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Dr Renato Picelli

Dr Renato Picelli

Research Associate

School of Engineering

+44 (0)29 2087 5512
Room S/.17F, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Mechanical Engineer. Expertise includes design and topology optimisation based on the use of finite element methods for structural and multiphysics analysis. Also a member of the M2DO group managed by Professor H. Alicia Kim.

Dr. Renato Picelli is a PDRA in the M2DO Group in the School of Engineering, CU since 2016. He received his PhD on "Evolutionary Topology Optimization of Fluid-structure Interaction Problems'' in 2015 from the University of Campinas, Brazil. His PhD work is acknowledged as one of the three existent methodologies for topology optimisation of design-dependent fluid- and acoustic-structure interaction problems. He was a visiting PhD student at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in 2014, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2015. He currently works with topology optimisation for stress-constrained structures using the level set method. In total, he has published 9 journal papers and 16 conference papers in engineering optimisation.








My research interests are primarily in topology optimisation of multiphysics and structural-material systems. I am currently working on stress-constrained design and structures for energy harvesting. Past experience in design-dependent pressure loading, acoustic-structure and fluid-structure interactions.