Faculty

Hesam Askari

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhD, Washington State University, 2014

343 Hopeman
(585) 276-6660
Fax: (585) 256-2509
askari@rochester.edu

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I study the mechanics of heterogeneous materials, complex media and soft materials. I develop analytical and computational methods for investigating intrinsic or induced properties of materials.

Research Overview

On a fundamental level, I study how geometry, topology of material distribution, length scales and deformation mechanisms can be collectively integrated to promote or diminish certain properties of a matter. I apply this knowledge to utilize intrinsic properties of materials or design new materials that show enhanced induced properties. I pursue two main research tracks: (i) Integrated multiscale modeling of metallic materials and (ii) Mechanics of granular media and soft materials. My research method is mainly theoretical development and numerical implementation of predictive mathematical models validated by experiments.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • ME 121  Engineering Mechanics II
  • ME 223  Intro to Heat Transfer
  • ME 441  Finite Elements
  • ME 449  Elasticity