Masoud Masoumi

Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

I am interested in offshore renewable energy systems, energy harvesting, data-driven engineering, and machine learning applications for sustainable development. If you want to do research or interested in collaboration on these topics, please contact me via email.


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University
  • Data Science Professional Certificate

Courses Taught

ENGS 206: Statics
ENGS 220: Dynamics
MECH 230: Introductory Solid Mechanics
MECH 332: Finite Element Analysis and Computer Aided Engineering
MECH 337: Manufacturing Systems Lab
MECH 401: Mechanical Engineering Design I
MECH 402: Mechanical Engineering Design II
MECH 411: Mechanical Vibrations
MECG 542: Data Driven Problem Solving in Mechanical Engineering
MECG 548: Introduction To Robotics
MECG 630: Control System Theory and Applications
MECG 746: Research Project in Mechanical Engineering

  • Research
    • Computational & Data-Driven Engineering
    • Renewable Energy
    • Energy Harvesting
    • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • Journals
    1. Vella, N., Foley, J., Sloat, J., Sandoval, A., D’Attile, L., & Masoumi, M. (2022). A modular wave energy converter for observational and navigational buoys. Fluids, 7(2), 88.
    2. Masoumi, M. (2021). Ocean data classification using unsupervised machine learning: Planning for hybrid wave-wind offshore energy devices. Ocean Engineering, 219, 108387.
    3. Masoumi, M., & Giles, R. K. (2021). Analysis of wave scattering in pipes with non-axisymmetric and inclined angle defects using finite element modeling. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 13(01), 2150012.
    4. Masoumi, M. & Masoumi, M. (2017). Non-local vibration of simply supported nano-beams: Higher-order modes. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part N: Journal of Nanomaterials, Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, 231(2), 75-81.
    5. Masoumi, M. & Wang, Y. (2016). Repulsive magnetic levitation based ocean wave energy harvester with variable resonance: Modeling, simulation and experiment. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 381, 192-205.
    6. Masoumi, M., Masoumi, M. & Jamshidi, E. (2015). Damage diagnosis in steel structures with different noise levels via optimization algorithms. International Journal of Steel Structures, 15(3), 557-565.
    7. Wang, Y., Masoumi, M. & Gaucher-Petitdemange, M. (2015). Damping analysis of a flexible cantilever beam containing an internal fluid channel: Experiment, modeling and analysis. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 340, 331-342.
    8. Masoumi, M. & Masoumi, M. (2014). Analytical and numerical investigation into the longitudinal vibration of uniform nanotubes. Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering, 9(2), 142-149
    9. Masoumi, M. & Ashory, M. R. (2014). Damage identification from uniform load surface using continuous and stationary wavelet transforms. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, 11(5), 738-754.
    10. Masoumi, M. & Alimohammadi, H. (2013). An investigation into the vibration of harmonic drive systems. Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering, 8(4), 409-419.
    11. Masoumi, M. & Ashory, M. R. (2013). Damage identification in plate-type structures using 2-D spatial wavelet transform and flexibility-based methods. International Journal of Fracture, 183(2), 259-266.
    12. Ashory, M. R., Masoumi, M., Jamshidi, E. & Khalili, B. (2013). Using continuous wavelet transform of generalized flexibility matrix in damage identification. Journal of Vibroengineering, 15, 148-155.
    13. Masoumi, M. & Ashory, M. R. (2012). 760. Damage localization by wavelet analysis of uniform load surface. Journal of Vibroengineering, 14, 395-407. 
    • Conferences
    1. Masoumi, M. (2021, December) Wave Characteristics Prediction Using Raw Data and Multi-Output Machine Learning Algorithms: Towards a Data-Driven Wave Energy System Development. 8th Program of International Platform on Ocean Energy for Young Researcher.
    2. Masoumi, M., Giles, R. (2019, April). Guided Wave Simulations in Pipes with Non-Axisymmetric and Inclined Angle Defects using Finite Element and Hybrid Modeling, ASNT Research Symposium 2019, Garden Grove, CA, USA.
    3. Maramara, R., Masoumi, M. (2018, September). Shallow and Intermediate Water Wave Energy Converter, 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
    4. Masoumi, M., Maramara, R., (2018, May). Jellyfish WEC for Shallow and Intermediate Water Depth: Analytical Modeling & Experimental Analysis, 6th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), Washington D.C., USA.
