Farhang Pourboghrat

Professor and Chair, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering The Ohio State University

Dr. Pourboghrat received his BSME and MSME degrees from the University of Iowa, and his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1990. From 1990 to 1998, he worked as a staff scientist at the Alcoa Technical Center. From 1998-2015 he served as a faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan State University. Currently, Farhang is a Professor and chair of the Integrated Systems Engineering Department at the Ohio State University. Farhang also holds a joint appointment in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at OSU. Dr. Pourboghrat’s research interests are in the multi-scale characterization of engineered materials and modeling of advanced forming processes, including warm forming of sheet metals, tube hydroforming, incremental sheet forming, and FRT composite thermo-hydroforming. His research has a strong emphasis on the computational modeling of forming processes using microstructure-sensitive material models such as crystal plasticity and advanced phenomenological yield functions. For more information about his research please visit: http://u.osu.edu/pourboghrat.2/ Dr. Pourboghrat is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Sigma Xi technical honor society. He has served as a member of the steering and scientific committee for the Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Forming Processes (NUMISHEET) conference since 2005. He co-organized the 2005 Numisheet conference in Detroit, MI.