Principal Investigator

Mostafa Hassani

Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

Mostafa Hassani is an Assistant Professor jointly within the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Cornell.  Prior to that, he completed a Senior  Research Associate and Lecturer appointment at Cornell, a Post-doctoral appointment at MIT, and a PhD degree at Politecnico di Milano. His research interests lie at the intersection of solid mechanics, structural materials and additive manufacturing. Mostafa is particularly focused on understanding the behavior of materials under extreme conditions and solid-phase processing of materials.


Ph.D. Students

Lewei He

Education2019 BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia

Research Interests: Mechanical Behavior, Materials Characterizations, Surface Engineering  


Qi Tang

Education: 2019 MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

2016 BSc, Vehicle Engineering, Chongqing University

Research Interests: Mechanical Behavior, Gradient Materials, Finite Element


Joesph Giliberto

Education: 2018 MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

2013 BSc, Civil Engineering, Syracuse University

Research Interests: Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Alloy design, Indentation


Master Students

Ashwin Sahasranaman

Education2021,  BTech, Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing 


Jonathan Leszczynski

Education: 2021 BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing 


Yuan Yao

Education: 2021 BSc, Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University

Research Interests: Dynamic Behavior of Materials


Group Alumni

Graduate Students

Xuchen Wang, MSc 2020

Ultra-High Strain Rate Constitutive Modeling of Pure Titanium Using Particle Impact Test

Ruidong Wang, MSc 2021

Finite Element Simulation of Laser Shock Peening

Undergraduate Students

Diego Prado, 2021

Surface Mechanical Attrition

Visiting Scholars

Qi An, 2020, Harbin Institute of Technology

Gongjun Cui, 2020, Taiyuan University of Technology