Farhad Farzbod

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Mississippi

203 Carrier Hall

University, MS 38677



I am an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). I joined Ole Miss in the fall of 2015.

Previously, I was a research hardware engineer at Google[x] lab. My work involved modeling and design of various transducers and sensors such as next generation bone conduction transducer. We looked into the future technologies for sensors and actuators. I was also an adjunct faculty at the mechanical engineering department of San Jose state university. Before moving to the bay area, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher / Associate Engineer at Idaho National Laboratory (INL),which is one the 16 National Laboratories operated by the United States Department of Energy. I worked in the Energy & Environment Science and Technology Directorate. I was working mainly in the area of modeling hybrid systems by Modelica and material characterization using laser ultrasound.

My research experience lies in the general areas of vibrations, mechatronic design, controls and solid mechanics. I have a strong background in analyzing wave propagation in periodic systems, finite element analysis, sensor design, multi-scale modeling, design of smart materials, controls and ultrasonics.

I received my Ph.D. from the mechanical engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). I also got a master degree in mathematics and a master degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech, and a master degree in mechanical engineering from the university of Toronto.