Dr Maedeh Amirpour

BE, Mech Eng, 2007; ME, Mech Eng, 2010; PhD, Mech Eng, 2017

Biography

After finishing bachelor and master with first class honours in mechanical engineering at Sharif University of Technology (SUT) and IUST, She pursued her PhD research at UoA with focused on 3D printed polymeric functionally graded composites.

Maedeh has received the prestigious Rutherford Postdoctoral fellowship from Royal society Te Aparangi in 2019. She is currently involving in two substantial interdisciplinary national projects, including an MBIE Endeavour Research Programme ("NZ IPT Roadway") and a SfTI’s National Science Challenge spearhead project (3D/4D printing of bio-based composites). Maedeh was awarded Amelia Earhart Fellowship from the USA, which is awarded annually to only 30 female researchers worldwide for the novel simulation and modelling methodology that She developed during her PhD research.

 

 

Research | Current

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Bio-based composite materials
  • Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) and metamaterials
  • Computational and optimisation modelling
  • Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique
  • Wireless Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) and coupled electromagnetic/thermal/structural modelling of IPT system

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Journal Paper

  • Wharry, J.M., M. Amirpour, M. Battley, K. Pickering and Y. Fu, 2019, “Modifying moisture sensitivity and compressive performance of 3D-printed cellulose-biopolyester foams with plant oil addition”, submitted.
  • M. Amirpour, S. Bickerton, E. Calius, R. das, B. Mace, 2019, “Numerical and experimental study on deformation of 3D-printed polymeric functionally graded plates: 3D-Digital Image Correlation approach”, Journal of composite structure (IF: 4.10), 211, 481-489.
  • M. Amirpour, S. Bickerton, E. Calius, B. Mace, R. Das, 2018, “Numerical and experimental study on free vibration of 3D-printed polymeric functionally graded plates”, Journal of composite structure (IF: 4.10), 189, 192-205.
  • M. Amirpour, R. Das, S. Bickerton, 2017, “An elasto-plastic damage model for functionally graded plates with in-plane material properties variation: Material model and numerical implementation”, Journal of composite structure (IF: 4.10), 163, 331-341.
  • M. Amirpour, R. Das, E.I. Saavedra Flores, 2017, “Bending analysis of thin functionally graded plate under in-plane stiffness variations”, Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling (IF: 2.62), 44, 481-496.
  • M. Amirpour, R. Das, E.I. Saavedra Flores, 2016, “Analytical solutions for elastic deformation of functionally graded thick plates with in-plane stiffness variation using higher order shear deformation theory”, Journal of Composite part B (IF: 4.92), 94, 109-121.
  • M.H.Shojaeefard, R.Talebitooti, M. Amirpour, 2012, “A Study of intake system noise transmission with porous insulator using statistical energy analysis”, International Journal of Automotive Engineering, 2.
  • M. Amirpour, M.H.Shojaeefard, R.Talebitooti, R. Ahmadi, 2012, “Study of the effects of various boundary conditions on the acoustical treatments of double-panel structures lined with poro-elastic materials”, Journal of Solid Mechanics In Engineering, 3(2), P 1-12.
  • M. Amirpour, M.H.Shojaeefard, R.Talebitooti, R. Ahmadi, 2010, “Investigation of porous material effects on automotive intake system using statistical energy analysis”, Journal of Solid Mechanics in Engineering, 2(2), P 57-65.
  • M. Amirpour, M.H.Shojaeefard, R.Talebitooti, 2010, “A Study on noise transmission loss (TL) through duct of air intake system of engine with porous insulator considering Statistical Energy”, Engine Research Magazine, 19.

