Liverpool lecturer wins the prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers award
Dr Pooya Sareh, a Lecturer in Engineering Design and Director of the Creative Design Engineering Lab (Cdel), and his team have been chosen by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (AMSE) as the winners of the ASME's Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) 2021 Editors’ Choice Paper Award in the Category of Machine Design. This prestigious award was given to only two papers (one in the category of machine design and another in the category of design methods) chosen from among all 2021 JMD published papers. The awards were announced during the IDETC-CIE conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, in August 2022.
The winning article, entitled “Particle Swarm Optimization-Based Metaheuristic Design Generation of Non-trivial Flat-Foldable Origami Tessellations With Degree-4 Vertices”, proposes an intelligent optimization-based approach to solving complex foldability problems with minimal effort and computational cost. In particular, the introduced method enables the designing of compliant structures of variable global curvature. The findings of the study contribute to enriching the domain of origami structures which could be used in a wide range of areas including aerospace engineering, robotics, architecture, and biomedical design engineering.
As a leading professional organization for mechanical engineering founded in 1880, ASME promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. ASME enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.
Article: Yao Chen, Jiayi Yan, Jian Feng, and Pooya Sareh. “Particle Swarm Optimization-Based Metaheuristic Design Generation of Non-trivial Flat-Foldable Origami Tessellations With Degree-4 Vertices.” ASME. J. Mech. Des. January 2021; 143(1): 011703. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047437.