Texas Tech University

Jahan Rasty, Ph.D., P.E., M.B.A.


Email: jahan.rasty@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.6571

Fax: 806.742.3540

ME North 203

Research Website: Residual Stress Measurement & Analysis

Jahan Rasty


Dr. Jahan Rasty is a professor of mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University. His research focuses on materials, manufacturing, failure analysis, and metallurgy among other topics. In addition to working as a full-time professor, Dr. Rasty also works as a real-world Forensic Engineer, performing engineering analysis for local and national corporations in the area of mechanical design and failure investigation. With this expertise, Dr. Rasty has helped develop many courses at TTU in the field of forensic engineering as well as the graduate certificate program in Applied Forensic Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Materials Performance & Behavior Characterization
  • Component Failure Analysis & Investigation
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Numerical Modeling of Large−Strain Manufacturing Processes: Tube Drawing, Extrusion, Rolling, & Forging
  • High Strain−Rate and High Heating−Rate Characterization of Materials
  • Characterization of Materials Behavior Subject to Explosives Detonation
  • Effect of High−Velocity Impact on Materials Behavior & Performance
  • Friction & Slip−Resistance of Walkway Surfaces for Reduction of Slip−and−Fall Incidents

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, (1987)
  • M.B.A., Texas Tech University, (1999)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, (1984)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, (1981)

State(s) in which registered

  • Texas, No. 71689

Department of Mechanical Engineering