Students, Post-docs and Visitors

Post-doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars (from where and/or to where in parenthesis)

  • Dr. Reza Mousavi, (Ph.D. from University of Houston; to ANSYS, Inc.), 2017-2018
  • Dr. Masoud Champiri, (Ph.D. from University of Houston; to DECON LLC, Structural and Civil Engineering), 2017-2018
  • Dr. Amir Mohammadipour , (Ph.D. from University of Houston), 2017-2018
  • Dr. Evgeniya Dontsova, (Ph.D. from University of Minnesota; to self-employed), 2015-2016
  • Dr. Gianni Royer-Carfagni, (University of Parma), 2015-2016
  • Dr. Alessia Monaco, (Ph.D. student from University of Palermo), 2013
  • Dr. Annalisa Franco, (Ph.D. student from University of Pisa), 2013
  • Dr. Marcin Bialas, (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences), 2009-2010
  • Dr. Yuye Tang, (Ph.D. from Columbia University; to Schlumberger), 2008-2010
  • Dr. Ramazan Kayacan, (Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey), 2001-2002
  • Dr. Dov Sherman, (Technion, Israel)), 2000-2001
  • Dr. Hal Kahn, (Ph.D. from M.I.T.; to Research Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University), 1995-2002
  • Dr. Hannes Kessler, (University of Dresden), 1994-1995
  • Dr. Qingyuan Meng, 1992-1993
  • Dr. Haian Luo, (Ph.D. from Rutgers University; to Shanghai Jiao Tong University), 1989-1991 (R.I.P.)

Ph.D. Students (placement in parenthesis)

  • Livia Mello (2016-present), “Delayed Progressive Collapse of Structures”
  • Hanie Joodat (2015-present), “Modeling of Flow and Deformation in Porous Media with Double Porosity/Permeability”
  • Davide Giannuzzi, Ph.D. 2016, “Experimental and Computational Investigation of the Performance of the Braced Ductile Shear Panel” (Odeh Engineers, Inc., Providence, RI)
  • Igor Ostanin, Ph.D. 2014, “Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Materials with Distinct Element Method” (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia)
  • Minmao Liao, Ph.D. 2011, “Fracture Mechanics-Based Design Approach for Unbonded Concrete Overlay Pavements” (Assistant Professor, Chongqing University, China)
  • Lucas Hale, Ph.D. 2011, “Hardening Mechanisms of Silicon Nanospheres: a Molecular Dynamics Study” (Post-doctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Roberto Piccinin, Ph.D. 2010, “Effects of Compressive and Tensile Fields on the Load Carrying Capacity of Headed Anchors” (Project Manager, Hilti Corporation)
  • Zhilei (Julie) Shen, Ph.D. 2010, “Tensile Mechanical Properties of Isolated Collagen Fibrils Obtained by Micro-Mechanical Systems Technology” (Post-doctoral Fellow, Cleveland Clinic)
  • Li Chen, Ph.D. 2005, “A Bioinspired Micro-Composite” (Manager of MEMS Fabrication Laboratory and Post-doctoral Fellowship, CWRU)
  • Yuping Wang, Ph.D. 2003, Crack-Tip Parameters in Polycrystalline Plates with Compliant Grain Boundaries” (Development Engineer, Dassault Systemes)
  • Shekhar Kamat, Ph.D. 2000, “Toughening Mechanisms in Laminated Composites: A Biomimetic Study in Mollusk Shells” (Engineer, General Electric Corporation)
  • Ramazan Kayacan, Ph.D. 1997, “Structural Mechanics of Implant Supported Partial Dental Prostheses” (Assistant Professor, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
  • Alberto Romeo, Ph.D. 1995, On a Crack Tip Interacting with a Bimaterial Interface” (CEO Intertecno S.p.A., Milan, Italy)
  • David Lewicki, Ph.D. 1995, “Analytical and Experimental Analysis of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Helicopter Gears” (Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center)