Dr Ali Zolfagharian

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

Biography

Ali Zolfagharian received his BSc and MEng degrees both in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He was awarded five Ph.D. scholarships from Australian Universities in 2016, including the School of Engineering at Deakin University, which he elected to pursue his study with, and then submitted his Ph.D. thesis entitled ‘3D Printed Soft Actuators’ within two and half years. His Ph.D. research was focused on 3D printing of soft robots including design, modeling, fabrication, control, and evaluation. Ali’s engineering education is founded on a strong theoretical background and research experience in an interdisciplinary design approach that includes mechanical and control systems for optimum development of multibody dynamics. He has published 24 ISI journal papers with an H-index of 10, and 251 citations according to Google Scholar. He is also an active reviewer of research papers for highly reputed journals, including Sensors and Actuators and Nature Communications.


Ali has teaching experience in a wide range of engineering subjects at undergraduate and graduate levels in a multi-disciplinary environment. He was involved in teaching engineering subjects in the Mechanical and Civil courses at the School of Engineering, Deakin University. Ali believes in encouraging students to participate in interdisciplinary research in a project-based teaching and learning environment. He pursued this by actively interacting with students, whilst contributing to teaching nine different engineering units in the School of Engineering.

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Research interests

Soft robotics, 3D printing; modeling and control

Teaching interests

Dynamics of Machines

Machine Design

Projects

3D printed soft actuators

Vibration optimization of an automobile wiper system

Parallel manipulator control

Publications

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2020

Dynamic plant-derived polysaccharide-based hydrogels

P Heidarian, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, M Paulino, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Zolfagharian, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 231, pp. 1-17, Carbohydrate Polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Closed-loop 4D-printed soft robots

A Zolfagharian, A Kaynak, A Kouzani

(2020), Vol. 188, pp. 1-16, Materials and design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Reversible energy absorbing meta-sandwiches by FDM 4D printing

M Bodaghi, A Serjouei, A Zolfagharian, M Fotouhi, H Rahman, D Durand

(2020), Vol. 173, pp. 1-11, International journal of mechanical sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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3D printing on-water sports boards with bio-inspired core designs

A Soltani, R Noroozi, M Bodaghi, A Zolfagharian, R Hedayati

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Fracture resistance analysis of 3D-printed polymers

Ali Zolfagharian, Mohammad Khosravani, Akif Kaynak

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Shape-Adaptive Metastructures with Variable Bandgap Regions by 4D Printing

Reza Noroozi, Mahdi Bodaghi, Hamid Jafari, Ali Zolfagharian, Mohammad Fotouhi

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-19, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Influence of hybridization on tensile behaviors of non-absorbable braided polymeric sutures

Moqaddaseh Afzali Naniz, Mahdi Bodaghi, Majid Safar Johari, Ali Zolfagharian

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-13, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Patient-specific 3D-printed splint for mallet finger injury

Ali Zolfagharian, Timothy Gregory, Mahdi Bodaghi, Saleh Gharaie, Pearse Fay

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 16-28, International journal of bioprinting, Singapore, C1

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Fracture and load-carrying capacity of 3D-printed cracked components

M Khosravani, A Zolfagharian

(2020), Vol. 37, pp. 1-11, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effects of Topology Optimization in Multimaterial 3D Bioprinting of Soft Actuators

Ali Zolfagharian, Martin Denk, Abbas Kouzani, Bodaghi Bodaghi, Saeid Nahavandi, Akif Kaynak

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 50-60, International Journal of Bioprinting, Singapore, C1

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Control-Based 4D Printing: Adaptive 4D-Printed Systems

Ali Zolfagharian, Akif Kaynak, Mahdi Bodaghi, Abbas Kouzani, Saleh Gharaie, Saeid Nahavandi

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-19, Applied Sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2019

Control-oriented modelling of a 3D-printed soft actuator

Ali Zolfagharian, Akif Kaynak, Sui Yang Khoo, Jun Zhang, Saeid Nahavandi, Abbas Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1-13, Materials, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Rigid elements dynamics modeling of a 3D printed soft actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, A Moghadam, S Khoo, S Nahavandi, A Kaynak

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 1-13, Smart materials and structures, Bristol, Eng., C1

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Bending control of a 3D printed polyelectrolyte soft actuator with uncertain model

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, M Maheepala, S Khoo, A Kaynak

(2019), Vol. 288, pp. 134-143, Sensors and actuators, A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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4D printing self-morphing structures

Mahdi Bodaghi, Reza Noroozi, Ali Zolfagharian, Mohamad Fotouhi, Saeed Norouzi

(2019), Vol. 12, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Unbalance and Harmonic disturbance attenuation of a flexible shaft with active magnetic bearings

