Dr. Hamid Garmestani
Phone:  404-385-4495
Fax:  404-894-9140
Office:  Love 361

Prof. Hamid Garmestani, faculty since 1991, is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.   Dr. Garmestani is well known for Microstructure Sensitive Design (MSD) framework that addresses an inverse methodology and innovations in various aspects of processing, structure-property relationships, and simulation-based design of materials.  He has contributed years of work to statistical continuum mechanics for homogenization in composites and polycrystalline materials.  He has published more than 270 papers (175 Journal papers) with more than 3210 citations with an H factor of 23. His research in Microstructure Design of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene resulted in microstructures with significantly higher wear resistant properties for bio-implant (Knee and Hip) applications.  He has recently been involved in Microstructure design of porous ceramic cathode materials to engineer and fabricate porous gradient LSMO cathode microstructures for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC).   Dr. Garmestani has been heavily involved in leadership roles in both the ASME, Materials Division (Associate editor of ASME JEMT).  Dr. Garmestani has organized more than 26 workshops and symposia in the emerging subject of materials design. He was awarded “Superstar in Research” by FSU-CRC in year 2000.  He was also the recipient of the 2000 Engineering Research Award of College of Engineering and recipient of the Faculty Award for Research from NASA.  He is presently funded through DOE, Pacific Northwest National lab, and the NSF.  Dr. Garmestani is a member of the editorial board of the Journal Engineering Materials and Technology, International Journal of Plasticity, Mechanics of Materials, Computers Materials and Continua and Theoretical and Applied Multi-scale Modeling of Materials.