Dr. Farshad Roohbakhshan

Dr. Farshad Roohbakhshan



Advisor / Co. Advisor

Prof. Sauer


Membrane and Shell Formulations for Biological Materials such as Arteries and Lung Tissue


AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
D-52062 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80 99750
Fax: + 49 (0) 241 80 628 498
Email: roohbakhshan (AT) aices (DOT) rwth-aachen (DOT) de
@ResearchGate @Linkedin


10/2012 - 11/2017 Doctoral Candidate at AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
10/2010 - 09/2012 Master of Science in Simulation Sciences
German Research School for Simulation Sciences
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
10/2005 - 09/2009 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
University of Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Contact Mechanics and Biomechanics
Member of Computational Contact and Adhesion Mechanics Research Group


Duong, T.X., Roohbakhshan, F., Sauer, R.A.: "A new rotation-free isogeometric thin shell formulation and a corresponding continuity constraint for patch boundaries", Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg., published online, 2016, pdf

Roohbakhshan, F., Duong, T.X., Sauer, R.A.: "A projection method to extract biological membrane models from 3D material models", J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mat. 58, pp. 90-104, 2016, pdf

Professional Career

07/2011 - 11/2011 Student Assistant at Graduate School AICES,RWTH Aachen, Germany
04/2011 - 07/2011 Student Assistant at Institute for Applied Mechanics (IFAM), RWTH Aachen, Germany
09/2008 - 03/2010 Teaching Assistant at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran