Mahdi Yoozbashizadeh joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2013. He received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering with the focus on manufacturing in 2012, an M.S. degree in manufacturing engineering in 2009, and an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering design in 2007; all from the University of Southern California. He also worked as a lecturer and research associate in the field of digital fabrication at USC on a project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Yoozbashizadeh teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of design, CAD/CAM, manufacturing processes, and design of experiments. He has supervised more than 45 senior design projects resulting in the launch of two startup companies.
Dr. Yoozbashizadeh's research focuses on automation, additive manufacturing, 3D-printing of metals, product development, design of experiments, and process/product improvement and optimization. He has also conducted four industry funded research projects including automation in aerospace and sealant flow process control and optimization (both funded by Boeing), plasma treatment of composite structures (funded by Northrop Grumman), and metal-ceramic composite manufacturing by 3D-printing.