Mohsen Taheri Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Mohsen TaheriMohsen Taheri is a U-M ME PhD student and has been selected as a recipient of the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. We seek to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.

Taheri's research is looking into improving the fundamental relationships between the microstructures and mechanical properties are key to enhance the functional properties of metallic materials. The objective of his PhD research work is to utilize a combined multiscale experimental and computational framework to better understand the origins of the weakness in the mechanical properties of anisotropic metallic materials including 3-D printed metals and magnesium alloys. It is intended to (i) gain a fundamental understanding of the three-dimensional microstructural characteristic of metallic alloys, (ii) unravel the role of interfaces such as grain boundary and melt pool boundary on the mechanical response of materials (iii) develop a comprehensive computational model for accurately predicting the mechanical response of anisotropic metallic materials, and (iv) optimize the manufacturing process conditions to reinforce the mechanical response of metallic parts. Obtaining such unrivaled knowledge would provide the scientific underpinning crucial to the design of future metallic alloys.

Congratulations to Mohsen Taheri!