Masoud K. Darabi, Ph.D.


Curriculum Vita


 Research Team


Masoud K. Darabi, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
University of Kansas
Learned Hall, 2160F
1530 W. 15th St., Lawrence, KS 66045 
Phone: 785-864-4473
Research Interests
  • Multi-physics constitutive modeling of materials such as bituminous materials, cement-based concrete, geomaterials, nanocomposites, and bio-materials
  • Multi-scale simulation of distresses in infrastructures, which can be used to predict distresses such as fatigue damage and permanent deformation of infrastructures (e.g., asphalt and cement-based concrete pavements, bridges, and structural elements).
  • Micro-mechanical simulations, which can be used in conducting virtual testing and design of sustainable infrastructure materials.
  • Molecular dynamic method, which can be used to investigate the response of materials at nano-scale and bridge these responses at different length scales.
A Brief Biography

Masoud Darabi is an associate professor at the University of Kansas. Prior to joining KU, he served as a research scientist and a postdoctoral scholar at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering-Materials, a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering-Structures, a M.S. in Mechanics of Solids and Structures, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Masoud Darabi’s research effort is aimed at design of self-healing fatigue-resistant materials and durable infrastructures through cutting-edge technologies in computational mechanics and material science. Within this theme, his current research efforts involve: (1) modeling multi-physics phenomena at multiple length and time scales to better understand the mechanisms that control damage and failure of materials, (2) development of FE software for design of engineering materials and structures, and (3) advancement of methods that make such studies possible.

Masoud Darabi is the co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal papers and several reports. He has presented his research accomplishments in more than 20 national and international conferences and received awards from different agencies, such as NSF (National Science Foundation), SES (Society of Engineering Science), and EMI (Engineering Mechanics Institute).

Positions Available

Graduate/undergraduate applications are welcome for research positions on projects involving material science and computational mechanics. A variety of experimental-computational research projects are possible including: multi-scale modeling, mechanics of infrastructure materials, constitutive modeling of multi-phase materials, and development of experimental-computational techniques to investigate chemo-hygro-mechanical response of materials.

Interested applicants should contact Prof. Masoud Darabi ( and include a detailed CV along with a brief cover letter.


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