School of Mechanical Engineering |University of Tehran

University of Tehran

Mahdi Moghimi Zand

  • Nano/Micro Electromechanical Systems, Microfluidics, Bio-MEMS
  • Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Engineering
  • Nonlinear Vibrations and Dynamics
  • Bio-Inspired Technology, Bio-Mimetics
  • Computational Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Homotopy Analysis Method, Finite Element Method
  • Renewable and Green Energies

Academic Path

Isfahan Univ of Tech, First Ranked Graduate
Sharif Univ of Tech, First Ranked Graduate
Sharif Univ of Tech, First Ranked Graduate


Dr. Mahdi Moghimi Zand is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran. He is also an Engineering and Research Consultant. Dr. Moghimi Zand's research is multi-disciplinary and revolves around Vibrations, MEMS, Computational Mechanics, Bio-Medical Engineering and Nano Technology.
He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (with the highest honor), as the first Ph.D. graduate of the department who has earned the degree in 3 years. Afterwards, he moved to VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, VA.
He has received numerous academic awards, including the Young Professor Grant and Fellowship of National Elite Foundation.


  • Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Technical Writing
  • Intro to Micro/Nano Tech
  • Adv Vibrations
  • Nonlinear Vibrations

Featured Articles

  • A. Nematollahi, M. Moghimi Zand, ‘Numerical Analysis of Ciliary Beat in Paramecium: Increasing Ciliary Spacing as a Low Energy Cost Method for Maneuvering’, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2013, Pages 227-237.
  • M. Moghimi Zand, 'The dynamic pull-in instability and snap-through behavior of initially curved microbeams', Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Volume 19, 2012, Pages 485–491.
  • M. Mojahedi, M. Moghimi Zand, M.T. Ahmadian, M. Babai, ‘Analytic solutions to the oscillatory behavior and primary resonance of electrostatically actuated microbridges’, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 11, Issue 6, 2011, Pages 1119-1137. (Among Most Cited Papers)
  • M. Moghimi Zand, M.T. Ahmadian, 'Dynamic pull-in instability of electrostatically actuated beams incorporating Casimir and van der Waals forces', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Volume 224, Number 9, 2010, Pages 2037-2047. (Among Impact Factor Papers)
  • M. Moghimi Zand, M.T. Ahmadian, 'Application of homotopy analysis method in studying dynamic pull-in instability of microsystems', Mechanics Research Communications, Volume 36, Issue 7, October 2009, Pages 851-858. (Among Most Cited Papers)
  • S.A. Tajalli, M. Moghimi Zand, M.T. Ahmadian, 'Effect of geometric nonlinearity on dynamic pull-in behavior of coupled-domain microsystems based on classical and shear deformation plate theories', European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, Volume 28, Issue 5, September-October 2009, Pages 916-925. (Among Hottest Papers)
  • M. Moghimi Zand, M.T. Ahmadian, 'Characterization of coupled-domain multi layer microplates in pull-in, vibrations and transient behavior', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Volume 49, Issue 11, November 2007, Pages 1226-1237. (Among Most Cited Papers)