Barakati, Amir

Amir Barakati
Associate Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Gaige, 224

    Dr. Amir Barakati received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Iowa in 2012. During his PhD studies and the subsequent postdoctoral research, he investigated electro-magneto-thermo-mechanical coupling in composite materials and NURBS-based finite element analysis of cloth simulation.

    Dr. Barakati joined Penn State Berks in 2015 and teaches ME and EMET courses including Strength of Materials (EMCH 213), Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (ME 349), Introduction to Engineering Design (EDSGN 100), Mechanics for Technology (EMET 222), Circuit Analysis for Engineers (EE 211), Electrical Systems (EET 105), and the Instrumentation Lab. He is also a project coordinator for the Berks Learning Factory and a faculty advisor for the multi-disciplinary PADEP (Pfreimer Adaptive Equipment Project).

    Research Interests

    Computational Solid Mechanics

    Composite Materials

    Multi-functional Structures

    Field Coupling

    Finite Element Analysis

    Energy-Efficient Architectural Design


    Hatefnia, N., Barakati, A., Ghobad, M., Eslam Panah, A., Unified Evaluation of Total Radiation in Urban Environments, Architectural Science Review, 60(4). pp. 266-274, 2017.

    Barakati A. and Zhupanska O.I., Mechanical Response of Electrically Conductive Laminated Composite Plates in the Presence of an Electromagnetic Field, Journal of Composite Structures, Vol. 113, pp. 298-307, 2014.

    Barakati A. and Zhupanska O.I., Field Coupling Analysis in Electrically Conductive Composites, In: Mechanics and Design of Smart Composites, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2014.

    Barakati A. and Zhupanska O.I., Influence of the Electric Current Waveform on the Dynamic Response of the Electrified Composites, Int. Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 9(1), pp. 11-20, 2013.

    Barakati A. and Zhupanska O.I., Thermal and Mechanical Response of a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite to a Transverse Impact and In-Plane Pulsed Electromagnetic Loads, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 134(3), 031004, 2012.

    Barakati A. and Zhupanska O.I., Analysis of the Effects of a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field on the Dynamic Response of Electrically Conductive Composites, Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling, 36(12), pp. 6072–6089, 2012.


    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Iowa

    MSc, Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

    BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology