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User:Amir (Rasoul) Bayani-Ahangar

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Hi, I’m Amir (Rasoul) and I’m a grad student at Michigan Tech University. I'm from Babol, my beloved city close to the Caspian Sea. After getting my undergrad degree in mechanical engineering in 2016, I moved to Michigan Tech to start my grad studies. My top concerns are renewable energy, engineering for health, and desalinating water. Due to my interest in renewable energies, I joined the hydrodynamic group in my undergrad studies and worked with a group for developing a wave energy converter suitable for the Caspian Sea’s wave characteristics. In my grad studies, I pursued another of my top interests, engineering for health where my main project is on 3D printing of a complex electrically conductive structure and using them for different applications as strain sensors and actuators.

I'm very passionate about learning and truly value it. I have a huge interest in economics. My hobbies are soccer, chess, and reading novels.


  • Currently, I'm a graduate student in the MEEM department at Michigan Technological University.
  • BS, Mechanical engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, 2016, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran

Research Interests[edit]

  • 3D Printing
  • Flexible/Stretchable Wearable Electronics
  • Sensors/Actuators
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energies


•3D Printing •Bioprinting of hydrogels •Finite element modeling •Computer-aided design •Mechanical testing •Fabrication of wearable stretchable strain sensor •Wet spinning for the fabrication of fibers •4 probe conductivity measurements •Familiar with microfabrication techniques •Nano particle-polymer composite fabrication •Familiar with some of the methods in the synthesis of nanoparticles •Electrochemical Testing (Cyclic voltammetry-CV)


3D printing of flexible electrically conductive helical coil spring structure of CNT composite and its applications as stretchable strain sensor and magnetic actuator (MTU, 2017-) manuscript in preparation

-Preparing dispersions of CNT/PDMS, Writing G-codes of helical coil springs, 3D printing of freestanding flexible-conductive coil with embedded printing, Mechanical testing, Conductivity measurements, Magnetic actuation testing, SEM

Fabrication of CNT based fibers with wet spinning techniques and their application as actuators (MTU, 2017-)

-Wet spinning for the fabrication of CNT/Hydrogel-based microfibers, Electrical conductivity measurements, Electrochemical, and mechanical testing, Actuation testing

Bioprinting of 3T3 and iPSCs cells with GelMA, and alginate hydrogels (MTU, 2018-)

- Bioprinting hydrogel with different crosslinking procedures (ionic crosslinking, photoinitiation)

Finite element modeling of the coil structure for deriving the influential parameter in their design as actuators (MTU, 2017-)

- FEM studies on different parameters of coils (numbers of turns, coil diameter, fiber diameter, and pitch) and their effects on mechanical testing

Developing a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Suitable for Wave Characteristics of the Caspian Sea and optimization of the influencing parameters ( Sea depth, Buoyancy center, and Center of gravity) (Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, 2015-2016)

-Setting up a method for measurements and characterization of the WEC's movements, wave's amplitude and frequency with an open source image analysis software (Tracker), Performing WEC characterization testing and data processing

  1. Alamian, R., R. Shafaghat, R. Bayani and A. H. Amouei (2017). "An experimental evaluation of the effects of sea depth, wave energy converter’s draft and position of center of gravity on the performance of a point absorber wave energy converter." Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology.
  2. Alamian, R., R. Shafaghat, M. S. Shadloo, R. Bayani and A. H. Amouei (2017). "An empirical evaluation of the sea depth effects for various wave characteristics on the performance of a point absorber wave energy converter." Ocean Engineering.
  3. Alamian, R., R. Shafaghat, M. Farhadi and R. Bayani (2016). "Experimental evaluation of IRWEC1, a novel offshore wave energy converter." International Journal of Engineering.