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The 7th Online Academic Forum on "Frontiers in Bionic Engineering"
Post: 2023-04-20 12:30  View:1081

Hosted by: International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)
Organized by: Youth Commission of the ISBE
Presented by: Dr Hamed Rajabi, London South Bank University
Chaired by: Dr Jianing Wu, Sun Yat-sen University
Time: April 27, 2023 06:30 PM (Beijing time)
Venue: Zoom ID: 542 622 3099; Passcode: 028051
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Hamed Rajabi.jpgDr Hamed Rajabi is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering (SoE) at London South Bank University (LSBU). He has made a significant impact on the biomechanics of insect wings and how they are currently studied. Dr Rajabi has published over 60 articles, most of which have been published in top interdisciplinary journals, e.g., Science Robotics, PNAS, Advanced Science, etc. In the last year alone, at least seven of his articles were ranked in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric and obtained High Attention Scores. His research has been featured by multiple science news outlets, e.g., PhysOrg, New Atlas, 3D Printing Industry, and TechXplore. Dr Rajabi is also Editor of Applied Physics A, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, and Journal of Bionic Engineering. He has received several internationally recognized funding, such as Royal Society Research Grant, Royal Society International Exchange Grant, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grant. In 2021, Dr Rajabi was endorsed as an Exceptional Promise by the Royal Academy of Engineering under the Global Talent category.

Topic: Biology-based engineering at London South Bank University

The presentation by Dr Hamed Rajabi will take us on a journey in insect wings. Through the presentation, we will learn about the complexity of insect wing design and the structural components that determine the functionality of the wings during flight. Wings are indeed adaptive structures that automatically change shape and adapt to flight forces. The presentation focuses on the mechanisms that facilitate the adaptability of the wings and the potential applications of those mechanisms in technology. Dr Rajabi will also talk about some other designs inspired by biological systems, including a multi-degree-of-freedom mechanical joint, an adaptive robotic foot, and an insect-inspired gripper for industrial applications. The presentation is a brief review of the work of Dr Rajabi and his team a bit before joining London South Bank University (LSBU) and after that. The diverse and vibrant team, known as Mechanical Intelligence (MI) Research Group, focuses on understanding the complexities of living systems by combining knowledge and expertise from different fields with the aim to develop life-inspired concepts and elaborate them into a technology readiness level. 


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