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Dr. Keivan Davami

Assistant Professor



  • Ph.D., Nanotechnology, POSTECH University, South Korea, 2013
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Najaf Abad, Iran, 2005

Dr. Keivan Davami joined the mechanical engineering faculty at The University of Alabama in July 2019 as an assistant professor. Before joining The University of Alabama, he was an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Lamar University in Texas. He was a research fellow in the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. as well as a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of Pennsylvania prior to joining Lamar University.

Davami’s research interests are focused on advanced manufacturing and surface modification techniques, in particular, additive manufacturing and laser shock peening, as well as metamaterials and micro/nano fabrication.

Affiliated Areas
Mechanical Engineering

Selected Publications

  • V. Tsigkis, M. Rahman, L. Hackel, K. Davami, A. Beheshti, A. Polycarpou, “Helium tribology of Inconel 617 subjected to laser peening for high temperature nuclear reactor applications”, Applied Surface Science, 838, 142770, (2022).
  • M. Munther, A. Tajyar, N. Holtham, L. Hackel, K. Davami, “An Investigation into the Mechanistic Origin of Thermal Stability in Thermal-Microstructural-Engineered Additively Manufactured Inconel 718”, Vacuum, (In press, 2022).
  • Menezes, T. Roberts, G. Motta, M. Patrenos, W. Curdy, A. Alotaibi, M. Vanderpool, M. Vaseghi, A. Beheshti, K. Davami, “Performance of Additively Manufactured Polylactic Acid (PLA) in Prolonged Marine Environments”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, (In Press, 2022).
  • F. Tavangarian, S. Sadeghzadeh, K. Davami, “A novel biomimetic design inspired by nested cylindrical structures of spicules”, Alloys and Compounds 864, 25 (2021).
  • T. Agarwal, F. Rahmani, I. Zaman, F. Gasbarri, K. Davami, M. Barzegaran, “Comprehensive design analysis of a 3D printed sensor for readiness assessment applications”, Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 40, 3, (2021).


  • I. Bargatin and K. Davami, Ultrathin Robust Plate Nanomaterials, US Patent App. 15/456,718, 2017.

Awards and Honors

  • NRC Research Associateship Award, National Academies of Sciences, 2017

Dr. Davami's Impact

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A view of the Engineering buildings during summer

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