Scholary and Professional Activities

 

 
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Scholary and Professional Activities

    Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Chair – Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Working Group, IFAC TC 5.1 (https://tc.ifac-control.org/5/1/scope), International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2020.

  • Vice – Chair of IFAC Technical Committee on Manufacturing Plant Control - IFAC TC 5.1 (http://tc.ifac-control.org/5/1/members/ahmad-barari), International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2020.

  • Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Manufacturing Plant Control - IFAC TC 5.1 (http://tc.ifac-control.org/5/1/members/ahmad-barari), 2015.

  • Coordinate Metrology Society (http://www.cmsc.org/coordinate-metrology-society-cms), March 2011

  • Society of Automotive Engineering international, (http://www.sae.org/), April 2011

  • American Society for Precision Engineering (http://aspe.net), December 2010

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (http://www.peo.on.ca/), March 2009.

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (http://www.asme.org), Fall 2005

  • Judging Automotive Engineering Section in Canada-Wide Science Fair 2010, Peterborough (http://www.cwsf2010.ca).

  • Organizer of special track in the 2nd CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies & Systems (CATS 2008), Toronto, Canada, 21-23 September, 2008.

  • Organizer of special track in CATS2008 (http://www.uwindsor.ca/cats2008), Toronto, Canada, 21-23 September, 2008.

  • Organizer of special session in CARV2007 (http://www.uwindsor.ca/carv2007), Toronto, Canada, 22-24 July, 2007.

  • Organizer of special session in FAIM2007 (http://www.ssglobal.org/faim2007), Philadelphia, USA, 18-20 June, 2007.

  • Research Project, Integrated Manufacturing Technology Institute (IMTI), National Research Council Canada (June 2006), “Closed-loop inspection & machining for fabrication of dies and tools”.

  • Research Project, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor (August 2004), “Hybrid Measurement Systems”.

  • Reviewer for International Journal of Vehicle Design.

  • Reviewer for International Journal of Engineering with Computers.

  • Reviewer for Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture.

  • Invited Lecture, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor (July 2001), “Optimum Slicing of Solid Models Rapid Prototyping”.

  • Invited Lecture, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor (August 2004), “Hybrid Measurement Systems”.

  • Invited Lecture, Integrated Manufacturing Technology Institute (IMTI), National Research Council Canada (June 2006), “Closed-loop inspection & machining for fabrication of dies and tools”.

  • Industrial Consulting in design, prototyping, test and production planning of reconfigurable manufacturing cells (1996-2000), for TAC-CUT Co. Ltd., Tehran, Iran. Industrial Machining stations including Drilling, Tapping and indexing units were developed in this group of projects based on the ISO standard to be utilized in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems.

  • Design and manufacturing consulting for auto-industry sectors (1995-2001), for Tehran Scientific & Industrial Services, Tehran, Iran. Projects in quality enhancement of Automotive industries and suppliers, reverse engineering of automotive parts and assemblies, research & development of design and manufacturing methodologies for auto-industries, strategic planning for tire one auto-industries, developing and presenting workshops & training courses.

  • Technical Reports

  • Technical report,”Post Processing of Additive Manufacturing ABS parts using chemical solution”, prepared for Cimetrix Ltd, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 2016

  • Technical report,” Optimization of the Curing Cycles in Selective Sintering Process”, prepared for Anubis Engineering Solutions, Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, 2015

  • Technical report, “Effect of Diamond-Like Carbon Coating on Surface Roughness and Friction Properties of Shafts”, prepared for Intellectual Alliance, Concord, Ontario, Canada, 2014

  • Technical report, “Control of Friction Coefficient of Coated Seal Rings in POD Valves Used in Oil Industry” , prepared for Intellectual Alliance, Concord, Ontario, Canada, 2013

  • Technical report, “Design for weight minimization of 22’ Van Bodies”, prepared for Multivans Inc, Caledon, Ontario, Canada, 2013

  • Technical report, “Vision-Based Automated Piece Count System”, prepared for Gerdau Ameristeel Steel, Whitby, Ontario, Canada, 2012

  • Technical report, “Machining Chatter Control Mechanism”, prepared for Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, 2012

  • Technical report,” Automated Vision-Based Tool Holder Calibration for Collision-Free Milling”, prepared for Lamko Tool & Mold Inc., London, Ontario, Canada, 2012

  • Technical report, “Selection of Optimum Machining Parameters to Reduce Cutting-Tool Wear Based on Machine-Tool Performance”, prepared for Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, 2011

    Consulting Activities

  • Surface finish of 3D printed ABS parts using chemical solution, 2015-2016, Cimetrix Ltd, Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario.

  • Design for automated assembly process of pancake motors, 2013-2014, Van der Graaf Inc., Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Design for weight minimization of 22’ van bodies, 2012-2013, Mulivans Inc., Bolton, Ontario, Canada

  • 3D topography of surface texture on Carbon Coated Surfaces, 2013, Intellectual Allience Inc., Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

  • Developing a vision system for on-machine measurement of the geometric parameters of the tool-holder and cutting tool, 2012-2013, Lamko Tool and Mold Inc., London, Ontario, Canada

  • Developing a vision system for automatic counting the manufactured pieces in each batch, 2011-2012, Gerdau Ameristeel Oshawa, Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

  • Developing experimental setup for measurement of cutting tool vibration, 2011-2012, Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

  • Polymer waste stream management, 2010-2011, Jet Molding Compounds Inc., Ajax, Ontario, Canada

  • Design of holster Flap Tester, 2010-2011, Research In Motion, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Adjustable Bending mechanism for tubular lattice materials, 2008-2009, Millard Tower Co., Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

  • Structural enhancement and weight reduction of tube-frame chassis, utilizing aluminum extrusions and composite body structure, 2010-2011, Multimatic Engineering Services Group, Markham, Ontario, Canada.

