Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Dr. Cesar Kiyono  is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include topology optimization of composite structures.
  • Dr. Saikat Sarkar  is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Ph.D. Students

Parisa
  • Parisa Khodabakhshi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil Engineering. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. Her primary research focus is on nonlocal theories in continuum mechanics, and study of damage propagation in solids using a discretized method based on conventional finite element method.

Archana_Arbind
  • Archana Arbind is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She received her B.Tech. in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India and her M.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M university.
Namhee Kim
  • Namhee Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research is focused on a least-squares finite element model with spectral/hp approximations for non-Newtonian fluids.
Nasra
  • Nasra Al-Maskari is a PhD candidate in the mechanical engineering department at Texas A&M University, USA. She has received an MSc in Mechanical Engineering Design from University of Manchester, UK and a Bachelors of Mechatronics Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. Nasra is interested in creating descriptive and design models of natural materials such as Nacre to enable the design of bio-inspired materials.
Jessica Berry
  • Jessica Berry Reese is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has also received her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. Her research focuses on production, design, and manufacturing of shape memory polymer materials, as well as, modeling of shape memory composite materials.
Mohsen
  • Mohsen Nowruzpour is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.S. from the University of Tehran, Iran. His research aims to develop a new macroscopic framework based on molecular level information, in which the resulting equations can hold universally despite discontinuity of the field variables.
Shahla
  • Shahla Zamani is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on developing a new continuum framework described in a convected coordinate system. The resulting kinematic description is used to analyze the mechanics of biomaterials through a discrete representation of continua constructed as a finite element modeling.