I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Production, and Management (DPM), at the University of Twente. Within this role, I lead the research domain of Smart Materials and Structures (SMART) as part of the AMSPES research chair.

I earned my Ph.D. degree through a prestigious fellowship program at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy in 2017. My doctoral and postdoctoral research primarily focused on Advanced Manufacturing of Shape Memory Materials between 2014 and 2019. During those years, I developed various experimental and simulation approaches for laser welding and additive manufacturing processes.

Over the years, I've actively participated in several European and National projects, such as  REDI, Smart Sandwich, reSHAPE, and  Waste2Print. I've also organized a scientific webinar on the topic of Advanced Manufacturing of Smart Materials and Structures



  • Material Science

    • Laser
    • Material
    • Shape Memory Effect
    • Three Dimensional Printing
    • Temperature
    • Shape Memory
    • Laser Beam Welding
    • Alloy


I am investigating the advanced manufacturing of smart materials and structures (SMART). In particular, I use additive manufacturing technologies for the design and development of both metallic and polymeric smart materials and complex multifunctional structures.

My research interests are toward the direction of the following topics;
- Advanced manufacturing
- 3D/4D printing
- Smart materials and structures
- Shape memory materials


Tailoring mechanical properties in 3D printed multimaterial architected structuresJournal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 152, Article 106431. Mehrpouya, M., Ghalayaniesfahani, A., Postmes, J. F. & Gibson, I.
Energy absorbing 4D printed meta-sandwich structures: load cycles and shape recoveryInternational journal of advanced manufacturing technology, 127(3-4), 1779-1795. Gisario, A., Desole, M. P., Mehrpouya, M. & Barletta, M. Manufacturing of Biopolymers: Handbook of Materials, Techniques, and Applications. Elsevier Doyma. Mehrpouya, M. & Vahabi, H. manufacturing of biopolymersIn Additive Manufacturing of Biopolymers: Handbook of Materials, Techniques, and Applications (pp. 1-10). Elsevier Doyma. Mehrpouya, M. & Vahabi, H.
Multimaterial powder bed fusion techniquesRapid prototyping journal, 28(11), 1-19. Mehrpouya, M., Tuma, D., Vaneker, T., Afrasiabi, M., Bambach, M. & Gibson, I. Behavior and Energy Absorption Characteristics of Additively Manufactured Smart Sandwich StructuresAdvanced engineering materials, 24(9), Article 2200677. Mehrpouya, M., Edelijn, T., Ibrahim, M., Mohebshahedin, A., Gisario, A. & Barletta, M. succinate) (PBS): Materials, processing, and industrial applicationsProgress in polymer science, 132, Article 101579. Barletta, M., Aversa, C., Ayyoob, M., Gisario, A., Hamad, K., Mehrpouya, M. & Vahabi, H. Experimental Study of Downfacing Surfaces in Selective Laser MeltingAdvanced engineering materials, 24(8), Article 2101562. Babu, J. J., Mehrpouya, M., Pijper, T. C., Willemsen, G. & Vaneker, T. printed shape memory sandwich structures: Experimental analysis and numerical modelingSmart Materials and Structures, 31(5), Article 055014. Serjouei, A., Yousefi, A., Jenaki, A., Bodaghi, M. & Mehrpouya, M. 4D printingIn Smart Materials in Additive Manufacturing, volume 1: 4D Printing Principles and Fabrication (pp. 373-394). Elsevier Doyma. Mehrpouya, M. & Huang, W. M.

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University of Twente

Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W253
De Horst 2
7522 LW Enschede

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University of Twente

Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W235
De Horst 2
7522 LW Enschede

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