Project Description

Josephine Carstensen

Josephine V. Carstensen

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Developing and evaluating generative design methods for optimized, High performance engineering design

Connect

MIT
Building 1-153
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617.253.1982
Email: jvcar@mit.edu
Assistant: Jeanette Marchocki / jmmarch@mit.edu
Research Website: topad.mit.edu

Education

  • 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.