Knowledge is power, therefore, try to make yourself powerful!

Keivan Kiani, Ph.D.


The expert field of Dr. Kiani is modelling of structures from nano- to macro- scales. After finding the physical nature of phenomena of concern, a suitable model is developed. This is the most critical stage in developing a simple but a sophisticated model aimed to capture of interest data. After this stage, he commonly uses meshfree methods as well as analytical solutions to interpret the physical/chemical/engineering nature of the phenomena of concern. His current research focuses on advanced continuum-based modeling of vibrations of assemblage of nanostructures such as vertically aligned single- and double-walled carbon nanotubes as well as current-carrying nanowires which are expected to be building blocks of the upcoming micro-/nano- electromechanical systems.



Major scientific contributions:

 Theoretical explorations of microcell and macrocell corrosion of steel reinforcements in reinforced concrete structures via generalized reproducing kernel particle method.

 Analytical and numerical modeling of nanotubes acted upon by moving nanoparticles accounting for friction, van der Waals interactional forces, inertia, and nonlocality effects.

 Wave propagation in, and vibration behavior of magnetically affected conductive nanostructures via advanced theories of elasticity.

 Continuum-based modeling of van der Waals interactional forces between orthogonal carbon nanotubes.

 Column buckling of-, vibrations of-, and wave propagation in- vertically aligned membranes and forests of carbon nanotubes using nonlocal discrete and continuous models.

 Static, buckling, dynamic instability, and vibrations of current-carrying surface energetic nanowires in the presence of magnetic fields.

 Development of nonlocal-surface energy-based models for dynamic analysis of nanostructures.



Expert degrees:

Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2002-2010.

Ph.D. Thesis: Deterioration of reinforced concrete structures due to reinforcement corrosion via an elasticity solution and a meshless technique.


M.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1999-2001.

M.Sc. Thesis: A study of corrosion mechanism in reinforced concrete structures using reproducing kernel particle method.


B.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 1995-1999.