Digital Design and Manufacturing Lab (DDML) specializes in research on advanced geometric computing, creating digital tools for conceptual design and precision engineering, digital metrology, topology optimization, additive manufacturing, structural design, CAD/CAM, and AI/KSB design. DDML is a newly formed research lab led by Dr. Jami Shah who moved to OSU recently after 30 years as a faculty and director of Design Automation Lab in the Arizona State University. DDML's research program is currently funded by industry, federal government, state government and the university. 

Research Topics

  • Advanced geometric computing
  • Digital Tools for Conceptual Design
  • Digital Tools for Precision Engineering
  • Model based engineering & Inter-operability
  • Digital metrology & CMM support tools
  • AI/KBS for design & manufacturing

Research Projects

Integrated optimization of automotive structural assemblies (Sponsor:  Honda)

Analytical Solutions for Production Variability in Complex Assemblies: (Sponsor: DMDII, part of National Network of Manufacturing Institutes; Collaborators: RollsRoyce, Siemens, ASU)

Hybrid Joint Design Explorer: (Sponsor: Dept of Defense/Commerce)





Dr. Jami J Shah

Honda Professor of Engineering Design

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

The Ohio State University