Dr Mohammad Aminpour

Academic Background 
With my bachelor’s degree from the University of Tehran, I attained a robust engineering background with a high quality of education. In my master studies on geotechnical engineering (PWUT, Iran), I focused on computational geomechanics with the project defined on slope stability of fractured rocks at the abutments of Gotvand dam, Iran (187 m high), considering reliability issues. Through a computationally extensive research project in my master thesis, I developed my capabilities in simulation of geosystems using computer programs. I also enriched my knowledge in analytical, experimental and computational geotechnics during two years of my PhD coursework at the University of Guilan, Iran. With 14 postgraduate geotechnical courses I passed in my master and PhD, I attained a solid background in the field. In addition, a research program at the University of Dublin, Ireland, extended my skills in laboratory experiments and empirical investigations in geotechnical engineering with the focus on biomediation methods in soil improvement.

During my PhD studies at the University of Queensland, I boosted my skills in computational fluid dynamics (lattice-Boltzmann modelling). I used the coupled discrete-element/lattice-Boltzmann methods which is appropriate for investigation of highly complex flow behaviours. Using the High-Performance Computing resources available at UQ, I performed numerous state-of-the-art simulations. As an example, our published papers in Physical Review Applied (Impact Factor: 4.8) and in Physical Review E and also the other work submitted to Nature Communications integrated great scientific computations and data analysis. 

  • Aminpour, M., Galindo-Torres, S. A., Scheuermann, A., & Li, L. (2018). Pore-Scale Behaviour of Darcy Flow in Static and Dynamic Porous Media. Physical Review Applied, 9(6), 064025.
  • Aminpour, M., Galindo-Torres, S. A., Scheuermann, A., & Li, L., 2018, Slip-flow Lattice-Boltzmann simulations in ducts and porous media: a full rehabilitation of spurious currents, Physical Review E, 98(4), 043110.

Teaching and supervision experience 
My strong interest in teaching is evidenced from my continuous teaching activities since 2010, and the awards I received for my teaching and presentation excellence. I have also passed an extensive PhD course in Reflective Teaching organized by The University of Dublin, Ireland in which I developed my knowledge and skills about the most up-to-date methods of teaching. My performance in the course, also evaluated in combination with teaching activities, resulted in the prestigious achievement of “Reflective Teaching Award”. In my PhD studies at university of Guilan, I delivered lectures in several courses including Finite Element Method, Computational Modelling in Geomechanics and Advanced Soil Mechanics (all postgraduate courses). I also gave lectures at PWUT (Foundation Engineering) and at The University of Dublin (Structural Design). Furthermore, I have supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students during my postgraduate and PhD studies, resulting in high-quality works .

Industrial work history 
In addition to my academic life, my simultaneous long-term experience of working in professional engineering companies (8 years) Arjan-Behsaz-Khak Co. (http://ap-behsazkhak.ir/) and SABIR Co. (http://www.sabir.ir) through my roles of engineering, managing and leadership has developed my professional character with special commitment to professional behavior, novelty and rigor in work. During my industrial careers, I have been involved in design and construction of infrastructural projects (concrete and earthfill dams, power plants, tunnels, rail projects, channels, etc), where my practical engineering knowledge and my communication and collaboration skills were established.  

