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Dr Amin Kolahdooz

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Dr. Amin Kolahdooz received his PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from Babol University of Technology, Iran, in January 2015. Between 2011 and 2020 he worked at the University of Khomeinishahr, where he was a Researcher and Lecturer (2011-2015), Assistant Professor (2015-2020) and also Director of Research and Development (2017-2018). He achieved the best researcher award among academic staff at the University of Khomeinishahr, twice in 2016 and 2018. He was also a Project Manager at Adonis Industries (2016-2020) where he was responsible for design & development for manufacturing and new product introduction. He moved to the school of Engineering and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University in 2020. 

Dr. Kolahdooz’s research is in the area of mechanics and manufacturing engineering focused on materials processes, materials science, machine learning and using VR and AR in manufacturing. He is also interested to use Finite Element and optimization methods to facilitate design and the production issues. Some of the research projects he was involved in include, e.g., design and fabrication of a SCARA robot for the application of 3D-Printing, fabrication of a portable solar power generator; and also design and manufacture of forging and forming dies. His research projects made him able to publish one national patent and more than 50 journal papers in various world-renowned journals and conferences.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Engineering Sciences (IES)

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

  • Manufacturing
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • VR&AR in Manufacturing

Areas of teaching

  • Mechanical Principles
  • FEM
  • CAD


  • PhD, Manufacturing Engineering
  • MSc, Manufacturing Engineering
  • BSc, Manufacturing Engineering

Courses taught

Mechanical Engineering (BSc, MSc and PhD)

Honours and awards

  • Best Researcher Prize / 2018 / Awarded as a best researcher at university of Khomeinishahr.
  • Best Researcher Prize / 2016 / Conferred as a best researcher at university of Khomeinishahr.
  • Best Student Award / 2009 / Selected as the top MSc graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • The national skill competitions - Section: CNC Machining / 2003 / Achieved 2nd place in Iran.

Professional licences and certificates

  • CNC milling operator, Iran technical and vocational training organization, 2019. 
  • Milling operator, Iran technical and vocational training organization, 2018.
  • Lathe Operator, Iran technical and vocational training organization, 2017.
  • Attraction and classification of customers, Industrial Research & Training Center of Iran, 2014.
  • Economic evaluation of projects using Comfar software, Industrial Research & Training Center of Iran, 2014.
  • The use of body language in business negotiations, Industrial Research & Training Center of Iran, 2014.
  • Financial Management, Industrial Research & Training Center of Iran, 2014.
  • Customer Relationship Management in CSM point of view, Industrial Research & Training Center of Iran, 2013.
  • Basic programming of PLCS-PLC211, Kian Control Engineering Co., Iran, 2012.
  • ISO TS-16949:2002, Mazandaran University under supervision of Rheinland Academy, Iran, 2008.


2018-2019 / Research Project Manager at University of Khomeinishahr, Iran
Project Title: Finite element simulation and laboratory validation of the metal gas blow forming for conical dies.

2015-2018 / Research Fellow at Javid Tejarat Khatam LTD, Iran
Project Title: Modeling and experimental investigation of the geometrical parameters effects on composite lattice structures.


2012-2015 / Research Project Manager at University of Khomeinishahr, Iran
Project Title: Development of high speed forming technique by electromagnetic forces.

2011-2012 / Research Project Manager at Babol University of Technology, Iran
Project Title: Investigation of the important parameters on the production of an aluminum flange using semi-solid forging.

Conference attendance


Consultancy work

2016-2020 / Project Manager / Afaq Sanaat Adonis Company, Iran / N.
2005-2006 / Manufacture Engineer / Sanaat fardanfolad company, Iran/ N.

Externally funded research grants information

2016-2020 / Project manager and consultant / Afagh sanaat adonis company, Iran
* Designed and constructed a portable solar power generator with a power output of 1.5 KW. 
* Designed and manufactured a SCARA robot for the application of 3D-printing. 
* Researched on the manufacturing of a high-temperature lube pump.

2013-2014 / Project manager / Young researchers and elite club, Iran
* Optimization of the microstructure of Al-Si alloy according to size of the primary Phase at different speeds casting.

2003-2005 / QC manager / Badanehsazan Sepahan Pishro Company, Iran
* Design and manufacture of some deep drawing forming dies for some different parts of the vehicle.

Published patents

2013 / Design and manufacturing of cooling slope machine with ability of the control atmosphere and uniform pouring / State Organization for registration of deeds and properties, Iran.

Published Papers


  • A. Kolahdooz, (2019) “Investigation of the Hardness Improvement for Al-A380 Alloy using the Controlled Atmosphere in the Mechanical Stirring Casting Method”, Process of International Mechanical Engineering; Part E, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 233, No. 2, pp. 225-233.
  • S. Khaki, A. Heidari, A. Kolahdooz, (2019) "Optimizing Friction Stir Welding Process for Enhancing Strength and Hardness Using Taguchi Multi-Objective Function Method", Journal of Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 25-33.
  • A. Kolahdooz, S. Aminian Dehkordi, (2018) “Effects of Important Parameters in the Production of Al-A356 Alloy by Semi-Solid Forming Process”, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 189-198.
  • A. Kolahdooz, S.A. Latifi Rostami, (2018) “Experimental and FEM Analysis of Ribs Defects on Composite Lattice Cylindrical Shells”, Journal of Modern Processes in Manufacturing and Production, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 5-18.
  • P. Sadr, A. Kolahdooz, S.A. Eftekhari, (2017) "The effect of electrical discharge machining parameters on alloy DIN 1.2080 using the Taguchi method and determinant of optimal design of experiments", Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 47-64.
  • M. Sadegh Yazdi, S.A. Latifi Rostami, A. Kolahdooz, (2016) “Optimization of Geometrical Parameters in a Specific Composite Lattice Structure Using Neural Networks and ABC Algorithm”, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 7, pp. 2957-2965.
  • A. Kazemi, S. Nourouzi, A. Kolahdooz, A. Gorji, (2015) “Experimental Investigation of Thixoforging Process on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Centrifugal Pump Flange”, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 7, pp. 2957-2965. 
  • A. Kolahdooz, S. Nourouzi, M.B. Jooybari, S.J. Hosseinipour, (2014) "Experimental investigation of thixoforging parameters effects on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the helical gearbox cap", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 4257-4265.
  • S. Nourouzi, H. Baseri, A. Kolahdooz, S.M. Ghavamodini, (2013) “Optimization of Semi-Solid Metal Processing of A356 Aluminum Alloy”, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 27, No. 12, pp. 3869-3874.
  • S. Nourouzi, S.M. Ghavamodini, H. Baseri, A. Kolahdooz, M. Botkan, (2012) "Microstructure evolution of A356 aluminum alloy produced by cooling slope method", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 402, pp. 272-276.
  • M. Sheikholeslami, H.R. Ashorynejad, D.D. Ganji, A. Kolahdooz, (2011) "Investigation of rotating MHD viscous flow and heat transfer between stretching and porous surfaces using analytical method", Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2011, Article ID 258734.
  • A. Kolahdooz, M. Shakeri (2010) "New BLDC motor for propulsion application", International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE)#, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 1872-1878.