Principal Investigator

Dr. Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015

MS, University of Tabriz, Iran, 2011

BS, University of Tabriz, Iran, 2007


Dr. Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh’s research focuses on Fluid-Structure Interactions (FSI), which combines fluid dynamics research with ideas on advanced nonlinear dynamics.

Dr. Seyed-Aghazadeh is the recipient of 2022 NSF CAREER award, as well as ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award. Before joining UMassD, she was the James R. Myers Endowed assistant professor at Miami University and prior to that a postdoctoral research associate and a lecturer at the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2021.

At her research laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interactions Studies (FSI lab), Dr. Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh research group works on fundamental aspects of FSI problems, as well as applications such as designing flow-induced vibration-based energy harvesters from external sources available in the environment, such as wind or marine currents. Her research group also works on investigating potentials of combining fundamentals of flow-induced vibration with machine learning algorithms, to lay the foundation for future research projects in the area of biomimetic fluidic sensor design with applications in ocean sensing. Such projects can directly advance the UMass Dartmouth’s role in building the blue economy through initiation of innovative and collaborative research projects at SouthCoast of Massachusetts.