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Journal Publications

  1. Sakhavand N, Shahsavari R, (2015), Universal Composition-Structure-Property Map for Natural and Biomimetic Platelet-matrix Composites and Stacked HeterostructuresNature Communications, 6:6523, DOI:10.1038/ncomms7523
          (Commentaries and Press Reports: Science Daily, National Science Foundation, Nanowerk, Phys.Org., Science News, American Ceramics Society, Science Centric, Science Codex, Extremetech, etc)     

  2. Abdolhosseini Qomi MJ, Krakowiak K, Bauchy M, Stewart K, Shahsavari R., Jagannathan D, Brommera D, Baronnet A, Buehler M, Van Vliet K, Yip S, Ulm FJ, Pellenq R, (2014), Combinatorial molecular optimization of cement hydratesNature Communications, 5:4960, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5960.
          (
    Commentaries and Press Reports: Science Daily, Phys Org, Scientific American, Nanowerk, Physics News, Next Big Future, Science Codex, R&D Magazine, etc.)

  3. Journal Cover Article. Jalilvand S., Shahsavari R., (2014), Molecular Mechanistic Origin of Nanoscale Contact, Friction and Scratch in Complex Particulate SystemsACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7, 3362-3372. DOI: 10.1021/am506411h.
        (Commentaries and Press Reports: Phys Org, Nanowerk, Technology Blog, Inoreganic Chemistry News, Rice News, etc.)

  4. Shahsavari R., Chen L. (2014), Screw dislocations in complex, low Symmetry Oxides: Structures, Energetics and Impacts on Crystal GrowthACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7 (4), 2223-2234. DOI: 10.1021/am509808. 
        (
    Commentaries and Press Reports: Science Daily, Innovation Report, Phys Org, Materials Gate, Rice News, etc.)

  5. Journal Cover Article. Sakhavand N., Shahsavari R., (2014), Synergistic Behavior of Tubes, Junctions and Sheets Imparts Mechano-Mutable Functionality in 3D Porous Multifunctional Boron Nitride NanostructureJournal of Physical Chemistry C, 18 (39), 22730-22738, DOI: 10.1021/jp5044706.
        (Commentaries and press reports: Science Daily, Next Big Future, NSF Science 360, Materials Today, Phys Org, R&D Magazine, Rice News, Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence, etc.)

  6. M. A. Rafiee, T. N. Narayanan, D. P. Hashim, N. Sakhavand, R. Shahsavari, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, (2013), Hexagonal Boron Nitride and Graphite Oxide Reinforced Multifunctional Porous Cement CompositesAdvanced Functional Materials, 23, 5624-5630.

  7. Sakhavand N., Muthuramalingam P., Shahsavari R., (2013), Toughness Governs the Rupture of Interfacial H-bond Assemblies at a Critical Length Scale in Hybrid MaterialsLangmuir, 29 (25), 8154-163.
        (Commentaries and Press Reports: Physics News, Nanotechnology Now, Phys.Org, Rice News, etc.)

  8. Muthuramalingam P., Sakhavand N., Shahsavari R., (2013), H2, N2 and CH4 Gas Adsorptions in Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-95, -100: Ab-initio Based Grand Canonical Monte-carlo SimulationJournal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (46), 24407-24416.  
        (Commentaries and press reports: Science News, Nanowerk, Physics News, R&D Magazine, Nanotechnology Now, Product Design and Development, Rice News, etc.)

  9. Shahsavari R., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., (2011), Empirical force fields for complex caclio-silicate layered materialsPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13, 1002-1011.
        (Won the 2010 best poster award in the American Ceramic Society). 

  10. Shahsavari R., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., (2010) From atoms to microtexture of cement hydrate, The Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, Nov 29 - Dec 3.  
        (Won Silver Medal in the Materials Research Society). 

  11. Pellenq R., Kushima A., Shahsavari R., Van Vliet K., Buehler M., Yip S., Ulm F.-J., (2009), A realistic molecular model of cement hydrates, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of US, 09021180106, 1-6. 
        (Commentaries and Press Reports: ScienceNews, ScienceDaily, Innovation Report, Nanowerk, ScienceCodex, Next Big Future, Science Centric, R&D Magazine, Nanotechnology Now, Chemistry Times, Physics News, Discovery Online, encyclopedia.com, etc.). 

