Short Biography

Reza Abedi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville/Space Institute. He obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering (1999) and an M.S. in Structural Engineering (2001) from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Subsequently, he received an M.S. in Mathematics (2006) and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2010) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral dissertation was mainly focused on Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element methodologies and novel interfacial damage and probabilistic fracture models. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee in 2012, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois.

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Reza Abedi
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Space Institute

Phone: (931) 393-7334
Fax: (931) 393-7557
e-mail: rabedi@utsi.edu
Website: Research / University
Office: B209

 

Education

Ph.D Theoretical and Applied Mechanics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010
Thesis: Spacetime damage-based cohesive model for elastodynamic fracture with dynamic contact
M.S Mathematics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2006
M.S. Structural Engineering Sharif University of Technology 2001
B.S. Civil Engineering Sharif University of Technology 1999

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor Deptartment of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering University of Tennessee Knoxville/Space Institute 2012-Present
Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010-2012
Research Assistant Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2002-2010

Honors and Awards

Henry J. Langhaar graduate award in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2006
Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2004-Present
Firdawsi Science Fellowship Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2004
8th place in the Fourth Nationwide Student Scientific Olympiad of Civil Engineering, Iran 2000
5th Place, National Entrance Exam for Graduate Programs in Civil Engineering, Iran 2000