Farhadi, Davood

Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Davood Farhadi is Assistant Professor of Flexible Mechanisms and Architected Materials at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) since Feb 1st 2021.

Davood received his Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology in 2018 on Compliant Transmission Mechanisms in collaboration with LVMH watch division. In 2019 he joined ASML as competence team leader of flexible mechanisms for high-tech mechatronic systems.

His current research focuses on design and development of flexible mechanisms and architected materials with the features of a machine (Machine Matter), which tackle the physical limitations of mechanical and robotic systems. Key principles in this pursuit include metamaterials that are integrated with decision-making ability and responsiveness, able to manipulate mechanical signals, able to store and manipulate strain energy, and are versatile in the kinematics they are able to achieve. This is very much related to developing systems that are inherently scalable, sustainable, autonomous in energy management, human-safe, as well as energy and material efficient. Davood’s approach is to take advantage of mechanism design theories to determine the exact geometry of such materials and use theoretical modelling, simulations, and experimental methods to gain deeper insight into their nonlinear behavior and exploit their geometric nonlinearities.

Besides developing fundamental understanding, he demonstrates applications of flexible mechanisms and architected materials in Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Soft Robotics, Medical Devices, Mechatronic Systems, and Precision Systems.

For more details about the group’s research, and vacancies see:

https://www.machinematterlab.com/