Masoud Safdari

Masoud Safdari
Masoud Safdari
Adjunct Lecturer
322 Talbot Laboratory


  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 2004

Research Interests

  • Computational design of nanostructured materials and nanocomposites
  • Theoretical and computational solid mechanics
  • Parallel computing

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals


  • Ph.D. scholarship, American Society of Composites (ASC) (2012)
  • Manual Stein Ph.D. scholarship, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Tech (2012)
  • NSF travel award, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) (2012)
  • Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society (2011)
  • SOE outstanding graduate student, School of Engineering, University of New Mexico (2010)
  • Outstanding M.Sc. thesis, Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative (2007)
  • Graduation with distinction, B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2004)

Recent Courses Taught

  • AE 321 - Mechs of Aerospace Structures
  • ME 471 (AE 420, CSE 451) - Finite Element Analysis

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