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Roozbeh Dargazany

Roozbeh Dargazany

Roozbeh Dargazany

Assistant Professor


Roozbeh Dargazany's interests are in the area of the micro-mechanics of soft and bio-inspired materials.  He is particularly interested in the mechanics of nano-composites such as elastomers, gels, biological tissues, and ultra-tough composites. 

His research focuses on the understanding of the multi-scale, multi-paradigm mechanics of materials with large deformations and its implementation on development of new constitutive methods to predict the response of these materials.  By incorporating concepts from structural engineering, materials science and biology, his goal is to bridge the understanding in different scales ranging from molecular to macro-scales to provide a complete picture of the hierarchial mechanisms that characterize the material performance.  Development of such an understanding is fundamental in engineering of many advanced materials, structures and devices.

Prior to joining Michigan State University, he worked as the material specialist in a leading tire manufacturing company and also served as the supervisor of a research group on polymers in RWTH Aachen University.  Dr. Dargazany received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and did his postdoc at the Department of Material Science and Engineering at MIT.

Research Area
RWTH Aachen University: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Dargazany, R.; Khiem, V. N. & Itskov, M. (2014), 'A generalized network decomposition model for the quasi-static inelastic behavior of filled elastomers', International Journal of Plasticity, in press.
Dargazany, R.; Khiem, V. N.; Poshtan, E. A. & Itskov, M. (2014), 'Constitutive modeling of strain-induced crystallization in filled rubbers', Physical Review E 89(2), 022604.
Dargazany, R. & Itskov, M. (2013), 'Constitutive modeling of the Mullins effect and cyclic stress softening in filled elastomers', Physical Review E 88(1), 012602.
Dargazany, R. & Itskov, M. (2012), 'Yield behavior of colloidal aggregates due to combined tensile-bending loads', Physical Review E 85(5), 051406.
Dargazany, R. & Itskov, M. (2009), 'A network evolution model for the anisotropic Mullins effect in carbon black filled rubbers', International Journal of Solids and Structures 46(16), 2967--2977.