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Office Location: ETC 4.158

Mehran Tehrani

Assistant Professor

Department Research Areas:
Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
Robotics and Intelligent Mechanical Systems

Tehrani Group

Dr. Mehran Tehrani is an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on multifunctional composites and lies at the intersection of advanced manufacturing, materials science, and mechanics. Examples of his current projects include additively manufactured polymer composites, metal-nanocarbon hybrid conductors, multi-material and sustainable additive manufacturing, robotic composite manufacturing, and graphene-based structural composites. He is a core faculty at the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation (CAMDI) and an affiliated faculty member at Texas Robotics

Before joining UT-Austin, Dr. Tehrani was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico (2014-2019). Dr. Tehrani obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2007, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2009, and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 2012. Dr. Tehrani is currently serving as the Design & Manufacturing Division Chair for the American Society for Composites. His research and teaching awards include the Department of Energy’s (DoE) CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize (2021), the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2019), Office of Naval Research YIP award (2018), Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship (2016), and the Perkin-Elmer Award from the Composite Division @Society of Plastic Engineers (2012).

Recent Publications
  1.   R. Fernandes, N. van de Werken, P. Koirala, T. Yap, A. Tamijani, and M. Tehrani, “Experimental Investigation of Additively Manufactured Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Parts with Optimized Topology and Fiber Paths,” Additive Manufacturing, 44, 102056 (2021).  

  2.   P. Koirala, N. van de Werken, H. Lu, R. H. Baughman, R. Ovalle-Robles, and M. Tehrani, “Using Ultrathin Interlaminar Carbon Nanotube Sheets to Enhance the Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites,” Composites Part B, 216, 108842 (2021).

  3. O. Uitz, P. Koirala, M. Tehrani, and C. Seepersad, “Low-Energy and Fast Additive Manufacturing of Isotropic Parts via Reactive Extrusion,” Additive Manufacturing, 44, 101919 (2021).

  4. M. Tehrani, “Advanced Electrical Conductors: An Overview and Prospects of Metal Nanocomposite and Nanocarbon Based Conductors,” Physica Status Solidi (a), 2000704 (2021).    

  5. N. van de Werken, P. Koirala, D. Doyle, J. Ghorbani, and M. Tehrani, “Investigating the Hot Isostatic Pressing of an Additively Manufactured Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Composite,” Additive Manufacturing, 37, 101634 (2021).   

  6. P. Khanbolouki and M. Tehrani, “Purification, structural evolutions, and electrical properties of carbon nanotube yarns processed via incandescent annealing, “ Carbon, 168, 710-718 (2020).

  7.  N. van de Werken, H. Tekinalp, A.Williams, S. Ozcan, and M.Tehrani, “Additively Manufactured Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites: State of the Art and Perspective,” Additive Manufacturing, 31, 100962 (2020).

  8. G. Holesinger, R. Depaula, P. Papin, J. Rowley, M. Schneider, P. Khanbolouki, and M. Tehrani, “Carbon Nanotube Coated Conductors,” ACS Applied Electronic Materials1, 9, 1797-1806 (2019).

  9. N. van de Werken, J. Hurley, P. Khanbolouki, A. N. Sarvestani, A. Y. Tamijani, and M. Tehrani, “Design Considerations and Modeling of Fiber Reinforced 3D Printed Parts”, Composites Part B, 60: 684-692 (2019).