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Farhang Pourboghrat


Dr. Farhang Pourboghrat received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Iowa, and his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1990.  From 1990 to 1998, Farhang worked as a staff scientist at the Alcoa Technical Center. From 1998-2015 he served as a faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan State University. Currently, Farhang is a Professor at the Ohio State University with a joint appointment in the Integrated Systems Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments. Dr. Pourboghrat is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Sigma Xi technical honor society. He has served as a member of the steering and scientific committee for the Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Forming Processes (NUMISHEET) conference since 2005.  He co-organized the 2005 Numisheet conference in Detroit, MI.

Research Areas

Engineered materials and modeling of advanced forming processes, including warm forming of sheet metals, tube hydroforming, and composite thermo-hydroforming. His research has a strong emphasis on the computational modeling of forming processes using microstructure-sensitive material models such as crystal plasticity and advanced phenomenological yield functions.