Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi

Assistant Professor

Associate Member, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Member of McGill Institute of Advanced Materials (MIAM)
Member of Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems (CREPEC)

514-398-7680  |  hamid.akbarzadeh [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-095


Postdoc-Mechanical Engineering (McGill University)
PhD-Mechanical Engineering (University of New Brunswick)
MSc-Mechanical Engineering (Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran)
BSc-Mechanical Engineering (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran)

Short Bio

Dr. Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi is an Assistant Professor in Machine Design in the Bioresource Engineering Department and an Associate Member in the Mechanical Engineering Department of McGill University. He is also an Honorary Research Associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi joined the Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill University in 2015 after working as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Departments of McGill University and the University of New Brunswick for about two and half years. He completed his PhD studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of New Brunswick in 2013 working on the multiphysics simulation of smart advanced materials. Prior to his PhD, he graduated as an MSc student in the Mechanical Engineering Department (Solid Mechanics) of Amirkabir University of Technology in 2009 and as a BSc student in the Mechanical Engineering Department (Solid Mechanics) of Isfahan University of Technology in 2007.

Awards and Recognitions

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Active Affiliations

Associate Editor, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Inspired by biological systems where structural properties are integrated with sensing, actuating, and self-healing, Dr. Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi’s research interest is on advanced multifunctional materials and structures. Due to the multidisciplinary framework of multifunctional materials, the research spans mechanical, civil, biological, and electrical engineering concepts and is also of interest to material scientists, mathematicians, and physicists. Dr. Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi is specifically interested in the multiphysics and multiscale simulation of multiferroic cellular solids, smart and biocomposites, graded biological materials, and advanced metamaterials using theoretical/computational and experimental methodologies. The application of the research is in energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, renewable energy production, and sustainable design for various industrial sectors including automotive, energy, agriculture, aerospace, and construction.

For graduate studies, short-term visit, or research collaboration on the related topics, please send your correspondence to hamid.akbarzadeh [at] mcgill.ca.


BREE 210 Mechanical Analysis & Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 315 Design of Machines 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 418 Soil Mechanics & Foundations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Current publications


  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, J.W.Fu, L.Liu, Z.T.Chen, D.Pasini, Electrically conducting sandwich cylinder with a planar lattice core under prescribed eigenstrain and magnetic field, Composite Structures, 2016, vol.153, pp. 632–644.
  • S.F.Nikrad, S.Keypour, H.Asadi, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Computational study on compressive instability of composite plates with off-centre delaminations, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2016 (In Press).
  • K.Niu, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Mechanical characterization of notched hot rolled multi-phase steel, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 2016 (In Press).
  • M.Vadiati, A.Asghari-Moghaddam, M.Nakhaei, J.Adamowski, A.H.Akbarzadeh, A fuzzy-logic based decision-making approach for identification of groundwater quality based on groundwater quality indices, Journal of Environmental Management, 2016 (In Press).
  • S.Sahmani, M.M.Aghdam, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Size-dependent buckling and postbuckling behavior of piezoelectric cylindrical nanoshells subjected to axial compression combined with electrical load, Materials and Design, 2016, vol. 105, pp. 341–351.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, M.Arian Nik, D.Pasini, Vibration Responses and Suppression of Variable Stiffness Laminates with Optimally Steered Fibers and Magnetostrictive Layers, Composite Part B: Engineering, 2016, vol. 91 pp. 315-326.
  • M. Mohammadi, G. Saha, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Elastic field in thick composite rings made of functionally graded coatings under internal pressure, International Journal of Engineering Science, 2016, vol. 101, pp. 156-170.
  • J.W.Fu, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, L.F.Qian, D.Pasini, Heat conduction in a sandwich panel with a cracked foam core, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2016, vol. 102, pp. 263-273.


