Darin Peetz

PhD candidate, Civil Engineering
MS, Civil Engineering, UIUC, 2016
BS, Civil Engineering, UW-Platteville, 2013

Research Interests:

  • Structural Topology Optimization, including factors such as stability and dynamic response.
  • Biomimetic materials.
  • Large scale solvers for the generalized eigenvalue problem.


I’m a PhD candidate originally from Sauk Prairie, WI.  I received my BS in Civil Engineering from UW-Platteville in 2013 and my MS in Civil Engineering from UIUC in 2016.


My research focuses mainly on using structural topology optimization to reproduce biological structures, primarily trabecular bone.  To meet the computational demands involved in these problems, I also deal with a lot of more general topics on scientific and parallel computing. In addition, I’ve devoted some time to developing a scalable solver for the generalized eigenvalue problem associated with stability or fundamental frequencies of a structure.