Dr. Ehsan Barjasteh joined the CSULB Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Chemical Engineering (joint position) as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2015. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Southern California in 2011. He has over 10 years of industry experience with development and manufacturing of polymer composite materials for commercial and aerospace applications. Since 2007, he consulted at Composite Technology Corp., Henkel Aerospace and Tencate Advanced Composites.
The focus of his industry career was to develop lightweight products and processes to increase the material performance and reduce the manufacturing cost. He was a visiting scholar at McGill Composite Center at the University of Southern California in 2015.His research focuses on development and optimization of advanced polymer and composite materials and processes. His research interests include manufacturing advanced composite materials using out-of-autoclave (OOA) processes, self-healing and repair of composite structure using smart materials, toughening advanced composite materials, life-time prediction and aging, 3D-printing of polymers for high-temperature applications, and progressive damage detection and analysis.