•   Updated on Feb 11, 2024
  •   6 press articles, 2 books, 40 journal articles and 6 conference articles

Selected press articles

  • Washington Post How to make a tastier chocolate? Use geometry. Apr. 2022.  
  • BBC Have scientists designed the ’perfect’ chocolate? Apr. 2022.  
  • Advanced Sience News 3D printing the perfect piece of chocolate. May 2022.  
  • Phys Org Designing the perfect piece of chocolate. Apr. 2022.  
  • Medium Metamaterial experts have designed the perfect chocolate cube shape — Why does it look so weird? Apr. 2022.  
  • Gizmodo Scientists Say They’ve Created Crispier Chocolate Using 3D Printers. Apr. 2022.  

Books

  • A. M. Aragón and C. A. Duarte. "Fundamentals of Enriched Finite Element Methods." 1st. Edition. ISBN 9780323855150. Elsevier (2023).
  • A. M. Aragón. "Computational design of microvascular biomimetic materials." PhD Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)  

Journal covers

  • J. Zhang, E. Zhebel, S. J. van den Boom, D. Liu, and A. M. Aragón. "Featured Cover." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 123.21 (2022), pp. i–i  
  • S. J. van den Boom, J. Zhang, F. van Keulen, and A. M. Aragón. "Cover Image." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 120.10 (2019), pp. i–i  

Patents

  • A. M. Aragón, J. Jovanova, and A. C. Azevedo Vasconcelos. Load transfer interface, system for selectively applying a mechanical load to an object, method for designing a load transfer interface, and method for driving an object into the ground. International Publication Number WO 2023/017013 A1. Patent granted in the Netherlands. 2023.
  • A. M. Aragón, S. V. Valappil, and J. Hogendoorn. Ultrasonic Transducer and Ultrasonic Flowmeter. US2023/0130690 A1, Apr. 27, 2023.

