Rouzbeh Amini

Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Associate Professor,  Bioengineering

Contact

Office

  • 508 ISEC
  • 617.373.7688

Research Focus

Biomechanics, mechanobiology, biotransport

Education

  • 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
  • Multi-scale Assessment of Biomechanical Alterations in Tricuspid Valves Following Pregnancy
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation

College Research Initiatives

Selected Publications

  • S.D. Salinas, M.M. Clark, R. Amini, The Effects of− 80° C Short-Term Storage on the Mechanical Response of Tricuspid Valve Leaflets, Journal of Biomechanics, 98, 2020, 109462
  • V.S. Thomas, V. Lai, R. Amini, A Computational Multi-Scale Approach to Investigate Mechanically-Induced Changes in Tricuspid Valve Anterior Leaflet Microstructure, Acta Biomaterialia, 94, 2019, 524-535
  • K. Amini Khoiy, K.T. Asgarian, F. Loth, R. Amini, Dilation of Tricuspid Valve Annulus Immediately After Rupture of Chordae Tendineae in Ex-Vivo Porcine Hearts, PLOS One, 13(11), 2018, e0206744
  • A.D. Pant, P. Gogte, V. Pathak-Ray, S.K. Dorairaj, R. Amini Increased Iris Stiffness in Patients with a History of Angle-Closure Glaucoma: An Image-Based Inverse Modeling Analysis, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 59(10), 2018, 4134-4142
  • S.H. Pahlavian, J. Oshinski, X. Zhong, F. Loth, R. Amini Regional Quantification of Brain Tissue Strain Using Displacement-Encoding with Stimulated Echoes Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 140(8), 2018

Faculty

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 […]

Faculty

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.

Faculty

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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