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Armaghan Salehian

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

  • Vibrations
  • Dynamics
  • Space Structures
  • Inflatable Structures
  • Thermal Ocsillations
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Smart Materials For Sensing And Actuation
  • Piezoelectirc Sensor And Actuator Application
  • Macro-Fibre Composite Actuators


  • 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 and Vibrations
  • ME 720 - Special Topics in Solid Mechanics
  • ME 610 - Analytical Methods in Vibrations
  • ME 212 - Dynamics

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Ibrahim, Mohammed and Salehian, Armaghan, Modeling, fabrication, and experimental validation of hybrid piezo-magnetostrictive and piezomagnetic energy harvesting units, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 26(10), 2015, 1259 - 1271
  • Fleurent-Wilson, Eric and Pollock, Tim E and Su, Wei-Jiun and Warrier, Dileep and Salehian, Armaghan, Wrinkle localization in membrane structures patched with macro-fiber composite actuators: Inflatable space antenna applications, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 25(15), 2014, 1978 - 2009
  • Fleurent-Wilson, Eric and Salehian, Armaghan, MFC-based actuators for wrinkle control of Kapton membranes, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, 60(2), 2014, 36 - 48
  • Lao, Steven B and Chauhan, Shamsheer S and Pollock, Tim E and Schröder, Thorben and Cho, In Sik and Salehian, Armaghan, Design, fabrication and temperature sensitivity testing of a miniature piezoelectric-based sensor for current measurements, Actuators, 3(3), 2014, 162 - 181
  • Salehian, A and Ibrahim, M and Seigler, TM, Damping in Periodic Structures: A Continuum Modeling Approach, AIAA journal, 52(3), 2014, 569 - 590
  • Chen, Yan and Pollock, Tim E and Salehian, Armaghan, Analysis of compliance effects on power generation of a nonlinear electromagnetic energy harvesting unit; theory and experiment, Smart Materials and Structures, 22(9), 2013
  • Martin, Blake and Salehian, Armaghan, Dynamic modelling of cable-harnessed beam structures with periodic wrapping patterns: A homogenization approach, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, 33(4), 2013, 185 - 202
  • Martin, Blake and Salehian, Armaghan, Cable-harnessed space structures: A beam-cable approach, 24th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ACTA Press, 2013, 280 - 284
  • Martin, Blake and Salehian, Armaghan, Vibration Modelling of String-Harnessed Beam Structures Using Homogenization Techniques, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, January 2014
  • Ibrahim, Mohammed and Salehian, Armaghan, Design, Fabrication, and Testing of Hybrid Energy Harvesting Units, Interdisciplinary Topics in Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science, , 252 manuscript pages
  • Martin, Blake and Salehian, Armaghan, Vibration analysis of string-harnessed beam structures: A homogenization approach, 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference,