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Hamidreza Marvi

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography

Hamid Marvi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (2014-2015) and at Georgia Institute of Technology (2013-2014). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2013. His work has been published in several scientific journals such as Science and PNAS and has received attention from popular media such as New York Times, Los Angles Times, Washington Post, and BBC. His research aims to study fundamental physics behind interactions of biological systems with their surrounding solid, granular, and fluidic environments. Utilizing biological insights derived from these studies, he would like to develop bio-inspired robotic systems and programmable interfacial structures for search and rescue, exploratory, and medical applications.

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2013

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2009

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2004

Research Interests
  • Bio-inspired robotics
  • Soft robotics
  • Magnetic micro-robotics
  • Mechanics of animal locomotion
Research Group

Bio-Inspired Robotics, Technology, and Healthcare Laboratory (BIRTH Lab)

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. G. Lin*, Z. Ye*, X. Dong*, H. Marvi, O. Erin, W. Hu, M. Sitti, “Shape-programmable magnetic soft matter,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201608193, 2016.
  2. H. Marvi, J. Cook, J. Streator, D. Hu, “Snakes Move Their Scales to Increase Friction,” Journal of Biotribology, Special Issue: Biotribology in Nature, 5, pp 52-60, 2016.
  3. H. Marvi*, S. Song*, M. Sitti, “Experimental Investigation of Optimal Adhesion of Mushroom-like Elastomer Microfibrillar Adhesives,” Langmuir, 31(37), pp10119-10124, 2015. *Equally contributing authors
  4. H. Marvi*, Y. Han*, M. Sitti, “Actively Controlled Fibrillar Friction Surfaces,” Applied Physics Letters, 106(5), pp 051602, 2015.
  5. H. Marvi, C. Gong, N. Gravish, H. Astley, M. Travers, R. Hatton, J. Mendelson, H. Choset, D. Hu, and D. Goldman, “Sidewinding with minimal slip: snake and robot ascent of sandy slopes,” Science, 346(6206), pp 224-229, 2014.
  6. H. Marvi, J. Bridges, D. Hu, “Snakes Mimic Earthworms: Propulsion Using Rectilinear Traveling Waves,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(84), 2013.
  7. H. Marvi, D. Hu, “Friction Enhancement in Concertina Locomotion of Snakes,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9(76), pp 3067-3080, 2012.
  8. B. Vasaghi-Gharamaleki, M. Keshavarz, S. Gharibzadeh, M. Sotodeh, H. Marvi, J. Mosayebnejad, and I. Ebrahimi Takamjani, “Temperature Changes During and after Eccentric Contractions and its Effect on Force and Desmin Loss in Rat,” Acta Medica Iranica, 49(4), pp 225-232, 2011.
  9. M. Grujicic, G. Arakere, W. C. Bell, H. Marvi, H. V. Yalavarthy, B. Pandurangan, I. Haque and G. M. Fadel, “Reliability-based Design Optimization for Durability of Ground-vehicle Suspension-system Components,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 19(3), pp 301-313, 2010.
  10. M. Grujicic, T. He, H. Marvi, B. A. Cheeseman, C. F. Yen, “A Comparative Investigation of the Use of Laminate-level Meso-scale and Fracture-mechanics Enriched Meso-scale Composite-material Models in Ballistic Resistance Analyses,” Journal of Materials Science, 45, pp 3136-3150, 2010.
  11. M. Grujicic, H. Marvi, G. Arakere, W. C. Bell, I. Haque “The Effect of Up-armoring the High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) on the Off-road Vehicle Performance,” Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 6(2), pp 1169-1182, 2010. (Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence)
  12. M. Grujicic, H. Marvi, G. Arakere, I. Haque, “A Finite Element Analysis of Pneumatic-Tire/Sand Interactions During Off-Road Vehicle Travel,” Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 6(2), pp. 284-308, 2010.
  13. B. Vasaghi-Gharamaleki, M. Keshavarz, S. Gharibzadeh, H. Marvi, J. Mosayebnejad, and I. Ebrahimi Takamjani, “The Effect of Temperature on Eccentric Contraction-induced Isometric Force Loss in Isolated Perfused Rat Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle,” Tehran University Medical Journal, 66(6), pp 388- 395, 2008.
  14. B. Vasaghi-Gharamaleki, M. Keshavarz, S. Gharibzadeh, M. Sotodeh, H. Marvi, J. Mosayebnejad, and I. Ebrahimi Takamjani, “The Influence of Temperature Alterations on Eccentric Contraction-Induced Isometric Force and Desmin Loss in Rat Medical Gastrocnemius Muscle,” Journal of Medical Sciences, 8(2), pp 162-169, 2008.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. H. Bagheri, V. Taduru, S. Panchal, S. White, H. Marvi, “Animal and Robotic Locomotion on Wet Granular Media,” The 6th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems (Living Machines), Stanford, CA, July 2017.
  2. Y. Han*, H. Marvi*, M. Sitti, “Fiberbot: A Miniature Crawling Robot Using a Directional Fibrillar Pad,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, May 2015.
  3. H. Marvi*, S. Song*, M. Sitti, “Experimental Investigation of Maximal Adhesion of Bio-Inspired Micro- Fiber Adhesives with Mushroom Shaped Tip Endings,” 38th Annual meeting of the Adhesion Society, Savannah, GA, February 2015. (Peebles Award)
  4. H. Marvi, G. Meyers, G. Russell, D. Hu, “Scalybot: a Snake-inspired Robot with Active Frictional Anisotropy,” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA, November 2011. (Invited Paper, Best Student Paper of the Year in Mechatronics)
  5. S.M. Hasheminejad, R. Talebi, H. Marvi, “FEM Dynamic Analysis of a Damped Composite Beam,” 5th International Mechanical Engineering Conference, Rasht, Iran, May 2001.
  6. S.M. Hasheminejad, R. Talebi, H. Marvi, “Vibration Analysis of a Damped Composite Beam,” 5th International Mechanical Engineering Conference, Rasht, Iran, May 2001.

