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Reza Behrou

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Johns Hopkins UniversityPostdoctoral Research Fellow (Advisor: Prof. James K. Guest)08/2018Computational Mechanics and Design Optimization
    University of Colorado BoulderDoctor of Philosophy (Advisor: Prof. Kurt Maute)08/2016Civil 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
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    15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics2019Travel Awards
    University of California San Diego2019Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program Grant (awarded amount: $50,823, Co-PI)
    Elsevier - International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer2019Most downloaded article (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0017931018348269)
    Wiley Publications - International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering2018Top downloaded article (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nme.5540)
    18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics2018Travel Awards
    Johns Hopkins University2018Postdoctoral Research Competition Award

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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 computational modeling and design optimization of advanced materials and components for 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 mathematical modeling 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 (FEM) and the eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM).
    After my Ph.D., I began my postdoctoral research (Aug. 2016 – Aug. 2018) in the Department of Civil Engineering at 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, low cost, and manufacturable thermo-fluidic components for power systems and heat exchangers.
    Now at UCSD and under the supervision of Prof. Nicholas Boechler and Prof. Hyunsun Alicia Kim, my research activities involve the development of topology optimization frameworks for tailored nonlinear constitutive laws in microstructured materials and metamaterials and design optimization of microstructures under coupled mechano-chemistry phenomenon.

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    1. Topology optimization as a powerful tool to design advanced PEMFCs flow fields. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2019. View Publication.
    2. Adaptive topology optimization for incompressible laminar flow problems with mass flow constraints. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 2019. View Publication.
    3. Projection-based overhang constraints: implementing an efficient adjoint formulation for sensitivity analysis. Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 2018. View Publication.
    4. Critical heat dissipation length scales in fully dense thermite foils. Combustion and Flame. 2018; 190:432-440. View Publication.
    5. A Thermo-Poro-Viscoelastic Model for the Behavior of Polymeric Porous Separators. ECS Transactions. 2017; 80(8):583-591. View Publication.
    6. Numerical Modeling of Damage Evolution Phenomenon in Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 2017; 164(12):A2573-A2589. View Publication.
    7. Multiscale Modeling of Non-Local Damage Evolution in Lithium-Ion Batteries. ECS Transactions. 2017; 77(11):1163-1177. View Publication.
    8. Topology optimization for transient response of structures subjected to dynamic loads. 18th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference. 2017. View Publication.
    9. Level set topology optimization of structural problems with interface cohesion. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2017; 112(8):990–1016. View Publication.