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Mohammad (Kamran) Shavezipur
Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2009), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2004-2008), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2003-2004), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1993-1996), Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, (1988-1993), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Email:

m.shavezipur (at) gmail.com

Current Position:
            Research Scientist, Ohio State University


Research Interests:
My main research interests may be categorized as follows:
    1. Development of multiphysics analytical and finite element models used in design and optimization of MEMS devices.
    2. Development of capacitive MEMS sensors for measurement of different physical properties such as pressure, temperature, force, displacement, flow rate and chemical composition.
    3. Development of novel MEMS devices with enhanced performances for different applications.
    4. Structural temperature compensation of MEMS sensors and actuators working at elevated temperatures.
    5. Grey-tone masking for MEMS devices.
    6. Reliability analysis of MEMS structures and development of probabilistic design methods to maximize production yield.
    7. Bio-inspired MEMS/NEMS.
Teaching Interests:
Solid Mechanics courses such as Static, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Vibrations and Mechanisms; and Introduction to design and modeling of Microelectromechanical Systems.

Selected Publications:
  • Shavezipur, M., Nieva, P., Khajepour, A., and Hashemi, S. M., “Development of Parallel-Plate-Based MEMS Tunable Capacitors with Linearized Capacitance-Voltage Response and Extended Tuning Range”, J. of Micromech. and Microeng., 20(2), 2010, pp. 025009-1-8.
  • Shavezipur, M., Hashemi, S. M., Nieva, P., and Khajepour, A., “Development of a Triangular-Plate MEMS Tunable Capacitor with Linear Capacitance-Voltage Response” Microelectronics Engineering, 2009, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2009.09.011.
  • Shavezipur, M., Ponnambalam, K., Khajepour, A., and Hashemi, S. M., “Fabrication Uncertainties and yield optimization in MEMS Tunable Capacitors” Journal of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 147, 2008, 613-622.
  • Shavezipur, M., Wong, C., Nieva, P., and Khajepour, A., 2009, “Design and modelling of a MEMS capacitive temperature sensor with linear capacitance-temperature response”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Florida, FL, November 13-19, IMECE2009-12790, pp. 1-6.
  • Sohi, A. N., Shavezipur, M., Nieva, P., and Khajepour, A., 2009, “A Structurally Multifunctional Pressure-Temperature Sensor”, 2nd Microsystems and Nanoelectronics Research Conference (MNRC), Ottawa, ON, Canada, pp. 1-4.
  • Shavezipur, M., Nieva, P., Khajepour, A., and Hashemi, S. M., 2009, “A Parallel-plate-based Fishbone-Shape MEMS Tunable Capacitor with Linear Capacitance-Voltage Response”, Proc. of Nanotech Conference and Expo 2009, Houston, TX, May 3-7, Vol. 3, pp. 256-259.
Selected Honours and Awards:
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award        Government of Canada        2009
Teaching Assistant Excellence Award          University of Waterloo         2006 and 2007
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)            Government of Ontario        2006 - 2007
President's Graduate Scholarship                 University of Waterloo         2006 - 2007
Graduate Student Scholarship                      Ryerson University             2003 and 2004

Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities:
Playing Soccer (Football), caricature, photography, swimming, fashion design, portraits drawing, listening to classical and folklore music.