Zahra Shahbazi

Zahra Shahbazi

Assistant Professor

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Email : zahra.shahbazi@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7710

Office : RLC 207

Education

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tehran
  • M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Connecticut
  • Graduate Certificate in College Instruction, University of Connecticut

Research

  •  Design and Simulation of Nano-bio Mechanical Systems
  •  Robotics & Computational Kinematics
  •  Finite Element Analysis of Tree Branches
  •  Engineering Education

Professional Experience

  • American Association for Engineering Education (ASEE) 
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Publications & Professional Activities

Publications:

  1. Zahra Shahbazi, “Mechanical Model of Hydrogen Bonds in Protein molecules”, American Journal of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 3, no. 2 (2015): 47-54. doi: 10.12691/ajme-3-2-3
  2. Zahra Shahbazi, Allison Kaminski and Lance Evans, “Mechanical Stress Analysis of Tree Branches” American Journal of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 3, no. 2 (2015): 32-40. doi: 10.12691/ajme-3-2-1.
  3. Zahra Shahbazi, Ahmet Demirtas, “Rigidity analysis of protein molecules”, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, (2015);  doi: 10.1115/1.4029977
  4. Allison Kaminski, Simon Mysliwiec, Zahra Shahbazi, Lance Evans, “Stress Analysis Along Tree Branches”, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and exposition, Nov. 2014, Montreal, Canada.
  5. Sina Shahbazmohamadi, Robert Howe, Richard Bass, Zahra Shahbazi, “Antique Musical Instruments: Non-destructive 3D Analysis for measurement and Duplication Using Avizo Fire”, Americas Amira-Avizo User Group Meeting, Oct 2014, Boston, MA.
  6. Ahmet Demirtas, Zahra Shahbazi, “An Optimized Kinematic Mobility Analysis of Protein Molecules”, ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Aug. 2014, Buffalo, NY.
  7. Zahra Shahbazi, Graham Walker “A Sophomore Proto-Simulation Course”, ASEE Engineering Design Graphics 68th midyear conference, October 2013
  8. Zahra shahbazi, Sina Shahbazmohamadi, "From Black boards to Digital boards: Students and Professors experience, Challenges and Remedies", 120th Annual Conference of ASEE, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 2013.
  9. Zahra Shahbazi, Sina Shahbazmohamadi, "A novel game-based approach for teaching an engineering course: Implementation in Mechanical Vibration course", 120th Annual Conference of ASEE, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 2013.
  10. Pouya Tavousi, Zahra Shahbazi, Horea Ilies, Kazem Kazerounian, "A Mechanics Framework for Analysis and Design of Protein Based Nano Machines", NSF CMMI Engineering research and innovation Conference, Boston, MA, July 9-12, 2012
  11. Zahra Shahbazi, "Role of Hydrogen Bonds in Kinematic Mobility and Elasticity Analysis of Protein Molecules", Phd thesis, University of Connecticut, 2011.
  12. Zahra Shahbazi, Horea Ilies, Kazem Kazerounian, “Kinematic Motion Constraints of the
    Protein Molecule Chains", ASME-IDETC, Design Engineering Technical conferences &
    Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington, DC, 2011.
  13. Zahra Shahbazi, Horea Ilies, Kazem Kazerounian, “Hydrogen bonds role in protein
    mobility", Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 2011
  14. Kazem Kazerounian, Zahra Shahbazi, Aida Ghiaei, “The Joule Fellows: Teachers in
    Sustainable Energies Research Laboratories", NSF Engineering Education Awardees
    Conference, Washington, DC, 2011.
  15. Zahra Shahbazi, Tais A.P.F. Pimentel, Horea Ilies, Kazem Kazerounian, Peter Burkhard, "A Kinematic Observation and Conjecture for Stable Construct of a Peptide Nanoparticle",
    Advances in Robot Kinematics, Issue on Motion in Man and Machine, (J. Lenarcic & M.
    Stanisoc editors), ISBN 978-90-481-9261-8, Springer Science & Business Media, June 2010.
  16. Zahra Shahbazi, Horea Ilies, Kazem Kazerounian, “Hydrogen Bonds and Kinematic
    Mobility of Protein Molecules", Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol 2. no. 2, May 2010, pp 021009-1,9
  17.  Zahra Shahbazi, Horea Ilies, Kazem Kazerounian, “Protein Molecules as Natural Nano Bio
    Devices: Mobility Analysis", ASME - NEMB, First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for
    Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX, 2010.
  18. Kazem Kazerounian, Marty Wood, Kevin Mclaughlin, Zahra Shahbazi, “The Joule Fellows:
    Teachers in Sustainable Energies Research Laboratories", NSF Engineering Education
    Awardees Conference, VA, 2010.
  19. Zahra Shahbazi, "Structural Analysis of Protein Molecules", the 6th Annual North Eastern
    Structure Symposium (NESS), CT, 2009.
  20. Zahra Shahbazi, Horea Ilies, Kazem Kazerounian, “On Hydrogen Bonds and Mobility of
    Protein Molecules", ASME-IDETC, Design Engineering Technical conferences & Computers
    and Information in Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  21. Zahra Shahbazi, Ahmadreza Arshi, Farhad Tabatabaei, “Energy Descriptions of Rapid
    Potassium Channel Blockers in The Central Sino Atrial Node Cells", ISME , Tehran, Iran,
    2007.
  22. Zahra Shahbazi, Farhad Tabatabaei, Ahmadreza Arshi, “Energy Descriptions of L-type
    Calcium Channel Blockers in The Central Sino Atrial Node Cells", ICBME , Tehran, Iran,
    2007.
  23. Zahra Shahbazi, Farhad Tabatabaei, Ahmadreza Arshi, “Pharmaco-Dynamics Evaluation of
    the Sino Atrial Node's Electrical Activity Using Bond Graph Technology", ECMS ,Bon,
    Germany, 2006.
  24. Mohammad Mahjoob, Zahra Shahbazi, “Experimenting and Evaluating the Sound Pollution Caused by Traffic in Metropolitan Areas", ISME, Isfahan, Iran, 2005.
  25. Mohammad Mahjoob, Zahra Shahbazi, “Detection of the Noise Sources in the Automobile Windshield Wiper Motor". ISME, Mashhad, Iran, 2003.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship for "Materiomics Merging Biology and Engineering in Multiscale Structures and Materials" Summer Institute , Boston, 2012
  • Engineering Outstanding Graduate Women Student, University of Connecticut, 2011
  •  National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship for Cancer Nanotechnology Summer Institute ,Houston, 2011
  •  National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship for attending the "NanoEngineered Therapeutics I & II" workshop at (ASME-NEMB2010), Houston, 2010
  •  National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship for attending "E ective Negotiation Skills" workshop at (ASME-IDETC), San Diego, 2009
  •  Ranked 4th in graduate research competition, University of Connecticut, 2009

Grants

  • “Advanced Mechanical Analysis of Saxophone Reeds using X-ray Computed tomography, Mechanical Testing and Computer Simulation” 2015. Claude Lakey, Inc. 
  • “Manhattan College Engineering Scholarship Initiative (MCESI)”, NSF – DUE- S-STEM Program, 2015
  • “Manhattan College Engineering Scholars Training and Retention (STAR) Center”, NSF- DUE- Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, 2014 
  • Manhattan College summer grant, 2013 

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • MECH 211      Technical and Graphical Communication
  • MECH 332      Finite Element Analysis and Computer Aided Engineering
  • MECH 411      Mechanical Vibrations
  • MECG 548      Introduction to Robotics
  • ENGS 115      Introduction to Engineering