  12. Shahsavari R., Buehler M.J., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., (2009), First-principles study on elastic constants and interlayer interaction of complex hydrated oxides: the case study of tobermorite and jennite, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 92 (10) 2323-2330
        (Won the 2011 Brunauer award for best paper in the American Ceramic Society). 

  13. Shahsavari R., Ulm F.-J., (2009), Indentation analysis of fractional viscoelastic solids, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 4 (3)-523-550.

  14. Ostoja-Starzewski M., Shahsavari R., (2008), Response of a helix made of a fractional viscoelastic materialJournal of Applied Mechanics, 75, 0110121-4.

  15. Shahsavari R., Ostoja-Starzewski M.,(2005), On elastic and viscoelastic helices, invited paper to the Philosophical Magazine (Special Issue on Recent Advances in Theoretical Mechanics), 85 (33-35), 4213-4230. 

  16. Shahsavari R., Ostoja-Starzewski M., (2005), Spectral finite element of a helix, Mechanics Research Communications, 32(2), 147-152. 

  17. Journal Cover Article. Sakhavand N., Shahsavari R., (2015), Dimensional Crossover of Thermal Transport in Hybrid Boron Nitride Nanostructures, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8,18312-18319.

  18. Journal Cover Article. Shahsavari R., Sakhavand N (2015), Junction Configuration-Inducded Mechanisms Govern Elastic and Inelastic Deformations in Hybrid Carbon Nanomaterials, Carbon, 95, 699-709.

  19. Shayeganfar F., Shahsavari R., (2016) Electronic and Pseudomagnetic Properties of Hybrid Carbon/Boron-Nitride Nanomaterials via Ab-initio Calculations and Elasticity Theory, Carbon, 99, 523-532. 

  20. Shahsavari R., Chen L., Tao L. (2016) Structure, Energetic and Impact of Screw Dislocations in Tricalcium Silicates, Journal of American Ceramics Society, 1-9.

  21. Kim N., Metzger A., Hejazi V., Li Y., Kovalchuk A., Lee S.K., Ye R., Mann J., Kittrell C., Shahsavari R., Tour J.M., (2016) Microwave Heating of Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons in Thermoset Polymers for Wellbore Reinforcement, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces,  8, 12985-12991.

  22. Shahsavari R., Chen L., Tao L. (2016) Edge Dislocations in Dicalcium Silicates: Experimental Observation and Atomistic Analysis, Cement and Concrete Research, 90, 80-88.

  23. Zhao S., Shahsavari R., (2016), Merger of Energetic Affinity and Optimal Geometry Provides a New Class of Sorbents with Unprecedented Hydrogen Storage Capacity, Small, In revision.

  24. Zhang N., Shahsavari R., (2016), Balancing Strength and Toughness of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate via Random Voids and Particle Inclusions, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 96, 204-222.

  25. Journal Cover Article. Tao L., Sreeparasad S.T., Shahsavari R. (2016), Interlaced, Nanostructured Interfaces with Graphene Buffer Layer Reduces Thermal Boundary Resistance in Nano/Microelectronic Systems, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9, 989-998.

  26. Zhang N., Shahsavari R. (2016), Screw Dislocation-Induced Strenghening-Toughening Mechanisms in Complex, Layered Materials, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9, 1496-1506.

  27. Journal Cover Article. Moghaddam H.E., Hejazi V., Hwang S., Sreeparasad ST., Miller J., Shi B., Zhou S., Rusakova I., Alizadeh A., Whitmire K., Shahsavari R., (2016), Morphogenesis of Cement Hydrate, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 3798-3811.

  28. Journal Cover Article and Feature Article. Biernacki J., et al., (2017), Cements in the 21st Century: Challenges, Perspectives and Opportunities, Journal of American Ceramics Society, 1-28. 

  29. Hosseinzadeh F., Shirazian F., Shahsavari R, Khoei A.R., (2016), Local Density Variation of Gold Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environments, Physica E, 84, 489-497.

