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Dr. Reza A. Mirshams
 Contact Information
Dr. Reza A. Mirshams
Professor-Engineering Technology
Contact address   Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationMail Box: 310440, Discovery Park, Room No.: F128 
Email  Reza.Mirshams@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2594   
Keywords Metallurgy, Mechanical, Engineering,Fatigue and Fracture,Manufacturing   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Metallurgical and Materials Engineering School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK 1980
Master of Science Metallurgical and Materials Engineering University of Tehran 1973
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015ENGR3450002Engineering Materials Download Syllabus
Summer 10W 2015ENGR3450001Engineering Materials  
Spring 2015ENGR2302003Dynamics Download Syllabus
Fall 2014ENGR3451003Engineering Materials Lab Download Syllabus
Fall 2014ENGR3451001Engineering Materials Lab Download Syllabus
Fall 2014ENGR3450001Engineering Materials Download Syllabus
Fall 2013MSES5160001Creep and Fatigue in Engineering Design and System Performance Download Syllabus
Fall 2013MSES5030001Product Design and Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ENGR2302001Dynamics Download Syllabus
Spring 2012MEEN3100001Manufacturing Processes Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ENGR2301001Statics Download Syllabus
Spring 2011MEEN1210001Mechanical and Energy Engineering Practice II Download Syllabus
Spring 2010ENGR2302001Dynamics96 
Fall 2011MSES5800006Studies in Engineering Systems  
Fall 2011MEEN5810715Selected Topics of Contemporary Interest in  
Fall 2011MEEN5800715Selected Topics of Contemporary Interest in  
Fall 2011MEEN4810715Topics in Mechanical & Energy Engineering  
Fall 2011MEEN4800715Topics in Mechanical & Energy Engineering  
Fall 2011MEEN3100001Manufacturing Processes  
Fall 2011ENGR2302001Dynamics Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ENGR2301001Statics Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Solid Mechanics and Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Micro and Nano Scales Deformation and Materials Performance
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2000-PresentProfessorDepartment of Engineering TechnologyCollege of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
2010-2013Associate ChairMechanical and Energy EngineeringCollege of EngineeringUnivrsity of North Texas
2002-2009Associate DeanDean's OfficeCollege of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
2003-2004Interim ChairMaterials Science and Engineering DepartmentCollege of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
1995-2000Adjunct ProfessorMechanical Engineering DepartmentCollege of EngineeringLouisiana State University
1987-20008/1987 - 5/1993 Assistant Professor, 8/1993-7/1998 Associate Professor, 8/1998 – 8/2000 Full ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringCollege of EngineeringSouthern University-Baton Rouge, Louisiana
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
Determination of Mechanical Properties on Different Mexican Composite Portland Cements by Atomic Force Microscopy Nanoindentation
