Karimi awarded competitive CSE fellowship


Pouyan Karimi
Pouyan Karimi
MechSE PhD candidate Pouyan Karimi has been selected as one of five Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Fellows for 2018-2019.

This competitive fellowship funds a 50 percent research assistantship and provides a travel allowance. As a CSE Fellow, Karimi plans to further his PhD research on “Multiphysics Simulation of Polymer Nanocomposites.”

His research focuses on the development of an accurate and efficient multiphysics solver for analyzing nanocomposites. The interdisciplinary project serves as a cornerstone for investigating effective properties—and it is computationally oriented, bringing together the disciplines of nanomechanics, eletromagnetics, and computational nanomaterials science. Karimi is working toward his doctoral degree in theoretical and applied mechanics (TAM), and is advised by Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski.

Students from twenty departments across campus applied for a CSE fellowship this year. This marks Karimi’s second CSE fellowship, and he was the only fellow to receive a renewal.

“Having a CSE fellowship helps me focus on my research and get access to CSE resources. During the past year, as a CSE fellow, I was very productive, publishing nine articles, including five journal papers and four conference presentations. Two of my papers in Journal of Applied Physics were selected and featured on the cover,” said Karimi.