|Role||Assistant Professor, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Institution||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Key Words / Areas of Interest||Ceramic matrix composites, graphene-based composites, metal matrix nanocomposite, additively manufactured composites, TPC automated fiber placement|
|Expertise Sought||Multi-scale Modeling, Molecular Dynamics, Coarse Graining, Density Functional Theory, Graphene Chemistry, ceramic matrix composites|
Mehran Tehrani is an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Tehrani’s research focuses on advanced multi-functional composites and lies at the intersection of advanced manufacturing, materials science, and mechanics. Examples of his current projects include additively manufactured polymer composites, metal-nanocarbon hybrid conductors, automated fiber placement, and graphene-based structural composites. Before joining UT-Austin, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico (2014-2019). Tehrani research and teaching awards include the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2019), Office of Naval Research YIP award (2018), Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship (2016), Perkin-Elmer Award from the Composite Division @Society of Plastic Engineers (2012), and Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge Award (2012).