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  • PhD, Northeastern University, 2004

Research & Scholarship Interests

Solid Mechanics, materials, computational methods, biomechanics, nanotechnology
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 COE Faculty Fellow
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering

Selected Publications

  • A. Vaziri, R. Ghosh, "Numerical Analysis of the Response of Biomimetic Cellular Materials Under Static and Dynamic Loadings, Blast Mitigation. Springer", Edited by A. Shukla, Y. D. Rajapakse, M. E. Hynes, 2013
  • M.W. Moon, C. Kim, A. Vaziri, "Ion Beam-Induced Self-Assembled Wrinkles", Mechanical Self-Assembly: Science and Application, Springer, Edited by X. Chen, 2013
  • J Xiong, R. Ghosh, L. Ma., H. Ebrahimi,A. Vaziri, L. Wu, et al., "Bending Behavior of Lightweight Sandwich-walled Shells with Pyramidal Truss Cores", Composite Structures, 116, 2014, 793-804 
  • B. Haghpanah, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, A. Vaziri, et al. "Buckling of Regular, Chiral, and Hierarchical Honeycombs Under a General Macroscopic Stress State", Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 470(2167), 2014, 20130856 
  • R. Ghosh, H. Ebrahimi, A. Vaziri, "Contact Kinematics of Biomimetic Scales, Applied Physics Letters", 2014, 105.23, 233701 
  • R. Ghosh, A. Ajdari, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, A. Vaziri, et al., "Impact Resistance and Energy Absorption of Regular and Functionally Graded Hexagonal Honeycombs with Cell Wall Material Strain Hardening", International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 89, 2014, 413-422 
  • R. Oftadeh, B. Haghpanah, D. Vella, A. Boudaoud, A. Vaziri, "Optimal Fractal-like Hierarchical Honeycombs", Physical Review Letters, 113, 2014, 104301
  • H. Abdi, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, A. M. S. Hamouda, A. Vaziri, "Torsional Dynamic Response of a Shaft with Longitudinal and Circumferential Cracks", Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 136, 2014, 61011-61018 
  • R. Ghosh, A. Kumar, A. Vaziri, "Type-IV Pilus Deformation Can Explain Retraction Behavior", PLOS ONE, 2014, 9, 114613
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April 14, 2017

MIE Associate Professor Ashkan Vaziri's research on " Origami-based cellular metamaterial with auxetic, bistable, and self-locking properties " was published in Scientific Reports...

February 24, 2017

MIE Associate Professor Ashkan Vaziri’s research on “Lattice Materials with Reversible Foldability” was featured on the cover of Advanced Engineering Materials.

December 6, 2016

MIE Associate Professors Askan Vaziri & Yung Joon Jung and Professor Nader Jalili's research with " Highly Anisotropic Adhesive Film Made from Upside-Down, Flat, and Uniform Vertically...