Welcome to my personal website. I am a Mechanical Engineering Ph.D student at the University of Michigan. I am currently working as a graduate research assistant in Thornton Research Group. My current research is focused on multi-scale modeling and simulation of batteries.
Besides research, I am also interested in Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing and Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) using commercial softwares including SolidWorks, CATIA, COMSOL and Abaqus (FEM). Here you can find some of my CAD projects as well.
I received my bachelor's with honors in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. I joined Prof. Thornton's lab at the University of Michigan after working in Computational Nanoscience Lab at Washington State University for one year under supervision of Dr. Soumik Banerjee.
(02/07/2018): My paper on core-shell cathode particles is accepted for publication in the Journal of Power Sources
(10/23/2017): I won the Silver Award in the Annual Materials Research Symposium at the University of Michigan
(02/20/2017): I was awarded the Towner Prize for distinguished academic achievement from the UM College of Engineering
(06/06/2016): My paper on the electrochemical stability window of ionic liquids as lithium battery electrolytes is published in JPC-B
(04/15/2016): Successfully defended my Master's thesis!
(02/20/2016): Our paper on the electrical performance of Li-air batteries is published in Electrochimica Acta
(12/01/2015): I was awarded the $10,000 Rackham International Student Fellowship for academic and research excellence
(03/31/2015): My paper on cathode reaction rates in Li-air batteries is published in PCCP
(10/30/2014): My paper on anode reaction rates in Li-air batteries is published in JPC-C
(09/01/2014): Joined Dr. Thornton's research group at U of Michigan