Senior Post-Doctoral Associate 

Mechanical Engineering Department 
Center for Biomedical Engineering (Grodzinsky Lab), Ortiz Lab
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617- 715 4309
E-mail:  azadi@mit.edu

Welcome !

Mojtaba is a senior postdoctoral associate at MIT where he works with Dr. Grodzinsky at Biomedical Engineering Department and Dr. Ortiz at Ortiz Lab on the nanomechanics of articular cartilage and 3D printing of cartilage tissues. He has five years of full time industrial work experience prior to his PhD and three years of Postdoctoral research after his PhD. 

He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. During this PhD, he studied the stiffness of cable-driven robots; and developed, made and evaluated a novel semi-active isolator with piezo-electric actuation (won ASME Student award). While at University of Cambridge as a visiting student, he developed a new variable stiffness mechanism based on Tensegrity mechanisms.

During his post-doctoral terms, he focused on different aspects of biomechanics including human and animal locomotion, human spine stiffness, rehabilitation technologies, bioinstrumentation, skin biomechanics and nano mechanics of articular cartilage. He has had extensive teaching experience including teaching one course as main instructor during his PhD and teaching at MIT as a lab instructor for one year and half.

Professional Societies

Member of :

IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering)

ORS (Orthopedic Research Society),

 ASB (American Societyof Biomechanics),

 CSB (Canadian Society of Biomechanics)