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Dr Hamed Rajabi Jorshari

Dr Hamed Rajabi Jorshari

rajabijh@lsbu.ac.uk

Mechanical Engineering and Design

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1792-3325

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I joined LSBU in 2021, where I am a Lecturer in the School of Engineering. I received my BSc (2007), MSc (2010) and PhD (2016) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Guilan, Iran. During my PhD, I received a two-year DAAD Research Fellowship to join Functional Morphology and Biomechanics Institute at Kiel University. This was followed by a second PhD (2019) in Biology and later a three-year Postdoc at Kiel University.

You could read more about me at https://hamedrajabi.com/

I am passionate about biological systems and their ‘technological’ complexities. I lead the LifeDesign Lab, where my group and I aim to unravel these complexities and learn from them to develop nature-inspired concepts and elaborate them into a technology readiness level that can be converted into marketable products, especially in the areas of structural reinforcement, lightweight construction, healthcare systems and space robotics.

My research has particularly had a strong impact on current understanding of biomechanics of insect flight, wing and cuticle. I have contributed over 50 publications in international journals, one book chapter and two patents. I have won several national and international awards, including the KiNSIS Best PhD Dissertation Award in 2020, Kiel Life Science Postdoctoral Award in 2019 and the Distinguished Student Award of International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) in 2017. I have been the first-named investigator on multiple grant applications. I have supervised/co-supervised 38 graduate (7 PhD and 31 Master) and >50 undergraduate students.

I am currently providing service as a member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering and Journal of Bionic Engineering, and Standing Member of the Youth Committee of the International Society of Bionic Engineering. In 2020, I guest-edited two special issues in Applied Physics A and Insects. I am also co-founder and supervising producer of the YouTube channel Science4Everyone, which aims to bridge between science and the public.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Bukola Grace EkpetiDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Caaisha WarsameUnderstanding bactericidal mechanisms using molecular dynamics simulationsPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Chuchu LiPhD by Published Work
Ali KhaheshiPhD by Published Work
PhD in Science

Kiel University

2016
2019
PhD in Mechanical Engineering

University of Guilan

2011
2016
MSc in Mechanical Engineering

University of Guilan

2007
2010
BSc in Mechanical Engineering

University of Guilan

2003
2007
Postdoc
Kiel University

2019
2021
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Royal Society2022Biomechanics of polymorphic mandibles in understudied Taiwanese stag beetlesPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Bioinspired Grippers for gentle handling and effective manipulationMultifunctional surgical instruments inspired by insect mandiblesPrincipal InvestigatorRoyal SocietyOPEN SubmittedMay 2022
Shape diversity of insect weapon and biomimetic insights for tool development Shape diversity of insect weapon and biomimetic insights for tool development Principal InvestigatorBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)OPEN SubmittedApr 2022
Mechanical IntelligenceMechanical IntelligencePrincipal InvestigatorEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)OPEN SubmittedMay 2022

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Effect of sample treatment on the elastic modulus of locust cuticle obtained by nanoindentation
Rajabi, H., Li, C. and Gorb, S. (2022). Effect of sample treatment on the elastic modulus of locust cuticle obtained by nanoindentation. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 13, p. 404–410.

Insects: Functional Morphology, Biomechanics and Biomimetics
Rajabi, H., Wu, J. and Gorb, S. (2021). Insects: Functional Morphology, Biomechanics and Biomimetics. Insects. 12 (12), p. 1108. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12121108

The damping properties of the foam‑filled shaft of primary feathers of the pigeon Columba livia
Rajabi, H., Deng, K., Kovalev, A., Schaber, C., Dai, Z. D. and Gorb, S. (2022). The damping properties of the foam‑filled shaft of primary feathers of the pigeon Columba livia. The Science of Nature Naturwissenschaften. 109 (1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-021-01773-7

Fin Ray Crossbeam Angles for Efficient Foot Design for Energy‐Efficient Robot Locomotion
Manoonpong, P., Rajabi, Hamed, Larsen, Jørgen C., Raoufi, Seyed S., Asawalertsak, Naris, Homchanthanakul, J., Tramsen, Halvor T., Darvizeh, Abolfazl and Gorb, S. (2021). Fin Ray Crossbeam Angles for Efficient Foot Design for Energy‐Efficient Robot Locomotion. Advanced Intelligent Systems. p. 2100133. https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202100133

Elytra coupling of the ladybird Coccinella septempunctata functions as an energy absorber in intentional falls
Rajabi, H., Zhang, J., Yuan, Q., Jiang, Y., Pang, H., Wu, Z. and Wu, J. (2021). Elytra coupling of the ladybird Coccinella septempunctata functions as an energy absorber in intentional falls. Bioinspiration & biomimetics. 16, p. 056018. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ac1cef

Double-rowed teeth: design specialization of the H. venator ants for enhanced tribological stability
Zhang, W., Wu, Z., Wang, Z., Wang, Z., Li, C., Rajabi, H. and Wu, J. (2021). Double-rowed teeth: design specialization of the H. venator ants for enhanced tribological stability. Bioinspiration & biomimetics. 16 (5), p. 055003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ac124a

Biomechanical strategies to reach a compromise between stiffness and flexibility in hind femora of desert locusts
Li. C., Gorb, S. and Rajabi, H. (2021). Biomechanical strategies to reach a compromise between stiffness and flexibility in hind femora of desert locusts. Acta Biomaterialia. 134, pp. 490-498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2021.07.030

The damping and structural properties of dragonfly and damselfly wings during dynamic movement
Lietz, C., Schaber, C.F., Gorb, S.N. and Hamed, R. (2021). The damping and structural properties of dragonfly and damselfly wings during dynamic movement. Communications biology. 4, p. 737. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02263-2