Mohammad Elahinia currently works as an Associate Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA. He serves as the Director of the Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory. He graduated from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa, USA, with an M.S. degree and from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va, USA, with a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, respectively, in 2001 and 2004. His research interests include developing dynamic models and designing control systems for smart and active materials. His current research is focused on biomedical application of shape memory alloys. Dr. Elahinia is the recipient of several awards, including the 2010 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award, 2010 University of Toledo College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award, Outstanding Young Faculty Research Award from the University of Toledo in 2006, and Torgersen Graduate Research Excellence Award from Virginia Tech in 2004. He is the PI from UT for a Third Frontier Project, Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator. This accelerator is a $10 million investment by the State of Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic, NASA Glenn Research Center, Norman Noble Inc., the University of Toledo, and Case Western Reserve University. The Nitinol commercialization accelerator is dedicated to the development and commercialization of Nitinol products. Dr. Elahinia is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and the Journal of Shock and Vibration.
Biography Updated on 3 September 2013