Dr. Souran Manoochehri Connects Stevens With Professional Engineering Community
Since 1989, Mechanical Engineering Professor Souran Manoochehri has been connecting the Stevens research community with professional communities around the world, with far-reaching impact on the creators and users of high-tech products.
Co-founder of Stevens Design and Manufacturing Institute (DMI), Dr. Manoochehri is a leading expert on integrated product development and knowledge-based engineering systems. DMI is a nationally-recognized R&D organization that advances practices and processes associated with the development of next-generation products. With Dr. Manoochehri's stewardship, DMI has connected with academia, industry, and government in forward-thinking collaborations that have yielded in excess of $30 million in funding. These projects continue to revolutionize engineers' and manufacturers' approach to product design and assembly.
Dr. Manoochehri has also been instrumental in developing the Micro Devices Laboratory (MDL), which explores new applications in munitions and defense using novel devices for energy generation and sensing. MDL designs are created using optimal practices that enable easy transmission between lab and manufacturer, cutting costs and time spent implementing new technologies at micro and nano scales. MDL has proven essential to the Army's ability to incorporate the latest materials, assisting military engineers to create stronger and safer systems suited to new combat modes.
Besides his leadership efforts, Dr. Manoochehri's personal achievements have garnered him an international reputation for research in integrated product and process design with defense applications, and more recently micro-electro-mechanical systems. In the field of micro-system research, Dr. Manoochehri has developed novel components for manipulating particles on the micro and nanoscale with increased pumping and mixing capacities with low power electrokinetic actuation mechanisms. He has also studied the behavior and characterization of micro/nano wire/thin film initiators for weapon fuzing applications. Initiators at this scale more effectively deliver output and require less input voltage for successful ignition.
Professor Manoochehri is a member of numerous university committees that support graduate students, faculty, and administrators at Stevens. Through his research, teaching, and administrative initiatives, he brings additional funding sources and learning opportunities to faculty and engineering students at the university. In recognition of his outstanding career and contributions to the field, in 2010 he received the prestigious honor of election as a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.