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Hesam Askari

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Washington State University, 2014

223 Hopeman


I study the mechanics of heterogeneous materials, complex media and soft materials. I develop analytical and computational methods for investigating intrinsic or induced properties of materials.

Research Overview

On a fundamental level, I study how geometry, topology of material distribution, length scales and deformation mechanisms can be collectively integrated to promote or diminish certain properties of a matter. I apply this knowledge to utilize intrinsic properties of materials or design new materials that show enhanced induced properties. I pursue two main research tracks: (i) Integrated multiscale modeling of metallic materials and (ii) Mechanics of granular media and soft materials. My research method is mainly theoretical development and numerical implementation of predictive mathematical models validated by experiments.

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of Solids and soft matter
  • Granular systems
  • Stocahstic response
  • Manufacturing techniques

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • ME 121:  Engineering Mechanics II
  • ME 223:  Intro to Heat Transfer
  • ME 441:  Finite Elements
  • ME 449:  Elasticity