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Dr Saleh Gharaie



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering

+61 3 522 73765

Research interests

Dr.Gharaie recieved his Master degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, and undertook postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell medicine, NY, USA. During this time, he collaborated with leading medical device companies to develop cardiac devices.

Dr Gharaie’s primary research focus is on the development and evaluation of cardiovascular devices, and understanding the mechanism, treatment, and detection of cardiovascular disease. Some of his ongoing research projects include:

• Research associated with development of stents to treat a bifurcation lesion and understanding of the abnormal flow dynamics around bifurcated areas.

• Fluid dynamics and mechanics of blood flow studied in the heart, heart valves, and blood vessels using experimental, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approaches. Development of novel techniques that use these biomechanical indices for early detection of disease progression and to guide therapeutic intervention.

• Design and evaluation of non-blood contact mechanical circulatory support.

• Research associated with development of a novel polymeric mitral valve for transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR).

Units taught


  • Design Fundamentals (SEJ101)
  • Sustainable Design (SET111)
  • Materials Engineering Project (SEJ103)


  • Engineering Leadership (SEB724)
  • Engineering Sustainability (SET721)

Assessment panel member:

  • Engineering Physics (SEB101)
  • Fluid Mechanics (SEM218)
  • Thermo-Fluid Systems (SEM310)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (SEM400)
  • Thermodynamics (SEM202)

Knowledge areas

  • Medical devices
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Fluid -Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


2021, Mini ARC Analog Programme (MAAP),"Wireless synchronized ventricular assist device (WISY-VAD) for heart failure treatment", $25K research support

2021, Peer-Review ECR Support Scheme (PRESS), $5K


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Toward Development of Novel Remote Ultrasound Robotic System Using Soft Robotics Technology

Sky Papendorp, Ammy Ovando, Saleh Gharaie, Bobak Mosadegh, David Guerra-Zubiaga, Seyedhamidreza Alaie, Turaj Ashuri, Amir Amiri Moghadam

(2024), Vol. 7, pp. 1-9, ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

4E optimization comparison of different bottoming systems for waste heat recovery of gas turbine cycles, internal combustion engines, and solid oxide fuel cells in power-hydrogen production systems

M Zoghi, N Hosseinzadeh, S Gharaie, A Zare

(2024), Vol. 187, pp. 549-580, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

4E Study and Best Performance Analysis of a Hydrogen Multi-Generation Layout by Waste Energy Recovery of Combined SOFC-GT-ORC

M Zoghi, N Hosseinzadeh, S Gharaie, A Zare

(2024), Vol. 17, Energies, C1

journal article

Direct 3D printing of a two-part silicone resin to fabricate highly stretchable structures

Saleh Gharaie, Ali Zolfagharian, Amir Moghadam, Nurul Shukur, Mahdi Bodaghi, Bobak Mosadegh, Abbas Kouzani

(2023), Progress in Additive Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

An analytical method informed by clinical imaging data for estimating outlet boundary conditions in computational fluid dynamics analysis of carotid artery blood flow

M Kizhisseri, S Gharaie, J Schluter

(2023), Vol. 13, pp. 1-15, Scientific Reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of proton exchange membrane fuel cells: Accuracy and time efficiency

H Edwards, M Pereira, S Gharaie, R Omrani, B Shabani

(2023), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, C1

journal article

Differential sensitivities to blood pressure variations in internal carotid and intracranial arteries: a numerical approach to stroke prediction

Muhsin Kizhisseri, Saleh Gharaie, Sethu Boopathy, Ruth Lim, Milad Mohammadzadeh, Jorg Schluter

(2023), Vol. 13, Scientific Reports, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Development of a Fish Robot Equipped with Novel 3D Printed Soft Bending Actuators

S Steele, J Diaz Rodriguez, S Sripathy, T Ashuri, S Gharaie, Y Chang, A Ali Amiri Moghadam

(2023), Vol. 2023-April, pp. 596-602, Proceedings of SoutheastCon 2023, Orlando, Fl., E1


Facilitating Critical Thinking in Engineering Students: An Exploration of Effective Methods

Saleh Gharaie, Siva Krishnan

(2023), pp. 1-9, AAEE 2023 : Adapting to the Changing Expectations of Students and Industry : Proceedings of the 34th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference 2023, Gold Coast, Qld., E1


A Bioinspired Compliant 3D-Printed Soft Gripper

Ali Zolfagharian, Saleh Gharaie, Jack Gregory, Mahdi Bodaghi, Akif Kaynak, Saeid Nahavandi

(2022), Vol. 9, SOFT ROBOTICS, United States, C1

journal article

Numerical Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of 3-Fin Surfboard Configurations

