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Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Politécnica (EP)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

He began his work as Professor in the Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (EPUSP) in 1998. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and Professor in 2005. He is currently a researcher of CNPq 1A level. He obtained Bachelor and master degree in Mechanical Engineering from EPUSP in 1990 and 1993, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USA, in 1998. During his Ph.D., he received two awards: Distinguished Achievement Award and Ivor K. McIvor Award. The first award is given in recognition of excellence and academic staff, and the latter in recognition of performance in research. He specializes in Computational Mechanics, particularly in the application of finite element and topology optimization methods in smart structures and materials, such as piezoelectric actuators and sensors, piezocomposite materials (including functional gradient materials - FGM), energy harvesting devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and flow machines. He was invited as visiting professor at Kyoto University, Japan, in 2003, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. He has published articles in international journals of selective editorial policy and chapter books, given lectures at universities and national and foreign companies, acted as reviewer of journals, and national and international conferences, and as ad hoc consultant for national funding agencies such as FAPESP, CNPq, and CAPES, and international agencies such as NSF (USA), NRF (South Africa), and ISF (Israel). In 2005, an undergraduate and a master students of the author, received, respectively, ABCM prize for the best capstone work in Brazil and second place in the 1st prize Werner von Siemens for Innovation Technology. In 2006, a master student of the author was awarded the ISSMO / Springer Prize for the 2005 Young Scientist for the best work in the category young scientist presented at the WCSMO-2015. In 2008, a doctoral student of the author was awarded the EMBRAER ABCM-2008 prize for Research in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate student received a gold medal in the USP Olympics for innovation in the category Biotechnology. Author has participated regularly in symposia and conferences in the country and abroad, also with publication of articles. He served as a member of the scientific committee organizing oral sessions at the conferences "WCSMO" from 2009 to 2017, "ENGOPT 2012,2014", "USNCCM" from 2009to 2017, "WCCM" from 2012 to 2016, and "CILAMCE" from 2015 to 2017. He was a member of the "International Papers Committee" in "WCSMO 2013". From 2006 to 2009, he served on the conference program committee "Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control - SPIE (Smart Structures and Materials Symposium)". He has given keynote lectures at conferences "ICCSS 2008", "USNCCM 2009", "MM&FGM 2012", "WCCM 2014", "CILAMCE XXXVI" and "USNCCM 2015". He held plenary lectures at the "MM&FGM 2006", "CILAMCE 2006", "MecSol 2013", "WCSMO 2013", "EMI 2017", "CIMM 2017", and semi-plenary sessions at "WCCM 2012". Author was the "Chair" of the congress "ISMM&FGM2014", SP, Brazil. He participated as a panelist in the Panel of Experts for Proposals on the Mechanics of Materials (MoM-X) 2010 program of the NSF USA and was a voting member in the "Frontier Ideas" meeting panel to decide on potential topics for the " Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI-2011) ", USA. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals "Mechanics Research Communications" and "International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics", he is review editor of journal "Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization" and Editor in-Chief of journal "Polytechnica". (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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VATANABE, S. L.; PAULINO, G. H.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Design of functionally graded piezocomposites using topology optimization and homogenization - Toward effective energy harvesting materials. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 266, p. 205-218, . Web of Science Citations: 13. (11/02387-4)

MOTTA MELLO, LUIS AUGUSTO; KIYONO, CESAR YUKISHIGUE; NAKASONE, PAULO HENRIQUE; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Design of quasi-static piezoelectric plate based transducers by using topology optimization. Smart Materials and Structures, v. 23, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (11/02387-4, 12/14576-9, 09/18210-6)

MOTTA MELLO, LUIS AUGUSTO; SALAS, RUBEN ANDRES; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. On response time reduction of electrothermomechanical MEMS using topology optimization. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 247, p. 93-102, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (11/02387-4, 10/02263-0, 09/18210-6)

VATANABE, SANDRO L.; PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.; SILVA, EMILIO C. N.. Maximizing phononic band gaps in piezocomposite materials by means of topology optimization. JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, v. 136, n. 2, p. 494-501, . Web of Science Citations: 16.

