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Majid Rashidi, Ph.D., P.E.

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Majid Rashidi, Ph.D. , PE. Page 1 of 8

Associate Professor, M.E. Department (Tenured in 1993)

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Research and Teaching Objectives:

To pursue independent research and teach in the areas of: Machine System and Machine Components Design, Dynamics of Gear Trains and Rotating Machinery, Design For Manufacturing (DFM), Vibrations of Machinery, Fluid-Solid Interactions in Machinery.

 

Educations: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio :

•  Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, January 1987

•  M.S., Mechanical Engineering, August 1983

•  B.S., Mechanical Engineering (With high honors), May 1981

 

Work and Employment Experiences:

•  Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Cleveland State University, 1993-Present

•  Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Cleveland State University, 1987-1993

•  Research Associate, Institute of Computational Mechanics in Propulsion, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, January 1987-July 1987

 

Teaching Activities and Experiences (Cleveland State University):

- Kinematics ............................ (Sophomore level)

- Machine Analysis ................... (Junior level)

- Machine Design ..................... (Junior level)

- Engineering Graphics ................ (Junior level)

- Theory of Lubrication and Bearing Design (Senior/graduate level)

- Dynamics of Machinery ............ (Senior level)

- Design Seminar .....................… (Senior level)

- Design Project ......................… (Senior level)

- Theory of Linear Control .......... (Senior level)

- Advanced Dynamics ................ (Graduate level)

- Finite Element .....................…. (Graduate level at NASA)

- Advanced Vibrations ............... (Graduate level at NASA)

- Nonlinear Dynamics ................ (Graduate level)

- Lubrication .......................... (Graduate level)

- Tissue Mechanics .................... (Graduate level, Bio Medical /CCF)

 

Teaching Awards:

 

•  Received 2005 Merit Recognition Award at CSU for teaching

•  Elected as the Faculty Member of the Year in the Mechanical Engineering Department for the Academic Years : 88-89, 89-90, 90-91, 91-92 , 92-93, 93-94, and 94-95 , 2000-2001, 2001-2002

 

 

 

Current Research: Page 2 of 8

 

•  Design of an innovative wind power recovery system. Received $550,000.00 from the State of Ohio ($150,000.00 from Department of Development, and $400,000.00 cost sharing from State Capital Budget) to construct the first prototype unit of the system at CSU.

 

•  Design and development of Simulator for testing of artificial spine implant (Provisional patent pending)

 

 

Technical Course Developments:

 

•  Developed a graduate level course (Bio Medical, Doctoral level) for the Bio-Medical Engineering Department /Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Course Title: Tissue Mechanics.

 

•  Developed three graduate level courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Cleveland State University, these courses are: Advanced Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Advanced Theory of Lubrications .

 

 

 

Patents:

 

•  International Patent Application, “Wind Harnessing System” Inventor: Majid Rashidi , International Publication Number : WO 2006/133122 A2. Assigned to CSU.

 

 

•  US Patent Application, “Wind Harnessing System” Inventor: Majid Rashidi , US Patent Application Number: 20060273597. Assigned to CSU.

 

 

•  “Simulator for Evaluating Artificial Joint Specimens and Associated Method.” Primary inventor: Majid Rashidi , Provisionary patent has been applied by Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & McKee, LLp, , September 2005.

•  “Two Component Spray Gun and Nozzle Attachment” , Inventor : Majid Rashidi ,

Patent Number: 6,375,096 . The patent is assigned to Cleveland State University

 

•  “Vertical Moving Support Vehicular Attachment” , Inventor : Majid Rashidi,

Patent Number: 6,059,214. The patent is assigned to Cleveland State University

 

 

•  “Method and Device for Testing Electrophysiology Catheter”, Inventor : Majid Rashidi, Patent Number 5,552,713: The patent is assigned to Cardiac Assist Devices, Inc.

Industrial Research & Product Design Experience: Page 3 of 8

 

•  Principal investigator of wind power system supported by the State of Ohio construct the first prototype of the new system, March 2007, Project Number Rashi14, ( Project Budget $550,000.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project sponsored by The Ohio Alternative Power, Cleveland, Ohio, to Design Yaw-able modules for an integrated wind power energy recovery and telecommunication towers, Feb. 2005. (Project Budget $30,250.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project, sponsored by Interstate Diesel, Cleveland, Ohio, to conduct forensic engineering analysis to discover the failure cause of a diesel fuel injector test rig, 2002-2003. (Project Budget $8,500.00 )

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project for identifying the causes of bearing failures of the GE's Primary Coiling Machine, rotating at 30,000 RPM , employed for fabrication of the tungsten wire light bulb filament , spring of 2001. (Project Budget $8,800.00 )

