Kurt Maute
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

ECAD 113

MSE Areas: Modeling, numerical analysis, computational design of active polymers, Li-ion battery electrodes, structural and functional composites

Dr. Maute received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering in 1998, and his Bs/Ms. in AerospaceEngineering in 1992, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After working as a postdoctoral research associate at CAS, he started his faculty position at CUB in 2000. His research is concerned with computational mechanics and design optimization methods, focusing on fundamental problems in solid and fluid mechanics and heat transfer as well as civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering applications. For the past 20 years, Dr. Maute worked on topology and shape optimization methods for a broad range of problems, in particular coupled multi-physics and multi-scale problems, such as fluid-structure interaction and chemo-mechanically coupling.

Selected Publications and Accomplishments

S. Golmon, K. Maute, and M.L. Dunn. Multi-Scale Design Optimization of Lithium Batteries using Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/nme.4347, 2012.

C.M. DeLuca, K. Maute, and M.L. Dunn. Effects of Electrode Particle Morphology on Stress Generation in Silicon during Lithium Insertion. Journal of Power Sources, 196:9672-9681, 2011.

C.J. Rupp, M.L. Dunn, and K. Maute. Switchable Phononic Wave Filtering, Guiding, Harvesting, and Actuating in Polarization-Patterned Piezoelectric Solids. Applied Physics Letters, 96(11):111902,2010.