Behrad Koohbor, Ph.D.

Behrad Koohbor, Ph.D.

Behrad Koohbor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Behrad  Koohbor, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Info
Rowan Hall 140


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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology         
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Impactful Research Areas:
    Sustainable Materials & Processes
    Renewable Energy

Research Expertise:
Experimental Mechanics; Multiphysics Characterization; Multifunctional Composites; Graded Structures

Dr. Koohbor is broadly interested in understanding process-structure-property-performance relations in novel materials and structures. His current research areas include gradient optimization in functionally graded materials (FGM) and understanding the chemo-mechanics of cold spray additive manufacturing process.

Honors and Awards:
Collaborative Research: Multiscale Experimental/Computational Mechanics Investigations into Density Graded Auxetic Foams (Role: PI), Sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF)
Advanced Structural Materials for Army Modernization Priorities Via Direct Write Approaches (Role: Co-PI), Sponsored by US Army Research Laboratory
A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Design and Optimization of Property-Adjusted Footwear Materials (Role: PI), Sponsored by New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF)
Frances R. Lax Fund for Faculty Development Award, Rowan University

Professional Memberships:
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
SEM (Society for Experimental Mechanics)
ASC (American Society for Composites)

Recent Publications:
N. Pagliocca, M. Trkov, B. Koohbor. Modular soft robotic actuators from flexible perforated sheets. Advanced Engineering Materials 2023; 25: 2300583.

I. A. Anni, M. S. Kaminskyj, K. Z. Uddin, T. Bacha, N. K. Singh, J. F. Stanzione III, F. M. Haas, B. Koohbor. Cold spray deposition of nylon 6 on glass fiber reinforced composites. ACS Applied Engineering Materials 2023; 1: 2324–2335.

H. Girard, B. Koohbor, A. Doitrand, R. Livingston. Experimental characterization of in-plane debonding at fiber-matrix interface using single glass macro fiber samples. Composites Part A 2023; 171: 107573.

J. Muthulingam, A. G. Padmanaban, N. K. Singh, T. W. Bacha, J. F. Stanzione III, F. M. Haas, R. Jha, J-H. Lee, B. Koohbor. Molecular weight controls interactions between plastic deformation and fracture in cold spray of glassy polymers. ACS Omega 2023; 8: 3956-3970.

K. Z. Uddin, N. Pagliocca, I. A. Anni, G. Youssef, B. Koohbor. Multiscale strain field characterization in flexible planar auxetic metamaterials with rotating squares. Advanced Engineering Materials 2023; 25: 2201248.