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     Date Submitted:07-09-2015
     Last Modified:07-09-2015 (07:09)
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     Current job:Spacecraft System Design Technical Leader
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsI’m an Aerospace Engineer in the areas of Space System Engineer, System Design, Structural Analysis, and in related areas inside a competitive environment where I am allowed to use my experience to best serve the needs of the company.

    Date of Birth: June 04, 1983 – TEHRAN, IRAN

    Marriage Status: Single              Gender: Male


    Qualification Summary:

    Dr. Azimi is currently part of the system architecture team for RASAD micro satellite series program with more than 6 years’ experience in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He has extensive experience in various aspects of spacecraft design and systems engineering. Successful contribution in quality management, project management, product-development life cycle methodologies. High quality and inclusive learning experience in space standards (NASA and ECSS). Dr. Azimi specializes in spacecraft and subsystem design, system analysis and modeling, conceptual design methods and parametric modeling. Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Capable of providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He has won numerous awards from Iran Space Research Institute and has authored numerous publications on vibration and control of flexible spacecraft.



    Highly motivated, decisive and results-oriented individual seeking a full-time position as an Aerospace Engineer in the areas of Space System Engineer/Design, Structural Analysis, and in related areas inside a competitive environment where He is allowed to use his experience to best serve the needs of the company.

    Academic Background:


    Ph.D.                           Aero Space Engineering                 Malek-Ashtar University of Technology (MUT), Tehran, Iran

             Thesis:Vibration Suppression and Attitude control of smart piezoelectric flexible space Structures


    MS                               Aero Space Engineering                   Iran University of Science and Technology(IUST), Tehran, Iran

             Thesis:Analytical Study of Woody Slabs (Whit) Combustion


    BS                                Mechanical Engineering                 Islamic Azad University of Semnan (SAU), Semnan, Iran

              Thesis: Design and manufacture of the Temperature Controller



    Special Experiences:


    Spacecraft System Design Technical Lead - RASAD Micro Satellite (2010 to Present)

    Lead a team of spacecraft design and systems engineers that maintain and integrate the overall spacecraft design.  In addition to overall design integration work, the team’s tasks included: performing system level trade studies, managing resources within the spacecraft (mass, power, consumables, etc.), the margins management plan and report, integrated energy balance analyses that size the power and thermal systems, maintaining system level mission timeline tools for propellant and resource sizing, developing the spacecraft system schematic, developing strategies for future missions, and conducting major design reviews.


    System Architecture Team – Iran’s 1st Observation Micro satellite (2010 to Present)

    Member of a system architecture team tasked with integrating the overall system and mission architecture for the RASAD exploration missions. Lead the development of system engineering, Quality assurance and Project Management team. Leading the maturation of exploration mission architecture through mission timelines and analyses. Helping lead an effort to develop and integrate database tools and system models to integrate technical baseline products and subsystems across the program.


    Integrated Spacecraft Performance Lead – RASAD I & II Micro Satellite (2010 to Present)

    Lead an integration team with members across the program that is responsible for integrating and verifying system level performance of the spacecraft. The team is responsible for design integration, tool development, and analysis in the areas of: mission analysis, mission timelines, attitude timelines, power, thermal, consumables sizing, propellant sizing, communications link margins, sequential mass properties, payload integration etc.  The team is also responsible for developing design and operational changes to ensure that system level performance requirements are met.  Have developed several processes to improve analysis and integration that have been adopted across the program. Assist with the development of test cases and validation of results for spacecraft level mission testing in integrated lab environment.


    Spacecraft Design Engineer – RASAD I & II Micro Satellite (2010 to Present)

    Developed and maintain the system level parametric models for sensitivity analyses and trade studies. Authored the overall spacecraft description document and consumables analysis for RASAD deliverables. Lead multiple system level trade studies, including one identifying the overall system mass drivers and provided parametric data in support of requirements changes. Developed and maintain a mission timeline tool for sizing of the spacecraft propulsion, power, and life support systems (Based on “Space Mission Analysis and Design”, by Larson and Wertz). Derived top level module and subsystem mass allocations. Managed all design changes between Spacecraft configurations.


    Systems Engineering and Integration Team – RASAD I & II Micro Satellite (2010 to Present)

    Performed system level trade studies for spacecraft and mission design.  Developed system and subsystem level requirements. Responsible for the top level functional allocations of the spacecraft. Performed system level design compatibility analysis between subsystems.


    Spacecraft Structural Subsystem Lead - RASAD II Micro Satellite (2012 to Present)

    Formulating mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design according to customer engineering requirements


    Conceptual and Preliminary Design of Desalination Systems with applications to Military Regions


    Doctoral Candidate –MUT Aerospace Structures

    Conducted research covering a broad range of engineering design areas, resulting in a MS dissertation titled “Preliminary Structural Design for an Observation Based Micro Satellite”, “Optimal Design of an Observation Micro Satellite Structure”, “Configuration design of imaging Micro Satellite”, “Structural Analysis of an Observation Micro Satellite based on design criterion”, “Vibrational Analysis of Smart Flexible Rotating Appendages”, “Feasibility Study and Usage of Industrial Smart Structures on Vibration Control of Satellites Panels”. Acquired an expertise in areas such as: Risk Management analysis and Verification Plan for Micro Satellites, structural analysis, Rigid-Flexible body dynamic analysis, Finite Element Modeling, and reduced order modeling. 


    Research Assistant – Vibration Control

    Supervised attitude and active vibration (with smart structures) control design teams and developed design improvements to a flexible spacecraft in large attitude maneuvers.


