Azadeh Sheidaei

  • Assistant Professor
  • Aerospace Engineering

Main Office

2337 Howe Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-2956


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2015
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2009
B.S, Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2003

Interest Areas

Multiscale characterization and computational modeling of advanced material systems such as polymer reinforced composites, Multiscale modeling of the physical and mechanical properties of the composites material, 3D reconstruction of heterogeneous materials such as fuel cell, bone, rock and nanocomposites, Statistical Continuum Mechanics  and Microstructure Design, Composite processing, Additive manufacturing.

Brief Biography

Azadeh Sheidaei received her BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Before joining Iowa State University, she was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University in Michigan. Sheidaei’s main research area is “multiscale characterization and computational modeling of advanced material systems such as polymer reinforced composites”. During her graduate study at MSU (2007-2015), she worked at Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC) where she worked on numerous research and industrial projects. Those span over the areas of structural integrity of composites, development of constitutive models and computational tools to predict the mechanical behavior of novel materials such as nanocomposites, computational modeling of soft tissue and power sources such as lithium-ion battery and fuel cells. Sheidaei is a member of the American Society for Composite (ASC), Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Sheidaei has received several research and educational grants from NSF, CAAT (Center for Advanced Automotive Technology) and KEEN (The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network). Sheidaei is a recipient of the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, which is presented to women pursuing a doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences and engineering. She has also received dissertation competition award while being selected as the outstanding graduate student by the ME Department at Michigan State University.

Selected Publications

  1. Sheidaei, A., M. Baniassadi, M. Banu, P. Askeland, M. Pahlavanpour, Nick Kuuttila, F. Pourboghrat, L. T. Drzal, and H. Garmestani. "3-D microstructure reconstruction of polymer nano-composite using FIB–SEM and statistical correlation function." Composites Science and Technology 80 (2013): 47-54.
  2. Tabei, S. A., A. Sheidaei, M. Baniassadi, F. Pourboghrat, and H. Garmestani. "Microstructure reconstruction and homogenization of porous Ni-YSZ composites for temperature dependent properties." Journal of Power Sources 235 (2013): 74-80.
  3. Safaei, M., A. Sheidaei, M. Baniassadi, S. Ahzi, M. Mosavi Mashhadi, and F. Pourboghrat. "An interfacial debonding-induced damage model for graphite nanoplatelet polymer composites." Computational Materials Science 96 (2015): 191-199.
  4. Amani Hamedani, H., Majid Baniassadi, A. Sheidaei, F. Pourboghrat, Y. Rémond, M. Khaleel, and Hamid Garmestani. "Three‐Dimensional Reconstruction and Microstructure Modeling of Porosity‐Graded Cathode Using Focused Ion Beam and Homogenization Techniques." Fuel Cells 14, no. 1 (2014): 91-95.
  5. Yousefi, Ensieh, Azadeh Sheidaei, Mostafa Mahdavi, Majid Baniassadi, Mostafa Baghani, and Ghader Faraji. "Effect of nanofiller geometry on the energy absorption capability of coiled carbon nanotube composite material." Composites Science and Technology 153 (2017): 222-231.
  6. Sheidaei, A., S. C. Hunley, S. Zeinali-Davarani, L. G. Raguin, and S. Baek. "Simulation of abdominal aortic aneurysm growth with updating hemodynamic loads using a realistic geometry." Medical engineering & physics 33, no. 1 (2011): 80-88.
  7. Zeinali-Davarani, Shahrokh, Azadeh Sheidaei, and Seungik Baek. "A finite element model of stress-mediated vascular adaptation: application to abdominal aortic aneurysms." Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering 14, no. 9 (2011): 803-817.
  8. Sheidaei, Azadeh, Xinran Xiao, Xiaosong Huang, and Jonathon Hitt. "Mechanical behavior of a battery separator in electrolyte solutions." Journal of Power Sources 196, no. 20 (2011): 8728-8734.