Faculty Profile

Mariana Silva Sohn

Mariana Silva Sohn
Mariana Silva Sohn

Education

  • PhD Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001

Academic Positions

  • Curriculum Development Coordinator, July 2014 - date
  • Visiting Lecturer, January 2012 - July 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, May 2010 - August 2012
  • Graduate Research Assistant, August 2003 - September 2009

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Brittain, K., M. Silva, and D. A. Tortorelli (2012), ￿Minmax topology optimization,￿ Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 45(5), 657-668, DOI: 10.1007/s00158-011-0715-y.
  • Silva, M., P. Geubelle, and D. Tortorelli (2011), ￿Energy release rate approximation for small surface-breaking cracks using the topological derivative,￿ Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 59(5), 925-939.
  • Silva, M., M. Matalon, and D. Tortorelli (2010), ￿Higher order topological derivatives in elasticity,￿ International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47(22-23), 3053-3066.
  • Silva, M., D. Tortorelli, J. Norato, C. Ha, and H. Bae (2010), ￿Erratum to: Component and system reliability-based topology optimization using a single-loop method,￿ Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 41(5), 821-822 (we corrected mislabeled figures).
  • Silva, M., D. Tortorelli, J. Norato, C. Ha, and H. Bae (2010), ￿Component and system reliability-based topology optimization using a single-loop method,￿ Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 41(1), 87-106.
  • Silva, M., L. Borges, F. Rochinha, and L.A. Vidal (2004), ￿A genetic algorithm applied to composite elastic parameters identification,￿ Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 12(1), 17-28.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Silva, M., P. Nakshatrala, and D.A. Tortorelli,"A robust topology optimization approach to energy wave tailoring in linear elastic structures," 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July, 2012.
  • Silva, M., D.A. Tortorelli, I. Szelengowicz, and C. Daraio, ￿Topology optimization in two-dimensional granular crystals,￿ ENGOTP2012 - 3rd International Conference on Engeneering Optimization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1-5, 2012.
  • Silva, M., D. Tortorelli, J. Norato, and Bae H. (2008), ￿Topology optimization with regards to system reliability,￿ Proceedings of the EngOpt 2008, International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Silva, M., D. Tortorelli, J. Norato, and C. Ha (2008), ￿Topology optimization under stochastic loads via the single loop method,￿ Proceedings of the 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, AIAA-2008-2288.
  • Figueiredo, F.C., M.F.T. Silva, S.F. Bastos, F.A. Rochinha, and L.M.S.A. Borges (2003), ￿Numerical-experimental approach for identifying elastic constants in composites,￿ Proceedings of I ENCONTRO DA SBPMat- BRAZILIAN MRS MEETING 2003.
  • Silva, M.F.T., L. Borges, F. Rochinha, and L.A. Vidal (2002), ￿Genetic algorithms for identification of elastic constants of composite materials,￿ Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering.

Public Service Honors

  • Engineering Council Outstanding Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2014 and Spring 2015
  • MechSE Staff Award for Exemplary Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2015

Other Honors

  • CSE Fellowship, Computational Science and Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004-2005
  • Harry L. Langhaar Fellowship Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
  • J. O. Smith Memorial Award, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009