Colby C. Swan

(319) 335-5831
4120 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
1993
Education: 
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Princeton University, 1993
M.S., Ocean Engineering, University of Miami, 1985
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maine, 1983
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Computational solid mechanics; geomechanics; composites; topology optimization; biomechanics.
Present Research Interests: 
Structural composites; multi-scale computational clothing models for digital humans; structural topology optimization of compliant mechanisms; and bone adaptation phenomena.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); The Fiber Society; International Society for Structural & Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO); United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM).