Haftka, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor
Dr. Raphael T. Haftka is currently
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida.
Dr. Haftka received his Ph.D degree in 1971 from the Department of
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Sciences from University of California at San Diego.
He served as President of International
Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO)
from 1995-99. He is also a member of the AIAA Technical Committee on
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization. His research area is structural
and multidisciplinary optimization. He has written several survey papers
and reviews about 30-40 papers per year, mostly for the AIAA journals.
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Ph.D., Associate Professor
is presently Associate Professor of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He graduated
with a Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1999 and worked
at the Center for Computer-Aided Design
as a postdoctoral associate until 2001. His research area is structural
design optimization, design sensitivity analysis, nonlinear structural
mechanics, structural-acoustics, and meshfree method. He has published
more than forty refereed journal and conference papers in the above areas.