Mohsen Asle Zaeem

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence

Mohsen Asle ZaeemProf. Mohsen Asle Zaeem is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Materials Science program at Colorado School of Mines. He has also been named a Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence. He currently serves as a member of the Mines Research Advisory Board. Prior to joining Mines, he was the Roberta and G. Robert Couch Assistant Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering department at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Rolla) and was later promoted to tenured associate professor. Prof. Asle Zaeem received his BS (2003) and MS (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (2010).

Prof. Asle Zaeem has published 105 peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious journals, and he is currently serving as a member of the editorial boards of Metals, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and Reviews on Advanced Materials Science. Prof. Asle Zaeem is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and he is the recipient of the 2021 Faculty Research Excellence Award at Mines. He has also been recognized with the following awards: 2017 TMS-FEMS Young Leader International Scholar Award, 2016 Faculty Research Excellence Award of Missouri S&T, 2016 Highly Cited Researcher in Computational Materials Science (Elsevier), 2015 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award, and 2015 Junior Faculty Award from Mines and Metallurgy Academy.

Prof. Asle Zaeem is the principal investigator of the Computational Materials and Mechanics Laboratory ( His primary expertise is in developing and integrating atomistic and phase-field models and creating large scale numeral and simulation environments to study multiscale and multiphysics phenomena associated with solidification and phase transformation in different material systems. Prof. Asle Zaeem’s research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and NASA.


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