  30. Taha-Tijerina J., Sakhavand N., Raji K., Ajayan P., Shahsavari R., (2016) Theoretical prediction of physical properties of 2D-based nano fluids, In press.

  31. Tian Y., Zhang N., Xia H., Shahsavari R, (2016) Accurate Dynamic Response Analysis of Orthopedic Steel Decks Using a Novel Multiscale Time-Varying Boundary Approximation Method, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 17 (4), 1750059.

  32. Tao L., Shahsavari R, (2017), Diffusive, Displasive, and Strain Gradient Based Deformation Mechanisms Govern the Mechanics of Layered Crystals, Nature Scientific Reports, In Press.

  33. Journal Cover Article. Shayeganfar F., Shahsavari R. (2016), Oxygen and Lithium Doped Hybrid Boron-Nitrde/Carbon Network for Hydrogen Storage, Langmuir, 32, 13313-13321.

  34. Shayeganfar F., Beheshtian J., Neek-Amal M., Shahsavari R. (2017) Electro- and Opto-Mutuble Properties of MgO Clusters Adsorbed on Mono- and Double-Layer Graphene, Nanoscale, 9, 4205-4218.

  35. Kishro M., et al., (2017) CEMFF: A force field database for cementitious materials: validations, applications and opportunities, Cement and Concrete Research, In revision.

Book Chapter(s)

Shahsavari R, "Hybrid Cementitious Materials: Nanoscale Modeling and Characterizations," Innovative Developments of Advanced Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Civil and Structural Engineering (Eds. K.J. Loh and S. Nagarajaiah), Woodhead Publishing: Cambridge, England (2014). 

  

Selected Conference Proceedings/Abstracts

Shahsavari R., Ulm F.-J., Indentation Analysis of Fractional Viscoelastic Solids, 49th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Engineering Sciences, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Sakhavand. N, Shahsavari R., H-bond mediated load transfer in hybrid organic-inorganic materials, 49th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Engineering Sciences, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Sakhavand. N, Shahsavari R., Mechanisms of H-bonds in Polymer modified cementitous materials, 2012 Engineering Mechanics Institute, University of Notre-Dam, IN, 2012.

Shahsavari R., Sakahvand N., Mechanics of PVA modified Cementitious materials, The American Ceramic Society, Cements Division, Austin, TX, 2012.

Shahsavari R., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., Hierarchical modeling of structure and mechanics of cement hydrate: from electrons to microtexture of C-S-H, The American Ceramic Society, Cements Division, Nashville, TN, 2011.

Shahsavari R., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., Hierarchical modeling of cement hydrate, 48th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Engineering Sciences, Chicago, IL, 2011.

Shahsavari R., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., From atoms to microtexture of cement hydrate, XIII International Conference on Chemistry of Cement, Madrid, Spain, 2011.

Pellenq R., Kushima A., Shahsavari R., Van Vliet K., Buehler M., Yip S., Ulm F.-J., A realistic molecular model of cement hydrates, 7th International Conference on Inorganic Materials, Biarrtiz, France, 2010.

Shahsavari R., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., Developing a robust empirical force field for cement hydrates, The American Ceramic Society, Cements Division, Lafayette, IN, July 11-13, 2010.

Shahsavari R., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., Microstructure of cement hydrate: from atoms to microns, Engineering Mechanics Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2010.

Stewart K., Shahsavari R., Qu M., Lebreiro S., Yip S., Pellenq R., Ulm F.-J., van Vliet K., 2010, Designing liquid Stone: Modulating cement mechanics via computation and physical chemistry, The American Ceramic Society, Cements Division, Lafayette, IN, July 11-13, 2010.

Shahsavari R., Buehler M.J., Ulm F.-J., First-principles study on elastic constants of C-S-H minerals, San Francisco, CA, Dec 17-20, 2008.

Ostoja-Starzewski M., Shahsavari R., Response of a helix made of a fractional viscoelastic material, ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, Austin, TX, June 3-7, 2007.

Shahsavari R., Ostoja-Starzewski M., On elastic and viscoelastic helices, 20th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, May 30-June 2, 2005.