Reza Moini

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email Address: 
Office Location: 
E324 Engineering Quad

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

  • 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
  • National Science Foundation INTERN Award
  • Inaugural Lyles Teaching Fellow, Purdue University
  • Portland Cement Association Education Foundation’s J. P. Gleason Research Fellowship
Research interests

Dr. Moini’s research is focused on bio-inspired design and development of architected materials using additive manufacturing processes and automated robotic technologies for civil and energy infrastructure applications. His work is motivated by the intellectual challenge of understanding the mechanics of intrinsically brittle engineering materials and development of ductile and flaw-tolerant responses using biomimetic design principles. Such materials can provide advanced functionality and damage-tolerant behaviors and allow for examination of the interplay between desired materials properties such as toughness and strength. Other areas of research include early-age deformations of colloidal and soft materials, processing and packing of particulate systems, and applying interior tomography techniques to quantitively investigate processing-structure-property relationships in additively manufactured brittle ceramic and cement-based materials.


CEE 374: Autonomous Fabrication and Robotics 

Publications List: