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Farhang Pourboghrat

  • Chair, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 1971 Neil Ave
    210G Baker Systems
    Columbus, OH 43210



  • Hydroforming
  • Computational Materials & Process Modeling


Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Mechanical Engineering, 1992

M.S. University of Iowa, Mechanical Engineering, 1983

B.S. University of Iowa, Mechanical Engineering, 1981


Areas of Interest

Dr. Pourboghrat’s research interests are in the areas of materials processing, including warm forming of sheet metals and tube hydroforming, with emphasis on metal forming simulations using crystal plasticity and advanced phenomenological yield functions. His current research involves characterization and modeling of aluminum alloys, niobium, tin, third generation advanced high strength steel (3GAHSS), in addition to polymer composites reinforced with glass, bio-fibers, carbon, clay nanotube, and graphene nano-platelets. His research has been funded by NSF, Alcoa, GM, Eaton, BAE Systems, Faurecia, DOE, and DOD. He has published extensively in the International Journal of Plasticity, and his research work is internationally recognized. In collaboration with Tom Stoughton (GM R&D), he co-organized the 2005 NUMISHEET conference in Detroit.

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