Serafim  Papadimitriou

Iman Salehinia

Assistant Professor


Dr. Salehinia is currently a Research Associate in School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering , Washington State University. He received his B.Sc. degree (2004) from AmirKabir University (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran; his MSc. Degree from Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (2007), Iran; and his PhD degree (2013) in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. His current research focuses on the new materials design through predictive modeling using hand-in-hand multiscale models and experimental approaches. He is collaborating with Purdue University and Los Alamos National Lab. His PhD research strived to investigate the mechanisms of initiation of plastic deformation (dislocation nucleation) in metallic single crystals in order to define the parameters that govern the mechanical behavior and stochastic yielding of metallic crystals in small size scales.


Area of Interest

1) Mechanical properties of thin films and Engineered composite nanostructures such as metallic and metal/ceramic multilayer nano-composites
2) Multiscale modeling using atomistic simulations, dislocation dynamics and finite element methods
3)Structural defects in metals and ceramics, stochastic mechanical behavior
4) Nanoindentation
5) Carbon nanotubes
6) Metal forming processes

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