Researcher: Xiaoping Qian

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Energy efficiency
  • Biomechanics
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing
  • Controls
  • Engines
  • Solar energy
  • Power electronics
  • Design
  • Optimization
  • Computational design
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Optimization of multiphysics systems
  • Shape and topology optimization
  • Finite element analysis
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • Geometric modeling
  • Statistical shape modeling
Web Site Xiaoping Qian's Department of Mechanical Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • WARF, 2013-2019, New staff_Qian_mechanical engineering
  • NSF, 2014-2017, Improving virtual product development through isogeometric analysis based on rational triangular bezier splines
  • NSF, 2014-2017, CDS&E: Collaborative research: Multiscale modeling, simulation and optimization for designing organic solar cells optimization for designing organic solar cells
  • WARF, 2015-2016, Compatible parameterizations based isogeometric analysis of fluid-structure interaction
  • Raytheon Company, 2016-2017, Seamless additive manufacturing workflow
  • NSF, 2017-2019, Collaborative research: Designing thermophotonic materials for passive radiative cooling
  • WARF, 2016-2017, Robert draper technology innovation funding (TIF) for design for additive manufacturing: accounting for support structures in topology optimization
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20160275207 - System and method for isogeometric analysis, published September 2016.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Topology optimization of a coupled thermal-fluid system under a tangential thermal gradient constraint. Qian X, Dede E. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 2016 Apr;54(3). doi: 10.1007/s00158-016-1421-6.

  • A statistical atlas based approach to automated subject-specific FE modeling. Wang X, Qian X. Computer-Aided Design. 2016 Jan;70(1):67-77. doi: 10.1016/j.cad.2015.07.003.

  • Continuity and convergence in rational triangular Bézier spline based isogeometric analysis. Xia S, Wang X, Qian X. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 2015 Dec 1;297(1):292-324. doi: 10.1016/j.cma.2015.09.001.

  • Direct diffeomorphic reparameterization for correspondence optimization in statistical shape modeling. Li K, Qian X. Computer-Aided Design. 2015 Jul;64(1):33-54. doi: 10.1016/j.cad.2015.02.006.

View Xiaoping Qian's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-890-1925
Current University UW–Madison
Department Mechanical Engineering
Title Associate Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 2051 Mechanical Engineering Building
Address Line 2 1513 University Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1992
Master's Degree M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1995
PhD Ph.D., University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering, 2001
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