Lecture at the Danish Technological Institute- Copenhagen - 20.08.2010 in the frame of the DigitalCrafting Research Network. digitalcrafting.dk

Ole Sigmund is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section for Solid Mechanics, Technical University of Denmark. He obtained his M.Sc., Ph.D. and Dr. Techn. degrees from the same institution in 1991, 1994 and 2001, respectively. He has been a research assistant at the University of Essen, Germany (1991-1992) and a Post graduate fellow at Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University (1995-1996). Ole Sigmund has been the PI of a number of larger nationally and internationally funded research projects and he has published more than 70 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and co-authored the monograph “Topology Optimization – Theory, Methods and Applications”, Springer (2004) with Martin P. Bendsoe.

His principal research interests are theoretical extensions and applications of topology optimization Theoretical extensions and applications of topology optimization methods to the design of extremal materials, smart materials, compliant mechanisms, MicroElectroMechanical Systems, crashworthiness, fluid systems and wave-propagation problems in acoustics, elasticity, nano-optics, metamaterials and antennas.


The DigitalCrafting research network investigates how new digital production methods are instigating profound changes in the design and building of architecture. Developing the term digital crafting, the network examines how the maturing of interfaces between the design space of the architect and the production space of the manufacturer is leading to the shaping of a new material practice in architecture. The research network is supported by The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities.

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