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Mohammad Rahimi

Mohammad Rahimi

I received my Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (Iran). Then, I joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona Tech) Barcelona, Spain, where I received my PhD in 2013. During my PhD, I worked with Dr. Marino Arroyo on shape dynamics and hydrodynamics of biological membranes, by developing continuum models, large-scale numerical simulations. I also visited the lab of Prof. Howard Stone, at Princeton University for six months, where I was able to perform in-vitro experiments on dynamical shape transformations of synthesized lipid bilayers upon interaction with cholesterol, using microfluidic devices and confocal microscopy. I also studied the nonlinear mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes by developing multiscale modeling (atomistic based continuum model) and computational simulations.

Selected Publications

  • S. Shin, E. Um, B. S. Jesse, T. A. Patrick, M. Rahimi, P. B. Warren, H. A. Stone, Size-dependent control of colloid transport via solute gradients in dead-end channels, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 113 (2) 2016
  • M. Rahimi, K. Zhang, M. Arroyo, Computing the volume enclosed by a periodic surface and its variation to model a follower pressure, Computational Mechanics, 1-7 (2015).
  • Khalifat, M. Rahimi, A. Bitbol, M. Seigneuret, J. Fournier, N. Puff, M. Arroyo, M. I. Angelova, Interplay of packing and flip-flop in local bilayer deformation, Bio. Phys. J. 107.4, 879-890 (2014).
  • M. Rahimi, A. DeSimone, M. Arroyo, Curved fluid membranes behave laterally as effective viscoelastic media, Soft Matter, 9.46, 11033-11045 (2013).
  • M. Staykova, M. Arroyo, M. Rahimi, H. A. Stone, Confined bilayers passively regulate shape and stress, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110-02801 (2013).
  • M. Rahimi, M. Arroyo, Shape dynamics, lipid hydrodynamics, and the complex viscoelasticity of bilayer membranes, Phys. Rev. E., 86, 011932 (2012).
  • M. Rahimi, S. Ziaei-Rad, Uncertainty treatment in forced Response calculation of mistuned bladed disk, J. Math. Comput. Simulat. 80, 1746–1757 (2010).