Dr. Siamak Farhad

Dr. Siamak Farhad

Title: Associate Professor; Interim Director of the Timken Foundation Center for Precision Manufacturing (CPM); Co-Director of the Manufacturing Graduate Certificate Program
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering
Office: ASEC 116 (Lab ERC 317A)
Phone: 330-972-7469
Email: sfarhad@uakron.edu
Website: https://advancedenergy.uakron.edu
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Dr. Siamak Farhad joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of The University of Akron in 2013. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 2012. He worked for two years as a visiting researcher at the National Research Council (NRC) Canada during his Ph.D. He also worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow in “Applied Nano-materials & Clean Energy Lab” at the University of Waterloo through which he was involved in the GM Electric Vehicle project in 2012 and 2013. He has published over 100 research articles in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and major international conference proceedings. He was also the recipient of multiple awards, including the Breakthrough Research Project (NSF), Best Paper Award from ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, Industrial Fellowship (NSERC) award, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) award. Dr. Farhad is currently the interim director of the Timken Foundation Center for Precision Manufacturing, which is a research and workforce development center. He is also the co-director of the Manufacturing Graduate Certificate Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Farhad is the recipient of multiple external grants/funds from NSF, State of Ohio, DOD, and Industry. He has work experience of more than 9 years in Academia, 4 years in Industry, and 4 years in Research Centers.

https://advancedenergy.uakron.edu (Lab)

https://cpm.uakron.edu/ (CPM)


Energy Storage (Batteries), Energy Conversion (Fuel Cells and Piezoelectric), Energy Materials, Thermal Management, Electric Vehicles, AI/Machine Learning, Precision Manufacturing, Recycling


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2012


Energy Conversion, Thermal Systems Components, Heat Transfer, Energy Storage Systems, Multiphysics Modeling of Engineering Systems, Measurements Laboratory, Electric & Hybrid Vehicles, Experimental Investigation in Mechanical Engineering, Design & Manufacturing Electric Vehicles Batteries, and Short Courses in Manufacturing