Amir Abdollahi


Amir Abdollahi PhD

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Dr. Amir Abdollahi received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, and his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yamaguchi University, Japan. After completing his PhD in Civil Engineering at UPC in 2012, he joined the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona as a research scientist. In 2016, he returned to UPC as a Lecturer until joining the University of Oxford in October 2020. His research interest includes various topics in Computational Engineering and Machine Learning. He has over 20 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, including papers in top journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, and Physical Review Letters. He has been a winner or finalist of several awards for the quality of his research, including the Special Doctorate Award for his PhD thesis and the best doctoral thesis award by the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI).


Research Interests


  • Computational Engineering
  • Machine Learning


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Current Projects


Strategic Partnership in Computational Science for Advanced Simulation and Modelling of Engineering Systems


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Abdollahi, A., Domingo, N., Arias, I., Catalan, G. "Converse flexoelectricity yields
large piezoresponse force microscopy signals in non-piezoelectric materials". Nature
Communications 10, 1266 (2019).

Abdollahi, A., Vasquez-Sancho, F., Catalan, G. "Piezoelectric mimicry of flexoelectricity".
Physical Review Letters 121, 205502 (2018).

Vasquez-Sancho, F., Abdollahi, A., Damjanovic, D., Catalan, G. "Flexoelectricity
in bones". Advanced Materials 30, 1705316 (2018).

] Bhaskar, U., Banerjee, N., Abdollahi, A., Wang, Z., Schlom, D. G., Rijnders, G.,
Catalan, G.A. "A flexoelectric microelectromechanical system on silicon".
Nature Nanotechnology 11, 263 - 266 (2016).


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