Journal publications

  1. J. Rommers, V. van der Wijk, A. M. Aragón, and J. L. Herder. "The STAGE method for simultaneous design of the stress and geometry of flexure mechanisms." Precision Engineering   89 (2024), pp. 103–112.  
  2. Z. Li, M. Xu, R. A. Norte, A. M. Aragón, P. G. Steeneken, and F. Alijani. "Strain engineering of nonlinear nanoresonators from hardening to softening." Communications Physics   7.1 (2024), p. 53.    
  3. S. van Bergen, R. A. Norte, and A. M. Aragón. "An interface-enriched generalized finite element method for the analysis and topology optimization of 2-D electromagnetic problems." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   421 (2024), p. 116748.    
  4. A. C. Azevedo Vasconcelos, S. Valiya Valappil, D. Schott, J. Jovanova, and A. M. Aragón. "A metamaterial-based interface for the structural resonance shielding of impact-driven offshore monopiles." Engineering Structures   300 (2024), p. 117261.    
  5. S. Valiya Valappil, J. F. L. Goosen, and A. M. Aragón. "Multi-objective design of 3D phononic crystal waveguide by design space trimming." Materials & Design   237 (2024), p. 112594.    
  6. S. J. van den Boom, R. Abedi, F. van Keulen, and A. M. Aragón. "A level set-based interface-enriched topology optimization for the design of phononic crystals with smooth boundaries." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   408 (2023), p. 115888.    
  7. A. Keşkekler, V. Bos, A. M. Aragón, F. Alijani, and P. G. Steeneken. "Multimode Nonlinear Dynamics of Graphene Resonators" Physical Review Applied   20 (2023), p. 064020.  
  8. A. O. Krushynska, D. Torrent, A. M. Aragón, R. Ardito, O. R. Bilal, B. Bonello, F. Bosia, Y. Chen, J. Christensen, A. Colombi, S. A. Cummer, B. Djafari-Rouhani, F. Fraternali, P. I. Galich, P. D. Garcia, J.-P. Groby, S. Guenneau, M. R. Haberman, M. I. Hussein, S. Janbaz, N. Jiménez, A. Khelif, V. Laude, M. J. Mirzaali, P. Packo, A. Palermo, Y. Pennec, R. Picó, M. R. López, S. Rudykh, M. Serra-Garcia, C. M. Sotomayor Torres, T. A. Starkey, V. Tournat, and O. B. Wright. "Emerging topics in nanophononics and elastic, acoustic, and mechanical metamaterials: an overview" Nanophotonics   12.4 (2023), pp. 659–686.    
  9. Z. Li, M. Xu, R. A. Norte, A. M. Aragón, F. van Keulen, F. Alijani, and P. G. Steeneken. "Tuning the Q-factor of nanomechanical string resonators by torsion support design" Applied Physics Letters   122.1 (2023), p. 013501.    
  10. S. Valiya Valappil, A. M. Aragón, and J. F. L. Goosen. "Phononic crystals’ band gap manipulation via displacement modes" Solid State Communications   361 (2023), p. 115061.    
  11. S. Valiya Valappil, J. F. L. Goosen, and A. M. Aragón. "Phononic Crystals for Suppressing Crosstalk in Ultrasonic Flowmeters." IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement   72 (2023), pp. 1–11.    
  12. S. Valiya Valappil, A. O. Krushynska, and A. M. Aragón. "Analytical characterization of the dynamic response of viscoelastic metamaterials." Computational Materials Science   229 (2023), p. 112385.    
  13. A. Chandrashekar, A. Givois, P. Belardinelli, Casper L. Penning, A. M. Aragón, U. Staufer, and F. Alijani. "Sensitivity of viscoelastic characterization in multi-harmonic atomic force microscopy." Soft Matter   18.46 (2022), pp. 8748–8755.    
  14. D. Liu, S. J. van den Boom, A. Simone, and A. M. Aragón. "An interface-enriched generalized finite element formulation for locking-free coupling of non-conforming discretizations and contact." Computational Mechanics   70.3 (2022), pp. 477–499.    
  15. J. Zhang, E. Zhebel, S. J. van den Boom, D. Liu, and A. M. Aragón. "An object-oriented geometric engine design for discontinuities in unfitted/immersed/enriched finite element methods." International Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering   123.21 (2022), pp. 5126-5154.    
  16. A. Souto, J. Zhang, A. M. Aragón, K. P. Velikov, and C. Coulais. "Edible mechanical metamaterials with designed fracture for mouthfeel control." Soft Matter   18 (2022), pp. 2910-2919.    
  17. J. Zhang and A. M. Aragón. "An improved stress recovery technique for the unfitted finite element analysis of discontinuous gradient fields." International Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering   123.3 (2022), pp. 639–663.    
  18. J. Zhang, F. van Keulen, and A.M. Aragón. "On Tailoring Fracture Resistance of Brittle Structures: A Level Set Interface-enriched Topology Optimization Approach." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   388 (2022), p. 114189.    
  19. S. J. van den Boom, F. van Keulen, and A. M. Aragón. "Fully decoupling geometry from discretization in the Bloch–Floquet finite element analysis of phononic crystals." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   382 (2021), p. 113848.    
  20. E. De Lazzari, S. J. van den Boom, J. Zhang, F. van Keulen, and A. M. Aragón. "A critical view on the use of Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines to improve geometry representation in enriched finite element methods." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   122.5   (2021), pp. 1195-1216.    
  21. S. J. van den Boom, J. Zhang, F. van Keulen, A. M. Aragón. "An interface-enriched generalized finite element method for level set-based topology optimization." Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization   63.1 (2021), pp. 1–20    
  22. A. M. Aragón, B. Liang, H. Ahmadian, and S. Soghrati. "On the stability and interpolating properties of the Hierarchical Interface-enriched Finite Element Method." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   362 (2020), p. 112671    
  23. A. M. Aragón and A.Simone. "Discussionon ’A linear complete extended finite element method for dynamic fracture simulation with non-nodal enrichments’ [Finite Elem. Anal. Des. 152 (2018)] by I. Asareh, T.-Y. Kim, and J.-H. Song." Finite Elements in Analysis and Design   168 (2019), p. 103340  
  24. S. J. van den Boom, J. Zhang, F. van Keulen, and A. M. Aragón. "A stable interface-enriched formulation for immersed domains with strong enforcement of essential boundary conditions." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   120.10 (2019), pp. 1163–1183    
  25. M. Mengolini, M. F. Benedetto, and A. M. Aragón. "An engineering perspective to the virtual element method and its interplay with the standard finite element method." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   350 (2019), pp. 995–1023    
  26. J. Zhang, S. J. van den Boom, F. van Keulen, and A. M. Aragón. "A stable discontinuity-enriched finite element method for 3-D problems containing weak and strong discontinuities." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   355 (2019), pp. 1097–1123    
  27. H. Q. Do, A. M. Aragón, and D. L. Schott. "A calibration framework for discrete element model parameters using genetic algorithms." Advanced Powder Technology   29.6 (2018), pp. 1393–1403  
  28. A. M. Aragón and A. Simone. "The Discontinuity-Enriched Finite Element Method." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   112.11 (2017), pp. 1589–1613    
  29. F. Demoures, F. Gay-Balmaz, M. Desbrun, T. S. Ratiu, and A. M. Aragón. "A multisymplectic integrator for elastodynamic frictionless impact problems." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   315 (2017), pp. 1025–1052  
  30. D. K. Gupta, G. J. van der Veen, A. M. Aragón, M. Langelaar, and F. van Keulen. "Bounds for decoupled design and analysis discretizations in topology optimization." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   111.1 (2017), pp. 88–100  
  31. R. Sharma, J. Zhang, M. Langelaar, F. Keulen, and A. M. Aragón. "An improved stress recovery technique for low-order 3D finite elements." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   113.1 (2017), pp. 88–103    
  32. A. Cuba-Ramos, and A. M. Aragón, S. Soghrati, P. H. Geubelle, and J.-F. Molinari. "A new formulation for imposing Dirichlet boundary conditions on non-matching meshes." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   103.6 (2015), pp. 430–444  
  33. A. M. Aragón. "A C++11 implementation of arbitrary-rank tensors for high-performance computing." Computer Physics Communications   185.6 (2014), pp. 1681–1696  
  34. A. M. Aragón and J.-F. Molinari. "A hierarchical detection framework for computational contact mechanics." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   268.0 (2014), pp. 574–588  
  35. A. M. Aragón. "A measure for the impact of research." Scientific Reports   3 (2013), p. 1649    
  36. A. M. Aragón, R. Saksena, B. D. Kozola, P. H. Geubelle, K. T. Christensen, and S. R. White. "Multi-physics optimization of three-dimensional microvascular polymeric components." Journal of Computational Physics   233 (2013), pp. 132–147  
  37. A. M. Aragón, S. Soghrati, and P. H. Geubelle. "Effect of in-plane deformation on the cohesive failure of heterogeneous adhesives." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids   61.7 (2013), pp. 1600–1611  
  38. A. M. Aragón, V. A. Yastrebov, and J.-F. Molinari. "A constrained-optimization methodology for the detection phase in contact mechanics simulations." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   96.5 (2013), pp. 323–338  
  39. S. Soghrati, A. M. Aragón, and P. Geubelle. "Design of actively-cooled microvascular materials: a genetic algorithm inspired network optimization." Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization   49.4 (2014), pp. 643-655  
  40. S. Soghrati, A. M. Aragón, C. Armando Duarte, and P. H. Geubelle. "An interface-enriched generalized FEM for problems with discontinuous gradient fields." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   89.8 (2012), pp. 991–1008  
  41. A. M. Aragón, K. J. Smith, P. H. Geubelle, and S. R. White. "Multi-physics design of microvascular materials for active cooling applications." Journal of Computational Physics   230.13 (2011), pp. 5178–5198  
  42. A. M. Aragón, C. A. Duarte, and P. H. Geubelle. "Generalized finite element enrichment functions for discontinuous gradient fields." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering   82.2 (2010), pp. 242–268  
  43. S. C. Olugebefola, A. M. Aragón, C. J. Hansen, A. R. Hamilton, B. D. Kozola, W. Wu, P. H. Geubelle, J. A. Lewis, N. R. Sottos, and S. R. White. "Polymer Microvascular Network Composites." Journal of Composite Materials   44.22 (2010), pp. 2587–2603  
  44. W. Wu, C. J. Hansen, A. M. Aragón, P. H. Geubelle, S. R. White, and J. A. Lewis. "Direct-write assembly of biomimetic microvascular networks for efficient fluid transport." Soft Matter   6 (4 2010), pp. 739–742  
  45. A. M. Aragón, J. K. Wayer, P. H. Geubelle, D. E. Goldberg, and S. R. White. "Design of microvascular flow networks using multi-objective genetic algorithms." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering   197.49–50 (2008), pp. 4399–4410  

