Dr. Arash Afshar

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Professor Dr. Arash Afshar


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Composite Materials

Research/Professional/Teaching Interests

Research Interests

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Director of Composite Materials Laboratory with interests in fabrication and characterization of composite materials
  • Mechanical design
  • Stress and finite element analysis
  • Thin film deposition

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering such as:

  • Applied elasticity
  • Composite materials
  • Dynamics
  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Finite element methods
  • Mechanical engineering laboratories
  • Machine design
  • Solid mechanics
  • Statics
  • Visualization and solid modeling

Other Interests

  • Hiking
  • Playing Chess
  • Swimming
  • Traveling

Recent Publications

  • Afshar, A., Mihut, D. M. (2020) Enhancing durability of 3D printed polymer structures by metallization. Journal of Materials Science & Technology, in press.
  • Khadka, A., Fick, B., Afshar, A., Tavakoli, M., Baqersad, J. (2020) Non-contact vibration monitoring of rotating wind turbines using a semi-autonomous UAV, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Volume 138.
  • Afshar, A., Mihut, D. M., Chen, P. (2020) Effects of environmental exposures on carbon fiber epoxy composites protected by metallic thin films. Journal of Composite Materials, 54, 167-177.
  • Afshar, A., Mihut, D. M., Baqersad, J., Hill, S. D. (2019). Study of metallic thin films on epoxy matrix as protective barrier to ultraviolet radiation. Surface and Coatings Technology, 367, 41-48.
  • Mihut, D. M., Afshar, A., Lackey, L. W., Lee, K. (2019). Antibacterial Effectiveness of Metalized Water Filter Paper by Magnetron Sputtering Deposition. Surface and Coatings Technology, 368, 59-66.
  • Bharadwaj, K., Sheidaei, A., Afshar, A., Baqersad, J. (2019). Full-field strain prediction using mode shapes measured with digital image correlation. Measurement, 139, 326-333.
  • Afshar, A., Mihut, D. M., Hill, S. D., Baqersad, J. (2018). Synergistic effects of environmental exposures on polymer matrix with or without metallic coating protection. Journal of Composite Materials, 52(27), 3773-3784.
  • Afshar, A. (2017). Synergistic effects of marine environments and flexural fatigue on carbon fiber-vinyl ester composites protected by gelcoat. Journal of Composite Materials, 51(26), 3711-3717.


Office:Engineering Building 105F