© 2018 by Ahmadreza Jahadakbar


September 2019

Parisa, Mohammadreza, Ahmadreza, Keyvan, and Dr. Elahinia attended SMASIS19 (The ASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems) in Omni Louisville, Louisville, KY. The group had five presentations.

August 2019

The paper "Fabrication of NiTi through additive manufacturing: A review" ranked among Most Cited Articles in the journal of Progress in Materials Science since 2016.

August 2019

Keyvan Safaie received the 2019 Instrumentation Assistantship at the Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization (CMSC).

July 2019

Hediyeh Dabbaghi successfully defended her Master's thesis.

July 2019

Pete Rocco successfully defended his Master's thesis.

April 2019

Dr. Elahinia received the Outstanding Teacher Award.

April 2019

Parisa, Govind, and Ahmadreza attended the Southwest Prostate Cancer Symposium (SPCS) in Phoenix, AZ. 


March 2019

Keyvan Safaei received the Outstanding teaching assistant award.

March 2019

The team Retractor entered National I-Corps program in Boston, MA. Parisa Bayati, Govind Giri, and Brian Genide serve as Technical lead, Entrupenure lead, and Mentor for the team.

December 2018

Mohammadreza Nematolllahi received the Research Mentor Award.

October 2018

Mohammadreza, Parisa, Govind, and Javier attended the MD&M West Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, MN.

October 2018

Parisa and Govind participated as the Retractor team in the local I-Corps at The University of Toledo. 

October 2018

Mohammadreza and Javier participated as the SM Actuator team in the local I-Corps at The University of Toledo. 

October 2018

Mohammadreza, Parisa, Ahmadreza and Dr. Elahinia attended the MS&T18 Material Science and Technologies Conference in Columbus. The group had four presentations and also served as the session chair for different symposiums.


September 2018

Michelle Lee a senior from Maumee Valley Country Day School spent her independent study in the lab. She has chronicled her experience in her blog https://mechanicalengineeringatut.blogspot.com/2018/08/first-day-in-lab.html

June 2018

Group's research on the additive manufacturing of high-temperature shape memory alloys was highlighted in The UT News by Dr. Elahinia.

Read more here.







June 2018

Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation.



May 2018

Nazanin Farjam successfully defended her Master's thesis.



May 2018

Dr. Elahinia and group organizing an MS&T Symposium "Advanced Manufacturing, Processing, Characterization, and Modeling of Functional Materials" on October 16-18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio

May 2018

Dr. Elahinia named Associate Chair as well as Graduate Director of the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) at The University of Toledo.


May 2018

Amirhesam Amerinatanzi successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. 

April 2018

Thermomorph and Retractor respectively received the first place and third place in the 2018COBI Business Innovation Competition. Click here for more info. 

April 2018

Thermomorph, RegenFix, and Retractor presented by Narges, Ahmadreza, and Parisa are amongst the finalists at the University of Toledo College of Business and Innovations Business plan competition. The six finalists present their business plan and compete for a $10k award. 


March 2018

Mohammadreza, Ahmadreza, Narges, Reza, Nazanin, Hesam, and Dr. Elahinia attended the SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation conference in Denver, CO. The group had five presentations



March 2018

Thermomorph, a startup company based on a technology we developed in our lab is a finalist in the American College of Cardiology Innovation Hub. 












December 2017

Ahmadreza Jahadakbar won the first place award at the TERMIS-AM 2017 Business Plan Competition (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Americas Chapter) for representing RegenFix (the startup company for commercialization of the patient-specific, stiffness-matched bone fixation plates). 












November 2017

Amir Dehghan successfully defended his Master's thesis.












November 2017

Dr. Reza Mehrabi received the second place award of the Fuse challenge, Launch Forth sponsored by GE on High-Temp Clamp Challenge.


November 2017

Ahmadreza Jahadakbar is one of the three finalists in the 2017 TERMIS-AM, Tissue Engineering International, and Regenerative Medicine Society, Business Plan Competition.



November 2017

The team RegenFix (Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam, Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, and Amirhesam Amerinatanzi) presented as one of the five finalists at the 2017 Pitch & Pour Northwest Ohio's premier startup pitch competition, and won the "$2000 crowd favorite award".





November 2017

Dr. Reza Mehrabi received the 2017 Inventions Travel Award by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). 


August 2017

Hamdy Ibrahim successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.


July 2017

Dr. Elahinia received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award, University of Toledo. 


July 2017

Dr. Elahinia, Amirhesam Amerinatanzi, Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam, and Dr. Mehrabi as the team "SuperGait" recognized with the $10k Infymakers award for innovation in the development of biomedical devices by Infosys Foundation. Click here to see a short video of the winner device: "SuperGait for Ankle Foot Orthosis."


June 2017

ASME Ephrahim Garcia Best Paper Award for “Process Development and Characterization of Additively Manufactured NiTi Shape Memory Parts,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, October 2016, 27(19):2653–2660.


March 2017

Ahmadreza Jahadakbar is awarded the second place in the graduate student poster presentation category at the "10th annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Regenerative Medicine Wound Care conference held at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 


July 2016

Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Sajedeh Nasr Esfahani, Arman Ahmadi, and Bahram Raad successfully defended their master theses.


June 2016

Hamdy Ibrahim, Amirehesam Amerinatanzi, Arman Ahmadi, and Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam received NSF conference travel awards.


May 2016

Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam received University of Toledo graduate fellowship.


January 2015

Dr. Elahinia is elected as Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


September 2014

Ahmadreza Jahadakbar received the inaugural fellowship from ASM International Shape Memory and Superelastic Society.


August 2014

Pavanesh Narayanan successfully defended his M.S theses.


April 2014

Bingxi Li, Michael Koludrovich, Morteza Gorzin and Rasool Rahmanina successfully defended their M.S theses.


April 2014

Jason Walker successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.


April 2014

Ted Otieno and Ann Nguyen won the second place award in UTIE business model competition and appeared on the local news.


April 2014

Ted Otieno, Ann Nguyen, Joe Milkovich, and Alex Wolf, completed a senior design project on “Design and Evaluation of a Thrombectomy Device,” and appeared on local news.


March 2013

Dr. Christoph Haberland joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.


February 2013

Bing, Morteza, Rahman, Rasool, and Xiotong join the lab.


January 2013

Reza Mehrabi joins the lab as a visiting graduate student.


December 2012

For the third year in a row, we won a business plan award.


November 2012

The intervertebral fusion cage developed by Cory Chapman and Walter Anderson is licensed by Joimax and Endosphere Spine. Watch a video on how the cage works.


July 2012

Ehsan Izadi successfully defended his MSc thesis on designing a novel football helmet.


May 2012

Ahmad Eshghinejad successfully defended his MSc thesis on developing a pedicle screw.


April 2012

The group made several posters and podium presentation at 2012 design of medical devices conference.


February 2012

Andrew Puffer successfully defended his MSc thesis on designing a novel blood clot remover.


February 2012

Minal Bhadane successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on developing the active ankle foot orthosis.


November 2011

Dr. Elahinia received the second place award of $5000 in the University of Toledo business plan competition for an intervertebral fusion device.


February 2011

Minal Bhadane was featured in the AIAA/ASME e-newsletter in the student spotlight.


December 2010

Minal Bhadane received the first place award of $10,000 in the University of Toledo business plan competition for the hybrid active ankle foot orthosis.


December 2010

Cory Chapman received the honorable mention award of $500 in the University of Toledo business plan competition for the spinal implant.


December 2010

Andrew Puffer received the best Teaching Assistant Award from MIME department.


November 2010

Dr. Elahinia received 2010, Gary Anderson, Early Achievement Award, presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


June 2010

Dr. Elahinia as part of a multi-institution (Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, NASA, Norman Nobel, and University of Toledo) award received a 3 million dollar award to establish a nitinol commercialization accelerator.


February 2010

Majid Tabesh was featured in the AIAA/ASME e-newsletter in the student spotlight.


December 2009

Walter Anderson was recognized UT University Transportation Center Student of the Year with a $1000 award as the student of the year in Washington D.C.


January 2008

Dr. Elahinia received an award from NSF to develop ankle-foot orthosis for drop foot patients.


December 2007

Christopher Schroeder recognized with a $1000 award as the student of Michigan-Ohio University Transportation Center Student of the Year with a $1000 award as the student of the year in Washington D.C.