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Published: June 29, 2017

MSU engineering professor awarded American Chemistry Society grant

Contact(s): Patricia Mroczek College of Engineering office: (517) 432-1303 mroczekp@egr.msu.edu

Michigan State University engineering scholar Roozbeh Dargazany has earned an American Chemistry Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator grant for his research into stopping the degradation and failure of offshore oil transportation systems.

Dargazany, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was chosen to receive the prestigious award for his work on damage propagation in the polymeric matrix composite in extreme loading conditions. The study aims to predict the catastrophic failure of offshore oil transportation hoses.

Each year the American Chemistry Society’s Petroleum Research Fund conducts a selective competition to award seed funding to top researchers with a track record of producing innovative fundamental research. The award will provide Dargazany funding of $110,000 over two years to support his work in MSU’s High-Performance Materials Group.

Dargazany joined MSU in 2014. His research interests blend computational mechanics, materials science and biology to better understand and design soft materials with specific performances. He is particularly interested in soft materials with hierarchical structures such as elastomers, gels, fibers, microelectromechanical systems and biological tissues.

Roozbeh Dargazany, MSU researcher and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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