QC, April 2011.

[11] K.A. James and J.R.R.A. Martins. Topology optimization using a level set method with an arbitrary structured mesh. In Proceedings of the 6th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Orlando, Fl, April 2010.

[12] K.A. James, J.R.R.A. Martins, and J.S. Hansen. Three-dimensional structural topology optimization of an aircraft wing using level set methods.

104 S Wright St, 319G Talbot Laboratory – Urbana, IL 61801 +1 (217) 300 3270 • kaijames@illinois.edu • kaijames.net In Proceedings of the 12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Victoria, BC, September 2008.

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INVITED TALKS

June 26, 2015 Speaker, Conference for African American Researchers in Mathematical Sciences, Providence, RI, "Design of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems Using Numerical Optimization".

April 9, 2015 Department Seminar, University of British Columbia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, BC, "Conceptual Design of Complex Engineering Structures Using Topology Optimization".

March 17, 2010 Invited Lecturer, Ryerson University, Department of Sociology, Toronto, ON, "Engineering and Society: A World of Possibilities".

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

July 23, 2013 “Topology Optimization of Structures with Continuum Damage Accumulation and Material Failure”, 12th U.S. National Congress for Computational Mechanics; Raleigh, NC.

May 22, 2008 “Structural Topology Optimization of Load-Bearing Structures Subject to Multiple Load Cases”, UTIAS-MITACS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change; Toronto, ON.

March 21, 2007 “Topology Optimization of Structures Subject to Multiple Load Cases with Stress Constraints”, 33rd Annual NSBE National Convention, Columbus;

OH.

RESEARCH GRANTS

September, 2013 National Science Foundation, Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Inno September, vation, Project title: Topology Optimization of Structures Accounting for 2016 Damage Uncertainties; Grant #: CMMI-1334857, Value: $350 000.

Grant awarded for an investigation into structural design optimization for resilience with respect to multiple sources of damage including brittle damage, creep and blast loading 104 S Wright St, 319G Talbot Laboratory – Urbana, IL 61801 +1 (217) 300 3270 • kaijames@illinois.edu • kaijames.net

CONTRIBUTIONS to TEACHING

Springl term, Instructor, Nonlinear Solid Mech Design - AE 598, University of Illinois at 2016 Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; Enrollment: ≈ 20 students.

Graduate course covering nonlinear finite element analysis and structural optimization Fall term, 2015 Instructor, Mechanics of Aerospace Structures - AE 321, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; Enrollment: ≈ 120 students.

Junior-level course covering theory of elasticity Spring term, Guest Lecturer, Finite Element Analysis II - ENME E6333, Columbia 2013 & 2014 University, New York, NY; Enrollment: ≈ 20 students.

Graduate-level course covering advanced topics in finite element analysis Presented a special lecture on damage mechanics in each of the two semesters Created and marked a homework assignment to accompany the lecture material Held office hours to provide extra help for students who required it Fall term, 2009 Course Instructor, Advanced Mechanics of Structures - AER 501, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Enrollment: ≈ 35 students.

Mixed senior-level undergraduate/graduate course intended as an introduction to finite element analysis and structural design

- Topics included: linear elasticity, constitutive laws, variational principles, Ritz and Galerkin methods, structural optimization, gradient search techniques Developed lesson plans, gave lectures, conducted tutorials, marked exams and assignments, and supervised one teaching assistant Received strong scores on teaching evaluations for both terms, with 2010 scores exceeding faculty averages in all 13 teaching criteria Spring term, Teaching Assistant, Scientific Computing - AER 336, University of Toronto, 2008 & 2009 Toronto, ON; Enrollment: ≈ 60 students.

Undergraduate course covering numerical methods and computer implementation

- Topics included: interpolation, numerical integration and differentiation, least squares fitting, nonlinear equations and optimization Conducted tutorials, marked assignments, and held office hours Fall term, 2005 Teaching Assistant, Mechanics of Solids and Structures - AER 373, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Enrollment: ≈ 50 students.

Undergraduate introductory course on solid mechanics

- Topics included: constitutive relations, Cartesian tensors, virtual work, Reissner-Mindlin plate theory Marked assignments and held office hours MENTORSHIP August, 2015 - Thesis Advisor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

present Thesis advisor to two masters’ students 104 S Wright St, 319G Talbot Laboratory – Urbana, IL 61801 +1 (217) 300 3270 • kaijames@illinois.edu • kaijames.net August, 2012 - Co-advisor, Columbia University, New York, NY.

July, 2015 Co- advisor to one PhD student and two undergraduate research projects

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DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

October, 2015 - Graduate Admissions Committee, University of Illinois at Urbana– present Champaign, Department of Aerospace Engineering.

January, 2016 - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, University of Illinois at present Urbana–Champaign, Department of Aerospace Engineering.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS CHAIRED or ORGANIZED

October 27, Mini-Symposium Co-organizer, Topology Optimization in Materials and 2014 Structures Design, Society of Engineering Science 52nd Annual Technical Meeting, College Station, TX.

August 6, 2014 Session Chair, Computational Methods & Applications for Solid & Structural Mechanics I, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Hamilton, ON.

July 24, 2013 Session Chair, Computational Methods for Blast and Impact in Mechanics of Materials, 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC.

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MEMBERSHIPS and PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2016 - present Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2013 - present Member, American Society of Civil Engineers 104 S Wright St, 319G Talbot Laboratory – Urbana, IL 61801 +1 (217) 300 3270 • kaijames@illinois.edu • kaijames.net 2012 - present Member, United States Association for Computational Mechanics 2011 - present Member, International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 2002 - 2012 Collegiate member, National Society of Black Engineers

TECHNICAL REPORTS

[1] K.A. James. Atlantis: An Autonomous Lunar Excavation System, Undergraduate senior design project, University of Toronto, 2004.

[2] K.A. James. A Matlab-Based Simulation Tool for Modeling Aircraft Flight Dynamics, Undergraduate senior thesis project, University of Toronto, 2004.



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