Hafez Tari

Contact Information

  • Email: Hafez Tari
  • Phone: 937-229-2334
  • Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 507

Hafez Tari

  • Adjunct


Hafez Tari is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton (UD). Dr. Tari has taught a diverse set of topics, including heat transfer and dynamic systems and controls at UD. His research lies at the intersection of design, multi-functional materials and scientific computing with applications to the aerospace and automotive industries as well as to soft robotics and biomedical devices. Since joining UD, Dr. Tari has developed a model for dynamic tunability of soft magneto-electric material properties as well as a universal, closed-form theory for modeling the nonlinear, hysteretic behavior of magnetostrictive, electrostrictive, elastomeric and shape memory materials. In the context of scientific computing, he is also interested in developing large-scale codes and the associated parallel computing architectures for computationally intensive simulations. To date, he has published over twenty refereed journal articles, many of which have had an impact on his field, as reflected in his strong level of citations (500+).

Selected Publications

  • Tari, H., & Dapino,M. J. (2017). Globally convergent nonlinear 3D inverse model for smart materials with Hessian-based optimization. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 318: 864-881.
  • Tari, H., Santapuri, S., & Dapino,M. J. (2017). Efficient and robust nonlinear model for smart materials with application to composite magnetostrictive plates. Smart Materials and Structures, 26(4): 045010.
  • Tari, H., Scheidler,J. J., & Dapino,M. J. (2015). Robust solution procedure for the discrete energy-averaged model on the calculation of 3D hysteretic magnetization and magnetostriction of iron-gallium alloys. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 384: 266-275.
  • Tari, H. (2013). On the parametric large deflection study of Euler-Bernoulli cantilever beams subjected to combined tip point loading. International J. of Non-Linear Mechanics, 49: 90-99.
  • Tari, H. (2007). Modified variational iteration method. Physics Letters A, 369(4): 290-293.

Courses Taught

  • MEE 410 – Heat Transfer
  • MEE 439 – Dynamic Systems and Controls


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2011