He integrates a unique set of mechanicsbio-inspired materials science, and big data to provide a transformative approach for fundamental understanding and computational-driven design, and characterization of multifunctional materials, which are critical for our infrastructure, energy and environment. Depending on the problem of interest, we employ a variety of computational and experimental techniques including (but not limited to) first-principles calculations, molecular dynamics and monte-carlo simulations, coarse-grain modeling, finite-element simulations, machine-learning, 3D printing, electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and mechanical/thermal testings. These state-of-the-art tools enable developing a unified understanding of the non-intutive behavior of structures and materials across extended time- and length-scales. 

Rouzbeh Shahsavari
Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Smalley Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Rice University,
Ryon Lab 209
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-3333

Mailing address: 6100 Main MS-318, Houston, Texas 77005-1827