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Faculty and Staff - Mohsen Shahinpoor, Ph.D., P.E., Professor

Formerly: Richard C. Hill Professor and Chair 312 Boardman Hall University of Maine Orono, Maine 04469-5711 Phone: (207) 581-2143 Fax: (207) 581-2379, Email: shah@maine.edu Education:

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Delaware, 1970
  • M.Sc., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Delaware, 1968
  • B.Sc., Chemical, Materials and Petroleum Engineering Abadan Institute of Technology, 1966

Research Interests: Enjoy This Amazing Dance of An IPMC Artificial Muscle (Torsioning, Twisting, Twirling, Turning and Rolling IPMC Morphing Antenna, 2.5cmx20cmx0.3mm) Smart/Intelligent Materials, Structures and Systems, Smart Aerospace and Marine Structures, Biomimetics and Artificial Muscles, Mechatronics, Electroactive Polymers, Advanced Nanocomposites, Biologically-Inspired Engineering Systems (BIES), Biologically-Inspired Robotic Devices and Systems (BIRDS), Nano-Bio Engineering, Intelligent Robotic Systems, Robotic Surgery, Health Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Heart Assist Systems, Left Ventricular Assist Systems (LVAS), Heart Failure Prevention, Bionic Vision and Ophthalmological Engineering as well as Neuro and Endovascular Surgical Tools and Medical Implants.

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Teaching:

  • INT 121 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • MEE 370 Modeling, Analysis and Control of Mechanical Systems
  • MEE 380 Design I-Theory of Machines and Mechanisms
  • INT 421 (MEE) Directed Study in Biomedical Engineering
  • MEE 444 Robot Dynamics and Control
  • MEE 450 Introduction to the Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • MEE 487 Senior Capstone Design III
  • MEE 488 Senior Capstone Design IV
  • MEE 555 Smart Materials
  • MEE 573 Advanced Vibrations I
  • MEE 697-1 Advanced Robotics Kinematics, Dynamics and Control
  • MEE 697-2 Advanced Rehabilitation & Bio-Robotics

Selected Recent Publications:

