Ali Vahdati, PhD

Ali Vahdati, PhD

Ali Vahdati, PhD

Research interests are in the areas of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering. Examples include: Nonlinear solid mechanics, biomechanics and mechanobiology, finite element analysis, computational modeling techniques, tissue engineering, cell mechanics, continuum mechanics and physiological systems and modeling. 

About Dr. Ali Vahdati

Dr. Vahdati’s research is highly interdisciplinary and utilizes multi-scale and multi-physics computational modeling techniques combined with experimental characterization and imaging of biological and advanced materials. His past research experience includes design and analysis of novel medical devices while working for a Fortune 500 medical device company, and design and predictive modeling of personalized surgical techniques at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, and KU Leuven, Belgium.


Pearce, D., Fischer, S., Huda, F., & Vahdati, A. (2020). Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation in Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 1-13.

Modaresnezhad, M., Vahdati, A., Nemati, H., Ardestani, A., & Sadri, F. (2019). A rule-based semantic approach for data integration, standardization and dimensionality reduction utilizing the UMLS: Application to predicting bariatric surgery outcomes. Computers in biology and medicine, 106, 84-90.

Paul, E., Vahdati, A., (2019). On the Accuracy of Rigid and Homogeneous Distal Femur Finite Element Models, BMES Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Paul, E., Vahdati, A., (2019). Efficient Workflow for Articular Cartilage Segmentation Using 3D Slicer and Mimics, BMES Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Huda, F., Abdel-Salam, T. M., Hudson, N. E., & Vahdati, A. (2019, June). Investigation of the interplay between blood and thrombus mechanical properties: A 3D fluid-solid interaction model. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2019). Seven Springs, PA.

Research Mentees

Anup Pant, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Robert Ocampo – Undergraduate Student

Elliot Paul – Undergraduate Student

Olivia Sessoms – Undergraduate Student

Fatama Huda – Master’s Student


Ali Vahdati, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering
College of Engineering Technology
4214 Ross Hall