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Reza Mirzaeifar

Associate Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Design Materials and Manufacturing
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231B Goodwin Hall
Mail Code: (0238)
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Metal-Graphene Composites
  • Additively Manufactured Metals
  • Shape Memory Polymers
  • Metallic Thin Films
  • Mechanics of Cells and Tissues
  • Multiscale Computational Modeling

Education:

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

Professional History:

  • 2021-present, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2014-2021, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2013-2014, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technolog
  • 2010-2013, Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2012, Visiting Researcher, California Institute of Technology
  • 2009-2010, Visiting Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2006-2009, Research Engineer, Tehran Polytechnic 

Awards & Honors:

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

Research Interests

  • Metal-Graphene Composites
  • Additively Manufactured Metals
  • Shape Memory Polymers
  • Metallic Thin Films
  • Mechanics of Cells and Tissues
  • Multiscale Computational Modeling

See Dr. Mirzaeifar's publications and research on Google Scholar and his group's website Future Materials Laboratory.