Hadi Mohammadi

Associate Professor

Other Titles: Associare Member: Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Office: EME4209
Phone: 250.807.9920
Email: hadi.mohammadi@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Major: Prosthetic Heart Valves!

Mechanical Engineering:
Theory of Elasticity
Nonlinear Solid Mechanics
Multiscale Modeling

Biomedical Engineering:
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
Articular Cartilage Mechanobiology and Osteoarthritis
Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics
Mechanical Vibrations on Human Performance

Courses & Teaching

Dynamics, APSC 181;
Mechanical Vibrations, ENGR 387;
Biomed Engineering, ENGR 482;
Tissue Mechanics, ENGR 598;
Computational Biomechanics, ENGR 597;
Finite Element Methods (grad and undergrad), ENGR 492, ENGR 582


Dr. Mohammadi is a mechanical (biomedical) engineer with hands-on experience in the design of many engineering structures and medical devices through various projects that he has been involved in over the past few years. He is an industry innovator having created the technology to produce lifelike synthetic platforms that can be used for the simulation of almost all cardiovascular reconstructive surgeries. Among his other scientific activities, analysis and optimization of engineering structures (pipelines, containers, tanks, pressure vessels), artificial lift technology (mechanical problems in oil recovery industry), vibration in mechanical systems and dynamic analysis (collapse load), optimization of frames, shell, and inflatable structures (rigs, cranes, elevators), and fatigue and fracture analysis, are noticeable.  He worked for a few years as a consultant, research engineer and team leader for a variety of companies. In his last industrial position prior to joining UBC, he served as a technical advisor at Trican Well Service LTD working on unconventional sources of energy. He’s been heavily involved in the design and development of cardiovascular devices and technology for the past 10 years. He is a member of the association of professional engineers in the provinces of Alberta and BC.

His motto for life is easy: 

Learn mathematics and coding for no reason, be honest, stay with your problems longer, be intuitive, and always learn the rules and play better.


UBC Website: The Heart Valve Performance Laboratory (HVPL) 

Facebook: The Heart Valve Performance Laboratory (HVPL)



PDF: Harvard Medical School (MA, United States) and University of Calgary (AB, Canada)
PhD: Biomedical Engineering (Western University, ON, Canada)
MASc: Mechanical Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)
BASc: Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics (Hons) (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)

Research Interests & Projects

The active projects at the Heart Valve Performance Laboratory (HVPL) are as follows:

The next generation of prosthetic heart valves

  • Percutaneous heart valves for the aortic and mitral positions
  • Application of soft robotic to the construction of prosthetic polymer heart valves for the aortic position
  • Bileaflet mechanical heart valves

Absorption and isolation of low frequency and high amplitude mechanical vibration in mechanical systems and medical devices 

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Boat stabilizer
  • Drone vibration absorber

For more information please contact Dylan Goode (Lab Manager) at dylangoode1993@gmail.com

Graduate Students:

  • Stephen Kimanzi, PhD Student (Research Area: Vibration and Parkinson)
  • Dylan Goode, PhD Student (Research Area: Transcatheter Valves)
  • Keaton Roch, MASc Student (Research Area: Industrial Inspection)
  • Ruby Dhaliwal, MASc Student (Research Area: Air-Based Heart Simulators)
  • Luke Ohlmann, MASc Student (Research Area: Soft Robotic)
  • Brent Rustand, MASc Student (Research Area: Surgical Simulation)


  • HanChuan Wang (MASc) (Research Area: Mechanical Vibration)
  • Mostafa Irannejad (PhD) @Sharif University of Technology (Research Area: Spine BioMechanics)
  • Peyman Yousefi (PhD) (Research Area: Forecast)
  • Ramsey Katul (MASc) (Research Area: Atherosclerosis)
  • Emre Kermen (MASc) (Research Area: Orthotics)
  • Arpin Bhullar (MASc) (Research Area: Mechanical Valves)
  • Dylan Goode (MASc) (Research Area: Transcatheter Valves)
  • Mehdi Masoumi (MASc) (Research Area: Parkinson)
  • Mehrdad Zareh (MASc) (Research Area: Atherosclerosis)
  • Nivedita Mahesh (MASc)  (Research Area: Orthopedics)
  • Mehdi Jahandardoost (PhD Student) (Research Area: Mechanical Valves)
  • Dr. Fatemeh Alavi (Postdoctoral) (Research Area: Spine BioMechanics)
  • Dr. Raghad Mimar (Postdoctoral) (Research Area: Orthotics)
  • Dr. Azedeh Hashemi (Postdoctoral) (Research Area: Cartilage Biomaterials)

Selected Publications & Presentations

  1. Google Scholar for Dr. Hadi Mohammadi

Selected Grants & Awards

  • University of British Columbia
  • NSERC – Discovery Grant Program
  • NSERC – ENGAGE Program
  • Mitacs Accelerate Program

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees






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