Farhad Farzbod

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) 2005-2010.
    • Research Area: Wave Propagation in Periodic Media and Nano-Structures, Multi-
      Scale Modeling, Finite Element Modeling.
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2010.
    • Course Work (10 courses): Linear Systems and Controls, Nonlinear Systems and
      Control, Introduction to Microelectronic Theory, Fourier Techniques and Signal
      Analysis, Adaptive Control, Analysis I, Differential Geometry, Carbon Nanotube
      Electronics, PDE in Image Processing, Microelectromechanical Devices.
  • Master of Science in Mathematics, Georgia Tech, 2009.
    • Course Work (10 courses): Differential Geometry I, Ordinary Differential
      Equations I, Calculus of Variations, Topology of Euclidean Spaces, Dynamics and
      Bifurcations I, Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Vibration of Mechanical
      Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Introduction to Hilbert Spaces, Real Analysis I.
  • Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 2001-2003.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2000.
    • Graduated with highest GPA in Mechanical Engineering of the Class of 2000

Professional Experience
  • • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi 2015-present.
    • Research Area: Vibrations, Acoustics, Mechatronics  
  • Research hardware engineer at Google[x] lab, 2013-2015.
    • Modeling and design of various transducers and sensors such as next generation bone conduction transducer.
    • Developing future technologies in various sensors and actuators.
    • Two patents approved by USPTO
  • Postdoc/research engineer, energy & environment science and technology directorate, Idaho National Lab, Idaho Falls, ID, 2010-2013.
    • Modeling hybrid energy systems containing various sources of energy with Modelica language.
    • Revised and improved experimental set up to measure microstructure of various metals with laser ultrasound resonant spectroscopy.
    • Revised and improved experimental set up to measure various properties of metals in high temperature with laser ultrasound.
    • Invented a method to measure crystallographic orientation of single crystal metals (filed for patent).
    • Co-authored several Laboratory Directed Research and Development proposals (LDRD)
    • Exceptional Contributions Program Award (Monetary Award)
  • Research Assistant in Nonlinear Mechanics Lab, Georgia Tech, 2005-2010.
  • Research Assistant in Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing Lab, 2001-2003, Toronto, Canada;
    • Conducting both theoretical and experimental research, including modeling wave propagation in solids, Performing Ultrasonic A-Scan, B-Scan and C-Scan with WinspectData Acquisition Software
Teaching Experience / Academic Services
  • Adjunct faculty in San Jose state university:
    • Mechatronic System Engineering (a Graduate Course, website I made is here): 
      • Combine hardware, software and system integration. Basic circuits, logic gates, OpAmps, encoder/decoder, DC and stepper motor, A/D and D/A, C-language.
      • Beagle Bone Black microprocessor, suitable for internet of things applications. 
  • Lab Instructor, Experimental Methodology in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2005-2008, 2010 (nine terms);
    • Running two 3-hour sessions per week, each session with 12 students.
    • Discussing theoretical background of the experiment and then helping student run the experiment in groups of two.
    • Covering experiments in a wide range of mechanical engineering applications such as Measurement Techniques and Analysis, Controls, Heat Transfer, Solid Mechanics, Acoustics, Dynamics and Vibration.
    • Grading reports and advising students throughout the term via a web forum.
    • Revising manuals for the lab.
  • Substitute Instructor for "Dynamics of Rigid Bodies" as a part of Teaching Practicum course requirement (class of ~70 students)
    • Received excellent feedback from the students of the class after 4 sessions in a survey.
  • Teaching Assistant for Dynamics, 2002, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Reviewer for: 
    • ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics
    • Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, Surface and Coatings Technology. 
  • Session Co-Chair: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 11-17, 2011.

