Xiaoping Qian





1513 University Avenue

2051 Mechanical Engineering Building

Madison, WI 53706 - 1572

Tel: (608)  890 - 1925

Fax: (608) 265 - 2316

Email: qian(at)engr.wisc.edu


Dr. Xiaoping Qian is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001. He was a research engineer at GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY from 2001 to 2004. He was with the Illinois Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2013. He is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 2015.


Curriculum Vitae (1/2014)



o   Postdoc and Ph.D. position(s) are available in the group. Please send me an email if you are interested. (Feb 1, 2017)

o   Call for papers: Special Issue on Isogeometric Design and Analysis in journal CAD [pdf]

o   Recent work on undercut and overhang angle control in topology optimization to appear in IJNME [pdf]

o   Songtao has recently published a paper on Isogeometric Analysis with Bezier Tetrahedra in CMAME [pdf].

o   A joint paper with E. Dede “Topology Optimization of a Coupled Thermal-Fluid System under a Tangential Thermal Gradient Constraint” to appear in journal SMO [pdf].




His research interests include:

1) geometric modeling,

2) shape and topology optimization of multi-physics systems, and

3) their broad applications in engineering design, analysis, and manufacturing.

Current research activities include isogeometric analysis, computational design of materials and structures, design for additive manufacturing, and digital design and manufacturing.

o   He directs the Computational Design and Manufacturing Laboratory.

o   His Google Scholar page



He is currently teaching Statistical Shape Modeling.


Editorial Activities

o   Computer-Aided Design (2012- present)

o   ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2012- present)

o  ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (2009- present)


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