Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 2033 ERF

Lab Location: 3072 ERF

Lab Website: Computational Biomechanics Research Laboratory (CBRL)

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

M.Sc., Applied Mathematics Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

M.Sc., Structural Engineering Sharif University of Technology

Multiscale Computational Mechanics

Biomechanics and Biomaterials

Micro and Nano Mechanics of Materials

Composite Materials

Mechanics of Random Media

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2014

Best Student Paper Award, BMECS, Stanford, 2010

The 2nd best presenter, Graduate Research Forum, RPI, 2009


  1. H. Hatami-Marbini, Mechano-electrochemical mixture theories for the multiphase fluid infiltrated poroelastic media, Handbook on Micromechanics and Nanomechanics, S. Li and X.-L. Gao, Editors. Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., 273-302, 2013.
  2. X. Cheng, H. Hatami-Marbini, P.M. Pinsky, Modeling Collagen-Proteoglycan Structural Interactions in the Human Cornea, Computer Models in Biomechanics, 11-24, 2013.
  3. H. Hatami-Marbini, M.R.K. Mofrad, Cytoskeletal Mechanics and Rheology, in Advances in Cell Mechanics, S. Li and B. Sun, Eds. Springer, 167-188, 2012.
  4. H. Hatami-Marbini, M.R.K. Mofrad, Cytoskeletal Mechanics and Cellular Mechanotransduction: A Molecular Perspective, in Cellular and Biomolecular Mechanics and Mechanobiology, ed. A. Gefen, Springer Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, 3-28, 2011
  5. H. Hatami-Marbini, R.C. Picu, Modeling the Mechanics of Semiflexible Biopolymer Networks: Non- Affine Deformation and Presence of Long-Range Correlations, in Advances in Soft Matter Mechanics, S. Li and B. Sun, Eds. Springer, 119-145, 2011.


  1. H. Hatami-Marbini, Hydration Dependent Viscoelastic Tensile Behavior of Cornea , Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42, 1740-1748, 2014.
  2. H. Hatami-Marbini , A. Rahimi, The relation between hydration and mechanical behavior of bovine cornea in tension , Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 36, 90-97, 2014.
  3. H. Hatami-Marbini, A. Rahimi, Effects of Bathing Solution on Tensile Properties of the Cornea , Experimental Eye Research, 120, 103-108, 2014.
  4. H. Hatami-Marbini, Viscoelastic Shear Properties of the Corneal Stroma , Journal of Biomechanics, 47, 723-728, 2014.
  5. A. Shahini, M. Yazdimamaghani, K.J. Walker, M. A. Eastman,H. Hatami-Marbini, B. Smith, J. L. Ricci, S.V. Madihally, D. Vashaee, L. Tayebi, 3D Conductive Nanocomposite Scaffold for Bone Tissue Engineering, International Journal of Nanomedicine, 9, 167-181, 2014.
  6. H. Hatami-Marbini, E. Etebu, Hydration dependent biomechanical properties of the corneal stroma, Experimental Eye Research, 116, 47-54, 2013.
  7. H. Hatami-Marbini, E. Etebu, A New Method to Determine Rate-dependent Material Parameters of Corneal Extracellular Matrix. Annals Biomedical Engineering, 41, 2399-2409, 2013.
  8. H. Hatami-Marbini, E. Etebu, Rate Dependent Biomechanical Properties of Corneal Stroma in Unconfined Compression, Biorheology, 50(3-4), 133-47, 2013.
  9. H. Hatami-Marbini, E. Etebu, An Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Unconfined Compression of Corneal Stroma, Journal of Biomechanics, 46, 1752-1758, 2013..
  10. H. Hatami-Marbini, E. Etebu, A. Rahimi, Swelling Pressure and Hydration Behavior of Porcine Corneal Stroma, Current Eye Research, 38(11), 1124-1132, 2013.
  11. H. Hatami-Marbini, A. Shahsavari, R.C. Picu, Multiscale modeling of semiflexible random fibrous structures, Computer-Aided Design, 45, 77-83, 2013.
  12. R.C. Picu, H. Hatami-Marbini, Long-range Correlations of Elastic Fields in Semi-flexible Fiber Networks, Computational Mechanics 46, 635-640, 2010.
  13. H. Hatami-Marbini, R.C. Picu, Heterogeneous Long-range Correlated Deformation of Semi-flexible Random Fiber Networks, Physical Review E 80, 046703, 2009
  14. H. Hatami-Marbini, R.C. Picu, Effect of Fiber Orientation on the Non-affine Deformation of Random Fiber Networks, Acta Mechanica 205, 77-84, 2009
  15. H. Hatami-Marbini, H.M. Shodja, Effects of Interface Conditions on Mechanical Fields of Multi-Phase Nano-fibers/particles, Journal of Thermal Stresses 32, 1166-1180, 2009
  16. H. Hatami-Marbini, R.C. Picu, An Eigenstrain Formulation for the Prediction of Elastic Moduli of Defective Fiber Networks, European Journal of Mechanics – A/Solids 28, 305-316, 2008
  17. H. Hatami-Marbini, R.C. Picu, Scaling of Nonaffine Deformation in Random Semiflexible Fiber Networks, Physical Review E 77, 062103, 2008.
  18. H. Hatami-Marbini, H.M. Shodja, On Thermoelastic Fields of a Multi-phase Inhomogeneity System with Perfectly/Imperfectly Bonded Interfaces, International Journal of Solids and Structures 45, 5831-5843, 2008
  19. H. Hatami-Marbini, S. Pietruszczak, On Inception of Cracking in Composite Materials with Brittle Matrix, Computers and Structures, Computers and Structures 85, 1177-1184, 2007
  20. H. Hatami-Marbini, H.M. Shodja, Thermoelastic Fields of a Functionally Graded Sliding Coated Inhomogeneity with Sliding/Perfect Interfaces, Journal of Applied Mechanics 74, 389-398, 2007


  1. H. Hatami-Marbini, and E. Etebu. Material properties of porcine corneal stroma in unconfined compression in ASME 2013 2nd Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology. 2013.
  2. H. Hatami-Marbini, and E. Etebu. Unconfined compression of porcine corneal stroma; a transversely isotropic biphasic analysis. in The 11th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2013.
  3. H. Hatami-Marbini, P.M. Pinsky, The Contribution of Proteoglycans on the Mechanical Properties of the Corneal Stroma, ASME Conf. Proc. 2010, 299, DOI:10.1115/NEMB2010-13175, 2010.
  4. H. Hatami-Marbini, P.M. Pinsky, Electrostatic Contribution of the Proteoglycans to the In-Plane Shear and Compressive Stiffness of Corneal Stroma, Summer Bioengineering Conference Proc., 1-2, 2010.
  5. H. Hatami-Marbini, P.M. Pinsky, On Mechanics of Connective Tissue: Assessing the Electrostatic Contribution to Corneal Stroma Elasticity, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1239-VV03-07, 2009.
  6. H. Hatami-Marbini, R.C. Picu, On Structure and Elastic Fields of Random Fiber Networks, ASME Conf. Proc. 2010, 259, DOI:10.1115/NEMB2010-13058, 2010.
  7. H. Hatami-Marbini, H.M. Shodja, Thermal Stresses in an FG Coated Spherical Inhomogeneity, Proc. 8th Int. Cong. on Thermal Stresses, 389-392, 2009.
  8. H. Hatami-Marbini, R.C. Picu, Analytical Approach to Quantifying the Non-Affine Behavior of Fiber Networks, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1060-LL09-03, 2008