Hamed Samandari

Hamed Samandari, PhD

Full-Time Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering




Science & Engineering 116D


2014Middle East Technical UniversityPhD in Mechanical Engineering
2011University Of TabrizMS in Mechanical Engineering
2008Isfahan University of TechnologyBS in Mechanical Engineering


  • Statics & Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Methods in Engineering
  • MNE 497/498 Senior Capstone Design





The first course in engineering mechanics, with two major objectives: first, to introduce the student to the science of engineering mechanics and second to introduce the student to the art of applying science to the solution of engineering problems. The specific vehicle or curriculum to accomplish these objectives will be a study of the statics of rigid bodies.

Concepts and methods of engineering economics for decision making in engineering. Introduction of common methods of present worth analysis, rate of return, replacement analysis, and decision making under risk. Market evaluation of technology in competitive world markets including technological change, the environment, public goods and governmental trade policies.

Introduce students in freshmen year to the fundamental concepts of Mechanical Engineering, through design, product tear down, problem solving and seminars.

Introduce students in freshmen year to the fundamental concepts of Mechanical Engineering, through design, product tear down, problem solving and seminars.

Professional and management activities of project engineering, first of a two course sequence. Topics covered include engineering ethics, selection of senior design project, and initial product design leading to a written and oral presentation of project proposal. Project will be completed in MNE 498, but work done in this course is evaluated and a course grade is given.

Application of knowledge gained in various courses to the synthesis, analysis, and design of a system in a particular field of interest selected by student. This is the second of a two-course sequence. Design project proposed in MNE 497 will be completed, and a final report and oral presentation will be made before a panel of judges.


Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Systems Modeling
  • Nonlinear Vibrations
  • Nanoelectromechanical systems
  • Biomedical Devices

Select publications

  • Hamed Samandari, Daniel Schneditz, Michael J Germain, Joseph Horowitz, Christopher V Hollot, Yossi Chait (2018).
    A Variable-Volume Kinetic Model to Estimate Absolute Blood Volume in Dialysis Patients Using Dialysate Dilution Protocol
    American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 64, 77.
  • Ender Cigeroglu, Hamed Samandari (2014).
    Nonlinear free vibrations of curved double walled carbon nanotubes using differential quadrature method
    Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 64, 95-105.
  • Ender Cigeroglu, Hamed Samandari (2012).
    Nonlinear free vibration of double walled carbon nanotubes by using describing function method with multiple trial functions
    Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 46, 160-173.

Dr. Hamed Samandari is a Full-time Lecturer at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD). Prior to joining UMassD, Dr. Samandari served for three years as a Visiting Faculty at Miami University. Prior to his appointment with Miami University, he also spent a year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Hamed received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees, all in Mechanical Engineering, form Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, University of Tabriz in Iran, and Middle East Technical University in Turkey, respectively.

Hamed’s vision is to advance modeling, monitoring, and identification techniques with particular focus on exploiting nonlinearities, addressing unmet needs in a wide range of mechanical applications as well as biomedical applications. His research activities cover topics in Energy Systems, Bionic Systems, Vehicle Dynamics, Nonlinear Vibrations, and Nano scale electromechanical devices. Currently, Hamed is collaborating with interdisciplinary teams from industry, academia, and healthcare working on projects on:

  • Flow-induced Nonlinear Energy Harvesting
  • Personalized Volume Management in End-Stage Kidney Patients
  • Applied Computational Frameworks to Compute Nonlinear Normal Modes of Complex Structures
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