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Jackson Jewett (MIT)

Jackson is a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a member of the Carstensen Group. He is studying structural optimization techniques for use in the built environment. Jackson is advised by Prof. Josephine Carstensen, and focuses on using Topology Optimization to produce high-performing low-weight structures. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Master’s from MIT. Jackson worked as a design engineer at Eckersley O’Callaghan before returning for his PhD studies. He is especially interested in building materially-specific topology optimization algorithms for building-scale applications, such as glass and concrete.

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