Hayda Ranjbar – Internship

Hayda was born in 1997 in Rasht (the capital of Guilan province in north of Iran). She lived in Rasht for the first decade of her life and then moved to Tehran (The capital of Iran) and Lived there since then. She was always one of the top students in the school time and this can be for instance evidenced from that she is studying Biomechanical Engineering. Now she is studying Bachelor of Science at Ahrar Institute of Technology and is the first rank among her classmates. She is an expert in working with illustration software packages such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel. She entered Biomimetics engineering Group since 2016 as an internship and she has cooperated in preparing some articles. She is looking forward being one of the researchers of BEG in near future.




1.     H. Rajabi, K. Stamm, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Micro-morphological adaptations of the wing nodus to flight behaviour in four dragonfly species from the family Libellulidae (Odonata: Anisoptera)”, Arthropod Structure & Development (Special Issue in Insect Flight), In press.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.01.003


2.     M. Schmitt, T. H. Büscher, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi “How does a slender tibia resist buckling? Effect of material, structural and geometric characteristics on bucklingbehaviour of the hindleg tibia in stick insect postembryonic development”, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2018, 221, jeb173047.



doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.173047


3.     H. Rajabi, V. Schroeter, Sh. Eshghi, S. N. Gorb, “The probability of wing damage in the dragonfly Sympetrum vulgatum (Anisoptera: Libellulidae): a field study”, Biology Open, 2017, 6, 1290-1293.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/bio.027078


4.     H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, K. Stamm, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Dragonfly wing nodus: A one-way hinge contributing to the asymmetric wing deformation”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2017, 60, 330-338.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2017.07.034


5.     H. Rajabi, M. Jafarpour, ADarvizeh, J.-H. DirksS. N. Gorb, “Stiffness distribution in insect cuticle: a continuous or a discontinuous profile?”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2017, 14, 1-10.


doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2017.0310


6.     H. Rajabi, P. Bazargan, APourbabaei, Sh. Eshghi, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, D. Taylor, J.-H. Dirks, “Wing cross veins: an efficient biomechanical strategy to mitigate fatigue failure of insect cuticle”, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2017, 16, 1-9.



7.     H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, “Resilin microjoints: a smart design strategy to avoid failure in dragonfly wings”, Scientific Reports, 6, 39039.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep39039


8.     H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, M. Malaki, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, “Basal Complex and Basal Venation of Odonata Wings: Structural Diversity and Potential Role in the Wing Deformation”,PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(8), e0160610.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160610


9.     H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, A. Darvizeh, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Effects of multiple vein microjoints on the mechanical behaviour of dragonfly wings: numerical modelling”, Royal Society Open Science, 2016, 3, 150610.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150610


10.  H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Effect of microstructure on the mechanical and damping behaviour of dragonfly wing veins”, Royal Society Open Science, 2016, 3, 160006.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160006


11.  H. Rajabi, M. Rezasefat, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, Sh. Eshghi, A. Shafiei, T. Mirzababaie Mostofi, S. N. Gorb, “A comparative study of the effects of constructional elements on the mechanical behaviour of dragonfly wings”, Applied Physics A, 2016, 122(1), 1-13.


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-015-9557-6


12.  Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, V. Nooraeefar, M. Alitavoli, H. Babaei, “Simple finite element modeling of planar composite structures using digital image processing technique in Matlab”, Journal of Science and Technology of Composites, 2016, 3(2), 195-202. (Persian)

13.  H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “A comparative study of the effects of vein-joints on the mechanical behaviour of insect wings: I. Single joints”,Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2015, 10(5), 056003.


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/10/5/056003


14.  Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, V. Nooraeefar, A. Shafiei, T. Mirzababaie Mostofi, M. Monsef.  A Simple method for geometric modelling of biological structures using image processing technique, Scientia Iranica, 2016, 23(5), 2194-2202.

15.  H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, H. Babaei, “Experimental and numerical investigations of crack propagation in dragonfly wing veins”, AmirKabir Journal of Science & Research (Mechanical Engineering), 2016, 48(2), 61-64.



doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22060/mej.2016.598


16.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, J-H. Dirks, D. Taylor, “Numerical investigation of insect wing fracture behaviour”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2015, 48(1), 89-94.


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.10.037


17.  H. Rajabi, H. Monsef, M. Zare, A. Armandei, M. Moghadami, “Design, development and demonstration of an improved bird washing machine”, Ecotoxicology, 2014, 23(5), 960-965.(Distinguished by European Commission)


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-014-1238-2


18.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, Sh. Eshghi, A. Khaheshi, “Experimental and numerical investigations of Otala lactea’s shell I. Quasi-static analysis”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2014, 32, 8-16.


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.12.008


19.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Investigation of the dynamic behavior of thick piezoelectric cylinders”, Scientia Iranica, 2014, 21(3), 587-599.





20.  A. Darvizeh, S. Anami Rad, M. Darvizeh, R. Ansari and H. Rajabi, “Investigation of microstructure and mechanical behavior of Woodlouse shells using experimental methods and numerical modeling”. Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, 14(7), 183-190. (Persian)




21.  A. Darvizeh, N. Shafiee, M. darvizeh, H. Habibollahi and H. Rajabi, “Investigation of the effects of constructional elements on the biomechanical behavior of desert locust hind wing”.Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, 14(14), 235-244. (Persian)




22.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Experimental investigations of the functional morphology of dragonfly wings”, Chinese Physics B, 2013, 22(8), 088702.



doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1674-1056/22/8/088702


23.  M. Faghih-Shojaei, V. Mohammadi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Experimental analysis and numerical modeling of mollusk shells as a three dimensional integrated volume”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012, 16, 38-54.



doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.08.006


24.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Thick Cylinders Subjected to Internal Electro-magnetic Loading”, Journal of Mechanics, 2012, 28(3), 423-430.



doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmech.2012.51


25.  A. Rezaei, A. Darvizeh, A. Basti, H. Rajabi, “Three Dimensional Static and Dynamic Analysis of thick Functionally Graded Plates by the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) Method”,Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2011, 35, 1168-1180. (Top Paper)


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2011.05.011



26.  A. Rezaei, M. Alitavoli, A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, “Modeling and Simulation  of Spider's  Walking”, International Journal of Nature & Design & Ecodynamics, 2011, 6(2), 83-96.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/DNE-V6-N2-83-96



27.  H. Rajabi, M. Moghadami, A. Darvizeh, “Investigation of Microstructure, Natural Frequencies and Vibration Modes of Dragonfly Wing”, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2011, 8(2), 165-173. (Top Paper)


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1672-6529(11)60014-0


28.  M. Darvizeh, A. Darvizeh, V. Arab Zadeh, H. Rajabi, “Nonlinear analysis of multi-layered beams with piezoelectric layers considering large deformations”, Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2010, 10(2), 57-67. (Persian)



29.  M. Darvizeh, A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, A. Rezaei, “Free Vibration Analysis of Dragonfly Wings using Finite Element Method”, International Journal of Multiphysics, 2009, 3(1), 101-110.


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/175095409787924454