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Reza Mirzaeifar

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics,
Virginia Tech

 

Education

PostDoc,  Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, MIT, 2014

Ph.D.,       Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
M.Sc.,       Mechanical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, 2006
B.Sc.,        Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerman, 2004

(540) 231-8697
213B Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
rmirzaei@vt.edu

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Graduate Students & PostDocs

Yao Zhao

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD.: Mechanical Engng. Temple University
MSc.: Materials Science, KU Leuven, Belgium
BSc.: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

 


Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: yaozhao@vt.edu
Research: Metal-Graphene Composites, 3D Printed Alloys

Kaiyuan Peng

PhD Student


MSc.: Mechanical Engng. Lehigh University
BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Beijing University of Chemical Technology

 

 

Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: kaiyuan@vt.edu
Research: Mechanics of shape memory polymers

Arpit Agrawal

PhD Student


BSc.: Civil Engng. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

 

 

Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: arpitem@vt.edu
Research: Graphene-Metal Composites

Ryan Lane

PhD Student


MSc.: Engineering Science and Mechanics Virginia Tech
BSc.: Engineering Science and Mechanics Virginia Tech

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Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: rjl25dm@vt.edu
Research: Micromechanics of Al-Ce Alloys

Jonathan Charleston

PhD Student


BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Kennesaw State University, GA.

 

Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: jcharle5@vt.edu
Research: Mechanics of Metal-Graphene composites

Juanita Stephen

MSc Student


BSc.: Mathematics, Lincoln University of Missouri, MO.

Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: jstephen428@vt.edu
Research: Fracture in 3D printed alloys

Ravi Kiran Bollineni

MSc Student


BSc.: Mechanical Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri.

Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: ravikiranb@vt.edu
Research: Fracture in 3D printed alloys

Group Alumni

Ayoub Yari Boroujeni

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD.: Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech
MSc.: Mechanical Engng. Sharif University of

Technology
BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Sharif University of Technology
BSc.: Petroleum Engng. Sharif University of Technology


Research: Graphene-Metal Composites


Current Position: Apple Inc.

Pooya Behroozinia

PhD

PhD: Mechanical Engng, Virginia Tech, (Co-Advised with Dr. S. Taheri)
MSc.: Mechanical Engng. Sharif University of Technology
BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Shiraz University
Email: behroozi@vt.edu


Research: Fatigue failure in tire mechanics

Current Position: Senior FEA Engineer at Maxxis International

Fatemeh Yazdandoost

PhD

PhD.: Mechanical Engng., Virginia Tech
MSc.: Aerospace Engng. Sharif University of

Technology
BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Sharif University of Technology


Research: Multiscale mechanics of phase transformation and dislocation motion in NiTi SMAs

Current Position: Senior FEA Engineer, Bloom Energy

Mohamad Ghodrati

PhD

PhD.: Mechanical Engng, Virginia Tech
MSc.: Mechanical Engng. Sharif University of

Technology
BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Shiraz University


Research: Contact Fatigue


Current Position: Senior Engineer, ENSCO

Matthew  Moneghan

MSc

MSc. Materials Science and Engng. Virginia Tech
BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Virginia Tech

Research: Microstructure of 3D printed alloys


Current Position: SpaceX

Sachin Kurian

MSc

MSc. Mechanical Engng. Virginia Tech
BSc.: Mechanical Engng. College of Engineering Trivandrum

Research: Deformation mechanisms in 3D printed alloys at the atomistic level


Current Position: Design Engineer, Stress Engineering Services

Jiaxin Xi

MSc Student


BSc.: Mechanical Engng. Temple University,

Philadelphia, PA

 

Office: 210 Goodwin Hall
Email: jiaxin20@vt.edu
Research: Remotely actuated polymers

Contact

Virginia Tech
Department of Mechanical Engineering
213B Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Road - MC 0238
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Tel: 540-231-8697

rmirzaei@vt.edu

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