Ramin Masoudi

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D., Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

Dr. Masoudi joined AUD in September 2015. He is the recipient of a PhD in Systems Design Engineering in 2012 from the University of Waterloo in Canada. His thesis was on "Micromechanics of Fiber Networks Including Nonlinear Hysteresis and its Application to Multibody Dynamic Modeling of Piano Mechanisms". He was a postdoctoral fellow and sessional lecturer in the same department at the University of Waterloo for more than three years. During that time, he conducted several projects in collaboration with Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA and Maplesoft Inc. in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

His areas of expertise include Mathematical Modeling of Dynamical Systems, focused on Space Robotics, Multibody Dynamics, Contact Dynamics, and Micromechanics of Random Networks, along with Model Treatment for Practical Applications focusing on Model Order Reduction, Parameter Identification, and Sensitivity Analysis with application to automotive systems.

Dr. Masoudi was a teaching assistant for several courses at the University of Waterloo and a full-time lecturer for three years in the department of mechanical and chemical engineering at Azad University in Iran.

He is also one of the key contributors in launching a web-based multibody benchmark library, in collaboration with Stanford University and Laboratorio de Ingenieria Mecanica at the University of La Coruna in Spain, for the members of multibody community worldwide. He has been a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) since 2009.

Teaching Interests:

  • Dynamics of Mutibody Systems
  • Robotics
  • Control Systems Design
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Variational Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Dynamical Systems
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