Over the years, Elahinia’s Lab has generously shared its expertise with collaborators. Find the detailed overview of the partnerships that showcases our commitment with research and industry partners. 

Academic partners

NASA Glenn Research Center

Oak Ridge National Lab

École Nationale d'Ingénieur de Brest (France)

University of Michigan

University of Texas Arlington

University of Kassel (Germany)

Bowling Green State University

University of Birmingham (UK)

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

University of Kentucky

Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

University of Kentucky

Industrial partners


Quintus Technologies

Desktop Metal

Ford Wayne Metals

Transversale collaborations


The CASMART Student Design Challenge invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply innovative engineering theories and design principles in addressing shape memory material challenges across industries such as aeronautics, astronautics, and medicine. With support from CASMART members experience, participants showcase creativity in developing new materials and hardware.

Our team is currenty engage in the CASMART 6th Desing Challenge. It will take place at the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) on Mon 6th-10th 2024 (Cascais, Portugal).

I-Corps NSF

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program is an immersive entrepreneurial training initiative that facilitates the transition from invention to impactful solutions. A funding of $50,000 has been unlocked to support this endeavor. The fund is intended to support students in their research projects, academic journeys, and entrepreneurial training.

Empowering Nitinol Innovation

The Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator (NCA) has been established through a $10 million investment by key stakeholders, including the State of Ohio Wright Project Center, the Cleveland Clinic, NASA Glenn Research Center, Norman Noble Inc., the University of Toledo, and Case Western Reserve University. NCA is committed to advancing the development and commercialization of Nitinol products, yielding numerous cutting-edge technologies and the emergence of thriving companies.