Josephine Voigt Carstensen

 

About Josephine

I am from Copenhagen, Denmark, and I got both my bachelor’s and master’s from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). For my mater’s I spent a five month research period at the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. After graduating I worked one year as a research assistant at DTU and now I am pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering at Hopkins.

In my spare time I love to make clothes! My favorite part of it is making the patterns for sewing, but I enjoy also sew and knit.

Research Interests

Non-linear topology optimization, non-linear finite element analysis, design of material architectures, multiple material design, structural fire safety.

Education

MSE in Civil Engineering Johns Hopkins University (2015)
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Building Structure, from The Technical University of Denmark (2011)
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering at The Technical University of Denmark (2008)

Journal Publications

  • Liu Z., Chen W., Carstensen J.V., Ketkaew J., Mota R.M.O., Guest J.K., and Schroers J. (in press). General 3D metallic glass structures. Acta Materialia.
  • Carstensen, J. V., Jomaas , G., & Pankaj, P. (2013). Element size and other restrictions in finite element modeling of reinforced concrete at elevated temperatures. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139(10), 1325-1333.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Carstensen, J.V., Lotfi, R., Chen, W., Schroers, J. and Guest, J.K. Topology Optimization of Cellular Materials with Maximized Energy Absorption, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Boston (MA), pp. 1-10, August 2015.
  • Carstensen, J.V., and Guest, J.K. New Projection Methods for Two-Phase Minimum and Maximum Length Scale Control in Topology Optimization, Proceedings of the 15th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Conference, Atlanta (GA), pp. 1-11, June 2014.
  • Lotfi, R., Ha, S.-H., Carstensen, J.V., and Guest, J.K. Topology Optimization for Cellular Material Design, In MRS Proceedings, 1662. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Carstensen J.V., Jomaas, G. and Pankaj, P. Application of Fracture Energy Based Material Models for Nonlinear FE-Analysis of Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures, In H. Barros, R. Faria, C. Pina and C. Ferrerira (Eds.). Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models – Structural Concrete Applications (CoRAN) 2011, Coimbra (Portugal), pp. 615-625, November 2011.

Conference Proceedings

  • Carstensen, J.V., Lotfi, R. and Guest, J.K. Topology Optimization of Cellular Materials for Properties governed by Nonlinear Mechanics, Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-11), Sydney (Australia), pp. 1-6, June 2015.
  • Carstensen, J.V., Lotfi, R. and Guest, J.K. Topology Optimization of Cellular Materials for Properties Governed by Nonlinear Mechanics, Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-11), Sydney (Australia), pp. 1-6, June 2015.
  • Sangree, R., Carstensen, J.V., Gaynor, A., Zhu, M., and Guest, J.K. Topology Optimization as a teaching tool for Undergraduate Education in Structural Engineering, Proceedings of the 2015 Structures Congress, Portland (OR), pp. 1-11, April 2015.
  • Carstensen, J.V. and Guest, J.K. Improved Two-Phase Projection Topology Optimization, Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-10), Orlando (FL), pp. 1-8, May 2013.

Conference Presentations

  • Carstensen, J.V., Lotfi, R., and Guest, J.K. Topology Optimization of Cellular Materials with Improved Nonlinear Mechanical Properties, USNCCM13, San Diego (CA), July 2015.
  • Carstensen, J.V., Lotfi, R., and Guest, J.K. Topology Optimization of Periodic Cellular Materials with Nonlinear Response, MACH Conference, Annapolis (MD), April 2015.
  • Carstensen, J.V., Lotfi, R., and Guest, J.K. Multiobjective Topology Optimization of Cellular Materials, WCCM XI, Barcelona (Spain), July 2014.
  • Carstensen, J.V., Lotfi, R., and Guest, J.K. Tailoring the Nonlinear Response of Cellular Materials using Topology Optimization, MACH Conference, Annapolis (MD), April 2014.
  • Carstensen, J.V., Zhu, M. and Guest, J.K. Improved Manufacturability in Topology Optimized Designs (Poster), GE TopOpt Summit, Niskayuna (NY), June 2013.
  • Carstensen, J.V., Guiliani, L. and Hertz, K.D. Fire Resistance of a Super-Light Deck Element: Finite Element Investigation and Related Modelling Issues. Fire Safety Day, Lund (Sweden), April 2012.
  • Carstensen, J.V., Pankaj, P. and Jomaas, G. Material Modeling of the Post-Peak Response of Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures (Poster), IAFSS 2011 Symposium, University of Maryland (MD), June 2011.

Invited Talks

  • Carstensen, J.V. Manufacturability and Nonlinearity in Topology Optimization of Structures, School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia), June 15 2015.

Teaching/Work Experience

  • Private Tutor, Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
    Advanced Structural Analysis (JHU senior level course EN.560.445)
  • Development of Teaching Module, Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2013-2014.
    Development of interactive teaching module entitled Evolution of Structural Form for the course Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures (JHU freshman level course EN.560.141).
    Funded by the Center for Educational Resources at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, DTU, 2011-2012.
  • Research Internship at the BRE centre for Fire safety Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, UK, 2010-2011.
  • Academic Internship at The Department of Civil Engineering, City University London, UK, under the Erasmus program, 2008-2009.
  • Teaching Assistant for:
    “Building Fire Safety” for graduate students, DTU 2011.
    “Technical Building Services 1” for undergraduate students, DTU 2010 & 2008.
    “Basic Building Design with regard to Indoor Environment, Services and Energy” for undergraduate students, DTU 2008.

Synergistic Activities

  • Reviewer, Fire Safety Journal, ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design.
  • Co-Chair of the Graduate Student Seminar Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Awards and Scholarships

  • HEMI Student Grant 2015, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute: For expenses associated with paper presentations at USNCCM 2015, CA, and ASME IDETC/CIE 2015, MA.
  • USACM Travel Award 2015: For expenses associated with paper presentation at USNCCM 2015, San Diego, CA.
  • USACM Travel Award 2014: For expenses associated with paper presentation at WCCM 2014, Spain.
  • HEMI Student Grant 2014, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute: For expenses associated with paper presentation at AIAA 2014, GA, and WCCM 2014, Spain.
  • Dean’s Fellow, Johns Hopkins University (2012): Tuition and stipend for Ph.D. studies.
  • Denmark-America Foundation Fellow (2012): For expenses associated with Ph.D. studies at Johns Hopkins University.
  • The COWI Foundation (2011): Travel grant covering all the expenses associated with paper presentation at CoRAN 2011, Portugal.
  • The Otto Mønstred Foundation (2011): Travel grant covering 50% of the expenses associated with poster presentation at IAFSS 2011, MD.
  • BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, University of Edinburgh (2010): Stipend for M.Sc. thesis.
  • The Oticon Foundation, The Foundation of Reinholdt W. Jorck, The KAB Grant, (2010): Minor travel grants for the expenses associated with the research internship at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • The Foundation of Knud Højgaard (2008): Travel grant for the expenses associated with the academic internship at City University London, UK.
  • The IDA Grant, The DTU Grant, The Mette Catrine Raarup Grant, The KAB Grant, (2008): Minor travel grants for expenses associated with academic internship at City University London, UK.

 

Josephine Voigt Carstensen

Title: Ph.D. Candidate

Dean’s Fellow

Denmark-America Foundation Fellow

Department: Civil Engineering

Email: jvcarstensen (at) jhu . edu

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