Hesam S. Moghaddam, PhD
Lecturer, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs
Education Accordion Closed
- PhD, Mechanical Engineering, North Dakota State University, 2015
- Major Field of Study: Biomechanics
- MS, Aerospace Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, 2010
- Major Field of Study: Aerodyanmcis
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, 2007
About Accordion Closed
Dr. Hesam S. Moghaddam is a Lecturer and the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Arizona University and is currently teaching Engineering Design courses, Computer Aided Design (CAD). He joined NAU in 2017 after teaching at Harvey Mudd College as a visiting Assistant Professor for the 2016-2017 academic year. At Harvey Mudd, he taught courses such as Fluid Mechanics, Biomechanics, and Engineering Design.
Prior to his time at Harvey Mudd, Dr. Moghaddam worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the department of surgery at UC San Francisco where he contributed to the biomedical engineering research on aortic aneurysms and transcatheter aortic valves. Dr. Moghaddam received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in August 2015. Dr. Moghaddam was awarded the Brain Injury Fellowship by North American Brain Injury Society for his contributions in the field of traumatic brain injury. Dr. Moghaddam is a member of International Brain Injury Association and is passionate about doing research with undergraduate students.
Research interests Accordion Closed
Dr. Moghaddam’ s research interests are:
- Computational Injury Biomechanics: Understanding the mechanisms of injury (e.g., brain injury) and development of efficient protective tools such as sports and motorcycle helmets
- Engineering Design for Assistive Devices: Contributing to the community by designing assistive devices for people with disability.
- Finite Element Modeling: Use of computational mechanics in understanding and resolving challenging engineering problems (Biomechanics, Aerospace, and Crashworthiness).