Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Siavash Sattar joined the University of Minnesota Duluth after finishing his doctorate at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia). His primary research interests focus on developing computational structure-property relationship models of composite materials incorporating the impact of manufacturing process conditions on the mechanical behavior of the composite. Dr. Sattar is currently working on designing, characterizing, and analyzing the manufacturing structure-property relationship for long discontinuous fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The research is based on applying computational micromechanics and damage mechanics to understand various composites' complex manufacturing structure-property behavior and process modeling coupled with experimental validation of the models developed. He also works on the micromechanical computational modeling of freeze-casted porous ceramics to predict effective mechanical properties and failure behavior. Siavash taught Materials Engineering Lab and Material Engineering Processing courses in UMD's Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department.
Areas of Expertise: Mechanics of material Material characterization Composite material Computational damage modeling Progressive failure analysis