Amir M. Mirzendehdel
Amir M. Mirzendehdel's research interests are mainly on design automation for digital manufacturing. His earlier research focused on large-scale finite element analysis and topology optimization for additive manufacturing. Currently, he is working on design automation coupled with analysis and manufacturing planning at multiple scales that can potentially result in a more comprehensive design framework suitable for advanced manufacturing processes such as additive and hybrid technologies. Prior to joining PARC, Amir worked on designing and implementing numerically efficient algorithms for physical analysis and topology optimization by tracing Pareto frontiers at the Engineering Representation and Simulation Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His Ph.D. thesis primarily focused on incorporating manufacturing constraints in the design process in an automated fashion. Dr. Mirzendehdel earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also received his B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran. He recently co-authored the book "A Hands-On Introduction to Topology Optimization," which provides a working knowledge on the field of topology optimization. Amir enjoys playing volleyball.