Emmanuel Tromme

Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor Europe


I am from Belgium and I received my Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD’s from the University of Liege (Belgium). My PhD focused on the structural optimization of flexible components within a multibody dynamics approach. In November 2015, I joined the research group of Professor James K. Guest as a postdoctoral fellow. In my spare time, I enjoy running, playing the guitar and having good time with my friends.

Research Interests

Structural optimization (algorithms, sensitivity analysis)
Level set methods
Multibody system analysis
Numerical methods
Additive manufacturing


Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, University of Liege, Belgium (2015)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Liege, Belgium (2010)
B.S., Engineering Sciences, University of Liege, Belgium (2008)

Journal Publications

E. Tromme, A. Kawamoto, J.K. Guest,  Topology optimization based on reduction methods with applications to multiscale design and additive manufacturing, Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 15 (1) (2020) 151-165.
E. Tromme, V. Sonneville, J.K. Guest, O. Brüls,  System-wise equivalent static loads for the design of flexible mechanisms, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 329  (2018) 312-331.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations