Dr. Alireza Sarvestani

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Professor Dr. Alireza SarvestaniEducation

  • Ph.D., Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institution
  • M.S., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology Tehran
  • B.S., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology Tehran


Cell Biomechanics, Polymer Mechanics, and Solid Mechanics

Research/Professional Interests

Dr. Alireza Sarvestani’s research interest is focused on solid mechanics and condensed matter physics. He is currently working on biomechanics of biological cells (mechanotransduction and rigidity sensing) and mechanics of polymeric systems (rheology, polymer networks, transient networks, and polymer composites).

Recent Publications

  • Moshaei, M., Tehrani, M., Sarvestani, A.S., 2019. Rolling adhesion of leukocytes on soft substrates: Does substrate stiffness matter? Journal of Biomechanics, 91, 32-42.
  • Tehrani, M., Ghalamzan, Z. Sarvestani, A.S., 2018. Polydispersity controls the Strength of Semi-Flexible Polymer Networks. Physical Biology 15, 066002.
  • Moshaei, M., Sarvestani, A.S., 2018. On stability of specific adhesion of particles to membranes in simple shear flow. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 141 (1), 011005.
  • Tehrani, M., Sarvestani, A.S., 2017. Effect of chain length distribution on the mechanical strength of polymeric networks. European Polymer Journal 87, 136-146.
  • Sarvestani, A.S., Tehrani, M., 2017. Force-driven growth of intercellular junctions. Journal of Theoretical Biology 421, 101-111


Office: Engineering Building 105E