  • Enhancement of mechanical properties of composite body structure utilizing reinforcing ribs, 2009-2010, Multimatic Engineering Services Group, Markham, Ontario, Canada

  • Aerodynamic analysis of a Formula SAE racing car chassis and the design of dynamically intelligent adjustable wings to enhance vehicle handling, 2010-2011, Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

  • Development and evaluation of a Stirling cycle engine, 2009-2010, Omachron, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • An ergonomics-based wedge driver for 3EA/B7 General Electric Motor, , General Electric- GE motor, 2008-2009,Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

  • Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) international project in designing an emerging market vehicle - Design for Manufacturing of Auto-body for GM's Emerging Market Vehicle, 2008-2009, General Motors international project.

  • Industrial Consulting in design, prototyping, test and production planning of reconfigurable manufacturing cells, 1996-2000, for TAC-CUT Co. Ltd., Tehran, Iran. Industrial Machining stations including Drilling, Tapping and indexing units were developed in this group of projects based on the ISO standard to be utilized in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

  • Design and manufacturing consulting for auto-industry sectors, 1995-2001, Tehran Scientific & Industrial Services, Tehran, Iran. Projects in quality enhancement of Automotive industries and suppliers, reverse engineering of automotive parts and assemblies, research & development of design and manufacturing methodologies for auto-industries, strategic planning for tire one auto-industries, developing and presenting workshops & training courses

  • Invited Lectures and Papers presented at meetings and symposia

  • Invited Speaker, IndustrioTech© Seminars - Smart Maintenance, “LIVE Digital Twin for Smart Maintenance”, January 28, 2021, Ryerson University, on-line event, Toronto, Canada.

  • Invited Speaker, Finite Element Modeling of Additive Manufacturing Operations, “Design for Additive Manufacturing”, January 22, 2021, McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), Webinar, Hamilton, Canada.

  • Invited Speaker, Product Success From Patent to Sales, “COVID-19 and Digitization in Product Development”, May 28 2020, Cortex Webinar, Toronto, Canada.

  • Invited Speaker, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, “Integration Gaps in the Digital Product Development Cycle”, October 29, 2019, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • Invited Keynote speaker, InnoVission 2019, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC)’s annual professional development conference, “The Digital Manufacturing’s Requirement in the Industry 4.0 Era”, September 29, 2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://www.cpac-canada.ca/2019innovision/

  • Invited Keynote speaker, Second 3D printing Conference, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Council, “A new Design Paradigm for Additive Manufacturing”, December 5-7, 2018, Tehran, Iran.

  • Invited One day Seminar: Evolutionary Technologies for Additive Manufacturing, Faculty of Engineering, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, “Advanced Manufacturing – Academic Research Directions in Additive Manufacturing”, October 1st, 2018.

  • Invited One day Seminar, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, “A review on Geometric Tolerances, Topology Optimization, and Surface Integrity in Additive Manufacturing Products”, July 18, 2018.

  • Seminar on Vehicle Safety, Simulation Tools for Autonomous Transportation and human-machine interface (HMI), University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, “Industrial Internet of Things Center of Excellence”, http://go.simutechgroup.com/autonomous-systems-uoit , February 26th-2018.

  • Guest Speaker, Seminar: ANSYS 18 Innovations sponsored by SimuTech Group – Canada, McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, Ontario, Canada, “Topology Optimization in Design for Additive Manufacturing”, March 2017.

  • Work shop, 8th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing, Modelling, Management and Control (MIM 2016), Workshop on Digital Manufacturing, University of Troyes, Troyes, France, “Digital Manufacturing: using an Additive Manufacturing platform”, http://mim2016.utt.fr/workshop2.htm, June 2016.

  • Invited Seminar, Faculty of Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran, “A review on Geometric Tolerances and Surface Integrity in Additive Manufacturing Products”, April, 29, 2016.

  • Work shop, 15th IFAC/IEEE/IFIP/IFORS Symposium on Information Control in Manufacturing (INCOM 2015), Workshop on Additive Manufacturing, Ottawa, Canada, “Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing”, http://www.incom2015.org/downloads/workshop1.pdf , May 2015.

  • Invited Lecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, “Advances in Additive Manufacturing”, August 2014.

  • Invited Lecture, Integrated Manufacturing Technology Institute (IMTI), National Research Council Canada, London, Ontario, Canada, “Closed-Loop Inspection & Machining for Fabrication of Dies and Tools”, June 2006.

  • Invited Lecture, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, “Hybrid Measurement Systems”, August 2004.

  • Invited Lecture, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, “Optimum Slicing of Solid Models Rapid Prototyping”, July 2001.