2019-2020 - MIAE Ph.D. Mentors

Ahmad Sohrabi Kashani

Languages: English/ Persian

“Cancer therapy through modulating the mechanobiological behavior.”

Ahmad is a research assistant at the Optical Bio-Microsystem laboratory. He received his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering- Energy Conversion from Tehran Polytechnique University in 2011. In his master, he used molecular dynamics simulation to study fluid flow in micro-channels. Also, he used to work in the industry as a project coordinator/manager before joining the PhD program.

Ahmad started his PhD in fall 2015 and received the doctoral FRQNT scholarship on his PhD research. Collaborating with the biology department, he is working on interdisciplinary research to develop nanomedicines to control cancer progression by regulating the mechanobiological behavior of cancer cells. His research interests include nanomedicines, mechanobiology, microfluidic, and fluid mechanics.

Ehsan Yazdanpanah Moghadam

Languages: English, Farsi/ Persian

“Mechanological study of microglial cells in brain using microfluidic devices”

Ehsan Yazdanpanah Moghadam received his Bachelor and MSc from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Mechanical Engineering. His Master research was focusing on numerical analysis of heat transfer and fluid flow in micro/nanofluidics. He then was working as a research assistant in high-performance computing laboratory of Dr. Roohi. In 2016, He started his Ph.D. at Concordia University and joined to Optical Bio-Microsystem Lab under supervision of Prof. Packirisamy. He is also working as a trainee in the BioChemistry Laboratory of Prof. Sonneberg at McGill University. His current research is the development of microfluidic chips to study the migration and morphologies of microglial cells in the brain. His interest is microfluidics, Bio Micro-ElectroMechanical Sytems, lab-on-a-chip, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics

Mahsa Moghaddass

Languages: English, Persian, French

“Inverse Optimization”

Mahsa is a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University under the supervision of professor Daria Terekhov, Ph.D. She did her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Iran at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. She started her Ph.D. in summer 2016 in industrial engineering and now she is working on models and algorithms for Inverse Optimization when Integrality and Noise in data are important.

She is very much interested in working in a group and she already has a lot of volunteer working experience in different associations. She would be very happy to help new Ph.D. students and give them the best tips and academic advice.

Hamid Ebrahimi Orimi

Languages: English, Farsi/Persian

"A new approach of laser assisted bio printer"


Since 2016, Hamid Ebrahimi Orimi is working on his PhD in the laser assisted bio printing field at Concordia University. The project is in collaboration with the ophthalmology department at University of Montreal. He has a wide range of academic experiences such as software instructor, teaching assistant and Lab demonstrator.


He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in 2010, and his master's degree in mechanical engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2012. During his undergraduate, he led a team in designing and developing a two-passenger electrical vehicle. The team placed second out of 80 contestants in conceptual and detail designs in the Iranian Machine Design Competition (IMDC). In his master's project, he developed the signal processing and image processing techniques to predict myocardial infraction in rats. The outcome of the project is published as journal and conference papers.

Amir Hooshiar

Languages: English, Farsi/Persian

"Robotic surgery, nonlinear material characterization"


Amir Hooshiar received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in biomedical engineering with honors from Amirkabir University of Tehran (AUT), Iran, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Meanwhile, he served as the President of the Students Scientific Associations of AUT. His research was focused on mechanical testing and modeling of bone tissue undergoing biologic growth and remodeling. Amir served as a Certified Medical Devices Expert in Iran for nine years. He was also the Chair in Science and Technology Committee of Medical Devices Bureau, Iran (2011-2014).

Amir joined Concordia University as a Ph.D. researcher in September 2015. He is an FRQNT scholarship recipient, NSERC Vanier scholar, NSERC CREATE for Surgical Innovation Fellow, and Ph.D. candidate in the Robotic Surgery Lab. His research is focused on studying the dynamics of cardiac catheters as highly flexible beams under large deformations. His research is mainly pertinent to the provision of haptics in robot-assisted cardiac interventions.

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