Dr. Amir Zamanian


Dr. Amir Hosein Zamanian is Assistant Professor in the Physics and Engineering Department. He has joined the University of Scranton from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He received his MS at the Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.

His Ph.D. research was the development of Hydraulically amplified dielectric elastomer actuators (artificial muscles) and investigation of stability analysis, dynamic modeling, and kinematic analysis of soft robot manipulators using these actuators. Development of an expert application for vehicle gearbox health monitoring combining artificial intelligence techniques and vibration signal processing at the Amirkabir University of Technology, design and the development of a prosthetic arm for rehabilitation using the electromyographic signals, and suppression of the pathological tremor in hand using with an adaptive notch filter with a linear motor at Southern Methodist University are some other of his research.

He received the best paper award in the 4th Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis Conference at the Sharif University of Technology in 2010. His current research interests include Vibration, Modal Analysis, Dynamics, Control, Soft Robotics, Condition Monitoring, Artificial Intelligence, and Numerical Computing.  He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is the editorial board member of Insight-Automatic Control Journal. He has served as a peer reviewer for journals including IEEE/ASME Transactions of Mechatronics, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Advances in Systems Science and Applications, Frontiers of Computer Science, Journal of Optimization, and more.

He received his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas; his MS from the Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran; and his BS from Bu-Ali Sina University in Hamedan, Iran, all in Mechanical Engineering.

Department of Physics & Engineering 
Universty of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone:  (570)941-6598
Email:  amir.zamanian@scranton.edu