PhD Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Purdue, Indiana, 2020
MS Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2015
BS Civil and Environmental Engineering, Qom University, Qom, Iran, 2009
CONCURRENT UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS
- Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM)
- Associated Faculty, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE)
Honors, Awards, DISTINCTIONS
- Inaugural Lyles Teaching Fellow, Purdue University
- Portland Cement Association Education Foundation’s J. P. Gleason Research Fellowship
Dr. Moini’s research is focused on bio-inspired design and development of architected materials using novel additive manufacturing processes and automated robotic technologies for applications in civil and energy infrastructure. His work is motivated by the intellectual challenge of understanding the mechanics of intrinsically brittle engineering materials and the development of ductile and flaw-tolerant responses using biomimetic design principles and new material assemblies. Such materials can provide advanced functionality and damage-tolerant behaviors and allow for asking interesting questions about the interplay between desired materials properties such as toughness and strength. Dr. Moini's other areas of research include integrated multi-component autonomous manufacturing, early-age deformations of colloidal materials in additive processes, packing and solidification of particulate systems, and applying interior tomography techniques to understand the processing-structure-function relationships in architected and additively manufactured brittle ceramic and cement-based materials.
Open Ph.D. Positions
Dr. Moini is hiring Ph.D. students with backgrounds or interests in the mechanics of architected materials, robotics and advanced manufacturing processes, and inorganic material science. Interested candidates can email Dr. Moini, providing their CV, motivation letter, and 1-page highlighting their research plan/idea.
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