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 dr. Rouzbeh Shahsavari

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
United States of America


Dr. Shahsavari’s research focuses on developing a multi-scale, multi-paradigm materials modeling approach extending from the quantum level to the continuum level to study key functional behavior of complex materials, which are critical to the infrastructure underlying the science and technology enterprises of our society. Dr. Shahsavari has developed a broad foundation of knowledge and experience in engineering, mechanics, materials, and modelings. Prior to joining Rice University, he completed his Ph.D at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Prior to MIT, he was a project engineer for a Canadian Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management firm in Alberta, where he advised large oil and gas companies

Research Interest

Atomistic modeling; Multi-scale modeling: Nano Mechanics; Predictive modeling for greening materials, Sustainable infrastructure engineering, Properties of cementitious materials.


  • Sakhavand N, Shahsavari R (2015) Universal composition-structure-property map for natural and biomimetic platelet-matrix composites and stacked heterostructures. Nature Commun 6: 6523.

  • Abdolhosseini Qomi MJ, Krakowiak K, Bauchy M, Stewart K, Shahsavari R, et al. (2014) Combinatorial molecular optimization of cement hydrates. Nature Commun 5: 4960.

  • Shahsavari R, Chen L (2014) Screw dislocations in complex, low Symmetry Oxides: Structures, Energetics and Impacts on Crystal Growth. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 7: 2223-2234.

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