Faculty Profiles

Mirsayar, Mirmilad

Assistant Professor
Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences


Dr. Mirmilad Mirsayar is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Aerospace, Physics, and Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). He has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications and several conference proceedings papers to date. His publications have been cited over 1000 times to date by researchers across the world (H-index of 20). Prior to his current appointment at FIT, he served as a Research Scientist in the Aerospace Engineering Department of Texas A&M University working on several funded projects on advanced materials and structures, fracture mechanics & fatigue, and composite structures. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in 2017.


Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2017) 

Research Interests

Solid Mechanics; Fatigue, Damage, & Fracture Mechanics; Advanced Composites; Advanced Materials; Additive Manufacturing

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology (Aug. 2020 - present) 

Research Scientist, Texas A&M University (2018-2020)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Texas A&M University (2017-2018)

Recognition & Awards

Outstanding reviewer award: Journal of “Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures” (John Wiley & Sons Publications), 2017.

Outstanding reviewer award: Journal of “Measurement” (Elsevier), 2017.

Outstanding reviewer award: Journal of “Engineering Fracture Mechanics” (Elsevier), 2017.

Outstanding reviewer award: Journal of “Construction and Building Materials” (Elsevier), 2017.

Most Cited Article in “Engineering Fracture Mechanics”(Elsevier), 2016.

Most Cited Article in “Theoretical & Applied Fracture Mechanics”(Elsevier), 2016.

Journal Publications Summary

Selected Journal Publications

        Note: "†" represents single authorship

  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2021). "On the effective critical distances in three-dimensional brittle fracture via a strain-based framework". Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 248, 107740. [Impact Factor:3.43]
  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2021). "A combined stress/energy-based criterion for mixed-mode fracture of laminated composites considering fiber bridging micromechanics". International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 106319. [Impact Factor:4.63]
  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2021). "A generalized criterion for fatigue crack growth in additively manufactured materials–Build orientation and geometry effects". International Journal of Fatigue145, 106099.  [Impact Factor:4.37]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., & Hartl, D. J. (2020). "Damage detection via embedded sensory particles–Effect of particle/matrix interphase properties". Composite Structures232, 111536. [Impact Factor:5.14]
  • Vashisth, A., & Mirsayar, M. M. (2020). "A combined atomistic-continuum study on the temperature effects on interfacial fracture in SiC/SiO2 composites". Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics105, 102399.[Impact Factor:3.02]
  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2019). "T-strain effects in kinked interfacial fracture of bonded composites". Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics104, 102381.[Impact Factor:3.02]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., & Hartl, D. J. (2019). "On the validity of strain energy density criterion for mixed mode I/II fracture analysis of notched shape memory alloy components". Engineering Fracture Mechanics214, 270-288.[Impact Factor:3.43]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., & Hartl, D. J. (2019). "On the cracks normal to shape memory alloy/elastic material interfaces". Engineering Fracture Mechanics216, 106509.[Impact Factor:3.43]
  • Shi, X., Mirsayar, M.M., Mukhopadhyay, A., & Zollinger, D. (2019). Characterization of two-parameter fracture properties of portland cement concrete containing reclaimed asphalt pavement aggregates by semicircular bending specimens. Cement and Concrete Composites95, 56-69.[Impact Factor:6.26]
  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2018). On fracture analysis of dental restorative materials under combined tensile-shear loading. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics93, 170-176.[Impact Factor:3.02]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., Razmi, A., Aliha, M. R. M., & Berto, F. (2018). EMTSN criterion for evaluating mixed mode I/II crack propagation in rock materials. Engineering Fracture Mechanics190, 186-197.[Impact Factor:3.43]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., Razmi, A., & Berto, F. (2018). Tangential strain‐based criteria for mixed‐mode I/II fracture toughness of cement concrete. Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures41(1), 129-137.[Impact Factor:3.03]
  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2017). On the low temperature mixed mode fracture analysis of asphalt binder–Theories and experiments. Engineering fracture mechanics186, 181-194.[Impact Factor:3.43]
  • Razmi, A., & Mirsayar, M. M. (2017). On the mixed mode I/II fracture properties of jute fiber-reinforced concrete. Construction and Building Materials148, 512-520.[Impact Factor:4.42]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., & Park, P. (2016). Mixed mode brittle fracture analysis of high strength cement mortar using strain-based criteria. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics86, 233-238.[Impact Factor:3.02]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., & Park, P. (2016). Modified maximum tangential stress criterion for fracture behavior of zirconia/veneer interfaces. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials59, 236-240.[Impact Factor:3.37]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., Berto, F., Aliha, M. R. M., & Park, P. (2016). Strain-based criteria for mixed-mode fracture of polycrystalline graphite. Engineering Fracture Mechanics156, 114-123.[Impact Factor:3.43]
  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2015). Mixed mode fracture analysis using extended maximum tangential strain criterion. Materials & Design86, 941-947.[Impact Factor:6.29]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., & Park, P. (2015). The role of T-stress on kinking angle of interface cracks. Materials & Design80, 12-19.[Impact Factor:6.29]
  • † Mirsayar, M. M. (2014). On fracture of kinked interface cracks–The role of T-stress. Materials & Design61, 117-123.[Impact Factor:6.29]
  • Mirsayar, M. M., Aliha, M. R. M., & Samaei, A. T. (2014). On fracture initiation angle near bi-material notches–Effects of first non-singular stress term. Engineering fracture mechanics119, 124-131.[Impact Factor:3.43]
  • Arabi, H., Mirsayar, M. M., Samaei, A. T., & Darandeh, M. (2013). Study of characteristic equation of the elastic stress field near bimaterial notches. Strength of Materials45(5), 598-606.
  • Ayatollahi, M. R., Dehghany, M., & Mirsayar, M. M. (2013). A comprehensive photoelastic study for mode I sharp V-notches. European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids37, 216-230.[Impact Factor:3.79]
  • Ayatollahi, M. R., Mirsayar, M. M., & Dehghany, M. (2011). Experimental determination of stress field parameters in bi-material notches using photoelasticity. Materials & Design32(10), 4901-4908.[Impact Factor:6.29]
  • Samaei, A. T., & Mirsayar, M. M. (2011). Buckling Analysis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Consideration of Small Scale Effects. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience8(11), 2214-2219.
  • Samaei, A. T., Abbasion, S., & Mirsayar, M. M. (2011). Buckling analysis of a single-layer graphene sheet embedded in an elastic medium based on nonlocal Mindlin plate theory. Mechanics Research Communications38(7), 481-485.[Impact Factor:2.29]
  • Ayatollahi, M. R., Mirsayar, M. M., & Nejati, M. (2010). Evaluation of first non-singular stress term in bi-material notches. Computational Materials Science50(2), 752-760.[Impact Factor:2.86]

Current Courses

AEE 3083: Mechanics of Materials