Davoud Ebrahimi

Name: Davoud Ebrahimi

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Davoud Ebrahimi is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. He holds a PhD from MIT in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is the recipient of MIT’s Schoettler fellowship. During his PhD he worked on multiscale modeling of clay-water systems. His research focuses on using molecular simulation and multiscale modeling techniques to improve our knowledge of the behavior of natural materials. His goal is to develop a theoretical basis for the constitutive relationships between material properties, understand the reasons behind certain behaviors, and to improve modeling capabilities to design functional materials.


[1] D. Ebrahimi, A. J. Whittle, R. J.-M. Pellenq, "Effect of polydispersity of clay platelets on the aggregation and mechanical properties of clay at mesoscale", invited paper for special issue of Clays and Clay Minerals on computational molecular modeling, Accepted for publication, 2016.
[2] D. Ebrahimi, R. J.-M. Pellenq, A. J. Whittle, "Mesoscale simulation of clay aggregate formation and mechanical properties", Granular matter, 18(3), 1-8, 2016.
[3] D. Ebrahimi, A. J. Whittle, R. J.-M. Pellenq, "Mesoscale Properties of Clay Aggregates from Potential of Mean Force Representation of Interactions between Nanoplatelets", J. Chem. Phys., 140, 154309, 2014.
[4] H. Hantal, L. Brochard, H. Laubie, D. Ebrahimi, R. J. -M. Pellenq, F. J. Ulm, B. Coasne, "Atomistic scale modeling of elastic and failure properties of clays", Molecular Physics, 112 (9-10), 1294-1305, 2014.
[5] D. Ebrahimi, R. J.-M. Pellenq, A. J. Whittle, "Nanoscale Elastic Properties of Montmorillonite upon Water Adsorption" Langmuir, 28 (49), 16855-16863, 2012.