    5. Masoumi, M., Maramara, R. (2016, November). Nodding Pod Offshore Ocean WaveEnergy Harvester. 2016 International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) North American Symposium, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA.
    6. Masoumi, M., Maramara, R., & Masurekar, Y. (2016, September). An experimental study of Jellyfish ocean Wave Energy Converter, 2nd International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy, Glasgow, Scotland.
    7. Maramara, R., Masurekar, Y., & Masoumi, M. (2016, September). Developing a commercial scale Salter’s duck WEC device. 2nd International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy, Glasgow, Scotland.
    8. Masoumi, M., Maramara, R., (2016, April). Nodding Pod Offshore Ocean Wave Energy Harvester: Design, Manufacturing and Experimentation, AEC 2016 Advanced Energy Conference, Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC, New York, USA.
    9. Masoumi, M., Liu, M., Wang, Y., Tewolde, M., & Longtin, J. (2015, March). Multifunctional magneto-plasmonic nanotransducers for advanced theranostics: synthesis, modeling and experiment. Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA.
    10. Masoumi, M., Wang, Y., Gaucher-Petitdemange, M., & Inman, D. J. (2014, October). Damping behaviors of flexible cantilevers conveying vascular flow under varied temperatures: theoretical and experimental analysis. ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
    11. Masoumi, M., & Wang, Y. (2014, September). Vibration Characteristics of Magnetic Nano Fluids-Filled Flexible Cantilevers Under Varied Magnetic Fields. ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
    12. Gaucher-Petitdemange, M., Wang, Y., Masoumi, M., & Inman, D. J. (2014). Vascular Fluid Damping of Flexible Multifunctional Composite Cantilevers: Experiment, Modeling and Analysis. Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2014), Buffalo, New York, USA.
    13. Masoumi, M., Wang, Y. (2014, August). Synergistic Energy Harvesting and Damping for a Thin-walled Multifunctional Structure in Extreme Environments, The 10th Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
    14. Neyestani, H., Ashory, M. R., Masoumi, M., & Khatibi, M. M. (2013, May). Damage identification using CSLDV measurement for randomly excited structures. 5th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference, Portugal, Guimares.
    15. Masoumi, M., Hajimousa, M. A., Ashory, M. R., & Joveini, F. (2012, December). Spatial wavelet transform for damage detection in plate type structures. 2nd International Conference on Acoustics and Vibration, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
    16. Masoumi, M., & Ashory, M. R. (2012, May). Continuous wavelet transform of generalized flexibility matrix for damage detection. 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME 2012, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
    17. Neyestani, H., Hajimousa, M. A., Masoumi, M., & Ashory, M. R. (2012, March). Damage detection from uniform load surface using wavelet analysis. The International Conference on Experimental Solid Mechanics and Dynamics (X-Mech-2012), Tehran, Iran.
    18. Masoumi, M., & Ashory, M. R. (2012, February). Damage identification from flexibility matrix using wavelet transform, IMAC XXX A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
    19. Bakhshizade, A., Ashory, M.R., Masoumi, M., & Salmani, A. (2011, May). A non model-based damage detection method using generalized flexibility matrix, IOMAC 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.
    20. Masoumi, M., Shahbazmohamadi, S., & Ashory, M.R. (2010, February) Sensitivity analysis of rigid body property estimation from modal method, IMAC XXVIII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. 
    • Others Publications
    1. Masoumi, M. (2020). A Flap-Type Seabed-Mounted Wave Energy Converter With Hydraulic PTO: Analytical Investigation & Experimental Analysis, arXiv.
    • Reviewer

      Energies (member of the reviewer board), Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering, Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

     Professional Experience:

    • Chief Technology Officer at Brimes Energy (June 2018 - June 2019)
    • Mechanical Engineering Instructor at Duro Workforce (Fall 2018)
    • Mechanical Engineer at Brimes Energy (May 2015 - June 2018)
    • CAE Engineer at Energystics (November 2015 - April 2015)


    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Masoud Masoumi (PI), "Wave Characteristics Prediction Using Machine Learning Algorithms", sponsored by the Institute of Ocean Energy at Saga University (2021) - ¥30,000
    • Masoud Masoumi (PI), "Ocean Wave Energy Converter Module for Observation and Navigation Buoys", sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy (2020-2021) - $20,000 (