Asghar Aryanfar

Assistant Professor
Room / Office: 
Phone Number: 
+212 359 7195
Fax Number: 
+212 287 2456
  • Ph.D. - 2015 - Mechanical Eng, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • M.Sc. - 2010 - Mechanical Eng, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • B.Sc. - 2009 - Mechanical Eng, Sharif U of Tech, Tehran, Iran
  • B.Sc. - 2008 -  Civil Eng, Sharif U of Tech, Tehran, Iran


  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 2023 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon 2019 - 2022
  • Lecturer, Mechatronics Eng, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey 2016 - 2019
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Material Sci. & Eng., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 2015 - 2016
  • Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 2009 - 2015
  • Intern Researcher, FARAB hydropower plant Co, Tehran, Iran. 2007
  • Intern Researcher, Azerbaijan Steel rolling Co, Mianeh, Iran. 2006
Courses Taught: 
  • Manufacturing Techniques
  • Mechanical Design (I, II)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Statics
  • Fluid Mechanics (I, II)
  • Thermodynamics (I, II)
  • Heat transfer
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Project
Research Interests: 
  • Electrochemical Materials
  • Nonlinear Analysis
  • Constitutive/Computational Mechanics
  • Multiscale Multiphysics
Awards & Honors: 

• Senior-level engineering job offers from Tesla and Intel. Jun ’16
• American Institute of Physics interview on extending battery’s lifetime : [AIP], [], [Chemeu-
rope]. Oct’15
• Cover Image, The Journal of Chemical Physics: [Link] Oct’15
• CNN interview on a novel method for electrochemical treatment of wastewater. [CNN] May’13
• SolidWorks cover design. [SolidWorks] Jun’13
• 1st Prize: Grant Challenge, Gates Foundation ,[Science], [CNN], [Reuters] Aug’12
• Graduate Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Sep’09
• 2/110, Civil Engineering Class, Sharif U of Tech, Tehran, Iran Sep’04 - Jun’08
• 5/120, Mechanical Engineering Class, Sharif U of Tech, Tehran, Iran Sep’05 - Jun’09
• 6/15000+, National Civil Engineering Olympiad, Iran Jul’08
• 78/500000+, National governmental college entrance exam, Iran Jun’04
• 1/500000+, National non-profit college entrance exam, Iran (exempted from military service) Jun’04


