Student Bio: Emily D. Sanders
Emily Daniels

Emily D. Sanders
Graduate Research Assistant

4132 Jesse W. Mason Building
790 Atlantic Drive NW
Atlanta, GA, 30318
e-mail: edaniels8@gatech.edu

Education

Graduate    
  Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering Aug 2014 - present
  School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Georgia Institute of Technology  
     
  Master of Science in Civil Engineering Sept 2011 - June 2012
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Stanford University  
 
Undergraduate    
  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Aug 2007 - May 2011
  Department of Civil Engineering  
  Bucknell University  

Research Interests

  • Topology optimization tailored to achieve extreme mechanical properties (e.g., bio-inspired elastostatic cloaks)
  • Connecting multi-material topology optimization and additive manufacturing to achieve structures with unique properties
  • Additive manufacturing for prototyping, educational tools, and functional designs
  • Bridging the gap between art and engineering
  • Engaging young minds in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM)

Academic Appointments and Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant Jan 2015 - present
  School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Georgia Institute of Technology  
Student Contractor - Research and Development Sep 2016 - Present
  Simulation Modeling Sciences  
  Sandia National Laboratories  
Visiting Student Researcher and Structural Analysis Teaching Fellow Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Stanford University  
Student Intern - Research and Development Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
  Simulation Modeling Sciences  
  Sandia National Laboratories  
Substitute Lecturer (Mechanics of Deformable Bodies) Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Georgia Institute of Technology  
Teaching Assistant (Structural Design Optimization) Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
  School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Georgia Institute of Technology  
Graduate Research Assistant Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)  
Nuclear Structural Engineer I Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
  WorleyParsons, Reading, PA  
Course Assistant (Structural Analysis) Sept 2012 - Dec 2012
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Stanford University  
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Historic Bridges) June 2010 - Aug 2010
  Department of Civil Engineering  
  Bucknell University  
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Geotechnical Engineering) June 2009 - Dec 2009
  Department of Civil Engineering  
  Bucknell University  
Calculus Tutor June 2009 - Dec 2009
  Writing Center Tutoring Program in Mathematics and Science  
  Bucknell University  

Journal Publications

Emily D. Sanders, Anderson Pereira, Miguel A. Aguiló, and Glaucio H. Paulino. PolyMat: an efficient Matlab code for multi-material topology optimization. Structural and Multisciplinary Optimization. 58: 2727-2759. 2018. (PDF)
 
Emily D. Sanders, Miguel A. Aguiló, and Glaucio H. Paulino. Multi-material continuum topology optimization with arbitrary volume and mass constraints. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 340:798-823. 2018. (PDF)
 
Emily D. Sanders, Adeildo S. Ramos Jr., and Glaucio H. Paulino. A maximum filter for the ground-structure method: An optimization tool to harness multiple structural designs. Engineering Structures. 151:235-252. 2017. (PDF)

Conference and Invited Presentations

Emily D. Sanders, Anderson Pereira, Miguel A. Aguiló, and Glaucio H. Paulino. Multi-material topology optimization with arbitrary volume and mass constraints. European Solid Mechanics Conference 2018, Bologna, Italy.
 
Emily D. Sanders, Anderson Pereira, Miguel A. Aguiló, and Glaucio H. Paulino. Multi-material topology optimization using unstructured finite element meshes: From educational to PLATO HPC implementations. Topology Optimization Roundtable 2018, Arlington, VA.
 
Emily D. Sanders and Glaucio H. Paulino. Connecting multi-material topology optimization and additive manufacturing to achieve structures wuth unique properties. Kolon Center for Lifestyle Innovation (KCLI) Workshop on Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) 2017, Atlanta, GA.
 
Emily D. Sanders, Miguel A. Aguiló, and Glaucio H. Paulino. Multi-material topology optimization with arbitrary volume and mass constraints. Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
Emily D. Sanders, Miguel A. Aguiló , and Glaucio H. Paulino. Multi-material topology optimization with arbitrary volume and mass constraints. Topology optimization Roundtable 2017, Atlanta, GA.
 
Emily D. Sanders, Adeildo S. Ramos Jr., and Glaucio H. Paulino. A maximum filter for the ground structure method: An optimization tool to harness multiple structural designs. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016, Nashville, TN.

Funded Research Proposals

Connecting multi-material topology optimization and additive manufacturing to achieve structures with unique properties. NSF I/UCRC SHAP3D. (1 year, $50K)

Awards and Honors

Lawrence McDowell Fellowship ($5K) Nov 2018
Siemens FutureMakers Challenge (Winning Team), Georgia Tech May 2018
CEE Fellowship, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, UIUC Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
CEE Fellowship, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Stanford University Sept 2011 - June 2012
ASCE Scholarship Award ($2K) 2009

Leadership and Community Activities

Project ENGAGES (Mentor) 2018 - Present
K-12 InVenture Camp (Guest Speaker) 2018
ForeCAST Video Initiative (Narrator) 2016
GoSTEM (Graduate Teaching Fellow) 2015 - 2016
GoSTEM Pathways Program (Volunteer) 2015
ASCE Steel Bridge Design Team (Designer and Fabricator) 2011
Chi Epsilon (Editor) 2010
Tau Beta Pi (Treasurer) 2010
Hurricane Katrina Service Trip (Volunteer) 2008