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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 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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