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project for design and development of a two-component foam-dispensing gun for Fomo Products , Inc. in Barberton, Ohio. The invented system is protected under a US Patent 6,375,096 , inventor: Majid Rashidi , 1999-2000. (Project Budget $34,000.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project for design and development of an Automated Brazing Machine , sponsored by Marine Mechanical, Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio , summer of 1999. (Project Budget $35,000.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project for design and development of a front mount reel hose assembly for trucks , sponsored by AquaTech, Cleveland, Ohio. The invented system is protected under U.S. Patent 6,059,214 , Inventor: Majid Rashidi, 1997. (Project Budget $28,000.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project for troubleshooting and design modification of a pneumatic pump, Sponsored by Armor Spray, Cleveland, Ohio, summer of 1997. (Project Budget $14,000.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project, Sponsored by Sawyer Research Institute, Euclid, Ohio, to design an electrically driven pump for extremely hostile environments (temperature of 1000 o F, pressure of 15000 Psi, and submerged in a liquid with a PH of 13), 1994-1996. (Project Budget $32,000.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project, sponsored by AccuSpray Company, Beachwood, Ohio, to design a sound attenuator for a paint compressor, 1996-1997. (Project Budget $6,500.00 )

 

Industrial Research & Product Design Activities (continue): Page 4 of 8

 

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project sponsored by AccuSpray Company, Cleveland, Ohio, to design a Fan/Pulley wheel for heat removal from a paint compressor, 1995-1996. (Project Budget $5,800.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project sponsored by the Advanced Manufacturing Center, Cleveland, Ohio, to study various methods of part handling for automation of mechanical processes, 1994-1995. (Project Budget $30,000.00 )

 

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project sponsored by HP Product, Inc., Mansfield, Ohio, to improve flow patterns in a bag-less vacuum cleaner, 1993-1994. (Project Budget $19,000.00 )

•  Principal investigator of an industrial research project, sponsored by AccuSpray Company,

Cleveland, Ohio, to design a Four Stage Centrifugal Air Compressor , Cleveland, Ohio, 1991-1992. (Project Budget $29,950.00 )

 

Grants (Basic Research):

 

•  Received a grant from NASA Lewis Research Center , Cleveland, Ohio, for development of Mathematical Models of a Split Torque Helicopter Transmission , Principal Investigator: Majid Rashidi, Grant Number: RAS-R2, 1993-1994. (Project Budget $21,000.00 )

 

•  Received a grant from NASA Lewis Research Center , Cleveland, Ohio, for Development of Mathematical Models and Experimental Investigation of the Dynamics of a Split Torque Helicopter Transmission , Principal Investigator: Majid Rashidi, Grant Number: RAS-R2, 1991-1992. (Project Budget $36,000.00 )

 

•  Received a grant from NASA Lewis Research Center , Cleveland, Ohio, for a Mathematical Modeling of a Split Torque Helicopter Transmission , Principal Investigator: Majid Rashidi, Grant Number: RAS-R2, 1990-1991. (Project Budget $36,000.00 )

 

•  Received a grant from State of Ohio (Edison Program) for design and design optimization of a Rotary Machine for Braiding steel wires around hydraulic hoses , Principal Investigator: Majid Rashidi, Grant Number: RAS-R1, 1991-1993. (Project Budget $250,000.00 )

Consulting :

 

•  Provided expert witness opinion on behalf of a Land Clearing Company in Ohio, in litigation for discovering design flaws of a heavy equipment land-clearing machine. The case was settled to satisfaction of the Land Clearing Company based on the provided expert opinion in the Medina County Court, 2001.

Industrial Research & Product Design Activities (continue): Page 5 of 8

 

•  Provided expert witness opinion on behalf of city of Mentor, Ohio, in litigation for discovering design flaws of a wastewater plant screw pump. The case was settled to the satisfaction of city of Mentor based on the provided expert opinion; prior the case went to court.

•  Designed a Ten Stage Centrifugal Air Compressor (including the support journal bearings) for the Bessam-Aire Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. This project received the Application of New Technology award from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS and TECHNOLOGY, Washington D.C., 1991

 

 


Publications Page 6 of 8

 

1)     Postak PD, Rosca M, M. Rashidi, and Greenwald AS, “Evaluation of Total Disc Replacements with a Novel Mutli-Axis Spine Simulator”, Proceedings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007, p630, submitted to Journal of Spine.

 

2) D. Cassidy, A. B. Ebiana, A. Salem, M. Rashidi, “Numerical Analysis of A Radiant Drying Oven for Web Application”, Accepted for publication I IJAMT. Will be in print in August of 2006

 

3) M. Rashidi, Sachine Budaparteh, John L. Frater "Dynamics of Coulomb Damped Helical Spring, A Finite Element Approach”, Proceeding of the ASME International Exposition, Anaheim, CA, November 13-20, 2004

4) M. Rashidi, A.B. Ebiana, M. Gedeon " Journal Bearing Performance in Presence of Dross During Galvanizing Process,” submitted to ASM Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, submitted October 2004

5) M. Rashidi, A.B. Ebiana, M. Gedeon "Effects of Dross on Dynamics of Journal Bearings Lubricated with

Molten With Molten Zinc,” 1999 STLE and ASME Tribology Conference, Oct.11-13, 1999 .

