Associate Professor

Contact InformationArmaghan Salehian

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38531
Location: E5 3046


Biography Summary

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 located 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.

Research Interests

  • Smart Materials for Sensing-Actuation and Energy Harvesting Applications
  • Vibrations and Dynamics
  • Cable-Harnessed Structures Modal and Vibrations Analysis
  • Vibrations and Control of Space Structures
  • Inflatable Space Structures Dynamic Analysis
  • GNSS Reflectometry UAV Payload Design for Climate Change Monitoring


  • 2008, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, space structures, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2003, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • 2000, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran
  • 1997, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology


  • ME 524 - Advanced Dynamics & Vibrations
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ME 720 - Spec Tpcs in Solid Mechanics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017
  • ME 212 - Dynamics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ME 598 - Special Topics in Mech Eng
    • Taught in 2020
  • ME 610 - Analytical Vibration
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Yanjun Qian, Armaghan Salehian, Sang-Wook Han, Hyock-Ju Kwon, Design of an Ultrasonic Tactile Sensor Using Electro-mechanical Analogy, Ultrasonics, 105(2020), 2020, 106129 - 11
  • Yerrapragada, K., and Salehian, A., Analytical Study of Coupling Effects for Vibrations of Cable-Harnessed Beam Structures, Accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (Submitted in 2018)
  • Bath, D., and Salehian, A., A Novel 3-D Folded Zigzag Piezoelectric Energy Harvester; Modelling and Experiments. Accepted for publication in Smart Materials and Structures (Submitted in 2018)
  • Yang, Z., Zarabi, S., Fernandes, E., Rua, I., Debéda, H., Salehian, A., Nairn, D., Wei, L., A Simple Wireless Sensor Node System for Electricity Monitoring Applications: Design, Integration, and Testing with Different Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters. Sensors. 18(11):3733 (Submitted in 2018)
  • Fernandes, E., Martin, B., Rua, I., Zarabi, S., Debéda, H., Nairn, D., Wei, L., and Salehian, A., Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Low Frequency MEMS Piezoelectromagnetic Energy Harvester. Smart Materials and Structures. 27: 1-15 (Submitted in 2018)
  • Martin, B., and Salehian, A. (2018). Continuum Modelling and Vibration Analysis of Non-Periodic String-Harnessed Structures: Perturbation Theory and Experimental Validation. Accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal (Submitted in 2018)

Graduate Studies