Group Members

Jasmin Jelovica, PhD, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator

NSERC/Seaspan Industrial Research Chair

Short Bio and Research Agenda: I obtained my M.Sc from University of Rijeka, Croatia, and D.Sc. from Aalto University, Finland. I joined UBC as Assistant Professor in 2017, where I hold NSERC/Seaspan Industrial Research Chair since 2020. My interests focus on modeling response and failure of advanced structures. This involves a range of modeling approaches that I am advancing with my research group: shear-deformable beams and plates, swarm and evolutionary optimization, topology optimization, and data-driven physics-informed models. Crucial part of drive for high-quality structures is manufacturing; this is where our research on new low-heat-input welding techniques come in.


Wrik Mallik

Postdoctoral research fellow

Ph.D.: Virginia Tech

B.Tech: Jadavpur University

Research: Machine learning methods for underwater radiated noise prediction

Email: wrik.mallik@ubc.ca

Mohammad M. Keleshteri

PhD Candidate

M.Sc.: Amirkabir University

Research: Nonlinear vibration of porous structures

Email: momoke@mail.ubc.ca

Alireza Babaee

PhD Candidate

M.Sc.: Amirkabir University

Research: Thermoelasticity of functionally graded plates subjected to low-temperature thermal shocks

Email: ababaee@mail.ubc.ca

Reza Karimi

PhD Student

M.Sc.: Isfahan University of Technology

Research: Weld cladding using Cold Metal Transfer process

Email: mohammadreza.karimi@ubc.ca

Yuecheng Cai

PhD Student

MASc and M.Eng.: University of British Columbia

B.Sc.: Harbin Institute of Technology

Research: Machine learning models for structural optimization

Email: ycai05@student.ubc.ca

Jason Yan

MASc Student

B.Sc.: University of British Columbia

Research: Topology optimization of sandwich panel joints

Email: shengy01@mail.ubc.ca

MEng and BASc students:

  • Chris Kelly (BASc student, UBC Materials Engineering)
  • Bedir Goybulak (BASc student, UBC Mechanical Engineering)
  • Visal Katamaneni (MEng student, UBC Mechanical Engineering)

Collaborators

Dr. Rajeev K. Jaiman, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UBC

Dr. Sheng-Hui Wang, Senior Research Scientist, National Research Council of Canada

Dr. Mihkel Kõrgesaar, Assistant Professor, Tallinn University of Technology


Former members

Faezeh Samanipour

MASc Student

B.Tech: Sharif University

Research: Constraint handling in multi-objective evolutionary algorithm

Faegheh Farbod

MASc Student

B.Sc.: Isfahan University of Technology

Research: Material characterization of E36 steel subjected to cryogenic temperature shocks

Yuecheng Cai

MASc Student

M.Eng.: University of British Columbia

B.Sc.: Harbin Institute of Technology

Research: Machine learning for constraint handling in structural optimization

Visiting PhD students

  • Qilong Xia

BASc and MEng students:

  • Joe Zhang
  • Bobsy Narayan
  • Jeff Yoon
  • Jasbir Singh
  • Harshdeep Reen
  • Gurpreet Singh
  • Minh Duc Ha
  • Yaxi Xiao
  • Chinmay Singh
  • Lucas Braga