 

Conference Paper

  • M. Amirpour, J. Leveneur, S. Kim, S. Bickerton, B. Trompetter, G. Covic, 2019, “Multi-physics simulation of soft magnetic composites for inductive power transfer systems”, 22nd international conference on composite materials (ICCM22), Melbourne, Australia.
  • S.Kim, M. Amirpour, G. Covic, S. Bickerton, 2019, “Thermal characterisation of a Double-D pad”, Confrence of wireless power week (WoW), London, UK.
  • M. Amirpour, S. Bickerton, R. Das, B. Mace, 2016, “Stress and vibration analysis of the FG plate with in-plane material properties variation”, 14th International Symposium functionally graded materials (ISFGM2016), Bayreuth, Germany.
  • M. Amirpour, R. Das, E.I. Saavedra Flores, 2015, “Stress analysis of functionally graded plate under different gradient direction”, 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015), Auckland, New Zealand
  • M. Amirpour, A. H. Behravesh, 2013, “Study of Wood Plastic Composites’ Density with Considering Porosity”, 10th international Seminar on Polymer Science and Technology (ISPST2012), Tehran, Iran.
  • M. Amirpour, M.H.Shojaeefard, R.Talebitooti, 2010 “SEA and Analytical model of sound transmission loss through Sandwiches Shells lined with elastic materials”, The 2th International Conference on Composites: Characterization, Fabrication and Application (CCFA-2), Kish Island, Iran.                             

Teaching | Current

  • ENGSCI 343 (Lecturer)
  • MECHENG 742 (Guest lecturer)
  • MECHENG 242 (GTA)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Co-supervisor of Part IV projects at Mech. department

Distinctions/Honours

  • Post-Doctoral fellowship for New Zealand SfTI National Science Challenge (NSC) spearhead project (project grant: NZD $1m)
  • Post-Doctoral fellowship for New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour Research grant (project grant: NZD $12m)
  • Amelia Earhart Research Fellowship, Zonta International, USA (USD 10,000 grant)
  • First Presentation Award, 14th International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials
  • First Paper Award, 6th International Conference on Computational Methods
  • The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

Responsibilities

CACM/PCoE Research seminar organiser

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Amirpour, M., Bickerton, S., Calius, E., Das, R., & Mace, B. (2019). Numerical and experimental study on deformation of 3D-printed polymeric functionally graded plates: 3D-Digital Image Correlation approach. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, 211, 481-489. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.01.014
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Bickerton, Brian Mace, Emilio Calius
  • Amirpour, M., Bickerton, S., Calius, E., Mace, B. R., & Das, R. (2018). Numerical and experimental study on free vibration of 3D-printed polymeric functionally graded plates. Composite Structures, 189, 192-205. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.01.056
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brian Mace, Simon Bickerton, Emilio Calius
  • Amirpour, M., Das, R., & Saavedra Flores, E. I. (2017). Bending analysis of thin functionally graded plate under in-plane stiffness variations. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 44, 481-496. 10.1016/j.apm.2017.02.009
  • Amirpour, M., Das, R., & Bickerton, S. (2017). An elasto-plastic damage model for functionally graded plates with in-plane material properties variation: Material model and numerical implementation. Composite Structures, 163, 331-341. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.12.020
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Bickerton
  • Amirpourmolla, M. (2017). Structural and Vibration Analysis of Polymeric Functionally Graded Plates The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Amirpour, M., Bickerton, S., Das, R., & Mace, B. (2016). Stress and vibration analysis of FG plate with in-plane material properties variation. Paper presented at 14th International Symposium Functionally Graded Materials (ISFGMs), Bayreuth, Germany. 18 September - 21 September 2016.
  • Amirpour, M., Das, R., & Saavedra Flores, E. I. (2016). Analytical solutions for elastic deformation of functionally graded thick plates with in-plane stiffness variation using higher order shear deformation theory. Composites Part B: Engineering, 94, 109-121. 10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.03.040
  • Amirpour, M., Das, R., & Flores, E. S. (2015). Stress analysis of functionally graded plate under different gradient direction. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015), Auckland, New Zealand. 14 July - 17 July 2015.

Contact details

Alternative contact

maedeh.amirpourmolla@auckland.ac.nz

Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 2, Room 240
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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