Hamed Samandari

Hamed Samandari, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

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




Research awards

  • $ 1,498,020 awarded by National Science Foundation for The Accelerated Engineering Leadership (AccEL) Project
  • $ 475,715 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST I: Development of a Biomimetic Sensor with Augmented Sensitivity for Ocean Sensing Applications


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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