Majid Rashidi (Majid), Ph.D., P.E.
 Title: Professor
Director of Fenn Academy
 Dept: Mechanical Engineering
 Office: FH 247
 Phone: 216-687-2575,  2162729069
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 247, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Machine Design, Medical Device Design, Expert Witness, Patent Litigation, Forensic Engineering, Bearing Design, Lubrication of Machinery
Ph.D., Mechanical & Aerospace Eng., Case Western Reserve University, 1987
M.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Eng., Case Western Reserve University, 1983
B.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Eng., Case Western Reserve University, 1981
Brief Bio:
Dr. Majid Rashidi is an alumnus of Case Western Reserve University; he received his Ph.D. in 1986, MS in 1983, and BSME in 1981 from CWRU.  Following his graduation in 1986, he started working at NASA Glenn for one year.  

In fall of 1987, he started a tenure-track position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Cleveland State University.   In 2009 Dr. Rashidi was named Betty L. Gordon Distinguished Professor at Cleveland State University until 2014.

The teaching and research areas of Dr. Rashidi are: medical device design, renewable energy devices, machine system design, dynamics of gear trains, design/analysis of rotating machinery, design for manufacturing (DFM), vibrations of machinery, and fluid-solid interactions in machinery.

Dr. Rashidi has 31 years of machine design experience related to real-world engineering problem solving for industry.   His research work has resulted in several publications in referred technical journals, as well as 12 patents in print.  Dr. Rashidi has one additional patents pending in the area of pacemaker lead design.  

Dr. Rashidi received $1.1 million from The US Department of Energy, and an additional $400 thousand from the State of Ohio, for his research and design efforts in the area of innovative wind harnessing systems.  His innovative wind harnessing system has been featured in many national and international journals, including New York Times, Business Week, Reuters, and Wind Tech-International.
Dr. Rashidi was the CSU¿s Principle Investigator of a 3-year grant from NSF, collaborating with Tri-C, for stem education and preparation of high school students to start their engineering educations at university level.  He developed a course called ¿Math-in-Motion¿ during this NSF Project.

In the past 31 years, Dr. Rashidi has taught all of the courses related to the machine design and solid mechanics area offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department at CSU, as well as mechanics of living tissue.
Honors and Awards:
Betty L. Gordon Distinguished Professor, 2009-2014
Creative and Activities:
Design of a one-of-the-kind Machines & design of medical devices and tools.
Research Interests:
Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Innovation in electromechanical design
Teaching Areas:
   Mechanics of Living Tissues & (Doctoral level)

          Kinematics (sophomore level)
        Machine Analysis (junior level)
        Machine Design (junior level)
        Engineering Graphics (junior level)
        Theory of Lubrication (senior/graduate level)
   Dynamics of Machinery       (senior level)
        Capstone Senior Design (senior level)
        Theory of Linear Control (senior level)    
        Advanced Dynamics (graduate level)
        Finite Element (graduate level at NASA)
        Advanced Vibrations (graduate level at NASA)
- Nonlinear Dynamics   (graduate level)
- Lubrication   (graduate level)
- Tissue Mechanics   (graduate level, Bio Medical)
Professional Affiliations:
Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Research Grants:
US Department of Energy ($1,100,000)
State of Ohio Department of Development ($400,000)
NSF (Stem Education) ($190,000, Collaborating with CCC)
various Industrial Research ($500,000, at the Advanced Manufacturing Center of CSU and MAGNET)