 

•  M. Rashidi, A.B. Ebiana, J.T. Sawicki, R. Sinnadurai "Effects of Turbulence and Lubricant Inertia on Dynamics of Journal Bearings Lubricated with Molten With Molten Zinc in a Galvanizing Processes, ASM Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Vol. 5, No. 6, December of 1996, pp 710-727 .

 

•  T. L. Krantz, M. Rashidi, J. G. Kish, “Splity Torque Transmission Load Sharing”, IMechE, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol 208, pp 137-148, 1994.

 

8) M. Rashidi, "Design of a Hydraulic Actuator for Active Control of Rotating Machinery", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Transaction of ASME, 1993, Vol. 115, No. 2, pp 336-340 .

 

9) M. Rashidi, T. Krantz, "Dynamics of a Split-Torque Helicopter Transmission," Proceedings of 1992 International Transmission Gearing Conference of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Published by ASME Design Engineering Division, Vol. 43, Part I, pp 347-358.

 

10) M. Rashidi, "Design and Analysis of Journal Bearings Lubricated With Molten Zinc For Galvanizing Processes, ASM Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Vol. 1, No. 3, June 1992, pp 323-331.

11) Ioan Pop, R.S.R. Gorla, M. Rashidi, "The Effect of Variable Viscosity of Flow and Heat Transfer to a Continuous Moving Flat Plate," International Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 30, No.1, 1992, pp 1-6.

12) Ioan Pop, M. Rashidi, R.S.R. Gorla, "Mixed Convection to Power-Law Type Non-Newtonian Fluid from a Vertical Wall, Journal of Polymer-Plastic Technology & Engineering, 1990, pp 47-65.

 

13) M. Rashidi, "An Alternative Computational Approach To Active Control of Dynamic Systems", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Mathematical and Computer Modeling , August 2-5, 1989, Chicago, Illinois, pp 410-412.

 

14) M. Rashidi, M.L. Adams, "Improvement to Prediction Accuracy of Stability Limits and Resonance Amplitude Using Instability-Threshold-Based Journal Bearing Rotordynamics Coefficients", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery, September 13-15, 1988,I.Mech.E., C 311/88, pp. 235-240

 

 

Publications (continue :) Page 7 of 8

 

15) M.L. Adams and M. Rashidi, "On the Use of Rotor-Bearing Instability Threshold to Accurately Measure Bearing Rotordynamic Properties" , ASME Trans., Journal of Vibration Stress, and Reliability in Design , Oct. 1985, pp. 404-409

 

Technical Presentations:

 

1) M. Rashidi, Sachine Budaparteh, John L. Frater "Dynamics of Coulomb Damped Helical Spring, A Finite Element Approach”, Proceeding of the ASME International Exposition, Anaheim, CA, November 13-20, 2004

 

2) M. Rashidi, "Dynamics of a Split-Torque Helicopter Transmission," presented at the ASME 6th International Conference on Gear Design and Transmission , Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 13-16, 1992.

 

3) M. Rashidi, "Design of a Hydraulic Actuator for Active Control of Rotating Machinery," presented at the ASME 36th international Congress of Turbo Expo , Orlando, Florida, 1991

 

4) M. Rashidi, "An Alternative Computational Approach to Active Control of Dynamic Systems", presented at the 7th International Conference of Mathematical and Computer Modeling , August 2-5, 1989, Chicago, Illinois,

 

•  Majid Rashidi, "How Geometric Design Parameters Influence Split-Torque Helicopter Transmission Vibrations," Integrated Engineering Show and Conferences , June 2-5, 1992, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Reviewer of Technical Journals and Publications:

 

•  ASME Trans., Journal of Mechanical Design, 1988-present

 

•  Technicomp, Technical Training Publisher, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990-1991

Professional Membership:

 

•  Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

•  Memebr of Ohio Academy of Science

•  Became a Professional Engineer (P.E., 68277), registered in the State of Ohio, 2003

•  Member of Graduate College Faculty at CSU

 

Service Award:

 

Received the1998 Distinguished Service Award at Cleveland State University

 

 

 

 

Medical Device Design and Development: Page 8 of 8

•  Designed a 3 axes motion/force simulator for testing the structural integrity and the wear characteristics of the artificial spine implants. A provisional patent has been applied for this invention in September of 2005

 

•  Designed a Universal Electrophysiology/Ablation Catheter Tester. The device tests the electrical integrity (continuity/leakage) of these catheters in less than one second. Catheters with different shaft diameters (0.040” to 0.100”) and having different electrode spacing can be tested with this device. The device has been patented (Patent Number: 5,552,713)

 

•  Conducted comprehensive kinematics analysis for optimization of the steering mechanism of a series of bi-directional electrophysiology/ablation catheters. The steering mechanism is being used in an EP catheter that has US Patent protection ( Pat No.: 5,861,024)

 

 

Graduate Students Program in M.E. Department:

 

•  Current number of Mater Thesis advisees: 6 students

•  Total number of Master Thesis advisees: 23

•  Total number of Doctoral dissertation advisee: 1

•  Total number of master thesis committee member ship: 20

 

 


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