Associate Professor, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: inflatable space structures, dynamics, vibrations, continuum modelling, energy harvesting using smart materials

Armaghan SalehianBiography Summary

Professor Armaghan Salehian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Professor Salehian’s research interests include the application of smart materials for energy harvesting, sensing, and actuation of mechanical systems. She has also performed extensive research on wrinkle modelling, flatness control, and vibrations modelling of space membranes and inflatable/deployable space structures using numerical techniques and homogenization analytical methods.

She has collaborated with Lockheed Martin, and the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and has secured funding from various agencies such as the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Professor Salehian is also a member of several societies and institutes, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institutes.


  • Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, space structures, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2008

  • Master's, Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2003

  • Master's, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2000

  • Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1997

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