Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2019
  • M.S., Civil, Geotechnical-Structural Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2015
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2012
Professional Honors
  • Student of the Year Award, Transportation Research Board (TRB), DC, 2019
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Dr. Nasouri specializes in structural mechanics, dynamics and vibrations, mechanics of materials, fracture mechanics, and finite element analysis (FEA). He has broad experience performing numerical analyses for different applications, including industrial equipment, oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, and buildings under extreme loads such as explosions, ballistic impact, high-energy impact, environmental conditions (e.g., hurricane, wind, flood), and harsh temperature environments. 

Dr. Nasouri has extensive experience with the commercial finite element software packages Abaqus and LS-DYNA.

Prior to joining Exponent, he conducted various blast and impact analyses to evaluate structural integrity, as well as problems involving structural dynamics, smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH), composite materials, and crashworthiness & occupant safety. Dr. Nasouri has experience applying his expertise to a variety of design evaluations and optimizations, and root cause failure analyses pertinent to both structural integrity and protective design systems. Dr. Nasouri received his Ph.D. from the Civil Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). His Ph.D. research focused on developing high-fidelity computational (FEA) models for prognosis and mitigation of weldment cracking in high-mast illumination poles due to hot-dip galvanization. The research approach used a coupled temperature-displacement simulation to provide a solution for the high temperature and stress/displacement fields induced by the hot-dip galvanizing process. During his Ph.D., Dr. Nasouri was the lead FEA engineer evaluating the dynamic response of structural bridges subjected to natural hazards using fluid-structure interaction (FSI) methods. While at UTSA, Dr. Nasouri was a technical advisor to the multi-disciplinary UTSA transportation team which developed novel renewable energy solutions. Specifically, Dr. Nasouri was involved in implementing piezoelectric, thermal electric generators (TEG), and cooling modules to simulate the mechanism for harvesting mechanical and thermal energies from roadways. While at UTSA, he also served as a finite element analysis instructor along with providing formal mentorship to Ph.D. candidates focusing on various applications of FEA methods in real-world problems. At Exponent, Dr. Nasouri is interested in extending his skillset to support high-fidelity simulations accounting for design evaluation, risk analysis, and failure analysis of biomedical devices. Additionally, Dr. Nasouri's expertise in impact analysis is applicable to injury biomechanics, including blast injury, ballistic injury, spine and traumatic brain injury, and injury mitigation.