Multiphysics Systems Optimization Laboratory (MSOL)

The Multiphysics Systems Optimization Laboratory (MSOL, “Laboratório de Otimização de Sistemas Multifísicos”) is a research group of the Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems Engineering (PMR) of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP). The main objectives of this group are centered in computational optimization techniques (in particular of topology optimization) applied to the design of mechatronic systems, including the fabrication of the optimized structures through 3D printer (additive manufacturing).


Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva

Research topics

    • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) – electrostatic, piezoresistive e electrothermomechanical;
    • Nanopositioners, actuators e piezoelectric motors and piezocomposites;
    • Piezoelectric flow pumps;
    • Devices based on the concept of functionally graded materials;
    • Design of composite materials;
    • Fluid flow devices (radial pumps, Tesla pump, compressor rotor, labyrinth seal etc.);
    • Imaging by acoustic tomography;
    • Gas storage tanks adsorption by adsorption based on PCM (Phase Change Materials).