Hossein Salahshoor

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor (Amir)Hossein Salahshoor came to Duke from Caltech, where he conducted his postdoctoral studies. Prior to that, and pursuant to his undergraduate studies at the University of Tehran, he obtained his Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, along with an MS in Mathematics. His research interests broadly lie at the intersection of mechanics of materials and structures, computational and data science, biology, and applied mathematics, whereby focusing on developing data-driven and computational frameworks to predict, control, and engineer the behavior of complex material systems, he aims to address mechanistic challenges in sustainability and health.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Fciemas Bldg, 101 Science Dr, Room 2461, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 668 2154
  • Email Address: hossein.salahshoor@duke.edu
  • Websites:


  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018

Research Interests

Mechanics of biological and bio-inspired systems, brain mechanics, data-driven methods, advanced (meta)materials and (meta)structures, material design, and mathematics of materials and structures.

Courses Taught

  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Salahshoor, H., and M. Ortiz. “Model-free Data-Driven viscoelasticity in the frequency domain.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 403 (January 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2022.115657.
  • Salahshoor, Hossein, Yuxing Yao, Przemysław Dutka, Nivin N. Nyström, Zhiyang Jin, Ellen Min, Dina Malounda, Grant J. Jensen, Michael Ortiz, and Mikhail G. Shapiro. “Geometric effects in gas vesicle buckling under ultrasound.” Biophysical Journal 121, no. 21 (November 2022): 4221–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2022.09.004.
  • Salahshoor, Hossein, Mikhail G. Shapiro, and Michael Ortiz. “Transcranial focused ultrasound generates skull-conducted shear waves: Computational model and implications for neuromodulation.” Applied Physics Letters 117, no. 3 (July 2020): 033702. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0011837.
  • Salahshoor, H., and R. de la Llave. “A Numerical Investigation of the Pinning Phenomenon in Quasi-Periodic Frenkel Kontrova Model Under an External Force.” Journal of Statistical Physics 173, no. 2 (October 1, 2018): 398–410. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10955-018-2132-8.
  • Salahshoor, H., R. K. Pal, and J. J. Rimoli. “Material symmetry phase transitions in three-dimensional tensegrity metamaterials.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 119 (October 1, 2018): 382–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2018.07.011.