Dr. Mohsen Asle Zaeem is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Program in the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Before joining CSM, he was the Roberta and G. Robert Couch Assistant Professor and later an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering in Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T). Dr. Zaeem received his BS (2003) and MS (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University , Iran, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (2010). Prior to joining Missouri S&T, Dr. Zaeem was a postdoctoral fellow and an assistant research professor in the Computational Manufacturing and Design group within the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) at Mississippi State University . His current research interests include developing different phase field–finite element models for predicting nano- and microstructural evolution during solidification, grain growth, and solid state phase transformation in light-weight and energy related materials. His main research goal is to develop multi-scale computational tools to predict and improve mechanical and other properties of materials for different engineering applications.  In 2018 Mohsen joined the Space Resources Program - Colorado School of Mines .