Dr. Elahinia recognized with University Distinguished Professor title.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Toledo have entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research into the advanced design and manufacturing of high-strength, intelligent, lightweight materials for use by the automotive sector. Click here for more info.
Parisa, Mohammadreza, Ahmadreza, Keyvan, and Dr. Elahinia attended the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2019 conference in Portland, Oregon. The team had four presentations and Mohammadreza gave an invited talk on the Additive manufacturing of high-temperature shape memory alloys.
Mohammadreza received travel support for the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2019 conference in Portland, Oregon.
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.
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.
Keyvan Safaie received the 2019 Instrumentation Assistantship at the Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization (CMSC).
Hediyeh Dabbaghi successfully defended her Master's thesis.
Pete Rocco successfully defended his Master's thesis.
Mohammadreza and Dr. Elahinia attended the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Phase Transformation in Shape Memory Materials: Modeling and Applications conference in Austin, Texas. Mohammadreza gave an invited talk on Additive manufacturing of shape memory alloys key challenges and lessons learned.
Mohammadreza received travel support for the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics May 2019, Phase Transformation in Shape Memory Materials: Modeling and Applications conference in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Elahinia received the Outstanding Teacher Award.
Parisa, Govind, and Ahmadreza attended the Southwest Prostate Cancer Symposium (SPCS) in Phoenix, AZ.
Keyvan Safaei received the Outstanding teaching assistant award.
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.
Mohammadreza Nematolllahi received the Research Mentor Award.
Mohammadreza, Parisa, Govind, and Javier attended the MD&M West Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, MN.
Parisa and Govind participated as the Retractor team in the local I-Corps at The University of Toledo.
Mohammadreza and Javier participated as the SM Actuator team in the local I-Corps at The University of Toledo.
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.
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
Group's research on the additive manufacturing of high-temperature shape memory alloys was highlighted in The UT News by Dr. Elahinia.
Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation.
Nazanin Farjam successfully defended her Master's thesis.
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
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.
Amirhesam Amerinatanzi successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.
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.
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
Thermomorph, a startup company based on a technology we developed in our lab is a finalist in the American College of Cardiology Innovation Hub.
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).
Amir Dehghan successfully defended his Master's thesis.
Dr. Reza Mehrabi received the second place award of the Fuse challenge, Launch Forth sponsored by GE on High-Temp Clamp Challenge.
Ahmadreza Jahadakbar is one of the three finalists in the 2017 TERMIS-AM, Tissue Engineering International, and Regenerative Medicine Society, Business Plan Competition.
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".
Dr. Reza Mehrabi received the 2017 Inventions Travel Award by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).
Hamdy Ibrahim successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.
Dr. Elahinia received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award, University of Toledo.
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."
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.
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.
Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Sajedeh Nasr Esfahani, Arman Ahmadi, and Bahram Raad successfully defended their master theses.
Hamdy Ibrahim, Amirehesam Amerinatanzi, Arman Ahmadi, and Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam received NSF conference travel awards.
Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam received University of Toledo graduate fellowship.
Dr. Elahinia is elected as Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Ahmadreza Jahadakbar received the inaugural fellowship from ASM International Shape Memory and Superelastic Society.
Pavanesh Narayanan successfully defended his M.S theses.
Bingxi Li, Michael Koludrovich, Morteza Gorzin and Rasool Rahmanina successfully defended their M.S theses.
Jason Walker successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.
Ted Otieno and Ann Nguyen won the second place award in UTIE business model competition and appeared on the local news.
Dr. Christoph Haberland joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
Bing, Morteza, Rahman, Rasool, and Xiotong join the lab.
Reza Mehrabi joins the lab as a visiting graduate student.
For the third year in a row, we won a business plan award.
Ehsan Izadi successfully defended his MSc thesis on designing a novel football helmet.
Ahmad Eshghinejad successfully defended his MSc thesis on developing a pedicle screw.
The group made several posters and podium presentation at 2012 design of medical devices conference.
Andrew Puffer successfully defended his MSc thesis on designing a novel blood clot remover.
Minal Bhadane successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on developing the active ankle foot orthosis.
Dr. Elahinia received the second place award of $5000 in the University of Toledo business plan competition for an intervertebral fusion device.
Minal Bhadane was featured in the AIAA/ASME e-newsletter in the student spotlight.
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.
Cory Chapman received the honorable mention award of $500 in the University of Toledo business plan competition for the spinal implant.
Andrew Puffer received the best Teaching Assistant Award from MIME department.
Dr. Elahinia received 2010, Gary Anderson, Early Achievement Award, presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
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.
Majid Tabesh was featured in the AIAA/ASME e-newsletter in the student spotlight.
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.
Dr. Elahinia received an award from NSF to develop ankle-foot orthosis for drop foot patients.
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.