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Associate Professor of ME, Adjunct Faculty of MTE

Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

1019 North Engineering Research Center
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  • Postdoc, Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016
  • Ph.D. (Highest Honor), Aerospace Engineering – Iowa State University, 2015
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering – KNT University of Technology, 2006


Prof. Momeni’s main areas of expertise are Computational Mechanics and Material Science and Materials Genome. He develops a synergistic interaction among computation, experiment, and theory to design new advanced materials with superior properties at a fraction of current cost and time-to-market. Specifically, he focuses on developing theoretical and numerical tools to understand the multiscale and multiphysics response of materials. He utilizes various analytical methods, including atomistic-, meso-, and macro-scale models/simulations, along with experimental techniques with atomic resolutions to achieve this goal. In particular, he studies materials and processes for additive manufacturing, low-dimensional electronic materials, materials for energy applications, materials under extreme conditions, and metamaterials.

Prof. Momeni’s lab is equipped with a custom cluster with GPU nodes and data storage nodes, with several open-source and commercial software packages including MOOSE, LAMMPS, COMSOL, and Thermo-Calc. His students and postdocs are developing theoretical and numerical models across a broad length and temporal scales, ranging from atomistic molecular dynamics to mesoscale phase field, and macroscale continuum models.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2020
  • National Recognition Award of Louisiana Tech University for 2019
  • Best Paper Prize of Institute for Micromanufacturing for 2017
  • Iowa State University Zaffarano Prize Honorable Mention Award for 2015
  • Iowa State University Research Excellence Award for 2015

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Kasra Momeni et al “Computational Synthesis of 2D Materials Beyond Graphene: A Review,” npj Computational Materials, 6 (1), 1-18 (2020).
  • Kasra Momeni, S M Mahdi Mofidian, Hamzeh Bardaweel, “Systematic Design of High-Strength Multicomponent Metamaterials,” Materials & Design, 183, 108124 (2019).
  • A. Sadeghirad, K. Momeni, Y. Ji, L.-Q. Chen, J. Lua “Multiscale crystal-plasticity phase field and extended finite element methods for fatigue crack initiation and propagation modeling,” International Journal of Fracture, 216 (1), 41–57 (2019).
  • K. Momeni, Y. Ji, K. Zhang, J. A. Robinson, L.-Q. Chen, “Multiscale framework for simulation-guided growth of 2D materials,” npj 2D Materials and Applications, 2 (1): 27 (2018).
  • “The strong influence of internal stresses on the nucleation of a nanosized, deeply undercooled melt at a solid–solid phase interface,” K. Momeni, V. I. Levitas, and J. A. Warren, Nano Letters, 15 (4), 2298–2303, (2015).