Prof. Ole Sigmund

Technical University of Denmark
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering


New multiscale approaches in topology optimization


Ole Sigmund is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He obtained his Ph.D.-degree 1994 and Habilitation in 2001 and has held research positions at University of Essen and Princeton University. He is a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Science and Letters (Denmark) and is the former President (2011-15, now EC member) of ISSMO (International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization). Research interests include theoretical extensions and applications of topology optimization methods to mechanics and multiphysics problems.

Research Focus:

Ole Sigmund is a world leading expert within theoretical extensions and applications of topology optimization methods. Current activities include giga-voxel resolution topology optimization on super computers, multiscale formulations, implementation of manufacturing constraints as well as applications in multiple physics applications like thermal, thermofluidic, fluid-structure and nano-optical problems.