dr.ir. M. Mehrpouya (Mehrshad)

Assistant Professor

About Me

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 AM-SMART.



    Engineering & Materials Science
    3d Printers
    Laser Beam Welding
    Semiconductor Lasers
    Shape Memory Effect
    Physics & Astronomy
    Laser Welding
    Shape Memory Alloys


    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


    Gisario, A., Desole, M. P. , Mehrpouya, M., & Barletta, M. (2023). Energy absorbing 4D printed meta-sandwich structures: load cycles and shape recovery. International journal of advanced manufacturing technology, 127(3-4), 1779-1795. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-023-11638-0
    Mehrpouya, M., & Vahabi, H. (2023). Additive manufacturing of biopolymers. In Additive Manufacturing of Biopolymers: Handbook of Materials, Techniques, and Applications (pp. 1-10). Elsevier Doyma. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-95151-7.00002-8
    Barletta, M., Aversa, C., Ayyoob, M., Gisario, A., Hamad, K. , Mehrpouya, M., & Vahabi, H. (2022). Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS): Materials, processing, and industrial applications. Progress in polymer science, 132, Article 101579. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2022.101579
    Mehrpouya, M., & Huang, W. M. (2022). Origami-inspired 4D printing. In Smart Materials in Additive Manufacturing, volume 1: 4D Printing Principles and Fabrication (pp. 373-394). Elsevier Doyma. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-824082-3.00002-7
    Serjouei, A., Yousefi, A., Jenaki, A., Bodaghi, M. , & Mehrpouya, M. (2022). 4D printed shape memory sandwich structures: Experimental analysis and numerical modeling. Smart Materials and Structures, 31(5), Article 055014. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ac60b5
    Mehrpouya, M., Edelijn, T., Ibrahim, M., Mohebshahedin, A., Gisario, A., & Barletta, M. (2022). Functional Behavior and Energy Absorption Characteristics of Additively Manufactured Smart Sandwich Structures. Advanced engineering materials, 24(9), Article 2200677. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202200677, https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202200677
    Babu, J. J. , Mehrpouya, M., Pijper, T. C., Willemsen, G. , & Vaneker, T. (2022). An Experimental Study of Downfacing Surfaces in Selective Laser Melting. Advanced engineering materials, 24(8), Article 2101562. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202101562
    Mehrpouya, M., Tuma, D. , Vaneker, T., Afrasiabi, M., Bambach, M., & Gibson, I. (2022). Multimaterial powder bed fusion techniques. Rapid prototyping journal, 28(11), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-01-2022-0014
    Mehrpouya, M., Gisario, A., Lavvafi, H., Dehghanghadikolaei, A., & Darafsheh, A. (2021). Laser welding of nickel-titanium (NiTi) shape memory alloys. In Advanced Welding and Deforming (pp. 203-230). (Handbooks in Advanced Manufacturing). Elsevier Doyma. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822049-8.00008-6

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    Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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    Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W235
    De Horst 2
    7522LW  Enschede
    The Netherlands

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    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W253
    De Horst 2
    7522LW  Enschede
    The Netherlands

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    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    Horst Complex  W253
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    The Netherlands

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