Faculty Profile

Dr. Souran Manoochehri

PROFESSOR
Room: C302
Phone: 201.216.5562
Fax: 201.216.8963
Email: smanooch@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Program:  Integrated Product Development / Mechanical Engineering
Research Center:  Design and Manufacturing Institute
Education
  • B.S. (Magna Cum Laude), Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1981
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1983
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986
Research
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering Systems
  • Integrated Product Development; Concurrent Engineering
  • CAD/CAM
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Design Optimization; Composite Materials and Processes
  • Integrated Design of Electronic Enclosures
Institutional Service
  • Department Service Chair of the Department Director Search Committee
  • Member of Graduate Affairs Committee
  • Member of Department Executive Committee
  • Member of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee; Member of Manufacturing Program 
  • Member of Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee Institutional Service
  • Director, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, April 1996 - Present
  • Head of Design Automation, Design & Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, April 1993 - March 1996
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1994 - 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1989 - 1993
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, 1986 - 1989
  • Member of ME Faculty Search Committee
  • ME Faculty Mentoring
  • Member of Graduate Affairs Committee
  • Member of Manufacturing Program Committee
  • Member of ME Facilities and Laboratories Committee
  • Member of Executive Committee for the School of Engineering
  • Member of Core Engineering Curriculum Committee
  • Member of Institute Transition Team
  • Member of Information Technology Planning Team
  • Member of Search Committee for the Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of Search Committee for the Dean of School of Engineering
  • IPD Manufacturing Track Coordinator
  • Member of Search Committee for the Dean of School of Technology Management
  • Member of Research Planning Board
  • SOE Faculty Reappointment Reviewer
  • Member of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Committee
  • Member of Biomedical Engineering Committee Department Service Chair of the Department Director Search Committee
  • Member of Graduate Affairs Committee
  • Member of Department Executive Committee
  • Member of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Member of Manufacturing Program
  • Member of Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee.
Professional Service
  • Conference Co-Chair and Organizer, “2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences,” New York City
  • Member of Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications
  • Conference Co-organizer and Speaker “Integrated System Development and Operational Support: Strategies for Enhanced System Effectiveness” on June 21, 2000 at Arlington Virginia
  • Conference Organizer and Chair “Intelligent Design and Manufacturing Tools for Affordable Military Product Development” on October 1998 at Stevens Institute of Technology co-sponsored by US Army–TACOM/TARDEC
  • Attendee and Exhibitor - Defense Manufacturing Conference, Annually since 1998
  • ASME Design Technical Conferences and Design Automation Committee active participant; Paper reviewer for ASME Journal of Mechanical Design; Paper reviewer for Advances in Polymer Technology, Inter. Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • J. of Finite Element in Analysis and Design
  • Paper reviewer for ASME Design Technical conferences
  • Invited Participant, “Air Force and NSF Manufacturing Modeling and Simulation Roadmap Task Force”, Orlando, Florida, June 2002
  • Invited Participant, “DARPA Robotics Workshop”, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, 1998
  • Attended ASME, DMC, NCMS, SPE, SAMPE, SME Conferences
Consulting Service
  • Co-Inventor, USRE036602 “Concurrent Engineering Design Tool and Method ”
  • Co-Inventor, US5822206, Continuation Patent, “Concurrent Engineering Design Tool and Method”
  • Industrial Research and Development Institute, Midland, ON, Canada
  • McToy Division of McDonald’s Corp., Chicago, Illinois
Honors & Awards
  • ASME, The Design Engineering Division Award, 2008
  • Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) Best Presentation Award, 1998
  • ASME Mechanisms Conference Best Paper Award, The Mechanical Software Award, September 1988
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin, 1985
Professional Societies
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASME (Senior Member) Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • SME (Senior Member)
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. E Du, S. Manoochehri. "Microgrooves Enhanced AC Electrothermal Pumping for Conductivity Microfluids", Proc. of ASME IDETC/CIE 2008, no. IDETC2008-49492.
  2. E Du, S. Manoochehri. "Numerical Simulation of AC Electrothermal Microfluidic Pumping", Proc. of ASME MicroNano 2008, no. MicroNano2008-70066.
  3. C. Yu, K. Pochiraju, S. Manoochehri. "Pultrusion Process Analysis Using Knowledge-Based System", Proc. of 2008 ASME IDETC /CIE, IDETC2008-49895.
  4. N. Liu, S. Manoochehri, and Chan Yu. (Sep 10-13, 2006). "Multidisciplinary Conceptual Modeling and Optimization with Uncertainty Effects Consideration", ASME IDETC, Philadelphia, PA.
  5. C. Yu, N. Liu, K. Pochiraju, S. Manoochehri and K.H. Ko. (Sep 10-13, 2006). "Development of Distributed Computing Framework for Parallel Multi-Disciplinary Optimization", ASME IDETC, Philadelphia, PA.
  6. N. Liu, S. Manoochehri. (Mar 26-28, 2006). "Reliability based MEMS System Modeling and Optimization", roc. of IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, San Jose, CA.
  7. C. Yu, K. Pochiraju, S. Manoochehri. (2006). "Low Tool Cost Molding for Thick-Section Composite", SAMPE 2006, Long Beach, CA.
  8. C. Yu, K. Pochiraju, S. Manoochehri. (2006). "ptimization of Command and Control Systems for Port Security Applications under Uncertainty", 1th Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA.
