Ali Ramazani

Research Scientist
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Tel: (734) 476-2336

Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist
Department of Aerospace Engineering 
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Tel: (734) 476-2336

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany, 2013
Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2005
Materials Science and Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Iran, 2002

Academic Positions:
Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017-present.
Assistant Professor, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2016-present.
Research Scientist, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2016-2018.
Research Fellow, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2013–2016.
Research Assistant, RWTH-Aachen University, 2008–2013.
Lecturer, University of Tabriz, 2005–2008.

Research Interests
My research focus is on the fundamental principles of processing/structure/property/performance relations as a function of local material properties at the micro- and nano-scale. I develop and apply new concepts and methods for multiscale analysis and design of materials, considering the mechanisms that operate at multiple length/time scales that define and control material behavior. For this purpose, I combine high accuracy material characterization of materials with novel multi-scale simulation methods to predict material properties more accurately. Combining them successfully will lead to significant improvements in understanding and studying the structural, thermodynamic, mechanical, optical, and transport properties of studied materials at a fundamental level. The results from such studies can aid to design new high performance materials with superior properties.

Honors and Awards
  1. Finalist of AIAA Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Prize, 2018.
  2. Became a permanent resident of The United States of America as an EB1-A, a scientist with extraordinary abilities, 2015.
  3. According to the Thomson Reuters database, 4 of 2012 papers, 3 of 2013 papers, and 2 of 2014 papers are among the top 10% most cited papers in the field of materials science for their respective years. In addition, 1 of 2013 papers placed into the top 1% most cited papers in the field of materials science.
  4. The following papers are listed in ScienceDirect TOP25's Hottest Articles in 2013:
    • A. Ramazani et al., Int. J. plasticity, 2013, 48, 128-152.
    • A. Ramazani et al.,Comput. Mater. Sci., 2013, 75, 35-44.
    • A. Ramazani et al., Comput. Mater. Sci., 2013, 80, 134-141.
  5. Honored by the minister of science, research and innovation of NRW, Germany as an outstanding researcher, 2012
  6. Scientific staff with full-time research fellowship at RWTH Aachen University, 2008–2013.
  7. Became a permanent resident of Germany as a high-qualified scholar, 2011.
  8. Ranked among the top 5% of the M.Sc. program, 20022005.
  9. Ranked among the top 5% of the B.Sc. program, 19982002.
  10. Ranked and honored in top 1% national Mathematics Olympiad, 19971998.

In the News...

  1. Our paper entitled "A novel ultra-sensitive impedimetric immunosensor for detection of serum antigen CA-125 in ovarian cancer patients" is featured in News, 2015.