User:Amir (Rasoul) Bayani-Ahangar
Bio[edit | edit source]
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.
Education[edit | edit source]
- 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 | edit source]
- 3D Printing
- Flexible/Stretchable Wearable Electronics
- Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
- Renewable and Sustainable Energies
Skills[edit | edit source]
•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)
Projects[edit | edit source]
• 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
-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
- 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.
- 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.
- Alamian, R., R. Shafaghat, M. Farhadi and R. Bayani (2016). "Experimental evaluation of IRWEC1, a novel offshore wave energy converter." International Journal of Engineering.