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Dr. Cameron Turner

Associate Professor

Office: 206 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-2413
Fax: (864) 656-4435

Cameron J. Turner joined the department in 2016 after seven years at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. Prior to that, Dr. Turner was a Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Dr. Turner teaches classes in engineering design methods, design optimization, mechanical systems, computer-aided design/engineering/manufacturing, and design of complex systems. Dr. Turner is currently the Program Chair for ASME’s CIE Division Executive Committee and is a member of the International Design Simulation Competition Committee of ASME. In 2015, Dr. Turner won the CSM Design Program Director’s Award at for service to the capstone design program. Dr. Turner regularly contributes to the ASME and ASEE design communities as well as the Design Society.


PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
MSE, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000
BSME, University of Wyoming, 1997

Research Interests

Dr. Turner’s research interests lie the field of Computational Design Methods, which lies in the intersection between computational capabilities and engineering design. His work includes computational methods to identify engineering design analogies, early design stage problem modeling, design optimization methods and tools, surrogate modeling, particularly for complex, nonlinear, uncertain systems, and manufacturing including additive manufacturing and intelligent, heterogeneous robotic and automation systems.

Selected Publications

Steuben, J., Mustoe, G. and Turner, C. (2016). “Massively Parallel Discrete Element Method Simulations on Graphics Processing Units,” ASME Journal of Computers and Information Science in Engineering, doi:10.1115/1.4033724.

Lucero, B., Linsey, J., and Turner, C., 2016, “Frameworks for Organizing Design Performance Metrics,” Journal of Engineering Design, doi: 10.1080/09544828.2015.1135235, 27(4-6), pp. 175-204.

Steuben, J., Michopoulos, J., Iliopoulos, A., and Turner, C. (2015). “Inverse Characterization of Composite Materials Via Surrogate Modeling,” Journal of Composite Structures, DOI:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.05.029.

Steuben, J., Turner, C. (2015). “Graph analysis of non-uniform rational B-spline-based metamodels,” Engineering Optimization, DOI:10.1080/0305215X.2014.954565.

Turner, C. and Steuben, J. (2014). “Surrogate Modeling with Non-Uniform Rational B-splines,” published in Advances in Computers and Information and Engineering Research, Michopoulos, J., Rosen, D., Paredis, C. and Vance, J. eds., ASME Press, New York, New York.

Dr. Cameron Turner