Asghar Aryanfar

Assistant professor
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Bahçeşehir University (BAU)
4 Ciragran Cad, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey  

Guest researcher, Caltech
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

email: lastname at caltech dot edu

PhD/MSc:  Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA,  2015/2010. 
BSc:  Civil and Mech Eng (double major,  top 2%), Sharif Univ of Tech, Tehran, Iran, 2009.

Prof appts:

Sep'16-present: Asst prof, Civil and Mech Eng, Bahçeşehir Univ, Istanbul, Turkey
Jun'15-Aug'16: Postdoctoral researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Sep '10-Aug '15: Research assistant, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 
Sep '09-Aug '10: Graduate fellow, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Jun '07-Sep '07: Intern, FARAB hydropower plant Co, Tehran, Iran 
Jun '06-Sep '06: Intern, Azerbaijan steel rolling Co, Mianeh, Iran

Current projects:

Bahçeşehir University: Irem Sanal , Yongki Yoon

Ayse Cetinler (Civil Eng) , Dilara Dogan (Civil Eng) , Mert Gunal (Mech Eng) 

Dec '17: Granted entrepreneurial award for 150K/ 2yrs.
Aug '17: Travel grant for talk in IAEA workshop,  Karlsruhe, Germany. [link]
Dec '16: Our publication was featured in Caltech news. [Link]
May '16: Invited talks in EPFL (Laussane, Switzerland) and Tesla (Palo Alto, CA).
Oct '15: Cover image/Interview, Journal of Chemical Physics. [link1, link2, link3]
Jan'15:  Invited talks, Bazant / Sadoway groups, MIT, Cambridge, MA. 
May '13: CNN Interview/featured design, novel closed-loop sanitation system. [link1,link2]
Jul'08: 6/15000+, National civil engineering olympiad, Iran. 
Jun'04: 78/500000+,  National university entrance exam, Iran. 

Publications: (google scholar) 

  • Irem Sanal, Asghar AryanfarA New measure for fiber effectivity in fiber-reinforced concerete beams: Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2018.