Mehdi Jalalpour

Senior Manager and Senior Digital Innovator, Sumitovant Biopharma


Dr. Mehdi Jalalpour leads the Systems Optimization and Analytics Lab (SOAL) at Cleveland State University.

Research Interests

Designing more effective structures under uncertain lateral loads (e.g., earthquake and wind).
Stress-based topology optimization of steel frames with standard cross-sections.
Robust and reliability-based design under geometric and material uncertainty.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2013)
M.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2013)
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran (2005)

Journal Publications

M. Jalalpour, J.K. Guest, T. Igusa,  Reliability-based topology optimization of trusses with stochastic stiffness, Structural Safety 43  (2013) 41-49.
M. Jalalpour, T. Igusa, J.K. Guest,  Optimal design of trusses with geometric imperfections: Accounting for global instability, International Journal of Solids and Structures 48 (21) (2011) 3011-3019.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations