Parisa Saboori

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Saboori joined Manhattan College’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2011. Prior to attending The City University of New York for her master’s and doctorate degrees, she received her bachelor’s degree in Iran and worked for several years in the oil and gas industries designing pipeline equipment.

As part of Dr. Saboori’s master’s research, she studied muscle function and focused on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for her doctorate thesis. She is presently conducting research in the areas of TBI, Baby Shaken Syndrome, aneurysm formation, and knee injury prevention.

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 436- Fundamentals of Engineering
  • MECH 427- Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 
  • MECG 531- Introduction to Biomechanics
  • MECG 631- Biomechanics Modeling and Application
  • Research
    • Traumatic Brian Injuries (TBI)
    • Baby Shaken Syndrome (SBS)
    • Aneurysm Formation in Heart and Brain
    • Knee Injury Prevention
    • Diffuse Axon Injuries (DAI)
    • Manufacturing Design and Robotics
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Journal Publications:

    • 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

    • 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.
    • Saboori, P., and Sadegh, A. (2015), "The Mechanical Performance of Subarachnoid Space Trabeculae” IMECE2015-52463, 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

    • Courses: Manufacturing and material process, Static, 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
    • Manhattan College Summer grant- Summer 2015
    • Lasallian Summer Research Scholars Program, Adviser -Summer 2015
    • Jasper Summer Research Scholars Program, Adviser - Summer 2014 
    • Jasper Summer Research Scholars Program, Adviser - Summer 2013
    • 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