Saeed Farahani (Saeed Farahani), Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Mechanical Engineering
 Office: FH 247
 Phone: 216-687-2575,  2166876967
 Fax: 2166875375
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 247, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT, SCADA Systems, Acquisition and Analytics of Manufacturing Data, Physics-Regulated AI, Data-Driven Modeling, Hybrid Manufacturing Processes, Plastics and Composites Manufacturing, Injection molding, Sheet Metal Forming, Specialized Tooling
Ph.D., Automotive Engineering (Manufacturing Field), Clemson University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University
Brief Bio:
Dr. Saeed Farahani's research is primarily in the field of advanced manufacturing, particularly in the areas of integrative and networked manufacturing systems. His research has integrated analytical models, numerical simulations, statistical and machine learning methods, sensors, and industrial IoT solutions to advance manufacturing systems for sheet metals, polymers, and composites. His recent work spans topics in developing hybrid manufacturing processes based on the integration of injection and forming processes, enhancing plastics and composites manufacturing using Industry 4.0 technologies, innovative fabrication of 3D sandwich structures, and development of a digital life cycle for Rapid Large Additive Manufacturing Prototype (RLAMP) process. His current research is being conducted in modernizing legacy manufacturing assets and operations based on RAMI 4.0 platform, application of image processing and deep learning methods in plastics and composites manufacturing, and development of novel manufacturing techniques for multi-functional composites and in-mold electronics.
Dr. Farahani has more than 10 years of working in industry in the roles of engineer, technical manager, and entrepreneur. His industrial experience includes design and supervising the fabrication of more than 200 special tools and machinery for plastics, composites, and sheet metal parts, and manufacturing optimization for several mass-produced products such as polymeric cages for bearings and special fasteners for high-performance applications.
Dr. Farahani also serves as an associate editor for SAE Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy (STEEP), board member of Society of Plastic Engineering (SPE, Injection Molding Division), and co-chair of Advanced Materials Manufacturing Track in ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC).
Honors and Awards:
Distinguished AuE Alumni Award, Clemson University (Feb. 2022)
Front Cover-Page Story, Composites Manufacturing Magazine (Jul. 2020)
One of the top entries in "Create the Future Design Contest", Tech Briefs Media (Nov. 2019)
R-Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clemson Research Fellow (Jan. 2019)
Firestone Fibers & Textiles Fellowship, Clemson University (Aug. 2018)
Sonoco Fellowship, Clemson University (Aug. 2017)