Vahid Morovati

Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Institute of Materials Science

IMS Polymer Program


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin (2021-2022)
  • Ph.D., Dual Major – Civil Engineering & Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University (2020)
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2016)
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2009)
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2007)

Research Focus

  • Computational modeling of polymer systems
  • Multi-scale and micro-mechanical modeling of materials
  • Mechanical properties of materials

Awards and Honors

  • NSF Fellowship to attend Mechanistic Machine Learning and Digital Twins for Computational Science & Engineering Conference (2021)
  • Fitch H. Beach Award for Outstanding Graduate Research College of Engineering, Michigan State University (2020)
  • Most Outstanding Researcher Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University (2020)


  1. Akbari, R., V. Morovati, R. Dargazany. “Reverse physically motivated frameworks for investigation of strain energy function in rubber-like elasticity.” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (2022): 107110.
  2. Bahrololoumi, A., V. Morovati, M. Shaafaey, R. Dargazany. “A multi-physics approach on modeling of hygrothermal aging and its effects on constitutive behavior of cross-linked polymers.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 156 (2021): 104614.
  3. Morovati, V., A. Bahrololoumi, R. Dargazany. “Fatigue-Induced Stress-Softening in Cross-Linked Multi-network elastomers: Effect of Damage Accumulation.” International Journal of Plasticity 142 (2021): 102993.
  4. Ghaderi, A., V. Morovati, R. Dargazany. “A Bayesian Surrogate Constitutive Model to Estimate Failure Probability of Elastomers.” Mechanics of Materials 162 (2021): 104044.
  5. Mohammadi, H., V. Morovati, AE. Korayem, E. Poshtan, R. Dargazany. “Constitutive Modeling of elastomers during photo and thermo-oxidative aging.”, Polymer Degradation and Stability 191 (2021): 109663.
  6. Bahrololoumi, A., H. Mohammadi, V. Morovati, R. Dargazany. “A Physically-Based Model for Thermo-Oxidative and Hydrolytic Aging of Elastomers.” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 194 (2021): 106193.
  7. Morovati, V., M.A. Saadat, R. Dargazany. “Necking of Double Network gels: Constitutive modeling with micro-structural insight.” Physical Review E, 102, no. 6 (2020): 062501.
  8. Ghaderi, A., V. Morovati, R. Dargazany. “A Physics-informed Assembly of Feed-Forward Neural Network Engines to Predict Inelasticity in Cross-Linked Polymers.” Polymers (2020), 12, 2628.
  9. Bahrololoumi, A., V. Morovati, E. Poshtan, R. Dargazany. “A Multi-physics Constitutive Model to Predict Quasi-static Behaviour: Hydrolytic Aging in Thin Cross-linked Polymers.” International Journal of Plasticity 130 (2020): 102676.
  10. Mohammadi, H., V. Morovati, E. Poshtan, R. Dargazany. “Understanding Decay Functions and their contribution in Modeling of Thermal-induced Aging of Cross-linked Polymers.” Polymer Degradation and Stability 175 (2020): 109108.
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