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CV

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy cum laude (2006-2010) Delft University of Technology
  • Master of Science (2004-2006), Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (2000-2004), Iran University of Science and Technology
Professional experience
  • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), 2017-present.
  • Chair of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics section, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 2014-present.
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), 2014-2017.
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for Biomechanics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Nov 2013-Jan 2014.
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), 2010-2014.
  • PhD researcher, Materials innovation institute (M2i), The Netherlands, 2006-2010.
  • Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), Biorobotics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2004-2006.
Administrative experience
  • Coordinator, Master Specialization: Tissue Biomechanics and Implants, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 2010-present.
  • Committee Member, Education Board, Masters of Biomedical Engineering Program, Delft University of Technology, 2010-present.
Editorial services
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE.
  • Editorial Board, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Special issue: “Mechanics of 3D printed and additively manufactured biomaterials” (in progress).
  • Guest Editor, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Special issue: “Additively manufacturing and 3D printing of biomaterials: from nano- to macro-scale” (in progress).
  • Guest Editor, J Biomech Eng-Trans ASME, Special issue: Cells, tissues, and biomaterials: mechanics of life at different scales.
  • Guest Editor, Materials, Special issue: Mechanics of Biomaterials.
  • Guest Editor, Metals, Special issue: Metallic Biomaterials (in progress)
  • Academic Editor, PeerJ journal.
  • Editorial Board, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, specialty section: Frontiers in Biomechanics.
  • Editorial Board, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics.
  • Editorial Board, The Scientific World Journal, section: Mech Eng.
  • Editorial Board, PeerJ Computer Science.
Honors and awards
  • ERC starting grant, European Research Council, 1.5 m€ (2015).
  • Early Career Award, J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, Elsevier (2015).
  • Certificate of excellence in reviewing from J Biomechanics (2012).
  • Veni personal research grant, 250 kEuro (2011)
  • Supervising the best Bachelors End Project of TU Delft (together with Dr. Gabrielle Tuijthof), the project was awarded a shared Imtech/UfD grant of 2 kEuro (2011)
  • Gratification award from Materials Innovation Institute (M2i, Netherlands) for “unique accomplishment” in my PhD research (c.a. 2.5 kEuro) (2010).
  • PhD research fellowship, Materials innovation institute (M2i), The Netherlands (2006-2010)
  • Conference travel grant, International Neuroscience Conference, Al-Ain, UAE (2005)
  • Prizewinner of the Departmental Students Research Pioneers Celebration (2002)
  • University Outstanding Student (2002)
  • Second place of the National Computer Programming Competition (2001)
  • Prizewinner of the First National Kharazmi Youth Festival of Scientific Innovation (2000)
Review services
  • Acta Biomaterialia
  • Langmuir
  • Osteoarthritis & Cartilage
  • J Mech Behav Biomed Mater
  • J Biomech
  • J Biomech Eng-Trans ASME
  • J App Physiology
  • Scand J Med Sci Sports
  • Human Movement Sci
  • Biofabrication
  • J Amer Chem Soc
  • J Biomed Mater Res A
  • Mater Sci Eng C
  • J Royal Soc Interface
  • J Orthop Res
  • Med Sci Sports & Exercise
  • Sports Med
  • IEEE Trans Med Imaging
  • Europ J App Physiology
  • Gait & Posture
  • Clinic Biomech
  • Med Eng Phys
  • PLOS ONE
  • J Sports Eng Tech (Proc IMechE P)
  • J Mech Med Biology
  • Computers Bio Med
  • Int J Plasticity
  • Int J Mech Sci
  • Metallur Mater Trans A
  • Mater Sci Eng A
  • App Surface Sci
  • Measurement Sci & Tech
  • Sci Tech Weld Join
  • J Mater Proc Tech
  • J Mech Sci Tech
  • J Eng Manufac (Proc IMechE B)
  • J Test Eval (ASTM)
  • Int J Mater Forming
  • J Orthop Trauma
  • Int J Sports Med
  • J Electromyography Kinesiology
  • J Eng Med (Proc IMechE H)
  • J Med Bio Eng
  • Int J Solids Struct
  • J Bio Phys
  • J Phys D: App Phys
  • Front Bioeng Biotech
  • Materials
  • Smart Mater Struct
  • J Manufac Sci Eng- Trans ASME
  • Mater & Des
  • J Mater Eng Perform
  • Energy
  • Int J Mater Manufac – Trans SAE
  • Int J Heat Mass Trans
  • J Res Practice
  • Sci World J
  • Procedia Eng
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