Colby C. Swan

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Researcher, Iowa Technology Institute

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Joined the College of Engineering: 1993

Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • The Fiber Society
  • International Society for Structural & Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO)
  • United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)

Special Fields of Knowledge: 

  • Computational solid mechanics
  • geomechanics
  • composites
  • topology optimization
  • biomechanics
Research areas
  • Structural composites
  • multi-scale computational clothing models for digital humans
  • structural topology optimization of compliant mechanisms
  • and bone adaptation phenomena
Colby C. Swan
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Princeton University, 1993, M.S., Ocean Engineering, University of Miami, 1985, B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maine, 1983

4120 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
United States