A Noshadi, A Zolfagharian

(2019), Vol. 129, pp. 614-628, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, C1

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System identification and robust tracking of a 3D printed soft actuator

Ali Zolfagharian, Akif Kaynak, Amin Noshadi, Abbas Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 1-11, Smart materials and structures, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal

Topology-optimized 4D printing of a soft actuator

A Zolfagharian, M Denk, M Bodaghi, A Kouzani, A Kaynak

(2019), pp. 1-13, Acta mechanica solida sinica, Singapore, C1

journal
2018

An electroactive polymer composite with reinforced bending strength, based on tubular micro carbonized-cellulose

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, Z Komeily Nia, J Li, A Zolfagharian, S Adams, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 334, pp. 1775-1780, Chemical engineering journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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3D printed soft parallel actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, A Noshadi, A Kaynak

(2018), Vol. 27, Smart materials and structures, Bristol, Eng., C1

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Pattern-driven 4D printing

A Zolfagharian, A Kaynak, S Khoo, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 274, pp. 231-243, Sensors and actuators, A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Polyelectrolyte soft actuators: 3D printed chitosan and cast gelatin

A Zolfagharian, A Kaynak, S Khoo, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 138-150, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal
2017

3D printed hydrogel soft actuators

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, I Gibson, A Kaynak

(2017), pp. 2272-2277, TENCON 2016 : Technologies for smart nation : Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, E1

conference

Development and analysis of a 3D printed hydrogel soft actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak

(2017), Vol. 265, pp. 94-101, Sensors and actuators, A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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3D printing of a photo-thermal self-folding actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, S Adams, S Khoo, M Norton, I Gibson, A Kaynak

(2017), pp. 15-22, DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Victoria, E1

conference

Numerical study on polymer nanofibers with electrically charged jet of viscoelastic fluid in electrospinning process

P Valipour, H Zaersabet, M Hatami, A Zolfagharian, S Ghasemi

(2017), Vol. 24, pp. 2275-2280, Journal of Central South University, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Analysis of nano droplet dynamics with various sphericities using efficient computational techniques

A Zolfagharian, M Darzi, S Ghasemi

(2017), Vol. 24, pp. 2353-2359, Journal of Central South University, Changsha, China, C1

journal
2016

Analytical thermal study on nonlinear fundamental heat transfer cases using a novel computational technique

S Ghasemi, A Zolfagharian, M Hatami, D Ganji

(2016), Vol. 98, pp. 88-97, Applied thermal engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Evolution of 3D printed soft actuators

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, A Moghadam, I Gibson, A Kaynak

(2016), Vol. 250, pp. 258-272, Sensors and actuators A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Fuzzy force learning controller of flexible wiper system

A Zolfagharian, P Valipour, S Ghasemi

(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 483-493, Neural computing and applications, London, Eng., C1-1

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2014

A multi-objective, active fuzzy force controller in control of flexible wiper system

A Zolfagharian, S Ghasemi, M Imani

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1490-1514, Latin American journal of solids and structures, Sa?o Paulo, Brazil, C1-1

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A nonparametric approach using artificial intelligence in vibration and noise reduction of flexible systems

A Zolfagharian, A Noshadi, S Ghasemi, M Zain

(2014), Vol. 228, pp. 1329-1347, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: journal of mechanical engineering science, London, Eng., C1-1

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Unwanted noise and vibration control using finite element analysis and artificial intelligence

A Zolfagharian, A Noshadi, M Khosravani, M Zain

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 2435-2453, Applied mathematical modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Study on motion of rigid rod on a circular surface using MHPM

S Ghasemi, A Zolfagharian, D Ganji

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 159-164, Propulsion and power research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Bi-level fuzzy force shaping controller of a flexible wiper system

A Zolfagharian, A Noshadi, M Zain

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 2153-2164, Scientia Iranica D, Tehran, Iran, C1-1

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2013

Practical multi-objective controller for preventing noise and vibration in an automobile wiper system

A Zolfagharian, A Noshadi, M Zain, A Bakar

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 54-68, Swarm and evolutionary computation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2012

Intelligent active force control of a 3-RRR parallel manipulator incorporating fuzzy resolved acceleration control

A Noshadi, M Mailah, A Zolfagharian

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 2370-2383, Applied Mathematical Modelling, C1-1

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2011

Particle swarm optimization approach on flexible structure at wiper blade system

A Zolfagharian, M Zain, A AbuBakar, M Hussein

(2011), Vol. 5, pp. 962-967, International journal of aerospace and mechanical engineering, [Turkey], C1-1

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