Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Dr. Soheil Fatehiboroujeni

Soheil Fatehiboroujeni


Office: Engineering A103U
Phone: 970-491-6710 

Dr. Soheil Fatehiboroujeni

Assistant Teaching Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Soheil Fatehiboroujeni received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Merced in 2018 focused on the nonlinear dynamics of biological filaments. As an engineering educator and postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Soheil worked in the Active Learning Initiative (ALI) to promote student-centered learning and the use of computational tools such as MATLAB and ANSYS in engineering classrooms.

In Spring 2022, Soheil joined Colorado State University as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research is currently focused on the long-term retention of knowledge and skills in engineering education, design theory and philosophy, and computational mechanics.


  • Ph.D. 2018, University of California, Merced – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 2016, University of California, Merced – Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. 2012, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran – Mechanical Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Scholar 2022, Cornell University – Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Scholar 2020, Purdue University – School of Engineering Education


Research Interests

  • Expertise and skill acquisition in engineering
  • Engineering design education and philosophy
  • Computational and nonlinear dynamics
  • Biomimetic applications of active filaments

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 – Professor Ali H. Nayfeh Award by Springer Publishing & Nonlinear Dynamics Conference 
  • 2018 – Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Campus Leadership Award at University of California, Merced
  • 2017 – Outstanding Teaching Award by Graduate Division at University of California, Merced