Marienstraße 07, Room 007
- Advanced discretization techniques (IsoGeometric Analysis, Meshfree Methods, eXtended Finite Element Method)
- Nonlinear continuum mechanics for ﬁnite element analysis
- Phase-ﬁeld modeling and applications
- Level-set based topology optimization
- Theory and analysis of plates and shells
- Fracture Mechanics
ITN-INSIST: Integrating Numerical Simulation and Geometric Design Technology
2008 B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran.
2011 M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014 Visiting Research Scholar at Department of Structural Engineering,
University of California, San Diego
Supervisor: Prof. Yuri Bazilevs
2012 - today Scientific co-worker at chair of Computational Mechanics, Bauhaus Universität-Weimar
Supervisor: Prof. Timon Rabczuk
 S. S. Ghorashi, N. Valizadeh, and S. Mohammadi. Extended isogeometric analysis for simu- lation of stationary and propagating cracks. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 89(9):1069–1101, 2012.
 S. S. Nanthakumar, N. Valizadeh, H. S. Park, and T. Rabczuk. Surface effects on shape and topology optimization of nanostructures. Computational Mechanics, 56(1):97–112, Jul 2015.
 N. Nguyen-Thanh, N. Valizadeh, M. Nguyen, H. Nguyen-Xuan, X. Zhuang, P. Areias, G. Zi, Y. Bazilevs, L. D. Lorenzis, and T. Rabczuk. An extended isogeometric thin shell analysis based on kirchhofflove theory. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 284:265 – 291, 2015. Isogeometric Analysis Special Issue.
 S.Sh. Ghorashi and N. Valizadeh and S. Mohammadi and T. Rabczuk. T-spline based XIGA for fracture analysis of orthotropic media. Computers & Structures, 147: 138 - 146. 2015.
 S. Shojaee and N. Valizadeh. Nurbs-based isogeometric analysis for thin plate problems. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 41(5):617 – 632, 2012.
 S. Shojaee, N. Valizadeh, E. Izadpanah, T. Bui, and T.-V. Vu. Free vibration and buck- ling analysis of laminated composite plates using the nurbs-based isogeometric finite element method. Composite Structures, 94(5):1677 – 1693, 2012.
 N. Valizadeh, Y. Bazilevs, J. Chen, and T. Rabczuk. A coupled igameshfree discretization of arbitrary order of accuracy and without global geometry parameterization. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 293:20 – 37, 2015.
 N. Valizadeh, S. Natarajan, O. A. Gonzalez-Estrada, T. Rabczuk, T. Q. Bui, and S. P. Bordas. Nurbs-based finite element analysis of functionally graded plates: Static bending, vibration, buckling and flutter. Composite Structures, 99:309 – 326, 2013.