Publications :
1. Asghar Aryanfar, T Dhara, A. Ghosh, U. Ghosh, P. Mukherjee, S. DasGupta: The Role of Pulse Duty Cycle and Frequency on Dendritic Compression : J of Phys Chem C.,127, 9, 4407–4415 2023
2. Asghar Aryanfar, M. El Skafi, J. Marian: Governing Failure Mechanisms of three-way Dendritic Branches under Compressive Load: Mechanics of Materials , 80, 104620. 2023
3. Asghar Aryanfar, A. El Tallis, J. Marian: Coupling the Corrosion- and Pressure-Assisted Stress Buildup within the Zirconium in PWR Pipes: JOM 75 (1), 120-131 2023
4. Asghar Aryanfar, M. El Skafi, W. A. Goddard III: An Estimation for the Effective Force Transfer Medium in Radial Loading of the Cylindrical and Spherical Geometries: J Mechanical Sci & Tech. 36 (12), 6171-6180 2022
5. Asghar Aryanfar: A Linearized Analytical Framework for Tracking the Dendritic Interface During Electrodeposition : Journal of The Electrochemical Society 169 (11), 112507 2022
6. Asghar Aryanfar, Y. Ghamlouche, W. A. Goddard III: Optimized Pulse Form for the Extreme Inhibition of Growing Microstructures during Electrodeposition: MRS Bulletin, 47 (7), 665-674 2022
7. Asghar Aryanfar, J. Jundi, S. R. Damadi, W. A. Goddard: Real-time Interface-Tracking Framework for the Evolution of the Phases during the Quenching of Steel Balls, Materialia, 21, 101327. 2022
8. Asghar Aryanfar, S. Medlej, A. Tarhini, S. R. Damadi, A. R. Tehrani, W. A. Goddard III: 3D percolation modeling for predicting the thermal conductivity of graphene-polymer composites: Computational Materials Science - 97, 110650. 2021
9. Asghar Aryanfar, I. Sanal, J. Marian: Percolation-Based Image Processing for the Plastic Viscosity of Cementitious Mortar with Super Absorbent Polymer: Int J Concrete Structures and Materials - 15(25). 2021
10. Asghar Aryanfar, Y. Ghamlouche, W. Goddard: Real-time Control of Dendritic Propagation in Rechargeable Batteries using Adaptive Pulse Relaxation: J Chemical Physics, 154,194702. 2021
11. Asghar Aryanfar, S. Medlej, A. Tarhini, A. Tehrani : Elliptic Percolation Model for Predicting the Electrical Conductivity of Graphene-Polymer Composites: Soft Matter - 17, 2081 2021
12. Asghar Aryanfar, D. M. Saad, W. A. Goddard III: A Novel Method for Estimating the Charge Equilibrium within the Dendrites of Rechargeable Batteries: Computational Materials Science - 187, 110059 2021
13. Asghar Aryanfar, S. Medlej, W. A. Goddard III: Morphometry of dendritic materials in Rechargeable Batteries: J Power Sources - 481, 228914 2021
14. Asghar Aryanfar, Y. Ghamlouche, W. A. Goddard: Pulse-Reverse Protocol for Efficient Suppression of Dendritic Micro-structures in Rechargeable Batteries: Electrochimica Acta, 367, 137469 2021
15. Asghar Aryanfar, I. Sanal, J. Marian: Novel Percolation-based Measure for Fibre Efficacy in fiber-reincored concrete Beams: Structural Concrete - 22(1), 264-272 2021
16. Asghar Aryanfar, M. R. Hoffmann, W. A. Goddard: Finite pulse waves for efficient suppression of evolving mesoscale dendrites in rechargeable batteries: Physical Review E, 2019, 100, 042801 2019
17. Asghar Aryanfar, W. A. Goddard III, J. Marian: Constriction Percolation Model for Coupled Diffusion-Reaction Corrosion of Zr in PWR: Corrosion Science , 158, 108058 2019
18. M. Reyes. Asghar Aryanfar, S. W. Baek, J. Marian: Multilayer interface tracking model of zirconium clad oxidation: J Nuclear Materials , 509, 550-565. 2018
19. Asghar Aryanfar, D.J. Brooks, W. A. Goddard III: Theoretical pulse charge for optimal inhibition of growing dendrites: MRS Advances, 1, 1-7 2018
20. C. Xu, Z. Ahmad, Asghar Aryanfar, V. Viswanathan, J. R. Greer: Enhanced strength and temperature dependence of mechanical properties of Li at small scales and its implications for Li metal anodes: PNAS , 114 (1), 57 2017
21. Asghar Aryanfar, J. Thomas, A. Van der Ven, D. Xu, M. Youssef, J. Yang, B. Yildiz, J. Marian: Integrated computational modeling of water-side corrosion in zirconium metal clad under nominal LWR operating conditions: J Metals Minerals & Materials, 47, 1543-1851. 2016
22. L. M. Kasmaee, Asghar Aryanfar, Z. Chikneyan, M.R. Hoffmann, A. J. Colussi: Improving solid-electrolyte interfaces via underpoetential solvent electropolymerization: Chemical Physics Letters, 661, 65. 2016
23. Asghar Aryanfar, T. Cheng, , A. J. Colussi, B. V. Merinov, W. A. Goddard, M. R. Hoffmann: Annealing kinetics of electrodeposited lithium dendrites: J Chem Phys - 143, 134701. 2015
24. Asghar Aryanfar, D. J. Brooks, B. V. Merinov, A. J. Colussi, W. A. Goddard, M. R. Hoffmann: Thermal relaxation of lithium dendrites: Phys Chem Chem Phys - 17, 8000. 2015
25. Asghar Aryanfar, D. J. Brooks, B.V. Merinov, W. A. Goddard III, A. J. Colussi, M. R. Hoffmann: Dynamics of lithium dendrite growth and inhibition: pulse charging experiments and monte carlo calculations: J Phys Chem Letters, 5(10), 1721. 2014
26. Asghar Aryanfar, D. J. Brooks, A. J. Colussi, M. R. Hoffmann: Quantifying the Dependence of Dead Lithium Crystals on Cycling Period in Lithium Metal Batteries: Phys Chem Chem Phys , 16, 24965. 2014
27. K. Cho, Y Qu, D. Kwon, H. Zhang, C. Cid, Asghar Aryanfar, M. R. Hoffmann: Effects of anodic potential and chloride ion on overall reactivity in semiconductor electrochemical reactors designed for solar-powered wastewater treatment: Environmental Sci & Tech - 48(4), 2377. 2014
Conference Papers:
1. A. Aryanfar et al: Image Processing for Workability of Concrete with Super Absorbent Polymer, Int Conf in Intelligent Decision Science, Springer, Cham, 681. 2020
2. A. Aryanfar et al: Bulk properties of amorphous lithium dendrites, ECS Trans. 80 (10), 365 2017
3. A. Aryanfar et al: Lithium dendrite inhibition on post-charge anode surface: The kinetics role, MRS proceedings, V. 1774. 2015
4. A. Aryanfar et al: Lithium dendrite growth control using local temperature variation, MRS Proceedings, V. 1680. 2014
Book Chapter:
A.Aryanfar et al: Electropolymerization:Fundamental and Applications/Electrodes and Double Layers-Advances in Material Science and Engineering, V. 39, Nova Pub., ISBN: 978-1-53616-176-2. 2019
• Asghar Aryanfar: Method and device for dendrite research and discovery in batteries, US Patent 14/201, 979. 2017
• M.R. Hoffmann, Asghar Aryanfar, C. Cid, K. Cho, D. J. Kwon, Y. Qu:Self-contained PV-powered Toilet and Domestic Wastewater Disinfection System, US Patent14/048, 163. 2014