Dr. Niksiar earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, where he worked on the fabrication and characterization of porous biomaterials with applications in tissue engineering, specifically artificial bone. After graduation, he joined Clemson University as a lecturer where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of aerospace, design and thermal fluid sciences. He was also an advisor for Clemson Rocket club. He earned his master’s from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Iran, where he did numerical solution of fluid problems (CFD) on Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) and compared performance of different solvers on parallel computing platforms. Dr. Niksiar has published several peer-reviewed journal papers in the area of his research and has received grants from NASA and Citadel School of Engineering. He is also the founder and advisor of The Citadel Rocket club and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of thermal/fluid sciences, aerodynamics, design, materials, measurements, and numerical methods.
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University, 2012
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2009
Freeze Casting, Multifunctional Materials, Porous Material Design and Characterization, Additive Manufacturing, Engineering Education
Niksiar, P., Su, F.Y., Frank, M.B., Ogden, T.A., Naleway, S.E., Meyers, M.A., McKittrick, J. and Porter, M.M. “External Field Assisted Freeze Casting”, Ceramics, 2(1), pp.208-234. (invited), 2019
Porter, M.M. and Niksiar, P., “Multidimensional mechanics: Performance mapping of natural biological systems using permutated radar charts”, PloS one, 13(9), p.e0204309, 2018
Niksiar, P., Meng, Z., Porter, M.M. “Multidimensional Mechanics of Three-Dimensional Printed and Micro-Architectured Scaffolds”, ASME. J. Appl. Mech.; 88(10), 2021
Yang Z., Niksiar, P., Meng, Z. “Identifying structure-property relationships of micro-architectured porous scaffolds through 3D printing and finite element analysis”, Computational Materials Science, 2022