    Selected Professional Experiences (Companies Activity): 


    Iran Space Research Institute (MUT), (2010 to Present)

    Activity: Spacecraft system design and analysis

    Position: Head of Micro satellite structural subsystem

    SAHACompany (IRAN Aero Industry) (2009 to 2010)

    Activity: Turbine engine test

    Position: Test engineer

    Areas of Expertize: 


    1.Space system engineering/Quality Assurance

    2. Dynamics and Control

    Dynamics and Active Vibration Control

                                    Dynamics and Control of Spacecrafts/Manipulators

                                    Multi-body Dynamics

                   3. Smart Structures

                   4. Structural Dynamics

                   5. Vibration


    Selected Papers in Refereed Journals: 


    M.Shahravi, M.Azimi. A comparative study for collocated and non-collocated sensor/actuator placement in vibration control of a maneuvering flexible satellite.Proc. IMechE Part C: J. Mechanical Eng.Science. 0954406214544182, (2014).

    M.Shahravi, M.Azimi. Attitude and Vibration Control of Flexible Spacecraft Using Singular Perturbation Approach.ISRN Aerospace Eng., 10.1155/2014/163870, (2014).

    M.Shahravi, M.Azimi. TheEffects of Baffles Geometry on Sloshing Dynamics of a Viscous Liquid Tank.Scientific Research and Essays. Vol.7 (47), pp. 4092-4099, (2012).

    M.Shahravi, M.Azimi. Multi-Axis Attitude Control of Flexible Spacecraft Using Smart Structures and Hybrid Control Scheme. J. of control Engineering and applied informatics. Vol.17, No.1 pp. 12-21, (2015).


    Morteza Shahraviand M.Azimi, A Hybrid Scheme of Synthesized Sliding Mode/Strain Rate Feedback Control Design for Flexible Spacecraft Stabilization Using Time Scale Decomposition, International Journal of structural Stability and dynamics, Vol. 16 (2016), 1450101- (1-18), (2014).

    M. bidabadi, M. Azimi, A. Rahbari. The effects of radiation and particle size on the pyrolysis of biomass particles, Proc. IMechE Part C: J. Mechanical Eng.Science Vol. 224., pp. 675-682., (2010)

    M.Bidabadi, Gh.Barari, M.Azimi. Analytical Study of Vaporization Effects on Two Dimensional Laminar Droplets Triple Flame, J. of Serbian Chemical Society, 76 (11) 1567–1581 (2011).

    M.Bidabadi, Gh.Barari, M.Azimi, M.Mafi. Theoretical Study of a Perfectly Volatile Particle Triple Flame. Int. J. Of Recent Trends In Eng.Vol. 1, NO. 5., May (2009).


    Selected Papers in Refereed Conferences: 


    Morteza Shahraviand Milad Azimi, Multi-Axis Attitude Control of Flexible Spacecraft Using Smart Structures and Hybrid Control Scheme, International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV 21), Beijing/China,13-17 July, (2014)


    Morteza Shahraviand Milad Azimi, A Comparative Study for Collocated and Non-Collocated Sensor/Actuator Placement in Vibration Control of a Maneuvering Flexible Satellite, The 13th Iranian Aerospace Society Conference, Tehran/Iran,4-6 March, (2014)

    Morteza Shahravi and Milad Azimi, Active Vibration Control of a Maneuvering Flexible Satellite Using Collocated and Non-collocated Sensor/Actuator Placement,15th Asia Pacific Vibration Conference, ICC, Jeju, Korea, 2-6 June (2013)

    Morteza Shahraviand Milad Azimi, The Effects of Baffles Geometry on  Sloshing Dynamics of a Viscous Liquid Tank, International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV 19), Vilnius, Lithuania, July 08-12, (2012)

    M.Bidabadi, M.Azimi, A.Tarabi, Gh. Barary . Analytical Model For Predicting The Effects Of Recirculation Effects on Combustion Characteristics Of Premixed Flame Propagation In Wood Dust Particles. ASME CONFERENCE. Draft Paper: Power2010-27076, Chicago, USA, July (2010).


    M.Bidabadi, M.Azimi, F.Ebrahiminasab. Novel Analytical Study Of Heat Loss And Particle Size On The Pyrolysis Of Wood Particles”. ASME CONFERENCE. Draft Paper: Power 2010-27074, Chicago, USA, July (2010).


    M.Bidabadi, A.Rahbari, M.Azimi, Mathematical Modeling Of Biomass Pyrolysis. ASME CONFERENCE. Draft Paper: IMECE 2009-13162., Florida, USA (2009).



    Teaching and Academic Experience: 

      TA’ing Courses in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University ofScience and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran. (July. 2008 – April 2010),

      TA’ing Courses and in Aerospace Engineering, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology (MUT), Tehran, Iran, (July. 2011 – Present),

      Research Assistant (10 M.S. Thesis and 4 PhD Thesis) in Aero Space Engineering, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology(MUT), Tehran, Iran, (July. 2011 – Present),

      Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Tehran Shargh, Tehran, Iran (September 2014- Present)



    Text Book Publications: 

    1. Flight Dynamics (Arshad Press-Published on 2010)- In Persian

    2. Engineering Mathematics (Arshad Press-Published on 2010)- In Persian

    3. Smart Materials and Structures I & II (In proceeding of Malek Ashtar Publication)- In Persian


    Software Knowledge:

    ·   ANSYS, MATLAB/Simulink, Mathematica, AutoCAD, CATIA, Solid Works

    ·   Microsoft Office Package (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-Power Point, MS-Publisher, MS-Outlook)




    1-       Morteza Shahravi, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology: Email: shahravi(at)

    2-       Saeed Shokrollahi, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technilogy. Email: s.shokrollahi(at)

    3-       Keramat Malekzadeh, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology. Email: k.malekzadeh(at)

                4-       Hojat Ghassemi, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and technology:, Email: h_ghassemi(at)

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