  • A.Rafsanjani, A.H.Akbarzadeh, D.Pasini, Snapping mechanical metamaterials under tension, Advanced Materials, 2015, vol. 27, pp. 5931-5935. Highlighted in Nature Materials, 2015, vol. 14, pp. 962.
  • S.F.Nikrad, H.Asadi, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, On the thermal instability of delaminated composite plates, Composite Structures, 2015, vol. 132, pp. 1149-1159.
  • H.Asadi, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Q.Wang, Nonlinear thermo-inertial instability of functionally graded shape memory alloy sandwich plates, Composite Structures, 2015, vol. 120, pp. 496-508.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, A.Abedini, Z.T.Chen, Effect of micromechanical modeling on structural responses of functionally graded plates, Composite Structures, 2015, vol. 119, pp. 598-609.
  • H.Asadi, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, M.Aghdam, Enhanced thermal stability of functionally graded sandwich cylindrical shell by shape memory alloys, Smart Materials and Structures, 2015, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 045022.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, M.Arian Nik, D.Pasini, The role of shear deformation in laminated plates with curvilinear fiber paths and embedded defects, Composite Structures, 2014, vol. 118, pp. 217-227.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, J.W.Fu, Z.T.Chen, L.F.Qian, Dynamic eigenstrain behavior of magnetoelastic functionally graded cellular cylinders, Composite Structures, 2014, vol. 116, pp. 404-413.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, D.Pasini, Phase-lag heat conduction in multilayered cellular media with imperfect bonds, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2014, vol. 75, pp. 656-667.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, D.Pasini, Multiphysics of multi-layered and functionally graded cylinders under prescribed hygrothermomagnetoelectromechanical loading, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2014, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 041018.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Dual-phase-lag heat conduction in functionally graded hollow spheres, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2014, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1450002.
  • J.W.Fu, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, L.F.Qian, Analytical solutions for multi-layered composite cylinders with harmonic quadratic eigenstrain in arbitrary layers, Acta Mechanica, 2014, vol. 225, no. 2, pp. 465 - 475.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Thermo-magneto-electro-elastic responses of rotating hollow cylinders, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2014, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 67-80.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, J.W.Fu, Z.T.Chen, Three-phase-lag heat conduction in a functionally graded cylinder, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 2014, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 155 - 171.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Magnetoelastic filed of functionally graded cylinders with dynamic polynomial eigenstrain, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2013, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 021009.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, On the harmonic magnetoelastic behavior of a composite cylinder with an embedded polynomial eigenstrain, Composite Structures, 2013, vol. 106, pp. 296 - 305.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Hygrothermal stresses in one-dimensional functionally graded piezoelectric media in constant magnetic field, Composite Structures, 2013, vol. 97, pp. 317-331.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Heat conduction in functionally graded one-dimensional media based on the dual-phase-lag theory, Proc. IMechE. Part C: J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 2013, vol. 227, no. 4, pp. 744 - 759.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Magnetoelectroelastic behavior of rotating cylinders resting on elastic foundation under hygrothermal loading, Smart Materials and Structures, 2012, vol. 21, pp. 125013.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, Transient heat conduction in functionally graded cylindrical panel based on the dual phase lag theory, International Journal of Thermophysics, 2012, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 1100 - 1125.
  • Z.T.Chen, A.H.Akbarzadeh, M.H.Babaei, Thermopiezoelectric response of a one-dimensional functionally graded piezoelectric medium to a moving heat source-A review, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2012, vol. 151, pp. 396 - 400.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, M.Abbasi, M.R.Eslami, Coupled thermoelasticity of functionally graded plates based on third-order shear deformation theory, Thin-Walled Structures, 2012, vol. 53, pp. 141 - 155.
  • Y. Kiani, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Z.T.Chen, M. R. Eslami, Static and dynamic analysis of doubly curved FGM panels resting on the Pasternak-type elastic foundation, Composite Structures, 2012, vol. 94, pp. 2474 – 2484
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, M.H.Babaei, Z.T.Chen, Thermo-electromagnetoelastic behavior of a rotating functionally graded piezoelectric cylinder, Smart Materials and Structures, 2011, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 065008.
  • Z.T.Chen, A.H.Akbarzadeh, Thermomagnetoelastic behavior of a rotating functionally graded cylinder, Special Issue of World Journal of Engineering, Short Paper, 2011, pp. 201 - 203.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, M.H.Babaei, Z.T.Chen, Coupled thermopiezoelectric behavior of a one-dimensional FGP medium based on C-T theory, Proc. IMechE. Part C: J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 2011, vol. 225, pp. 2537 - 2551.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, M.H.Babaei, Z.T.Chen, Thermopiezoelectric analysis of a functionally graded piezoelectric medium, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2011, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1 - 22.
  • A.Komeili, A.H.Akbarzadeh, A.Doroushi, M.R.Eslami, Static analysis of functionally graded piezoelectric beams under thermo-electro-mechanical loads, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2011, vol. 2011, 10 pages.
  • H.Akbarzadeh, M.Abbasi, S.K.Hosseinizad, M.R.Eslami, Dynamic analysis of functionally graded plates using the hybrid Fourier-Laplace transform under thermal loading, Meccanica, 2011, vol. 46, pp. 1373 - 1392.
  • A.H.Akbarzadeh, S.K.Hosseinizad, M.R.Eslami, M.Sadighi, Mechanical behavior of functionally graded plates under static and dynamic mechanical loading, Proc. IMechE. Part C: J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 2011, vol. 225, pp. 326 - 333.