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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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

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, G. Youssef, B. Koohbor. In-plane mechanical and failure responses of honeycombs with syntactic foam cell walls. Composite Structures 2022; 295: 115866

B. Koohbor, C. B. Montgomery, N. R. Sottos. Identification of RVE length scale in fiber composites via combined optical and SEM digital image correlation. Composites Science and Technology 2022; 227: 109613

B. Koohbor, G. Youssef, K. Z. Uddin, Y. Kokash. Dynamic behavior and impact tolerance of elastomeric foams subjected to multiple impact conditions. Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials 2022; 8: 359-370

O. Rahman, K. Z. Uddin, J. Muthulingam, G. Youssef, C. Shen, B. Koohbor. Density-graded cellular solids: Mechanics, fabrication, and applications. Advanced Engineering Materials 2022; 24: 2100646

G. Padmanaban, T. W. Bacha, J. Muthulingam, F. M. Haas, J. F. Stanzione, B. Koohbor, J-H. Lee. Molecular-weight-dependent interplay of brittle-to-ductile transition in high-strain-rate cold spray deposition of glassy polymers. ACS Omega 2022; 7: 26465-26472