Masoud Rais-Rohani Ph.D., P.E.

raisrohaniMasoud Rais-Rohani Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Aerospace and Computational Engineering

312A Walker Engineering Building
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662.325.5632
Email: masoud@ae.msstate.edu

 

Masoud Rais-Rohani received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1991. He began his academic career at MSU as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in August, 1991.

 

 

Teaching Areas
  • Aircraft Structural Analysis and Design
  • Engineering Design Optimization
  • Structural Mechanics

Taught Courses
Undergraduate Courses
  • ASE 4623 Aerospace Structural Design
  • ASE 3223 Aerospace Structural Analysis
Split Level Courses
  • ASE 4553/6553 Engineering Design Optimization
  • EM 4133/6133 Composite Materials

Research Areas
  • Design Optimization
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Structural Reliability
  • Composite Structures
  • Aerospace Structures

Funding Agencies
  • DOE
  • NASA
  • NSF
  • NSWCCD
  • SMDC

Select Journal Publications
  • Gandikota, I., Rais-Rohani, M., DorMohammadi, S., Kiani, M.,“Multilevel Vehicle-Dummy Design Optimization for Mass and Injury Criteria Minimization,”Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 229, No. 3, pp. 283-295, 2015.
  • Najafi, A., Acar, E., and Rais-Rohani, M., “Multi-Objective Robust Design of Energy Absorbing Components Using Coupled Process-Performance Simulations,” Engineering Optimization, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 146-164, 2014.
  • Najafi, A., Marin, E., and Rais-Rohani, M., “Concurrent Multi-Scale Crush Simulations with a Crystal Plasticity Model,” Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 53, 2012, pp. 176-187.
  • Najafi, A. and Rais-Rohani, M., “Mechanics of Axial Collapse in Multi-Cell, Multi-Corner Crush Tubes,” Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 49, 2011, pp. 1-12.
  • Rouhi, M., Rais-Rohani, M., and Williams, T., “Element Exchange Method for Topology Optimization,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2010, pp. 215-231.
  • Acar, E., Solanki, K., Rais-Rohani, M., and Horstemeyer, M., “Stochastic Uncertainty Analysis of Damage Evolution Computed Through Microstructure-Property Relations,” Journal of Probabilistic Mechanics, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2010, pp. 198-205.
  • Rais-Rohani, M., Solanki, K., Acar, E., and Eamon, C., “Shape and Sizing Optimization of Automotive Structures with Deterministic and Probabilistic Design Constraints,” International Journal of  Vehicle Design, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2010, pp. 309-338.
  • Acar, E. and Rais-Rohani, M., “Ensemble of Metamodels with Optimized Weight Factors,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2008, pp. 279-294.

Select Conference Proceedings
  • Parrish, J., Rais-Rohani, M., and Janus, M., “Application of Reduced Order Techniques for Sensitivity Analysis to Multidisciplinary Aerospace Systems,” AIAA SciTech 2015: 56thAIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Kissimmee, FL, Jan 5-9, 2015.
  • DorMohammadi, S. and Rais-Rohani, “Reliability-Based Design Optimization Within Analytical Target Cascading Framework,” Proceedings of the 8th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Honolulu, HI, Apr 23-26, 2012.
  • Salehghaffari, S. and Rais-Rohani, “Material Field Uncertainty Modeling in Optimal Design of Structures Using Evidence Theory,” Proceedings of the 8th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Honolulu, HI, Apr 23-26, 2012.
  • Rouhi, M. and Rais-Rohani, M., “Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification of Nanofiber Enhanced Polymer Composite Materials with Functionally Graded Interphase Properties,” Proceedings of the 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, Apr 4-7, 2011.
  • Parrish, A., Rais-Rohani, M., and Najafi, A., “Crashworthiness Optimization of Vehicle Structures Made of a Lightweight Magnesium Alloy,” Proceedings of the 7th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Denver, CO, Apr 4-7, 2011.
  • Tamasco, C., Rais-Rohani, M., and Buijk, A., “Sheet-Stamping Process Simulation and Optimization,” Proceedings of the 7th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Denver, CO, Apr 4-7, 2011.
  • Najafi, A., Huang, D., Rais-Rohani, M., Abdi, F., and Heydari, C., “Simulation of Crushing Process in Composite Tubes,” Proceedings of the 51st AIAA/ASME/ ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, Apr 12-15, 2010.
  • Najafi, A. and Rais-Rohani, M., “Influence of Cross-Sectional Geometry on Crush Characteristics of Multi-cell Prismatic Columns,” Proceedings of the 49th AIAA/ASME/ ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, Apr 7-10, 2008.

Honors and Awards
  • The Konrad Dannenberg Educator Award, AIAA, Greater Huntsville Section, 2011
  • Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellow, The Boeing Company, 2008
  • Hearin Eminent Scholar, Bagley College of Engineering, MSU, 2006-2008
  • Best Paper Award (with R.W. Sullivan), Mechanics Division, 2008 Annual ASEE Conference
  • Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Bagley College of Engineering, MSU, 2007
  • Faculty of the Year, Department of Aerospace Engineering, MSU, 2005-2006
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, Bagley College of Engineering, MSU, 2004
  • Alumni Association’s Faculty Recognition Award for Upper-Level Teaching, MSU, 2002
  • John Grisham Master Teacher Award, MSU, 2000-2001
  • Hearin Professor of Engineering, Bagley College of Engineering, MSU, 1999-2000; 2000-2001
  • John Grisham Teaching Excellence Award, MSU, 1996

Professional Memberships
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Associate Fellow
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • SAE
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society