S Crameri, P Collins, S Gharaie

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

A 3D printable dynamic nanocellulose/nanochitin self-healing hydrogel and soft strain sensor

P Heidarian, S Gharaie, H Yousefi, M Paulino, A Kaynak, R Varley, A Kouzani

(2022), Vol. 291, pp. 1-9, Carbohydrate Polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Silicon-based soft parallel robots 4D printing and multiphysics analysis

A Zolfagharian, S Gharaie, A Kouzani, M Lakhi, S Ranjbar, M Lalegani Dezaki, M Bodaghi

(2022), Vol. 31, Smart Materials and Structures, C1

journal article

3D-Printed Triboelectric Nanogenerators: State of the Art, Applications, and Challenges

M Mahmud, Ali Zolfagharian, Saleh Gharaie, Akif Kaynak, Shahjadi Farjana, Amanda Ellis, Jun Chen, Abbas Kouzani


journal article

4D printing soft robots guided by machine learning and finite element models

A Zolfagharian, L Durran, S Gharaie, B Rolfe, A Kaynak, M Bodaghi

(2021), Vol. 328, Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, C1

journal article

Dynamic nanohybrid-polysaccharide hydrogels for soft wearable strain sensing

P Heidarian, H Yousefi, A Kaynak, M Paulino, S Gharaie, R Varley, A Kouzani

(2021), Vol. 21, Sensors, Switzerland, C1

journal article

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

A Zolfagharian, T Gregory, M Bodaghi, S Gharaie, P Fay

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 1-13, International Journal of Bioprinting, Singapore, C1

journal article

Control-based 4D printing: Adaptive 4D-printed systems

A Zolfagharian, A Kaynak, M Bodaghi, A Kouzani, S Gharaie, S Nahavandi

(2020), Vol. 10, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), C1

journal article

Blood pressure sensors: Materials, fabrication methods, performance evaluations and future perspectives

A Al-Qatatsheh, Y Morsi, A Zavabeti, A Zolfagharian, N Salim, A Kouzani, B Mosadegh, S Gharaie

(2020), Vol. 20, pp. 1-77, Sensors (Switzerland), Switzerland, C1

journal article

3D/4D-printed bending-type soft pneumatic actuators: fabrication, modelling, and control

A Zolfagharian, M Mahmud, S Gharaie, M Bodaghi, A Kouzani, A Kaynak

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 373-402, Virtual and physical prototyping, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

A Proof-of-Concept Demonstration for a Novel Soft Ventricular Assist Device

S Gharaie, A Amir Moghadam, S Al'Aref, A Caprio, S Alaie, M Zgaren, J Min, S Dunham, B Mosadegh

(2019), Vol. 13, Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME, C1-1

journal article

In Vitro Validation of a Numerical Simulation of Leaflet Kinematics in a Polymeric Aortic Valve Under Physiological Conditions

S Gharaie, B Mosadegh, Y Morsi

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 42-52, Cardiovascular engineering and technology, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Micropatterning of Nonplanar Surfaces on 3D Devices Using Conformal Template Vacuum Bagging

S Alaie, S Robinson, A Amiri Moghadam, J Auge, A Datye, H Sidoti, T Doshi, S Gharaie, J Min, B Mosadegh, S Dunham

(2018), Vol. 3, Advanced Materials Technologies, C1-1

journal article

Stereolithography for Personalized Left Atrial Appendage Occluders

S Robinson, C Aubin, T Wallin, S Gharaie, P Xu, K Wang, S Dunham, B Mosadegh, R Shepherd

(2018), Vol. 3, Advanced Materials Technologies, United States, C1-1

journal article

Toward Development of Inflatable Stents with Application in Endovascular Treatments

A Amiri Moghadam, S Alaie, S Gharaie, S Nath, S Vawda, S Al'Aref, E Romito, K Kolli, J Min, S Dunham, B Mosadegh

(2018), Vol. 28, Advanced Functional Materials, C1-1

journal article

Towards computational prediction of flow-induced damage of blood cells using a time-accumulated model


(2017), Vol. 12, Journal of biomechanical science and engineering, Tokyo, Japan, C1-1

journal article

A novel design of a polymeric aortic valve

Saleh Gharaie, Yos Morsi

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 259-270, International journal of artificial organs, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Tensile properties of processed 3D printer ZP150 powder material

Saleh Gharaie, Yos Morsi, S Masood

(2013), Vol. 699, pp. 813-816, Advanced materials research, Zurich, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Apiject Systems BFS Vaccine Module Design.

Dr Saleh Gharaie, Dr Jorg Schluter, Dr David Morton

Apiject Systems Corp

  • 2020: $20,500


No completed student supervisions to report