LAHUERTA, RICARDO DOLL; SIMOES, EDUARDO T.; CAMPELLO, EDUARDO M. B.; PIMENTA, PAULO M.; SILVA, EMILIO C. N.. Towards the stabilization of the low density elements in topology optimization with large deformation. COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, v. 52, n. 4, p. 779-797, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (11/02387-4)

KIYONO, CESAR YUKISHIGUE; NAKASONE, PAULO HENRIQUE; YOO, JEONGHOON; MOTTA MELLO, LUIS AUGUSTO; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. On the optimization of HDD arms with piezoelectric actuation. FINITE ELEMENTS IN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, v. 88, p. 118-127, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (11/02387-4, 09/18210-6)

MONTEALEGRE RUBIO, WILFREDO; PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Tailoring vibration mode shapes using topology optimization and functionally graded material concepts. Smart Materials and Structures, v. 20, n. 2, p. 025009, . Web of Science Citations: 17. (08/51070-0)

DE LIMA‚ C.R.; MELLO‚ L.A.M.; LIMA‚ R.G.; SILVA‚ E.C.N.. Electrical impedance tomography through constrained sequential linear programming: a topology optimization approach. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, v. 18, n. 9, p. 2847, . (01/05303-4)

SILVA‚ E.C.N.; CARBONARI‚ R.C.; PAULINO‚ G.H.. On graded elements for multiphysics applications. Smart Materials and Structures, v. 16, n. 6, p. 2408, .

CARBONARI‚ R.C.; SILVA‚ E.C.N.; NISHIWAKI‚ S.. Design of piezoelectric multi-actuated microtools using topology optimization. Smart Materials and Structures, v. 14, n. 6, p. 1431, .

VATANABE, S. L.; PAULINO, G. H.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Influence of pattern gradation on the design of piezocomposite energy harvesting devices using topology optimization. COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, v. 43, n. 6, SI, p. 2646-2654, . Web of Science Citations: 11.

MELLO, L. A. M.; TAKEZAWA, A.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Designing piezoresistive plate-based sensors with distribution of piezoresistive material using topology optimization. Smart Materials and Structures, v. 21, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (11/02387-4, 09/18210-6)

MONTEALEGRE RUBIO, WILFREDO; NISHIWAKI, SHINJI; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Design of compliant mechanisms considering thermal effect compensation and topology optimization. FINITE ELEMENTS IN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, v. 46, n. 12, p. 1049-1060, . Web of Science Citations: 6.

ALMEIDA, SYLVIA R. M.; PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.; SILVA, EMILIO C. N.. Layout and material gradation in topology optimization of functionally graded structures: a global-local approach. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, v. 42, n. 6, p. 855-868, . Web of Science Citations: 27. (08/51070-0)

NAKASONE, P. H.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Dynamic Design of Piezoelectric Laminated Sensors and Actuators using Topology Optimization. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, v. 21, n. 16, p. 1627-1652, . Web of Science Citations: 29.

ALMEIDA, S. R. M.; PAULINO, G. H.; SILVA, E. C. N.. A simple and effective inverse projection scheme for void distribution control in topology optimization. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, v. 39, n. 4, p. 359-371, . Web of Science Citations: 22.

MOTTA MELLO, LUIS AUGUSTO; DE STURLER, ERIC; PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Recycling Krylov subspaces for efficient large-scale electrical impedance tomography. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 199, n. 49-52, p. 3101-3110, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (01/05303-4, 08/51070-0)

RUBIO, WILFREDO M.; SILVA, EMILIO C. N.; PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.. Toward Optimal Design of Piezoelectric Transducers Based on Multifunctional and Smoothly Graded Hybrid Material Systems. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, v. 20, n. 14, p. 1725-1746, . Web of Science Citations: 10.

CHOI, ANDRES; VATANABE, SANDRO L.; DE LIMA, CICERO R.; SILVA, EMILIO C. N.. Computational and experimental characterization of a low-cost piezoelectric valveless diaphragm pump. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, v. 23, n. 1, p. 53-63, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (11/02387-4, 04/14675-0)

MONTEALEGRE RUBIO, WILFREDO; PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Analysis, manufacture and characterization of Ni/Cu functionally graded structures. MATERIALS & DESIGN, v. 41, p. 255-265, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (11/02387-4)

KIYONO, C. Y.; SILVA, E. C. N.; REDDY, J. N.. Design of laminated piezocomposite shell transducers with arbitrary fiber orientation using topology optimization approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, v. 90, n. 12, p. 1452-1484, . Web of Science Citations: 13. (11/02387-4)

