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Behrad Khamesee


Contact InformationBehrad Khamesee

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35095
Location: E3 3148


Biography Summary

Behrad Khamesee is

a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also an integral member of the Waterloo Center for Automotive Research (WATCAR).

Professor Khamesee’s research interests are in microrobotics, micromanipulation using magnetic levitation, magnetically driven medical microrobots for drug delivery and microsurgery, smart structures and actuators, and the development of a cost-effective prosthetic leg.

He is also the Director of Maglev Microrobotics Laboratory, which studies the design and development of magnetically levitated (Maglev) robots. A magnetic Levitation setup enabling high precision 3D remote positioning was built. The lab is also working on the development and industrialization of various applications of magnetism such as electromagnetic energy harvesters for human locomotion and regenerative electromagnetic suspension system for vehicles, and non-destructive testing for detecting cracks and defects in live pipelines.

Research Interests

  • Mechatronics
  • Microrobotics
  • Magnetic Levitation
  • Micromanipulation
  • Automation
  • Microactuator
  • Biomechanics And Biotechnology
  • Automotive
  • MEMS
  • Nanotechnology
  • ELectromagnetic Actuators


  • 1999, Doctorate, Ph.D. Degree in Systems Engineering (Mechatronics), Mechatronics Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Mie University
  • 1996, Master's, M.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Mie University
  • 1989, Bachelor's, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran


  • ME 101 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice 2
  • ME 555 - Computer-Aided Design
  • MTE 380 - Mechatronics Engineering Design Workshop