Dr. Soheil Soghrati is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering at OSU. He earned his PhD in Structural Engineering with Minor in Computational Science in Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2013. Immediately after earning his PhD, Dr. Soghrati joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at OSU as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Since January 2015, he has also been one of the steering board faculty members of the Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter). In June 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at OSU. Dr. Soghrati’s research interests lay in the area of computational solid mechanics, with focus on developing advanced microstructure reconstruction, mesh generation, and deep learning algorithms for the automated modeling and computational design of materials with complex microstructures. He has established the Automated Computational Mechanics Laboratory (ACML) at OSU. Current projects in ACML are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Defense, Honda R&D Americas, Ford, and Institute for Materials Research.


  • Deep learning algorithms for predicting material behavior, creating digital twins, and virtual reality applications

  • Microstructure reconstruction and mesh generation algorithms for the automated modeling of materials with complex geometries

  • Cancer engineering: predicting the risk of bone fracture in cancer patients, bone remodeling, and effect of radiation on bone structure

  • Modeling multiscale and multiphysics behavior of materials, including damage analyses

  • Phase field and meshfree methods for simulating localized corrosion processes in alloys

  • Digital manufacturing of flexible components for automotive applications