  • M. Shahinpoor and I. Oh, “Selected papers from the 7th. International Conference on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and nano-Bio (BAMN2013)”, Smart Materials and Structures Int. Journal, vol. 23, Number 7,  070301, (2014)
  • A. Fallahi, F. Afshar Taromi, A. Mohebbi, J. D. Yuen and M. Shahinpoor, “A Novel Ambipolar Polymer: From Organic Thin-Film Transistors to Enhanced Air-Stable Blue Light Emitting Diodes”, accepted for publication, Journal of Material Chemistry C, (2014), published online June 6, (2014)
  • M. Shahinpoor and S. Gheshmi, “Robotic Surgery: with Smart Materials, Robotic Structures and Artificial Muscles”, PAN Stanford Publishing, Penthouse Level, Suntec Tower, 8 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038988,  August (2014)
  • Y. Bahramzadeh and M. Shahinpoor, “A Review of Ionic Polymeric Soft Actuators and Sensors”, Int. Journal of Soft Robotics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 38-52, (2013), Mary-Ann Lieber, Inc. Publishing, New York, USA, (2013)
  • M. Hajiaghamemar, M. Seidi, W. Andrew, Hodge, A. E. Allen, J. St. Pierre, J. A. Long, V. Caccese, M. Shahinpoor, S. Elmer, “Quantifying Functional Improvements Following X-STOP Spacer Procedure for Treatments of Spinal Stenosis: A Case Report”, Proceedings of 2013 New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Fall 2013 Conference, (2013)
  • D. Chatterjee, N. Hanumaiah, Y. Bahramzadeh and M. Shahinpoor, “Actuation and Sensing Studies of a Miniaturized Five Fingered Robotic Hand Made with Ion Polymeric Metal Composite (IPMC)”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 740 (2013) pp.: 492-495, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, (2013)
  • M. Shahinpoor, “Chitosan/IPMC Artificial Muscles”, Advances in Science and Technology, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, Vol. 79, pp: 32-40, (2013)
  • M. Shahinpoor, “Muscular Biopolymers”, Book Chapter published in “Topics in Engineered Biomimecry: Biomimetics, Bioinspiration and Bioreplication”, edited by Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Raul-Jose Martin-Palma, Elsevier publishers, Waltham, MA, USA, (2013)
  • M. Shahinpoor, David Soltanpour and Parsa Shahinpoor, “System and Device for Correcting Hyperopia and Presbyopia”, US Patent Office, Patent No. 8, 123,803, Issued February 28, 2012
  • R. Glaser, V. Caccese and M. Shahinpoor, “Development of Novel Smart MFR-Gates for Wireless Dynamic Control of Fluid Flow”, Smart Materials and Structures Journal, vol. 21, no.4, (17pp), pp. 1-17, (2012)
  • Y. Bahramzadeh and M. Shahinpoor, “Modeling of IPMC Guide Wire Stirrer In Endovascular Surgery”, Chapter 2, Electroactivity in Polymeric Materials, Edited by Lenore Rassmussen, Springer Publications, New York, Heidelberg, Dortrecht, London, March (2012)
  • M. Shahinpoor, “Biopolymer/Ionic Polymer Composite Artificial Muscles”, Chapter 10 of “Biotechnology in Biopolymers”, Editd by Professors Atul Tiwari and Ravi B. Srivastava, iSmithers-Rapra publishers, London, (2012)
  • Atul Tiwari, Ravi B. Srivastava, Rajesh K. Saini, Anil K. Bajpai, Lucia H. Innocentini Mei, Shivani B. Mishra, Ashutosh Tiwari, Ashok Kumar, Mohsen Shahinpoor, Golok B. Nando, Subash C. Kundu, and Avrath Chadha, “Biopolymers: An Indispensable Tool for Biotechnology”, Chapter 1 of “Biotechnology in Biopolymers”, Editd by Professors Atul Tiwari and Ravi B. Srivastava, iSmithers-Rapra publishers, London, (2012)
  • Y. Bahramzadeh and M. Shahinpoor, “Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs) as Dexterous Manipulators and Tactile Sensors for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery”, Proceeding of SPIE 19th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, 11-15 March, 2012, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, (2012)
  • M. Shahinpoor, ” Artificial Muscles”, in Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Special; Issue on “Artificial Muscles”, Volume 20, Number 12, pp-1-3, December 2011
  • Mohsen Shahinpoor, “Surgical Correction of Hyperopia, Myopia and Presbyopia Review of Recent Ophthalmological Patents”, “Recent Patents on Biomedical Engineering Journal, volume 4, pp. 185-195, (2011), Bentham Science Publishers Ltd., Oak Park, IL 60301-0446, USA, (2011)
  • Mohsen Shahinpoor, “Biomimetic Robotic Venus flytrap (Dionaea Muscipula Ellis) Made with Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs)”, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 6, 046004, pp. 1-11, (2011), Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing Ltd., London, UK, (2011)
  • Special Note: This paper published in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol 6, pp046004 (2011), were downloaded 500 times . This was achieved in 97 days from the date of publication. To put this into context, across all IOP journals 3% of articles were accessed over 500 times this year.
  • A.J. McDaid, K.C. Aw, E. Haemmerle, M. Shahinpoor and S.Q. Xie, “ Adaptive Tuning of A 2DOF Controller for Robust Cell Manipulation Using IPMC Actuators”, J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 21, 125004, pp. 1-11, (2011), Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing Ltd., London, UK, (2011)
  • R. Glaser, V. Caccese and M. Shahinpoor, “Shape Monitoring of a Beam Structure from Measured Strain or Curvature”, Int. Journal of Experimental Mechanics, Springer Publishing Company, (2011) vol. 51, no. , pp. – , (2011)
  • Y. Bahramzadeh and M. Shahinpoor, “Dynamic Curvature Sensing Based On Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) Sensors”, Smart Materials and Structures Journal, vol. 20, no. 5, 094011, (7pp), September (2011)
  • R. Glaser, V. Caccese and M. Shahinpoor, “Development of Magnetorheological Fluid Composites with Rigidification Characteristics”, Smart Materials and Structures Journal, volume 20, no.4, o45018 (16pp), pp. 1-16, (2011)
  • S.D. Dvorak and M. Shahinpoor, “A New Membrane Electrode Assembly for Low-Temperature PEM Fuel Cells Having a Nanocomposite Catalyst Layer,” Electrochemical Society (ECS) Transactions, vol. 30, No.1, pp. 77- 82, (2011)
  • M. Shahinpoor and David Soltanpour, ”Synthetic Muscle-Based Multi-Powered Active Contact Lens”, US Patent Office, Patent No. 7,850,951, Issued December 14, 2010
  • M. Shahinpoor, “A Review of Patents on Implantable Heart-Compression/Assist Devices and Systems”, in “Recent Patents on Biomedical Engineering Journal”, volume 3, pp. 54-71, Bentham Science Publishers, 2010
  • M. Shahinpoor, “Biomimetics Nananosensors and Nanoactuators”, in “Biomimetics and Bioinspired Nanomaterials”, Editor: Professor Challa S.S. R. Kumar, John Wiley and Sons Publishers, Wiley-VCH Verlag, GmnH & Co. KGaA, Boschstrase 12, Weinheim, Germany, vol. 7, Chapter 8, pp. 283-301, 2010
  • M. Shahinpoor and David Soltanpour, ”Surgical Correction of Ptosis by Polymeric Artificial Muscles”, US Patent Office, Patent No. 7,625,404, Issued December 1, 2009
  • M. Shahinpoor, “Implantable Heart-Assist and Compression Devices Employing an Active Network of Electrically-Controllable Ionic Polymer-Metal Nanocomposites”, in “Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators”, Editors: Federico Carpi and Elisabeth Smela, John Wiley and Sons Publishers, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Chapter 7, pp. 37-59, 2009
  • Ron Lumia and M. Shahinpoor, “IPMC Microgripper Research and Development”, Journal of Physics CS, Institute of Physics, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 127 (2008) 012002, 2008-2009

