Behrad Koohbor, Ph.D.

Behrad Koohbor, Ph.D.

Behrad Koohbor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Behrad  Koohbor, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering

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Rowan Hall 140


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BSc - Materials Science and Engineering (Sharif University of Technology)
MSc - Materials Science and Engineering (Sharif University of Technology)           
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering (University of South Carolina)                                   
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Beckman Institute (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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

Dr. Koohbor is broadly interested in understanding process-structure-property-performance relations in multifunctional composites and novel energy storage materials. His current research focus is on gradient optimization in functionally graded materials (FGM) and also on the characterization of chemo-mechanical degradations in solid-state batteries.

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

Recent Publications:
B. Koohbor, M. Rohanifar, A. Kidane. Characterizing fracture response of cracked transversely graded materials. Composite Structures 2019; 229: 111439.

C. B. Montgomery, B. Koohbor, N. R. Sottos. A robust patterning technique for electron microscopy-based digital image correlation at sub-micron resolutions. Experimental Mechanics 2019; 59: 1063–1073.

B. Koohbor, S. Ravindran, A. Kidane. Effects of cell-wall instability and local failure on the response of closed-cell polymeric foams subjected to dynamic loading. Mechanics of Materials 2018; 116: 67-76.

B. Koohbor, A. Kidane, M. A. Sutton, X. Zhao, S. Mallon. Analysis of dynamic bending test using ultra high speed DIC and the Virtual Fields Method. International Journal of Impact Engineering 2017; 110: 299-310.

B. Koohbor, A. Kidane. Design optimization of continuously and discretely graded foam materials for efficient energy absorption. Materials and Design 2016; 102: 151-161.