Cameron J. Turner, Assistant Professor

Dr. Turner's teaching and research focus on the areas of design and computational engineering methods. This work examines methods and techniques that allow the engineer to collaborate with computers during the innovation process, to optimize and visualize concepts in the design process, and to manufacture products through automation and rapid prototyping techniques.

Professor Turner came to the Colorado School of Mines from Los Alamos National Laboratory, where over the span of 14 years he was involved in the modeling of dynamic ductile crack propagation and heat treat distortion problems and the automation of nuclear material processing operations. He also is a former member of the Manufacturing and Design Laboratory and the Robotics Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Turner's research interests lie at the intersection of computing and engineering. He is interested in techniques that leverage the numerical modeling capabilities of computers with the innovative capabilities of human beings through early stage design synthesis and analysis, mid stage automated modeling and optimization techniques, and the application of automation to late stage manufacturing applications. Dr. Turner's research has led to advances in metamodeling and design optimization for engineering applications and is currently being developed for biomedical applications.

Dr. Turner is developing courses in design methodologies, engineering design optimization, computational geometry, metamodeling, and automation and robotics.

Recent Publications:

  • Steuben, J. and Turner, C. (2012). “Robust Optimization of Mixed-Integer Problems Using NURBs-Based Metamodels,” ASME Journal of Computers and Information Science in Engineering, 12:4, pp. 410010-1 to -7.
  • Steuben, J., Turner, C., and Crawford, R. (2012). “Robust Engineering Design Optimization with Non-Uniform Rational B-splines-Based Metamodels,” Engineering Optimization, DOI:10.1080/0305215X.2012.709509.
  • Lucero-Bernhardt, B., Turner, C., Linsey, J. (2012). “MetaAnalogy via Performance Specification Through Function Structures,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2012-87808, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012, (6 pages).
  • Steuben, J. and Turner, C. (2012). “Robust Optimization of Mixed-Integer Problems Using NURBs-Based Metamodels,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences/Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2012-70573, Chicago, IL, August 12-15, 2012, (9 Pages).
  • Streusand, D. and Turner, C. (2012). “Design Methodology for the CSM HAN-DS Gripper,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences/Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2012-70570, Chicago, IL, August 12-15, 2012, (9 Pages).

Recent Courses

  • Engineering Design Optimization
  • Senior Design II
 

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