Haftka Award

Haftka Young Investigator Award

Recognizing outstanding researchers early in their careers for achievements and promising groundbreaking research in the field of structural and multidisciplinary optimization.  This new award has been named in honor of the foundational research contributions of Professor Raphael T. Haftka and recognizes his passion for mentoring young researchers.  


2021 Haftka Young Investigator Award

Professor Niels Aage

Technical University of Denmark

“The award recognizes his outstanding research achievements and contributions in large scale topology optimization and topology optimization across multiple physics, as well as his tremendously impactful contributions to the ISSMO community including the creation of open source software and free apps that have enabled researchers with new capabilities, educated students, and broadly promoted ISSMO research areas.”