Selected Publications:

  • Editor with Professor Dr. Hans-Jörg Schneider , “Smart Materials Book Series”, Royal Society of Chemistry Publishers, Dr. Leanne Marle MRSC, Commissioning Editor, RSC Publishing, Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF, UK (2011) The first six volumes of this Scientific Series are:
  • 1-Shan Jiang and Steve Granick, “Janus Particle Synthesis, Self-assembly and Applications”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2012)
  • 2-Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo and Angel Concheiro, “Smart Materials for Drug Delivery”, vol 1, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2013)
  • 3-Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo and Angel Concheiro, “Smart Materials for Drug Delivery”, vol 2, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2013)
  • 4-Yadong Yin, “Responsive Photonic Nanostructures”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2013)
  • 5-Peter Fratzl , John Dunlop and Richard Weinkamer, “Materials Design Inspired by Nature”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2013)
  • 6-Norman Wereley, “Magnetorheology:Advances and Applications”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 7- Jiarui Xu and Zhenguo Chi “Mechanochromic Fluorescent Materials”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 8- Rawil Fakhrullin, Insung Choi, Yuri Lvov, “Cell Surface Engineering”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 9-Wei Chen, Shaowei Chen,”Functional Nanometer-Sized Clusters of Transition Metals”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 10-Dietmar Hutmacher, Wojciech Chrzanowski, “Biointerfaces”, ”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 11-Wei Lu, Jie Xiang, “Semiconductor Nanowires”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 12-Wei Lu, Jie Xiang, “Semiconductor Nanowires”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 13-Norbert Koch, “Supramolecular Materials for Opto-Electronics”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • 14-Atul Tiwari, Alexander Polykarpov, “Photocured Materials”, RSC-Smart Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Series Editors: Hans-Jörg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, (2014)
  • M. Shahinpoor and Hans-Jörg Schneider, Editors, “ Intelligent Materials”, foreworded by: Nobel Laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (Liquid Crystal Polymers and Elastomers), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Publishers, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road Cambridge CB4 0WF, Great Britain,1 st . edition, (2008)
  • M. Shahinpoor, “Ionic Polymeric Conductor Nano Composites (IPCMCs) As Distributed Nanosensors and Nanoactuators”, Advances in Science and Technology J., Vol. 54, pp. 70-81, Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland, 2008
  • Ujwal Deole, Ron Lumia, Mohsen Shahinpoor and Michael Bermudez, “Design and Test of IPMC Artificial Muscle Microgripper“, J. Micro-Nano Mechatronics, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, DOI 10.1007/s12213-008-0004-z, June, 2008
  • M. Shahinpoor, K.J. Kim and Mehran Mojarrad, “Artificial Muscles : Applications of Advanced Polymeric Nano Composites ”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London SW15 2NU , Great Britain , 1 st . edition, (2007)
  • K. Choi, K. J. Kim, D. Kim, C. Manford, S. Heo and Mohsen Shahinpoor, “Performance Characteristics of Electro-Chemically Driven Polyacrylonitrile Fiber Bundle Actuators”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 563-576, July, (2006)
  • M. Shahinpoor,” Soft Plastic Robots and Artificial Muscles”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol 2, no. 2, pp. 161-174, (2005)
  • M. Shahinpoor and K. J. Kim, “Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites – III. Modeling and Simulation As Biomimetic Sensors, Actuators, Transducers and Artificial Muscles”, Smart Materials and Structures Int. J ., vol 13, No. 4, pp. 1362-1388, (2004)
  • M. Shahinpoor, “ Ionic Polymer-Conductor Composites As Biomimetic Sensors, Robotic Actuators and Artificial Muscles-A Review”, Electrochimica Acta , Vol. 48, No. 14-16, pp. 2343-2353, (2003)
  • M. S. Moneim, K. Firoozbakhsh, A. Mustapha, K. Larsen and M. Shahinpoor, “Flexor Tendon Repair Using Shape Memory Alloy Suture”, J. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 402, pp. 251-259, September (2002)
  • M. Shahinpoor and K. J. Kim, “Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites – I. Fundamentals”, Smart Materials and Structures Int. J ., Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 819-833 (2001)
  • P. G. de Gennes ( Nobel Laureate), K. Okumura, M. Shahinpoor, and K. J. Kim, “Mechanoelectric Effects in Ionic Gels”, Europhysics Letters , Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 513-518, (2000)
 


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