Reza Mirzaeifar

Assistant Professor

(540) 231-8697
309 Durham Hall – 0261
1145 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
rmirzaei@vt.edu

Education

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

309 Durham Hall – 0261 Marker-48

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  • 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 Affiliations

    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • American Physical Society (APS)
    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
    • SIGMA XI, The Scientific Research Society

  • Publications

  • Professional History

    • August 2014 – present, Virginia Tech, Assistant Professor
    • July 2013 – August 2014, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Associate
    • August 2010 – July 2013, Georgia Institute of Technology, Graduate Research Assistant
    • July 2012 – August 2012, California Institute of Technology, Visiting Researcher
    • May 2009 – August 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology, Visiting Scholar
    • August 2006 – May 2009, Tehran Polytechnic, Research Engineer

  • Awards and Honors

    • Mechanics of Materials most cited articles published since 2009
    • U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award, 2013
    • National Science Foundation Student Participation Grant, 2011
    • Anne Robinson Clough Conference Grant, 2010

  • Professional Leadership