Melissa Maria Monroy-Hernandez, Lorena Romero-Salazar, Reza Mirshams, Juan Carlos Arteaga-Arcos
Conference paper
Experimental Analysis and Computational Modeling of Pile-Up Formation in Nanoindentation
Zhenghang Zhao, Zhiqiang Wang, Reza Mirshams
Mex. J. Mat. Sci. Eng.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“Effect of Pile-Up on Nanoindentation Measurements of Polycrystalline Bulk Metals,” Advance Materials Research, Vol. 853, (2014), pp. 143-150.
Reza Mirshams and Ashish Srivastava
Trans Tech Publications
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“Characterization of the Grain-Level Mechanical Behavior of Eglin Sand by Nanoindentation,” Journal of Experimental Mechanics, DOI 10.1007/s11340-013-9845-z
Fang Wang, Boshen Fu, Huiyang Luo, Sarah Staggs, Reza A. Mirshams, William L. Cooper, Seong Y. Park, Moon J. Kim, Craig Hartley, Hongbing Lu
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Review of Biomechanical Studies of Arteries and Their Effect on Stent Implant Performance, International Journal of Cardiology.
Aleksandra Fortier, Vikranth Gullapalli; Reza A Mirshams
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2000-PresentMetallurgical and Materials Transactions, ASM and TMS PublicationsKey Reader (Member of the Board of Review) 
 Journal of Materials Research (MRS)Reviewer 
 Journal of Sound and VibrationReviewer 
 Journal of Advanced MaterialsReviewer 
 ASEE annual conferenceReviewer 
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2013UNT-UAEMPresenterUAEM Research Center, MExico
2012ABET SymposiumParticipantABET
2011EAC Program Evaluator TrainingParticipantABET
2011Program AssessmentParticipantABET
2008Leadership WorkshopWorkshop ParticipationUNT Deans, Associate Deans and Chairs
2002Joint 2002 Contractors Meeting in Metallic Materials and Ceramic MaterialsWorkshop ParticipationAir Force Office of Scientific Research, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 12-14, 2002.
2000Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)-Fabrication and hot topicsWorkshop ParticipationMRS Workshop
2000Measuring mechanical properties in nanometer regimeWorkshop ParticipationMRS Workshop, Boston
1999Polycrystalline Si and SiC as Materials for MEMSWorkshop ParticipationBoston, MA
1997Integrating Design into Engineering CurriculumWorkshop ParticipationSouthern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1996Materials Selection for twenty-first CenturyWorkshop ParticipationMassachusetts Institute of Technology
1995Material Processing and Manufacturing-Educating for the FutureWorkshop ParticipationMaterials Week 1995, Cleveland, OH, October 29-November 2, 1995
1994Fractography in the Failure Analysis of Engineering StructuresWorkshop ParticipationMaterials Week 1994, Rosemont, Chicago, IL, October 1994
1994Materials Science and Engineering Education at 21st CenturyWorkshopUCSD, May 20, 1994
1991Product Realization WorkshopWorkshopMechanical Engineering Design Division, Stanford University, Sponsored by Engineering Education Coalition-NSF, August 18-30, 1991
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Associate Dean Named
InHouse UNT

toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2012 2012 Effects of Pile-Up and Sinking on Nanoindentation Measurements of Crystalline Materials
International ASME Annual Conference, Houston, November 9-15, 2012
2010 2010 Mechanical Properties Measurement of Sand Grains by Nanoindentation
2010 Annual Meeting Society For Experimental Mechanics (SEM), Indianapolis, June 7-10, 2010
2007 2007 Pile-up Effect in Indentation of Metallic Materials
International Indentation Workshop 3, Cavendish laboratory, Cambridge, U.K. 15-20 July 2007
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2004-2009An Implementation Grant for “A Project and Design Oriented innovative Electrical Engineering Curriculum”NSF$998,690Co-PICompleted
2005-2008A Planning Grant for an Innovative Interdisciplinary Mechanical and Energy Engineering CurriculumResearch Experience for Teachers (RET), NSF$119,980Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2004A Planning Grant for “A Project and Design Oriented innovative Electrical Engineering Curriculum”NSF$99,972Co-PICompleted
1998-2003Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry (EPC) at Timbuktu Academy (EPC-Timbuktu Academy)Office of Naval Research$2,885,000Co-PICompleted
1999-2001A Planning Grant for a Center of Research Excellence in Micro and Nano Science and EngineeringNSF EPSCoR, Louisiana Board of Regents$53,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-2001An Investigation for Fracture Toughness and Creep Behavior in Carbon Doped Nanocrystalline NickelOffice of Naval Research, Collaborartion with Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York$421,692Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996-1999Development of Integrated Methodology for Engine Component Design and Design OptimizationNASA-Lewis Research Center Collaboration with Washington State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory$360,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1993-1998Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry (EPC) at Timbuktu Academy (EPC-Timbuktu Academy)Office of Naval Research$2,920,170Co-PICompleted
1996-1997Advanced Mechanical Properties of Aerospace Engine MaterialsLaSPACE, The Louisiana space Consortium Collaboration with LSU$28,000Co-PICompleted
1994-1997Effects of Biaxial Stretching and Aging Process on Tensile Properties of Al-Li SheetsLouisiana Board of Regents, A collaboration with Martin Marietta Manned Space Systems, Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory, and LSU-Mechanical Engineering Department$360,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1993-1997Determination of High Temperature Mechanical Properties and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion for Advanced AlloysU. S. Army, Tank & Automotive Command (TACOM)$185,895Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1993-1996Wear Analysis of Superabrasive Diamond ToolsLouisiana Board of Regents and S.E.A. Diamond Tools USA, Inc. A collaborative research with Louisiana State University-Department of Mechanical Engineering, and industry$293,350Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1994Engineering Research and Education Enhancement through Acquisition of Material Testing EquipmentLouisiana Board of Regents$39,600Co-PICompleted
1990-1992Effects of Prestrain and Strain State on Work Hardening Behavior of Ultra Low Carbon Sheet SteelsNational Science Foundation (NSF-ROA). A collaborative research with Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center at the Colorado School of Mines and Armco Research and Technology Center Middletown, Ohio$100,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1989-1990to work on fracture mechanics and residual stress measurements of zircaloy-2 tubesResearch contract by Battelle (Pacific Northwest Laboratory)$63,917Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1989for work on the compression testing of intermetallic nickel aluminideSummer student research fund by Olin Corporation$2,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1988-1989to work on deformation processing of ordered intermetallic nickel aluminidesResearch contract by Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (ECUT-DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)$38,592Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013-PresentMultiscale ModelingUNT$5,000Principal InvestigatorActive
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
1995-PresentExpert Consulting and WitnessSenior Personnel Forensic Engineering
1982-1984NAB MetalSenior Personnel Plant Design
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
toggle toggle Affiliations
Post Doctoral Associates
Drs. Z.X. Li
C. Xiao
and K. Wang
toggle toggle Teaching
Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Composite Materials

