CEE Welcomes 2 New Educators and Researchers to its Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Ranks

Nima Rahbar and Aaron Sakulich join the CEE Faculty.

WPI Welcomes one of the largest entering faculty classes in WPI's history with 20 new faculty – 2 in CEE

Nima Rahbar, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, comes to WPI from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he was an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. His research interests include atomistic simulations, bioinspired design of materials, contact mechanics and adhesion, natural fiber reinforced composites. He has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and a TMS Structural Materials Division Young Leader Award. He received a BS in civil engineering from Sharif Institute of technology in Iran, an MS in civil engineering from Northeastern University, and a PhD in civil engineering from Princeton University.  


Aaron Sakulich, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, comes to WPI from the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), where he was a guest researcher under the National Research Council’s Research Associateship Program. His research focuses on sustainable materials for the built environment, increasing infrastructure durability, applications of scanning electron microscopy in education, and technology in developing nations. He completed part of his doctoral research at the Université Hassan II in Morocco under a Fulbright grant and held a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Michigan. He holds a BS and a PhD in materials science and engineering from Drexel University.

November 14, 2012

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