Faculty Profile: Mostafa G. Mehrabi

Impact, Summer 2003





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Mostafa G. Mehrabi, Ph.D., has been part of academia since 1978 when he began studies for his bachelor of engineering degree from Shiraz University in Iran. He subsequently earned a Master of Engineering degree (1988) from Middle East Technical University in Turkey and a Ph.D. (1994) from Concordia University in Montreal. Interspersed were years of industry experience in Iran and Canada.

Most recently he has been on faculty as an assistant research scientist, first at the University of Michigan’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and, since January, with UDM’s Manufacturing Engineering program.

Both academia and industry have contributed to his expertise in computer-integrated and intelligent manufacturing systems and industrial automation. He currently has a patent pending for a new technique for real-time measurement and compensation of geometric and thermal errors in CNC machining systems.

He has submitted applications for or received research grants for:

  • design and implementation of a reconfigurable assembly system (three-year grant)
  • sensor selection and adaptive monitoring of laser weld quality (under review by the National Science Foundation)
  • enhancing the reconfiguration paradigm in engineering education (under second review)

In 1995, he was awarded the Quebec Government Industrial Research Fellowship. Then in 1996, he won the award of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for outstanding research achievements.

In 1997, Mehrabi developed the infrastructure of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Lab in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Michigan.

He currently serves as the U.S. regional representative in the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) SIMON Project. It is a consortium of leading industries, research institutions and universities in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada focused on research related to IMS.

Mehrabi also has assisted in organizing international conferences in his field and has served as a reviewer and author of numerous publications.


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