Hongyi Xu

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Hongyi Xu is an assistant professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining UConn, he worked at Ford in their Research and Advanced Engineering Department from 2014 to 2019. At Ford, he worked on many projects such as structure optimization for vehicle lightweighting, integrated computational material engineering of carbon fiber composites, lithium-ion battery impact safety, fuel cell membrane analysis, and the design of mesostructured systems for additive manufacturing. He received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in China, a M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in the US.


Key Active Research Projects

  • Stochastic microstructure modeling of 3D printed alloys
  • Multi-fidelity optimization of the mesostructure-structure system
  • Statistical characterization and stochastic reconstruction of heterogeneous microstructures

Future Directions

  • Computational design for Additive Manufacturing under uncertainty
  • Computational design of battery system for impact safety

Key Skills/Capabilities

  • Design optimization
  • design of experiments (DOE) and surrogate modeling
  • Uncertainty quantification and uncertainty propagation
  • Data mining
  • Computational materials design

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