Reza Ghaffari M.Sc.

Reza Ghaffari M.Sc.



Advisor / Co. Advisor

Prof. Sauer

Thesis Title

Continuum Mechanical Surrogate Models of Atomistic Surface Manifolds


AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstra├če 2a
D-52062 Aachen

Office: 205
Phone: +49 241 80 99750
Fax: +49 241 80 628498
Email: ghaffari(AT)aices(DOT)rwth-aachen(DOT)de


  • Since 10/2015 Doctoral studies, Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • 09/2011 - 02/2012 M.Sc. in Aerospace Structures, Aerospace Department, Sharif University, Iran
  • 09/2006 - 07/2010 B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Depatment, KNT-University, Iran

Research Interest

  • Nonlinear continuum mechanics, finite element and thermoelasticity
  • Computational contact (frictional & adhesive contact)
  • Multiscale simulation
  • Molecular mechanics and dynamics, and quantum mechanics
  • Structural dynamics and vibration of continuous systems
  • Isogeometric analysis (IGA)
  • Plasticity and damage mechanics



  • 88th GAMM Annual Meeting, Weimar, Germany (March 6-10, 2017).
  • 89th GAMM Annual Meeting, Munich, Germany (March 19-23, 2017).
  • ESMC10 : 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy (July 2-6, 2018).

Research Gallery

Graphene Structures

Indentation of graphene, and bending and torsion of carbon nanotubes
(Ghaffari et al., 2017)
Nonlinear modal analysis of adhesive graphene sheets, and carbon nanotubes
(Ghaffari and Sauer, 2018)

Modified Boundary Cauchy-Born

Relaxation of nanogear and nanopyramid
(Ghaffari et al., 2015)


Continuum mechanical surrogate models of atomistic surface manifolds