Rouzbeh Amini

Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Associate Professor,  Bioengineering



  • 508 ISEC
  • 617.373.7688

Research Focus

Biomechanics, mechanobiology, biotransport


  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society for Eye Research (ISER)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Research Overview

Biomechanics, mechanobiology, biotransport

Selected Research Projects

  • In-vivo Assessment of Human Iris Mechanical Properties
    • Principal Investigator, BrightFocus Foundation
  • Multiscale Model of Tricuspid Valve Repair Surgery
    • Principal Investigator, American Heart Association

College Research Initiatives

Selected Publications

  • Pant, AD; Gogte, P; Dorairaj, SK; Pathak-Ray, V; Amini, R*; (2018) “Increased Iris Stiffness in Patients with a History of Angle-Closure Glaucoma: An Image-based Inverse Modeling Analysis.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 59(10):4134-4142.
  • Copploe, A; Vatani, M; Amini, R; Choi, J; Tavana, H; (2018) “Engineered Airway Models to Study Liquid Plug Splitting at Bifurcations: Effects of Orientation and Airway Size.” J Biomech Eng. 140(9):091012.
  • Heidari Pahlavian, S; Oshinski, J; Zhong, X; Loth, F; Amini, R*; (2018) “Regional Quantification of Brain Tissue Strain Using Displacement-Encoding with Stimulated Echoes MRI.” J Biomech Eng.
  • Ham, T; Rezvanifar, SC; Thomas, VS; Amini, R*; (2018) “Using Hands-on Physical Computing Projects to Teach Computer Programming to Biomedical Engineering Students.” J Biomech Eng. 140(8):081007.
  • Amini-Khoiy, K; Pant, AD; Amini, R*; (2018) “Quantification of Material Constants for a
    Phenomenological Constitutive Model of Porcine Tricuspid Valve Leaflets for Simulation Applications.” J Biomech Eng. 140(9): 094503.


Jan 19, 2021

COE Alumnus, Now Professor Focuses in the Interdisciplinary Fields of Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Rouzbeh Amini, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, jointly appointed in bioengineering, first came to Northeastern in the early 2000s pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He recalls his days as a graduate student at Northeastern fondly and didn’t imagine that he’d ever get the chance to come back to the university as […]


Nov 03, 2020

Understanding Biomechanical Changes in Heart Valves Following Pregnancy

MIE/BioE Associate Professor Rouzbeh Amini is researching “Multi-scale Assessment of Biomechanical Alterations in Tricuspid Valves Following Pregnancy” – a project awarded to him as an NSF CAREER Award in 2018.


Jan 03, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Rouzbeh Amini

Rouzbeh Amini joins the Mechanical Engineering department in January 2020 as an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in Bioengineering.

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