K. (Koohyar) Pooladvand received both his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, with his B.Sc. and M.Sc. thesis focused on the design optimization of hydraulic ram pump and inverse thermal boundary problems, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. student in mechanical department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and working as a researcher in the CHSLT (Center for Holographic Studies ad Laser micro-mechaTronics). His current research interests include additive manufacturing, optical metrology, residual stress estimation and evaluation, inverse problems, and thermo-mechanical modeling. His field of research also includes the computational fluid dynamic (CFD), radiation heat transfer modeling, optimization, inverse boundary design, and thermo-fluidic modeling and experimentation.