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Engineer Mechanical

Mission Viejo, CA
October 24, 2019

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●Excellent working knowledge of innovative design, prototyping, testing and risk analysis of medical devices, as evidenced by multiple industrial reports, patents and award-winning publications presentations

●Hands-on experience with designing optomechanical and electro-mechanical devices using CAD modeling software and ability to write clear and accurate descriptions of bench-top studies, and a great communicator to facilitate the procurement of components and production assembly with excellent time management skills

●Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills demonstrated by managing a multifaceted biomedical research project, resulting in the development of 3 international collaborations and $1.2 million in grant funding


Consultant, R&D Engineering, Edwards Lifesciences

Surgical Structural Heart, Irvine, CA, USA, Jan 2019 – Present

●Led the development and characterization of a novel laser processing device for cardiac use

●Offered expert guidance on characterization, scaling-up process and operation of a laser processing (cutting and modification with laser) and optimization

Senior R&D Engineer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Dermatology

Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Boston MA, USA, May 2014 – Jan 2019

●Led the development and 2-year animal study of a novel fractional skin-tightening laser device

●Led a collaborative project with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, physicists, technicians, and external engineers and prepared reports, evaluated the data, and created final recommendations

●Conducted feasibility studies for innovative prototyping and modification of laser medical devices

●Developed relevant in-vivo and ex-vivo experiments on invasive laser skin-tissue interaction

●Invented a non-invasive method for monitoring phase kinetics in biological tissues using fNIRS

●Designed and modeled opto-mechanical parts in SolidWorks and COMSOL for rapid prototyping, and performed validation and risk analysis for manufacturing

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard/MIT/MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, Nov 2012 – May 2014

●Designed and developed the first multimodal MRI-Optical-Elastography device for breast cancer imaging and obtained the preliminary data that resulted in securing a $500K NIH grant

●Led and executed phase-I human clinical trial of a novel breast optical imaging system

●Performed comprehensive data analysis and statistical analysis in several cohorts of data using MATLAB

●Published research efforts in leading journals of the field and presented in international conferences

Senior R&D Intern, Lighting Science Inc.

Lighting Science Group Corporation, Melbourne, FL, USA, June 2012 – Oct 2012

●Developed an exclusive technique for laser material deposition used in semiconductor/LED industry

●Led a team to develop a Laser Lab; specified the required equipment and materials, trained engineers on how to design experiments, characterized laser beam, processed the data, and selected the potential product

Research Assistant, Laser Optics and Instrumentation Lab (LOIB)

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, Aug 2007 – May 2012

●Developed a novel system using Ultra-Short Pulse Laser for tumor ablation and imaging

●Experienced in histology and immunohistochemistry to study the laser ablation and wound healing

●Developed numerical models to simulate invasive interaction of short-pulse laser with biological tissue

●Directly supervised 4 Master’s students and lectured the course “Intro to ME” for 4 semesters


Research and Development Engineer, Mechanical Design Department

Energy Research Institute, Tehran, Iran, Mar 2006 – Jul 2007

●Worked with the R&D team to minimize the cost by optimizing the production process

●Optimized design and prototyping of blades and scroll assembly using ANSYS, Fluent and SolidWorks

Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Department

Maher Consulting Company, Tehran, Iran, Dec 2003 – Feb 2006

●Designed and implemented industrial HVAC and piping systems for major hospitals and sport complexes

●Managed four field engineers in implementation of HVAC design; helped a team of 12 engineers to create as-built drawings; reviewed and analyzed the project costs; reviewed and signed the financial analysis reports


PhD, Mechanical Engineering specialized in Biomedical Optics

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA, Aug 2007 – May 2012

Secured $225K in funding through fellowships & scholarships, 4 travel awards, 1 industrial grant

MSc, Aerospace Engineering specialized in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, Aug 2003 – May 2005

Full tuition-fee scholarship, Distinguished Graduate Student Award

BSc, Mechanical Engineering specialized in Fluid and Thermal Sciences

University of Science and Technology, Iran, Aug 1998 – May 2002

Ranked 56th among 40,000 participants in 2003 Iranian National University MS Entrance Exam


Amir Y Sajjadi, Stefan A Carp, and Dieter Manstein. “System and methods for monitoring phase kinetics in biological tissue using near infrared spectroscopy.” PCT Patent Application No. 62/393,743, September 2016.


Amir Sajjadi, et al. “Lumenis-MGH Dual-Wavelength Laser Tissue-Tightening Study.” Phase-2b Animal Study Report, Massachusetts General Hospital, April 2015.


Sajjadi, A.Y. et al. (2017) “Measuring temperature induced phase change kinetics in subcutaneous adipose tissues using Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy and OCT. “ Scientific Reports (7),17786.

Sajjadi, A.Y. et al. (2013) “Hemodynamic signature of breast cancer under fractional mammographic compression using a dynamic diffuse optical tomography system.” Biomedical Optics Express 4(12), 2911-2924.

Sajjadi, A.Y. et al. (2011) “Ablation of subsurface tumors using an ultra-short pulse laser.” Optics and Lasers in Engineering 49(3), 451-456.


Technical skills: Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Mechanical Testing, Knowledge of ISO standards, Statistical Analysis, DOE, ANOVA, GMPs, Optical Imaging, MR Imaging, Thermo-Fluid Modeling, CAD/3D Modeling using Creo, CFD/FEA using ANSYS and Fluent, Non-destructive Testing, Fabrication, Business skills: Project Management, Business Plan Development, Market Analysis, Tech Transfer and Commercialization, Intellectual Property Development, Patent Writing, Personal skills: Great Work Ethics and Initiative, Time Management, Leadership, Problem Solving, Passionate to Learn, Critical Thinking, Working Under Pressure on Multiple Tasks, Information Gathering and Processing, Data Analysis, Draw Actionable Conclusions


●Editorial Board Member of 8 International Journals: Contributing as reviewer and guest editor

●Scientific Committee Member: 2nd IC: SCCE, Athens, Greece, July 2006

●Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2011) in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (top 3% of grad students), Research Grant (2011) Funded by Edmund Optics ®, 4 Travel Grants: 28th (2009) and 31st (2011) American Society of Laser in Medicine and (2011) ASME Summer Bioengineering conference, Florida Tech President Fellowship (Spring 2008), 4 years (2007 to 2011) of Graduate Research Fellowship

●Session Co-Chair: 14th Annual Conference of Iranian Mechanical Engineering Society, May 2006

●Member: Pi Tau Sigma, International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Optical Society of America (OSA), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

●Vice President: Florida Tech Persian Association (2009-2012), Chair: MGPA social committee (2015-present)

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