Centre Research Themes: 
2. Control of Excitons


Journal Articles
Sader, J. E.; Delapierre, M.; Pellegrino, S. Shear-induced buckling of a thin elastic disk undergoing spin-up. International Journal of Solids and Structures 2019, 166, 75 - 82 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.01.038. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.01.038
Ng, C.; Zeng, P.; Lloyd, J. A.; Chakraborty, D.; Roberts, A.; Smith, T. A.; Bach, U.; Sader, J. E.; Davis, T. J.; Gómez, D. E. Large-Area Nanofabrication of Partially Embedded Nanostructures for Enhanced Plasmonic Hot-Carrier Extraction. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2 (3), 1164 - 1169 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01988. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01988
Stassi, S.; De Laurentis, G.; Chakraborty, D.; Bejtka, K.; Chiodoni, A.; Sader, J. E.; Ricciardi, C. Large-scale parallelization of nanomechanical mass spectrometry with weakly-coupled resonators. Nature Communications 2019, 10 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11647-2. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-11647-2
Wang, J.; Yu, K.; Yang, Y.; Hartland, G. V.; Sader, J. E.; Wang, G. Ping. Strong vibrational coupling in room temperature plasmonic resonators. Nature Communications 2019, 10 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09594-z. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09594-z
Sader, J. E. What is the oscillation amplitude of a vibrating cantilever?. Review of Scientific Instruments 2019, 90 (8), 086103 DOI: 10.1063/1.5115768. doi: 10.1063/1.5115768
Dolleman, R. J.; Hsu, M.; Vollebregt, S.; Sader, J. E.; van der Zant, H. S. J.; Steeneken, P. G.; Ghatkesar, M. K. Mass measurement of graphene using quartz crystal microbalances. Applied Physics Letters 2019, 115 (5), 053102 DOI: 10.1063/1.5111086. doi: 10.1063/1.5111086
Fan, B.; Huertas-Cerdeira, C.; Cossé, J.; Sader, J. E.; Gharib, M. Effect of morphology on the large-amplitude flapping dynamics of an inverted flag in a uniform flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2019, 874, 526 - 547 DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.474. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2019.474
Chakraborty, D.; Hartland, G. V.; Pelton, M.; Sader, J. E. When Can the Elastic Properties of Simple Liquids Be Probed Using High-Frequency Nanoparticle Vibrations?. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (25), 13347 - 13353 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09951. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09951
Devkota, T.; Chakraborty, D.; Yu, K.; Beane, G.; Sader, J. E.; Hartland, G. V. On the measurement of relaxation times of acoustic vibrations in metal nanowires. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2018, 20 (26), 17687 - 17693 DOI: 10.1039/C8CP03230K. doi: 10.1039/C8CP03230K
Yi, C.; Su, M. - N.; Dongare, P. D.; Chakraborty, D.; Cai, Y. - Y.; Marolf, D. M.; Kress, R. N.; Ostovar, B.; Tauzin, L. J.; Wen, F.; et al. Polycrystallinity of Lithographically Fabricated Plasmonic Nanostructures Dominates Their Acoustic Vibrational Damping. Nano Letters 2018, 18 (6), 3494 - 3501 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00559. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00559
Ladiges, D. R.; Sader, J. E. Variational method enabling simplified solutions to the linearized Boltzmann equation for oscillatory gas flows. Physical Review Fluids 2018, 3 (5), 053401 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.053401. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.053401
Goza, A.; Colonius, T.; Sader, J. E. Global modes and nonlinear analysis of inverted-flag flapping. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2018, 857, 312 - 344 DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.728. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2018.728
Sader, J. E.; M. Hanay, S.; Neumann, A. P.; Roukes, M. L. Mass Spectrometry Using Nanomechanical Systems: Beyond the Point-Mass Approximation. Nano Letters 2018, 18 (3), 1608 - 1614 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04301. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04301
Sader, J. E.; Hughes, B. D.; Huber, F.; Giessibl, F. J. Interatomic force laws that evade dynamic measurement. Nature Nanotechnology 2018, 13 (12), 1088 - 1091 DOI: 10.1038/s41565-018-0277-x. doi: 10.1038/s41565-018-0277-x
Delapierre, M.; Chakraborty, D.; Sader, J. E.; Pellegrino, S. Wrinkling of transversely loaded spinning membranes. International Journal of Solids and Structures 2018, 139-140, 163 - 173 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.01.031. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.01.031
Mills, S.; Rotella, C.; McCarthy, E. K.; Hill, D. J.; Wang, J. - J.; Donegan, J. F.; Cahoon, J. F.; Sader, J. E.; Boland, J. J. Solvent-Engineered Stress in Nanoscale Materials. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (50), 44183–44189 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b17201. doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b17201
Mills, S.; Sader, J. E.; Boland, J. J. Material characterisation of nanowires with intrinsic stress. Nanotechnology 2017, 28 (35), 355706 DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa7c31. doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa7c31
Larsen, T.; Schmid, S.; Dohn, S.; Sader, J. E.; Boisen, A.; Villanueva, L. G. Position and mode dependent optical detection back-action in cantilever beam resonators. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 2017, 27 (3), 035006 DOI: 10.1088/1361-6439/aa591e. doi: 10.1088/1361-6439/aa591e
Yi, C.; Dongare, P. D.; Su, M. - N.; Wang, W.; Chakraborty, D.; Wen, F.; Chang, W. - S.; Sader, J. E.; Nordlander, P.; Halas, N. J.; et al. Vibrational coupling in plasmonic molecules. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2017, 114 (44), 11621 - 11626 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712418114. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1712418114
Su, M. - N.; Dongare, P. D.; Chakraborty, D.; Zhang, Y.; Yi, C.; Wen, F.; Chang, W. - S.; Nordlander, P.; Sader, J. E.; Halas, N. J.; et al. Optomechanics of Single Aluminum Nanodisks. Nano Letters 2017, 17 (4), 2575 - 2583 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00333. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00333
Collis, J. F.; Chakraborty, D.; Sader, J. E. Autonomous propulsion of nanorods trapped in an acoustic field. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2017, 825, 29 - 48 DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2017.381. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2017.381