  9. C. Yu, K. Pochiraju, S. Manoochehri. (2006). "Pultrusion Process Analysis Using Knowledge-Based System", ANTEC 2006, Charlotte, NC.
  10. N. Liu, S. Manoochehri. (Nov 5-11, 2005). "System Hierarchy Optimization Method for MEMS Applications", Proc. of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Orlando, FL.
Journals
  1. E Du, S. Manoochehri. (2008). "Electrohydrodynamic-mediated Dielectrophoretic Separation and Transport Based on Asymmetric Electrode Pairs", J. of Electrophoresis.
  2. E Du, S. Manoochehri. (Sep 2008). "Enhanced AC Electrothermal Fluidic Pumping in Microgrooved Channels", J. of Applied Physics, 104 064902.
  3. K. H. Ko, K. Pochiraju, S. Manoochehri. (2007). "An Embedded System for Knowledge-Based Cost Evaluation of Molded Parts", J. of Knowledge-Based Systems, 20 (3), 291-299.
  4. K. H. Ko, K Pochiraju, S Manoochehri. (2007). "Dynamic Evolution of Information Complexity for Analysis of Design and Development", JSME J. of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems and Manufacturing, 1 (1), 36-47.
  5. K. H. Ko, C. Yu, K. Pochiraju, S. Manoochehri. "Analysis of information complexity during product development", Proc. of ASME IDETC/CIE 2005 IDETC2005-85284, 2 719-727.
  6. K. Park, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (2002). "Knowledge-based Rapid Design Evaluation Methodology for Die-cast Components", Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications.. 10 (1), 67-74.
  7. V. Jovanovic, S. Manoochehri and C. Chassapis.. (2001). "Parameter Estimation for Resin Transfer Molding", Journal of Engineering Computations.. 18 (8).
  8. S. Tumkor, N. Turkmen, C. Chassapis and S. Manoochehri. (2001). "Modeling of Heat Transfer in Thermoplastic Composite Tape Lay-up Manufacturing", J. Int. Comm. Heat Mass Transfer. 28 (1), 49-58.
  9. S. K. Esche, C. Chassapis, C. and S. Manoochehri,. (2001). "Concurrent Product and Process Design in Hot Forging", J. of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications. 9 (1), 48-54.
  10. B. D. Mottahed and S. Manoochehri. (Nov 2000). "Optimal Design of Electronic Systems Utilizing an Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Process", IEEE Trans. Adv. Packaging (CPMT).. 23 (4), 699-707.
  11. Esche, S. K., Fidan, I., Chassapis, C. & Manoochehri, S.. (2000). "Knowledge-Based Part and Process Design for Metal Forging", Journal of Materials and Manufacturing. . 108 (5), 92-99.
  12. B. Mottahed and S. Manoochehri.. (1999). "Design Considerations For Electronic Enclosures Utilizing Polymeric Materials", J. of Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering.. 38 (5).
  13. P.Y. Shim and S. Manoochehri. (1999). "A Hybrid Deterministic/Stochastic Optimization Approach for the Shape Configuration Design of Structures", J. of Structural Optimization.. 17 (2/3), 113-129.
  14. P. Y. Shim and S. Manoochehri. (Nov 1998). "Optimal Configuration Design of Structures Using the Binary Enumeration Technique", J. Finite Elements in Anal. and Design.. 31 (1), 15-32.
  15. 11. L. Q. Tang, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri.. (1998). "A Computer-Aided Optimization Approach for the Design of Injection Mold Cooling Systems", ASME J. Mech. Des. 120 165-174.
  16. K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri.. (1998). "Multidisciplinary Parametric Design Optimization For Enhancing the Affordability of Molded Composites", J. Thermop. Comp. Mat.. 11 364-392.
  17. T.P. Skourlis, S. R. Mehta, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (Jan 1998). "Impact-Fracture Behavior of Injection Molded Long-Glass Reinforced Polypropylene", J. Polymer Eng. Sci.. . 38 79-89.
  18. M. Weinstein and S. Manoochehri.. (1998). "Identification and Elimination of Parts Undercuts for Molding Applications Through Part Geometry Integration", Journal of Computer-Aided Design.. .
  19. Skourlis, S. R. Mehta, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri.. (Jan 1998). "Impact-Fracture Behavior of Injection Molded Long-Glass Reinforced Polypropylene", J. Polymer Eng. and Science.. 38 (1), 79-89.
  20. K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri.. (1998). "Parametric Design Optimization of Injection Molded Parts Using a Structured Knowledge-Base", J. of AI in Engineering Design and Manufacturing. .
  21. T.P. Skourlis, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri.. (1997). "Fiber Orientation Morphological Layers in Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics", J. Thermopl. Comp. Mat.. 10 453-475.
  22. T.P. Skourlis, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. "Structure-Modulus Relationships for Injection Molded Long Fiber-Reinforced Polyphthalamides", Comp. Eng. Part B, 998. . 29 (3), 309-320.
Courses
  • ME 471 Mechanics of Materials
  • ME 491 Manufacturing Processes and Systems
  • ME 564 Principles of Optimum Design and Manufacture
  • ME 566 Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 598 Introduction to Robotics
  • IPD 601 Integrated Product Development I
  • ME 665 Advanced Product Development
  • ME 631 Mechanical Vibrations I
  • ME 654 Advanced Robotics
  • ME 632 Mechanical Vibrations II