• Research

    Computational and experimental mechanics of materials, Multiscale analysis, Mechanics of carbon-based materials, Natural hazards mitigation, Shape Memory Alloys, Martensitic phase transformation, Micro-mechanical modeling of polycrystalline alloys, Bio-inspired design of materials, Mechanics of biological materials, Finite Element Method, Eigen-derivative solutions, Buckling analysis, Functionally Graded Materials, Piezoelectrics; Active control, Optimization, Impact Mechanics.

    Computational Mechanics of Materials
    Smart Materials and Structures
    Shape Memory Alloys
    Multiscale Analysis
    Molecular Dynamics
    Materials Design

  • Professional History

    2014–present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor
    2013–2014, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Associate
    2010-2013, Georgia Institute of Technology, Graduate Research Assistant
    2012–2012, California Institute of Technology, Visiting Researcher
    2009–2010, Georgia Institute of Technology, Visiting Scholar
    2006–2009, Tehran Polytechnic, Research Engineer
  • Awards and Honors

    2017 – Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award
    2013 – U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award
    2011 – National Science Foundation Student Participation Grant
    2010 – Anne Robinson Clough Conference Grant


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

Laboratory — Future Materials Laboratory

Reza Mirzaeifar

Assistant Professor