Deformation and Fracture in Engineering Materials

Deformation Mechanisms in Solid Materials

Engineering Ethics

Engineering Materials

Engineering Mechanics (Dynamics)

Engineering Mechanics (Statics)

Manufacturing Processes

Materials and Mechanics in MEMS Devices

Materials Failure Analysis

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Selection for Engineering Applications

Materials Selection for Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Mechanics of Materials (Strength of Materials)

Non-traditional Manufacturing Processes

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2009-PresentOkaforMSGraduate ResearchThesis
2005-2008Ashish SrivastavaMSGraduate ResearchThesis
2004-2006Suman VadlakondaMSGraduate ResearchThesis
2002-2005Raja M. PothapragadaMSGraduate ResearchThesis
2001-2003Padma Lakahmi ParakalaMSGraduate ResearchThesis
1998-2000Michael C. AbernathyMSGraduate ResearchThesis
1996-200020 students sponsored by EPC-Timbuktu Academy and Aerospace and Research Education Program (AREP) Undergraduate ResearchProject
1995-2000Karen E. CrosbyPhDGraduate ResearchDIssertation
1990-2000Kenika N. Mixon Undergraduate ResearchDetermination of the Linear Coefficient ofThermal Expansion,” Proceedings, NCUR XI (1997)
1990-2000Marcus K. Thomas Undergraduate Research“Study of the WC/Diamond Interface and Wear Characteristics in Hot-Pressed Composite Tools,” presented at 1995 NCUR
1995-1999Ercan BalikciPhDGraduate ResearchDissertation
1994-1998Jerro H. DwaynePhDGraduate ResearchDissertation
1993-1995four (6) junior and senior high school students recruited nationally and sponsored by NASA-Sharp plus program (2 students joined our program at SUBR later.) Industry Mentoring/AdvisingProject
1993-1994Deborah I. Sims Undergraduate ResearchProject
1991-1994Karen E. Crosby Undergraduate ResearchProject
2010- BS-MSUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising 
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-PresentCENG Curriculum CMemberDepartment
2011-PresentMEE Strategic PlanningMemberDepartment
2010-PresentABET AccreditationChairMEE Department
2010-PresentMEE Undergrad. CCChairDepartment
2011-2012MEE Faculty SearchmemberDepartment
2010-2011Enngineering PACChairCollege
2008-2011International EducationMemberUniversity
2009-2010State Wide Mech Engr Tranfer ArticulationMemebrTexas
2008-2009University Scholars Day Planning CommitteeMemeberUniversity
2008-2009Undergraduate Curriculum CommitteeChairCollege
2003-2009College Executive CommitteeMemeberCollege
2002-2009University Curriculum CommitteeMemberUniversity
2005-2008MEE Chair Search CommitteeChairCollege
2003-2008Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemeberCollge
2002-2008Curriculum CommitteeChairCollege
2002-2003PAC/P&TChairDepartment of Engineering Technology, UNT
2000-2002Department Tenure and Promotion CommitteeMemberETEC Dept., UNT
2000-2002Faculty Search CommitteeChairDepartment of Engineering Technology,UNT
2001Tenure and Promotion Appeal CommitteeMemberCollege of Arts and Sciences, UNT
2000-2001Faculty Search CommitteeMemberDepartment of Materials Science, UNT
1999-2001University Tenure and Promotion CommitteeMemberSUBR
1999-2000Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Mechanical EngineeringChairSUBR
1999Selection Committee, Vice-Chancellor for ResearchMemberSUBR
1998-1999Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science and EngineeringProposal DevelopmentSUBR
1998-1999Research Evaluation, SACS CommitteeMemberSUBR
1997-1999University Tenure and Promotion CommitteeMember 
1998Southern University-Baton Rouge Committee on “Integrity in Research”MemberSUBR
1997-1998Mech. Engr. Department Executive CommitteeMember 
1997-1998Mechanical Engineering Departmental CouncilChairSUBR
1995-1997ABET Review CommitteeMemberMechanical Engineering Dept.
1995-1996Selection Committee, Dean of the College of EngineeringMember 
1995-1996Selection CommitteeMemberDean of the Graduate School
1992-93, 1995-1996University Research CouncilMember 
1992-1993Committee for the Development of Engineering Graduate ProgramChair 
1992-1993Strategic Planning GroupMemberCollege of Engineering
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 ASEEMemberProfessional Societies
 ASMEMemberProfessional Societies
 The metallurgica, Materials, Mining Society (TMS)MemeberProfessional Societies
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
1996Research Professorship AwardSUBR
1996Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 
1995Chancellor’s Renaissance AwardSUBR
1995Best Paper AwardASME-Petroleum Division Conference
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
1982-1984IRITEC Company, Engineering and Research Consulting Co., TehranProject Director
1980-1982Rolling Mill and Steel Production Company, TehranTechnical Director
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
1995-Several cases since 1995Consulting and Expert WitnessExpert witness
1993-1995IMEX/S.E.A. Diamond Tools USA, Inc., Elberton, GeorgiaOn the evaluation of manufacturing processes for diamond tools production, mechanical behavior and wear, and processing machineryConsulting
1988-1989Oak Ridge National LaboratoryFaculty FellowshipResearch
1985-1987New York and Los Angeles areasTechnical Consulting and TeachingEngineering
toggle toggle Additional Information
1973-1975 Military Service

1974-1975, Project Engineer (Part Time)

1975-1976, Project Manager, Plant Engineering and Construction

2001-Present, Registered Professional Engineer in Texas

9/1983-11/1984, Group Leader, UNIDO (United Nations for Industrial Development Organization)
Prepared feasibility study for establishing a metalurgical research center.

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