KIYONO, C. Y.; PEREZ, N.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Determination of full piezoelectric complex parameters using gradient-based optimization algorithm. Smart Materials and Structures, v. 25, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (12/14576-9, 15/06334-3)

KIYONO, C. Y.; SILVA, E. C. N.; REDDY, J. N.. Optimal design of laminated piezocomposite energy harvesting devices considering stress constraints. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, v. 105, n. 12, p. 883-914, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (12/14576-9)

SA, L. F. N.; AMIGO, R. C. R.; NOVOTNY, A. A.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Topological derivatives applied to fluid flow channel design optimization problems. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, v. 54, n. 2, p. 249-264, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (14/50279-4, 15/15189-7, 13/24434-0)

PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS; LE, CHAU H.. Optimal design of periodic functionally graded composites with prescribed properties. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, v. 38, n. 5, p. 469-489, . Web of Science Citations: 29. (08/51070-0)

RUBIO, WILFREDO MONTEALEGRE; BUIOCHI, FLAVIO; ADAMOWSKI, JULIO CEZAR; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Modeling of functionally graded piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers. ULTRASONICS, v. 49, n. 4-5, p. 484-494, . Web of Science Citations: 12.

KIYONO, C. Y.; SILVA, E. C. N.; REDDY, J. N.. A novel fiber optimization method based on normal distribution function with continuously varying fiber path. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, v. 160, p. 503-515, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (12/14576-9, 15/06334-3)

KIYONO, C. Y.; VATANABE, S. L.; SILVA, E. C. N.; REDDY, J. N.. A new multi-p-norm formulation approach for stress-based topology optimization design. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, v. 156, p. 10-19, . Web of Science Citations: 5. (12/14576-9, 15/06334-3)

VATANABE, SANDRO L.; LIPPI, TIAGO N.; DE LIMA, CICERO R.; PAULINO, GLAUCIO H.; SILVA, EMILIO C. N.. Topology optimization with manufacturing constraints: A unified projection-based approach. ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING SOFTWARE, v. 100, p. 97-112, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (15/08316-2)

SA, L. F. N.; NOVOTNY, A. A.; ROMERO, J. S.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Design optimization of laminar flow machine rotors based on the topological derivative concept. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, v. 56, n. 5, p. 1013-1026, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (14/50279-4, 15/15189-7, 16/19261-7, 13/24434-0)

ROMERO, J. S.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Non-newtonian laminar flow machine rotor design by using topology optimization. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, v. 55, n. 5, p. 1711-1732, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/24434-0)

CASTRO, D. A.; KIYONO, C. Y.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Design of radiative enclosures by using topology optimization. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, v. 88, p. 880-890, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (12/14576-9)

SALAS, RUBEN ANDRES; JAVIER RAMIREZ-GIL, FRANCISCO; MONTEALEGRE-RUBIO, WILFREDO; SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS NELLI; REDDY, J. N.. Optimized dynamic design of laminated piezocomposite multi-entry actuators considering fiber orientation. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 335, p. 223-254, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/50279-4, 11/19979-1)

PRADO, D. S.; AMIGO, R. C. R.; PAIVA, J. L.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Analysis of convection enhancing complex shaped adsorption vessels. APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, v. 141, p. 352-367, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/50279-4)

EMMENDOERFER, JR., HELIO; FANCELLO, EDUARDO ALBERTO; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Level set topology optimization for design-dependent pressure load problems. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, v. 115, n. 7, p. 825-848, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/09923-2, 14/50279-4)

SA, L. F. N.; ROMERO, J. S.; HORIKAWA, O.; SILVA, E. C. N.. Topology optimization applied to the development of small scale pump. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, v. 57, n. 5, SI, p. 2045-2059, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/50279-4, 16/19261-7, 13/24434-0)

VATANABE, SANDRO L.; CHOI, ANDRES; DE LIMA, CICERO R.; NELLI SILVA, EMILIO CARLOS. Design and Characterization of a Biomimetic Piezoelectric Pump Inspired on Group Fish Swimming Effect. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, v. 21, n. 2, p. 133-147, . Web of Science Citations: 5. (06/58281-1, 04/14675-0)

Patent applications

DISPOSITIVO DE BOMBEAMENTO DE FLUIDOS PI0405146-7 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP); Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Aron Jose Pazin de Andrade; Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva; Rogério Felipe Pires; Paulo Henrique Nakasone - November 2004, 26

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