Ramin Jahanbin

“My publications have progressively attracted top researchers in the fields of uncertainty quantification, numerical mechanics, and isogeometric analysis."

Hometown: Coralville, Iowa

Year: Fourth-year PhD student

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Lab: Sharif Rahman Research Group

AdvisorSharif Rahman, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mathematical and computational sciences

What brought you to the Iowa Technology Institute?

I have always admired the high-quality research being carried out by the bright research teams at the ITI. This center is a brand for the University of Iowa, where numerous specialists actively develop novel methodologies in their high-tech laboratories. The reason I joined ITI was to contribute to this bright and innovative team of applied research to the best of my ability.

What do you work on and what do you enjoy most about your work? 

My research is focused on the development of novel uncertainty quantification methods, namely stochastic isogeometric analysis with application to the design and analysis of complex mechanical systems. I develop mathematical tools to quantify the randomness of an output of interest by use of my knowledge in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering. The most fascinating part of my work is solving realistic large-scale engineering problems. It is a rewarding experience to contribute to the uncertainty quantification society with our high-quality research.

What achievements are you most proud of? 

I am thrilled to have developed novel uncertainty quantification methods and proposed them to the community in top-quality journal publications. My publications have progressively attracted top researchers in the fields of uncertainty quantification, numerical mechanics, and isogeometric analysis. I have also been contacted by journal editors to review papers for highly respected research journals.