Conference publications

  1. A. C. Azevedo Vasconcelos, D. Schott, A. M. Aragón, and J. Jovanova. "Single-Phase Elastic Metamaterials for Wave Filtering." ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.   V001T01A015 (2021)  
  2. H. Q. Do, A. M. Aragón, and D. L. Schott. "Automated discrete element method calibration using genetic and optimization algorithms." Powders and Grains – 8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media   140 (2017), p. 15011  
  3. S. J. van den Boom, A. M. Aragón, and F. van Keulen. "Mesh-independent design of phononic crystals using an advanced finite element formulation." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition   (2016)  
  4. A. M. Aragón, P. H. Geubelle, and S. R. White. "Bio-mimetic microvascular material for autonomic healing, cooling and sensing applications." Proceedings of the US-Korea Workshop on Bio-Inspired Sensor Technology and Infrastructure Monitoring   (2008) Jeju, Korea.
  5. A. M. Aragón, C. J. Hansen, W. Wu, P. H. Geubelle, J. A. Lewis, and S. R. White. "Computational design and optimization of a biomimetic self-healing/cooling material." Proceedings of SPIE.   6526 (2007), pp. 4399–4410  
  6. W. Wu, C. J. Hansen,, A. M. Aragón, N. R. Sottos, S. R. White, P. H. Geubelle, and J. A. Lewis. "Direct ink writing of microvascular networks." Proceedings of the First International Conference on Self Healing Materials.   (2007), Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands.