Prof. Ramin Sedaghati
Prof. Ramin Sedaghati is currently full professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering at Concordia University and also Concordia Research Chair (CURC-Tier 1) in smart materials and adaptive structure. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Victoria, BC, Canada in 2000. Following his PhD study, Prof. Sedaghati was awarded Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) post-doctoral fellowship in Canadian Space Agency, John. H. Chapman Space Center, Quebec. Prof. Sedaghati is director of smart materials and adaptive structure lab (SMASL) at Concordia University and his main research activities include smart materials particularly magnetoactive materials, smart and functional elastomers and composites, adaptive structures, adaptive vibration absorbers and isolators, magnetoactive soft robots and structural optimization. He has published over 140 journal articles and 150 conference papers and technical reports and supervised over 85 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as well as 100 undergraduate students for their research projects. He is Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Prof. Sedaghati is currently serving as associate editor of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and on the editorial board of number of journals including Vibration and Actuators (MDPI). He was also the general chair of 30th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST2019), one of the oldest and well-known conference in the area of smart materials and adaptive structures.