PATENTS

  1. ​​H. Marvi, G. Meyers, D. Hu, J. Glisson, A. Hirabayashi, A. Pavone, “Scalybot,” U.S. Provisional Patent, 61/561,574, November 2011.
  2. R. Taghavi Zenouz, J. Mosayyebnejad, H. Marvi, “Method and Apparatus for Automatic Sampling of a Pressure Distribution Using Scanning Valve,” Iranian Patent Office, 35572, July 2006.
  3. H. Marvi, J. Mosayyebnejad, M. Keshavarz, B. Vasaghi Gharamaleki, “Method and Apparatus for Generating and Recording the Eccentric Contraction of Muscle,” Iranian Patent Office, 35940, August 2006. 
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MEEThe ASU Experience
MAE 318System Dynamics and Control I
MAE 492Honors Directed Study
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 492Honors Directed Study
MAE 499Individualized Instruction
MAE 598Special Topics
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MEEThe ASU Experience
MAE 318System Dynamics and Control
MAE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 499Individualized Instruction
MAE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 547Modeling and Control of Robots
MAE 599Thesis
Honors / Awards
  • KEEN Professorship, The Kern Family Foundation, 2017. 
  • Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science, Adhesion Society, 2015.
  • Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014.
  • Best Student Paper of the Year in Four Conferences, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division, ASME-DSCD Mechatronics (among all of the papers presented at ASME-DSCC, American Control Conference (ACC), ASME-IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), and International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium on Mechatronic Systems), 2012.
  • GoSTEM Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Georgia Tech, Goizueta Foundation, 2012-2013.
  • Best Poster Award, Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, 2012.
  • TechSTAR Award, Georgia Tech, 2012.
  • Finalist, Innovation Competition, Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, 2012.
  • Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence granted to article entitled "The Effect of Up-armoring the High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) on the Off-road Vehicle Performance", 2011.
  • Finalist, Best Student Paper Award at the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA, 2011. 
Professional Associations
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)
Service
  • Co-organizing a full day workshop on “Granular Media Modeling and Simulation Techniques” at 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, New York City, NY, July 2018.
  • Co-organizing a full day workshop on “Robotic-inspired Biology” at IEEE-IROS, Vancouver, Canada, September 2017.
  • Supervising ASU Next Level Devils team and student organization for the NASA Micro-g NExT competition, 2016-2017 (Successfully completed the mission with superior performance in the final round, although no official rankings were announced by NASA; We also secured funding from ASU Dean’s office, NASA, and Honeywell to support this project).
  • Robot Design Judge, FIRST Lego League state tournament, Tempe, AZ, January 2017.
  • Panelist, NSF-DCSD Review Panel, 2016 and 2017.
  • Session Co-chair, 2nd World Congress on Automation and Robotics, Philadelphia, PA, June 2016.
  • Grand Award Judge, The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), Phoenix, AZ, May 2016.
  • Organizing a half-day event for the National Robotics Week at ASU (invited talks by ASU robotics faculties followed by lab tours open to all of ASU students), Tempe, AZ, April 2016.
  • Panelist, NSF-NRI review Panel, 2016.
  • Co-organizing a full day workshop on “Robotic-inspired Biology” at IEEE-ICRA, Seattle, WA, May 2015.
  • Organizing and chairing a mini-symposium entitled “The Role of Functional Surfaces on Animal Locomotion” at SIAM Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2014.
  • Graduate Student Senator, Student Government Association, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-2013.
  • Reviewer for:
  • Nature-Scientific Reports
  • Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
  • PLOS ONE
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • EEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
  • Robotica
  • ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics
  • Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
  • Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016, 2017
  • International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), 2015
  • Georgia Tech Presidential Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), 2011
  • Georgia Tech Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) symposium, 2010