Xiaoping Qian

Associate Professor

Room: 2051
Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 890-1925
Fax: (608) 265-2316
qian@engr.wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering


Education

  • Ph.D. 2001 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MS 1995 Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • BS 1992 Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Education

  • Ph.D. 2001 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MS 1995 Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • BS 1992 Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • geometric design
  • shape analysis
  • shape and topology optimization (structural optimization, PDE-constrained optimization, finite element based optimization)
  • computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

Publications

  • Songtao Xia, Guangyong Li, and Xiaoping Qian, \"Optimal Shape for Optical Absorption in Organic Thin Film Solar Cells\", Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, accepted, 2014
  • Noah Jaxon and Xiaoping Qian, \"Isogeometric Analysis on Triangulations\", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 46, pp. 45 - 57, 2014.
  • Xilu Wang and Xiaoping Qian, \"An Optimization Approach for Constructing Trivariate B-spline Solids\", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 46, pp. 179 - 191, 2014.

Links

Personal Statement

Prof. Qian directs the Computational Design and Manufacturing Laboratory. He is interested in computer methods for design, analysis and manufacturing automation, with technical emphasis on geometric modeling and optimization. 

He is looking for outstanding Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers to join his lab.

 

Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • ME 890 - PhD Research and Thesis

  • ME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ME 535 - Computer-Aided Geometric Design

  • Update Profile