Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar
Bio: Dr. Mehran Tehrani is an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tehrani's research focuses on advanced multifunctional composites and lies at the intersection of advanced manufacturing, materials science, and mechanics. Examples of his current projects include additively manufactured polymer composites, metal-nanocarbon hybrid conductors, multi-material additive/subtractive manufacturing, automated fiber placement, and graphene-based structural composites. He is a core faculty in the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Area and the Additive Manufacturing Initiatives within the department.
Before joining UT-Austin, Dr. Tehrani was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico (2014-2019). Dr. Tehrani obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2007, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2009, and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 2012. His research and teaching awards include the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2019), Office of Naval Research YIP award (2018), Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship (2016), Perkin-Elmer Award from the Composite Division @Society of Plastic Engineers (2012), and Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge Award (2012).