Parisa Saboori

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Saboori is an ASME Fellow and Distinguished Lasallian-Educator. Dr. Saboori's research programs have focused on the general area of biomedical applications.  She has made significant contributions to understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in a breadth of circumstances, including shaken baby syndrome, sports injuries, and infants' safety in car seats.  This work has applied complementary finite element numerical modeling and experimental testing.  Dr. Saboori has also expanded her biomedical research to include studies of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injures in women athletes and has developed a new knee brace design that reduces ACL and leg injuries in women’s sports.  She has actively documented this work in both archival journals, book chapters, and technical conferences.  

Dr. Saboori has demonstrated a sustained commitment to providing educational opportunities for students at several levels.  She has developed an undergraduate Biomechanics Concentration at Manhattan and presently serves as the Program Coordinator for this program.  She was recently recognized with the 2019 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award recognizing her contributions to Manhattan College.  Dr. Saboori also serves as the ASME Faculty Advisor for the ASME Student Section. She positively impacts students by proactively promoting research opportunities and encouraging both undergraduates and high school students to consider careers in advanced technical studies. 

In addition to teaching, she has organized the Mechanical Engineering Women’s (MEW) group at Manhattan, which complements the national Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  This MEW group provides opportunities to discuss social and professional issues that women encounter in the male-dominated mechanical engineering profession. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident. Dr. Saboori was also an invited panelist at the Women in Engineering Reception at the 2019 IMECE.  

 

Education

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bu Ali Sina University
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The City University of New York
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The City University of New York

Courses Taught

  • ENGS 115- Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGS 116- Introduction to Engineering Computation 
  • ENGS 206- Statics
  • ENGS 220- Dynamics
  • MECH 230- Introductory Solid Mechanics
  • MECH 401- Senior Design Projects
  • MECH 402- Senior Design Projects
  • MECH 411- Mechanical Vibrations
  • MECH 436- Fundamentals of Engineering
  • MECH 427- Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 
  • MECG 531- Introduction to Biomechanics
  • MECG 631- Biomechanics Modeling and Application
  • Research
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
    • Baby Shaken Syndrome (SBS)
    • Aneurysm Formation in Heart and Brain
    • Knee Injury Prevention
    • Diffuse Axon Injuries (DAI)
    • Manufacturing Design and Robotics
    • A New Treatment for Infantile Cystic Fibrosis
    • Design a toy for a child with down's syndrome
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Journal Publications:

    • Saboori, P. (2020) “Subarachnoid space trabeculae architecture”, Clinical Anatomy. 2020;1–11. https:/doi.org/10.1002/ca.23635
    • Saboori, P., Walker, G. (2019) "Brain Injury and Impact Characteristics" Annals of Biomedical Engineering (doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02199-z)
    • Saboori, P., and Sadegh, A. (2015) "Histology and Morphology of the Brain Subarachnoid Trabeculae," Anatomy Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 279814, 9 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/279814.
    • Saboori, P., and Sadegh, A. (2014) “On the Properties of Brain Sub Arachnoid Space and Biomechanics of Head Impacts Leading to Traumatic Brain Injury,” Journal of Advances in Biomechanics & Applications, v 1, n 4, pp. 253–267.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh A. (2011e), Material Modeling of the Head’s Subarachnoid Space. ScientiaIranica, Volume 18, Issue 6, December 2011, Pages 1492-1499. 

    Book chapter:

    • Saboori, P., and Sadegh, A. (2013),"Head-brain-SAS Biomechanics and TBI in Sports and Accidents," Chapter 9 of Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sports and Exercise, Edited by Y. Hong: Published by Taylor & Francis.   

