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  • PhD, Northeastern University, 2004

Research & Scholarship Interests

Solid Mechanics, materials, computational methods, biomechanics, nanotechnology
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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

  • 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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Related News

August 2, 2018

Mechanical engineering PhD student Soroush Kamrava, under the direction of MIE Professor Askan Vaziri, is researching ways to incorporate origami ideas with metamaterials to create objects that can collapse, absorb energy, and then spring back into place.

August 2, 2018

MIE Professors Ashkan Vaziri and Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi won the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML) 2018 Excellent Paper Award for their paper "Elastic properties of chiral, anti-chiral, and hierarchical honeycombs: A simple energy-based approach".

July 11, 2018

MIE Professor Ashkan Vaziri's research on "Reprogrammable Braille on an Elastic Shell" was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).