• Assistant Professor
Sevan Goenezen

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

  • Computational mechanics, constitutive modeling of solids, nonlinear finite element analysis, inverse problems for solving model parameters, mechanical property analysis of additively manufactured materials, residual stress analysis, mathematical homogenization, non-destructive testing, structural health monitoring of engineering materials, biomechanics, soft and hard tissue modeling, cardiovascular mechanics, development of diagnostic tools to detect diseased tissues.


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. www.eng.rpi.edu/lemelson/finalist_goenezen.cfm
  • 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. www.mos.org/nctl/news_article.php?r=5169

Selected Publications

  • P. Luo, Y. Mei, M. Kotecha, A. Abbasszadehrad, S. Rabke, G. Garner, S. Goenezen, "Characterization of the Stiffness Distribution in 2D and 3D Using Boundary Deformations: A Preliminary Study,” MRS Communications, accepted.
  • Y. Mei, B. Stover, N. A. Kazerooni, A, Srinivasa, M. Hajashemkhani, M. R. Hematiyan, S. Goenezen, “A Comparative Study of Two Constitutive Models within an Inverse Approach to Determine the Spatial Stiffness Distribution in Soft Materials,” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 140, 2018.
  • S. Sridhar, Y. Mei, S. Goenezen, “Improving the Sensitivity to Map Nonlinear Parameters for Hyperelastic Problems,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 331, 2018.
  • 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.