Founders

Hamed Rajabi - Founder & Investigator

Hamed Rajabi received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Guilan, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He was among the distinguished students during his Bachelor study, and the first-top student during both Master and PhD studies.

The Biomimetics Engineering Group was established by him and Prof. Darvizeh in 2011, which includes a number of talented undergraduate and graduate students. He worked as the Acting Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Ahrar Institute of technology and as lecturer at the University of Guilan and Azad University, Lahijan Branch.

In 2014, using the financial support of DAAD, he joined the Functional Morphology and Biomechanics at Kiel University (Prof. Stanislav Gorb’s group), as a visiting researcher. Later in 2016, he received a scholarship from the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein to start his PhD in the same group, working on the complex structure of insect cuticle.

His research areas are Biomimetics, Functional Morphology, Insect Flight, and Mechanical Behaviour of Biological Structures.

 

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ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Assistant Lecturer, Kiel University, Kiel-Germany, 2015-2017.

Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ahrar Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Rasht-Iran, 2010-2014.

Lecturer, Ahrar Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rasht-Iran, 2010-2014.

Lecturer, The University of Guilan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rasht-Iran, 2010-2014.

Lecturer, Azad University, Lahijan Branch, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lahijan-Iran, 2010-2014.

Lecturer, Andishmand University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lahijan-Iran, 2010-2012.

Lecturer, Andishmand University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Lahijan-Iran, 2010-2011.

 

AWARDS & HONORS

Federal State Funding at Kiel University, from 01.10.2016 to 01.10.2017.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grant for a long-term (16 months) research stay in Germany, from 02.06.2014 to 01.10.2016.

Distinguished Student of Guilan University, 2015.

Outstanding Student Award of International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) in the year of 2016.

Full scholarship, University of Guilan, 2003-2007.

Full scholarship, University of Guilan, 2007-2010.

Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Student of Guilan University, 2005.

Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Student of Guilan University, 2006.

Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Student of Guilan University thorough Master of Science Course.

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

“First Person”, The Company of Biologists, Interviewed by D. Saward-Arav, 15 September 2017. http://bio.biologists.org/content/biolopen/suppl/2017/09/04/bio.027078.DC2/BIO027078supp1.pdf

“Researchers unlock the secrets of dragonfly wings”, Materials today, interviewed by C. Sealy, 21 August 2017. https://www.materialstoday.com/biomaterials/news/researchers-unlock-the-secrets-of-dragonfly-wings/

“Dragonfly wings with shock absorbers”, Kiel University Press, interviewed by R. Nickel, 10 August 2017. http://www.uni-kiel.de/pressemeldungen/index.php?pmid=2017-257-libellen&lang=en

“New ‘bird-washing machine’ dramatically improves survival of birds caught in oil spills”, European Commission-Science for Environment Policy, The Science Communication Unit (SCU), 18 December 2014. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/new_bird_washing_machine_improves_survival_of_birds_in_oil_spills_398na3_en.pdf

“Ladies, gentlemen! Bird Washing Machine”, EKOIQ, interviewed by F. Altındag, February 2015. http://ekoiq.com/arsiv/ekoiqsayi48.pdf (p. 69)

 

PATENTS

An electromagnetic launcher for impact testing, patent number: 60073, 2009, Iran.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Founder and Investigator of “Biomimetics Research Group of Prof. Darvizeh”.

Professional Member of Iranian Organization for Engineering Order of Building.

Member of International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE).

Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG).

Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, The First Regional Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Lahijan-Iran, 10 December 2011.

Member of the Scientific Committee, The First National Competitions of Conceptual Design of Aircrafts, Lahijan-Iran, 8 March 2014.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 8th Students Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Rasht-Iran, 8-10 October 2014.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Reviewer, Arthropod Structure & Development (Elsevier).

Reviewer, Journal of Morphology (Wiley).

Reviewer, Journal of Insect Science (Oxford Academic).

Reviewer, Microscopy Research and Technique (Wiley).

Reviewer, Computers in Biology and Medicine (Elsevier).

Reviewer, Scientific Reports (Nature).

Reviewer, Journal of Experimental Biology (The Company of Biologists).

Reviewer, Biology Open (The Company of Biologists).

Reviewer, Zoology (Elsevier).

Reviewer, Materials & Design (Elsevier).