Ali Meghdari received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1987, and then joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, as a Research Scientist for one full year. In 1988, he joined Sharif University of Technology (SUT) in Tehran as an Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering. In 1997, he was granted the rank of Full Professor of mechanical engineering at SUT. Dr. Meghdari has performed extensive research in the areas of robot dynamics, flexible manipulators kinematics/dynamics, nanorobotics, and dynamic modeling of biomechanical systems. He has published more than 165 technical papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, and over 60 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) have performed their dissertation under his direct supervision. He has been the recipient of various scholarships and awards including the 1997 ISESCO Prize in Technology for Outstanding Achievements in Research and Education in Technology, as well as the 2002 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Professorship Award by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. He was nominated and elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2001, and has been also elected a Member of the Iranian Academy of Sciences since 2005. He serves on the editorial boards of various international engineering and scientific journals. Meghdari is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Design, Robotics and Automation (CEDRA) at Sharif University of Technology.
Biography Updated on 10 September 2008