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Dr. Kasra Momeni

Associate Professor of ME, Adjunct Faculty of MTE


Research Areas


  • 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.

Affiliated Areas
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Selected 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).

Awards and Honors

  • 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

Dr. Momeni 's Impact

Dr. Kasra Momeni has been hired in the mechanical engineering department

Earlier this year, The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering welcomed Dr. Kasra Momeni as an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering. Momeni’s research revolves around mechanics and...

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