    Conference Publications

    • Harwood, S., Saoori, P., (2020) “Zimmer Frame Design and Back Strain” Technical Publication. Portland, Oregon. IMECE2020-23970
    • Corado, M. Saboori, P., (2019) “Performance of Prophylactic Knee Brace” Saltlake City, Utah. Technical Publication. IMECE2019-11789
    • Saboori, P., Piccorelli P., (2018) “Prophylactic brace design to prevent ACL injuries” Pittsburgh, PA. Technical Publication. IMECE2018-88393
    • Saboori, P., Piccorelli P., Toscano, L., (2017) “Study of a Woman Athlete’s Knee to Prevent Valgus” Tempa, Florida. Technical publication. IMECE2017-71964
    • Saboori, P., Walker, G., (2017) “Neck Loading of a Child in a Car Seat” Tempa, Florida. Technical publication. IMECE2017-71976
    • Saboori, P., Chomeili. P., (2016) “Fluid-Solid Interaction of Trabeculae Structures within the Subarachnoid Space” Hague, Netherland.
    • Caitlin H. and Saboori, P., (2016) “A Study of the Biomechanics associated with Variable Height Heel Shoes” St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, MN.
    • Saboori, P., Piccorelli P., Hamm. E., and Toscano, L., (2016) “A Summer Program Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Project” NAC&U Summer Institute, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.
    • Roy, R., Saboori, P., and Blad, C., (2016) “Development of a Research Scholars Pipeline Program” NAC&U Summer Institute, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.
    • Saboori, P., Piccorelli P., Hamm. E., and Toscano, L., (2015) “An Experimental and Modelling Study of an Injury Prevention Knee Brace” St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, MN.
    • Saboori, P., and Walker, G., (2015) “Research Instruction Program for High School Teachers” St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, MN.
    • Akpinar, S., Walker, G. Saboori, P. (2015), “Accelerations and Jerks Associated With Shaken Baby Syndrome” IMECE2015-52450, Huston, TX.
    • Saboori, P., and Sadegh, A. (2015), "The Mechanical Performance of Subarachnoid Space Trabeculae” IMECE2015-52463, Huston, TX.
    • Saboori, P., (2015), “An Experimental and a Simulation Study of an Aortic Aneurysm in a Zebrafish Heart” IMECE2015-52452, Houston, TX.
    • Walker, G. Saboori, P. (2015), “Accelerations And Jerks Associated With Shaken Baby Syndrome” IMECE2015-52450, Houston, TX.
    • Alcaraz, C., Saboori, P. (2014), “An Experimental and a Simulation Study of an Aortic Aneurysm in a Zebrafish Heart “ WCB-2014-3230, The 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA. 
    • Saboori, P., Baghaie, sh.,  Sadegh, A. (2014)," A New Shortcoming of HIC, HIP and Improved Head Injury Criteria” WCB-2014-1666, The 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA.
    • Michalczyk, M., Saboori, P., Conway, E., Walker, G. (2014), “An Experimental and Simulation Study of the Dynamics associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome.” The 17th U. S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, USNCTAM-B-08-324, Michigan, MI.
    • Saboori, P., and Sadegh, A. (2014),"Morphology of the Brain Sub Arachnoid Space: an Experimental Technique and Analytical Model." The 17th U. S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, USNCTAM-B-08-324, Michigan, MI. 
    • Saboori, P., Baghaei, S, and Sadegh, A. (2013), “Evaluation of Head Injury Criteria under Different Impact Loading.” Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition, IMECE2013- 65125, San Diego, CA.
    • Hashemi, S., Saboori, P., and Sadegh, A. (2013), “On the trabecular morphologies and load transfer to the brain.” Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition, IMECE2013-5083, San Diego, CA.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh, A. (2012), “The Effect of the Sulcus Morphology on the Transduction of Impacts to the Brain.” Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition, IMECE2012-86689, Houston, Texas.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh A. (2011e), “Material Modeling of the Head’s Subarachnoid Space.” ScientiaIranica, Volume 18, Issue 6, December 2011, Pages 1492-1499.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh, A. (2011d), “Brain Subarachnoid Space Architecture: Histological approach.” Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition,(IMECE). Hyatt regency Denver and Colorado convection center.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh, A. (2011c), “Mechanotransduction of External Load to the Brain: The Effect of Trabecular Architecture.” American Biomedical Society (ABS). Long Beach, CA.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh, A. (2011b), “Effect Of Trabecular Architecture On Transferring Load/Impact To The Brain: A Local Model Of Single Trabecula.” Society of Biomedical Conference. Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh, A. (2011a). “Architecture and Histology of The Sub Arachnoid Space Trabeculae in The Brain.” Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Hartford, CT.
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh, A., “Histology and Trabecular architecture of the brain for modeling of Subarachnoid Space.” Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2010-19379), Naples, Florida
    • Saboori, P., Germanier, C. and Sadegh, A., “Mechanics of CSF flow through trabecular architecture in the Brain.” The 26th Southern Biomedical engineering Conference (SBEC), College Park, Maryland. 
    • Saboori, P. and Sadegh, A., “Trabeculae Histology and Architecture for Modeling of Traumatic Brain Injuries.” Junior Scientific Conference (JSC), Vienna, Austria.
    • Saboori, P and Sadegh, A., “Effect of Mechanical Properties of SAS Trabeculae in transferring Loads to the Brain” Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition, (IMECE), BED/ASME, Lake Buena Vista Florida.
    • Zoghi M., Sadegh, A, and Saboori, P., “Cerebral Blood Vessel Rupture During Head Impacts: a parametric study on properties of SAS trabeculae and pia mater.” Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition, (IMECE), BED/ASME, Boston, MA.
    • Saboori, P., Morris, W., Xiao, J. and Sadegh, A., “Aerodynamic Analysis of City-Climber Robot,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (Robio 2007), pp1855-1860, Dec. 15~18, Sanya, China.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Professional Experience

    • Communications & Outreach Specialist, ASME Bioengineering (BED)
    • Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering (ECLIPSE)
    • Courses: Manufacturing and material process, Statics, Dynamics, Solid Mechanics  and Introduction to engineering
    • Administrator of NSF STEP Program                                                     
    • Administrator for SimBuild 2010 Conference 
    • Mechanical Technician Manager (NIODC)    

    Memberships

    • ASME 
    • BMES
    • SWE
    • ASEE
    • Sigma Xi
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Fellow of ASME
    • Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering (ECLIPSE)
    • Distinguished Lasallian Educator Awards
    • IALU Rome Lasallian Leadership program
    • Manhattan College Summer grant- Summer 2012-2015-2018
    • Jasper Summer Research Scholars Program, Adviser -Summer 2013-2020
    • NSF Engage Everyday Example in Engineering (E3’s) Mini-Grant, using E3’s example to introduce the concept in the first year mechanical courses 2012-2013
    • NSF Engage Spatial Skills Mini-Grant, introducing 3D visualizations to the freshman engineering students 2012-2013
    • Manhattan College Summer grant - Summer 2012         
    • Tuition Awards, The graduated Center of New York-2010-2011
    • Tuition Awards, The graduated Center of New York- 2009-2010
    • Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GTF) $17,500 per year for three years- 2008-2010        
    • Teaching Assistant Award base on ABET visit - Oct 2010
    • University Fellowship - Sep 2010
    • The Arthur S. Goldstein Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Sep 2007
    • The Mechanical Engineering Department Distinguished Academic Contribution Award- Oct 2006
    • Sidney and Betty Shames Scholarship - Jan 2006
    • The Mechanical Engineering Department Special Service Award- May 2005