Sevan Goenezen

Assistant Professor

Goenezen, Sevan

Office: MEOB 430
Phone: 979.862.2786
Fax: 979.845.3081

Research Webpage
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Research Interests

Computational mechanics and constitutive modeling of solids, biomechanics, soft and hard tissue modeling, fluid structure interaction, cardiovascular mechanics, development of diagnostic tools to detect diseased tissues, nonlinear finite element analysis, inverse problems with application to biomedical imaging, multiscale modeling, mathematical homogenization, residual stresses arising in manufacturing such as additive manufacturing, grain structural analysis, structural health monitoring of engineering materials, non-destructive testing for crack detection.


Awards & Honors

  • Office of Naval Research, Summer Faculty Fellowship 2016 at U.S. Naval Research Lab, Washington DC.
  • Research Initiation Grant Award sponsored by the Haythornthwaite Foundation and organized by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division, 2014
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant, 2014
  • Travel Award for the 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM12) in Raleigh, NC, 2013
  • Lemelson-MIT-Rensselaer Student Prize Finalist 2011.
  • Best Presentation Award 2010/2011 (third place), Graduate Research Forum at RPI
  • Award winning for mentoring high school students at EurekaFestival and Museum of Sciences “Wind Turbine Contest” and setting new record time, 2011.


  • Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York USA, May 2011
  • B.S. / M.S. Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany, December 2006

Selected Publications

Y. Mei, S. Wang, X. Shen, S. Rabke, S. Goenezen, “Mechanics Based Tomography: A Preliminary Feasibility Study,” Sensors, Invited Article for Special Issue: Force and Pressure Based Sensing Medical Application, 17 5, 2017.

Y. Mei, M. Tajderi, S. Goenezen, “Regularizing Biomechanical Maps for Partially Known Material Properties,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 9, 2017.

Y. Mei, R. Fulmer, V. Raja, S. Wang, S. Goenezen, “Estimating the nonhomogeneous elastic modulus distribution from surface deformations,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 83, 2016.

S. Goenezen, V.K. Chivukula, M. Midgett, L. Phan, S. Rugonyi, “4D Subject-Specific Inverse Modeling of the Chick Embryonic Heart Outflow Tract Hemodynamics,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 15 3, 2016.

J. E. Zelaya, S. Goenezen, A. F. Azarbal, P. Dargon, and S. Rugonyi, ”Improving the efficiency of abdominal aortic aneurysm wall stress computations,” PLOS ONE 9 7, 2014.

S. Goenezen, M. Rennie, S. Rugonyi, “Biomechanics of early cardiac development,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, special issue devoted to the theme: Mechanics of Development 11 8, 1187-1204, 2012.