    • F. Farzbod, J. Dong, “Adaptive piezoelectric array for bone conduction receiver in wearable computers," US 
      Patent #: 
    • F. Farzbod, M.K. Morishita; J. Dong; R. Herr, “Microphone Arranged in Cavity for Enhanced Voice Isolation ," US 
      Patent #: 9596536


    • M. Naghdi, F. Farzbod, "Acoustic Nonreciprocity in Coriolis Mean Flow Systems," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143 (1), 230-236, 2018.
    • F. Farzbod, “Number of Wavevectors for Each Frequency in Dispersion Curves of a Periodic Structure,”  Journal of Vibration and Acoustics-Transactions of the ASME, 139 (5), 2017. 
    •  F Farzbod, MJ Leamy, "Breaking time reversal symmetry with Coriolis mean flow systems," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140 (4), 3048-3048. 2016.
    • F. Farzbod, “Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy for a Sample with Cantilever Boundary Condition Using Rayleigh-Ritz Method,”  Journal of Applied Physics, 114 (2), 2013.
    • S. J. Reese, Z. N. Utegulov, F. Farzbod, R. S. Schley, and D. H. Hurley, “Examination of the epicentral waveform for laser ultrasound in the melting regime,” Ultrasonics, 53 (3), 2013.
    • F. Farzbod and D. H. Hurley, “Using Eigenmodes to Perform the Inverse Problem Associated with Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy,” IEEE transactions on ultrasonics ferroelectrics and frequency control, 59(11), 2012.      (also featured on the cover:
    • D. H. Hurley; S. J. Reese; F. Farzbod, “Application of Laser-based Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy to Study Texture in Copper,” Journal of Applied Physics, 111(5), 2012.
    • F. Farzbod and M.J. Leamy, “Analysis of Bloch's Method in Structures with Energy Dissipation,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics-Transactions of the ASME, 133(5), 2011.
    • F. Farzbod and M.J. Leamy, “Analysis of Bloch's Method and the Propagation Technique in Periodic Structures," Journal of Vibration and Acoustics-Transactions of the ASME, 133(3), 2011.
    • F. Farzbod and M.J. Leamy, “The Treatment of Forces in Bloch Analysis,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 325 (3), 2009.

    Refereed Conference Papers
    • F. Honarvar, T. Dusatko, Y. Fan, F. Farzbod, M. Moles and A. Sinclair “A novel signal processing technique for enhancement of time-of-flight diffraction (TOEFD) signals,” International Chemical and Petroleum Industry Inspection Technology (ICPIIT) VIII conference. Houston, 18-21 June 2003.
    • M. Jastrzebski, T. Dusatko, F. Farzbod and A.N. Sinclair “Enhancement OF Synthetic Aperture Focusing Technique (SAFT) by Advanced Signal Processing,” World Conference on NDT, Montreal, Canada, Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2004.
    • M.J. Leamy and F. Farzbod, "Multi-Scale Finite Element-Based Phonon Dispersion Calculations: Approach and Application to Carbon Nanotubes," 10th U.S. National Congress for Computational Mechanics, Columbus, OH, July 16-19, 2009.
    • F. Farzbod and M.J. Leamy, “Analysis of Bloch's Method in Structures with Energy Dissipation: 1-D structures”, ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Nov 12-18, 2010.
    • F. Farzbod, D. H. Hurley, "Measuring Crystal Orientation by Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy," IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Orlando, Florida, Oct. 18-21, 2011.
    • F. Farzbod, S. Reese, D. H. Hurley, "Investigating Internal Friction with Laser Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 11-17, 2011.
    • D. Hurley, S. Reese, F. Farzbod, R. Kennedy, “Characterization of High Temperature Mechanical Properties Using Laser Ultrasound”, International High Power Laser Ablation Conference, Santa Fe, NM, Apr.30-May 4, 2012
    • Z. N. Utegulov, F. Farzbod, S. J. Reese, R. S. Schley, and D. H. Hurley, “Localized detection of phase transformation in tungsten using laser ultrasonics,” 18th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, Colorado, June 24 - 29, 2012.