Reza Behrou

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0411
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Johns Hopkins UniversityPostdoctoral Research Fellow08/2018Computational Mechanics and Design Optimization
    University of Colorado BoulderDoctor of Philosophy08/2016Civil Engineering - Engineering Science
    University of Colorado BoulderMaster of Science12/2014Civil Engineering - Engineering Science
    Tarbiat Modares UniversityMaster of Science05/2010Civil Engineering
    Tabriz UniversityBachelor of Science08/2007Civil Engineering
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Johns Hopkins University2018Postdoctoral Research Competition Award
    18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics2018Travel Awards

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    I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). My primary areas of research are numerical modeling and design optimization of coupled and uncoupled physical systems.
    I received my Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder and my doctoral dissertation was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Kurt Maute. My Ph.D. thesis was focused on the development of simulation and parameter identification methodologies for Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs). The research accounted for design optimization and various multi-physics phenomena and multi-scale effects that include the transport, electrochemical, degradation, cohesion and delamination, and mechanical models by the multi-scale finite element method and the eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM).
    I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Aug. 2016 – Aug. 2018) in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. Under the supervision of Prof. James K. Guest, my postdoctoral research was focused on developing/validating a novel heat transfer model for brazing dissimilar metals and developing topology optimization and additive manufacturing methodologies for designing ultra-efficient thermo-fluidic components for power systems and heat exchangers.
    Now at UCSD and under the supervision of Prof. Nicholas S. Boechler, my current research activities involve the development of topology optimization frameworks to the tailored nonlinear constitutive laws in microstructures and metamaterials and the design and optimization of microstructures under coupled mechano-chemistry phenomenon.