School of Engineering

Mojtaba Azadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, SFSU
Visiting Scientist at Center for Biomedical Eng. , MIT

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Office: SCI 120
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Phone: (415) 338-6393
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Mojtaba Azadi


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, 2010
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2000
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran 1998


Dr. Azadi holds a PhD in Robotics from University of Alberta in Canada. He completed his master and undergraduate studies at Sharif University of Technology and Tehran universities in Iran, in the areas of dynamics and control. Prior to his PhD, hehad been working in industry for five years.

Before joining SFSU, he worked for four years at MIT on numbers of collaborative projects at the Biological, Mechanical Engineering Department and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. These projects includes designing a Bio-tensegrity leg for a robotic cheetah and measuringmechanics of soft tissues such as skin, cartilage and cancer cell layers in micro and nano scale. He continues his collaboration with Center for Biomedical Engineering and Ortiz lab at MIT to develop new assessment tools for soft tissuesthat would accurately quantify the effects of drugs and medical interventions.

Areas of Specialization

  • Biomechanics
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Robotics

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