Dr. Mohammad Marvi-Mashhadi

Current professional background:

I am a Research Associate at the Nonlinear Solid Mechanics group, Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, University Carlos III de Madrid,  Spain

Field of research:

Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, Computational mechanics

Purpose of your last research visit:

Development and validation of a modelling strategy based on finite element (FE) analysis of a representative volume element (RVE) of a functionally graded (FG) foam microstructure.

Relation to the University of Siegen and/or to the local host:

I am currently involved in a project with objective of finite element modelling of acceleration-induced pressure gradients and cavitation in soft biomaterials. This collaboration is in form of mentoring of PhD student supervised by Professor Kerstin Weinberg in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Siegen.

Future projects / Activities:

After I have finished my time as a visiting scientist to Siegen research project in Siegen I will definitely try to come back again to Germany to continue my research activities.

Impressions of Siegen:

I found Siegen to be the ideal place to concentrate on my research and study, while avoiding any distractions caused by daily life. The nature is fantastic and absolutely eye-catching. I enjoyed walking beside the river almost every day. I would describe it as a really cosy place to live with all facilities you might need and well connected to the rest of Germany. The university environment was really dynamic and my time there was one of the most productive ones. I would like to thank all those who work at the university, especially those who work in the welcome center for international researchers. They have made me and everyone else coming to Siegen feel at home here, thanks to them my stay here will be a memory that will never be forgotten.