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Josephine V. Carstensen

Josephine V. Carstensen
  • Title Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Email
  • Faculties Sustainable Materials & Infrastructure
  • Address Room 1-153
  • Telephone 617.253.1982
  • Research Website
  • Assistant Jeanette Marchocki /


  • B.Sc., 2008, Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • M.Sc., 2011, Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • M.S.E., 2015, Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., 2017, Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Professor Carstensen’s research focuses on the new opportunities arising as digitalization of design and manufacturing is transforming the way we create the built environment. Her group develops and evaluates new design methods and tools that use structural mechanics and mathematical optimization to advance the design of structures on length scales ranging from material architectures, over component to large scale structural design.

Teaching Interests

  • Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design (1.013)
  • Topology Optimization of Structures (1.583)

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2021
  • CEE Maseeh Excellence in Teaching Award, 2021
  • Denmark-America Foundation Fellowship, 2012