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Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran

Zip Code: 16846-13114

Mail Box: 16765-163

Tel : +98(21) 77491228-29

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Dr. Seyed Ali Niknam

Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Iran University of Science and Technology

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Adjunct Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Polytechnique Montreal
Universite de Montreal, Canada

 

Address: Narmak, Tehran, Iran, 1684613114, 
Office: Mec-155
Phone: +98 (21) 7724 0540 Ext. 8913
Direct Phone line: +98 (21) 7724 0203
Emails: saniknamiust.ac.ir; seyed-ali.niknampolymtl.ca
Webpage:  Google scholar , Research Gate , Linkedin

 
Academic Background
Professional Experiences
  1. Assistant Professor- Iran University of Science and Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tehran, Iran
  2. Adjunct Professor- Polytechnique Montreal, Canada (2019-Date)
  3. Visiting ProfessorETS, Montreal, Canada (Summer 2019)
  4. FQRNT Research Fellow- Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada 
  5. Lecturer and Faculty Member-Dawson College Montreal, Canada
  6. Invited Lecturer- Nanjing College of Chemical Technology, Nanjing, China
  7. Postdoctoral Research fellow- ETS, Montreal, Canada 
  8. Ph.D. Candidate- ETS, Montreal, Canada 
  9. R&D Engineer- Center of Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering ,UK     
Research Interests
  • High performance manufacturing/machining of composites and metals.
  • Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (FEM, CAD/CAM/CAPP) of the Advanced Manufacturing Processes.
  • Design, development and machinability evaluation of metal matrix composites (MMCs).
  • Sustainable and clean manufacturing.
  • Process monitoring, control and optimization using statistical theories, experimental and artificial intelligence (AI) methods.
  • Condition monitoring and health diagnosis.
Supervision and Co-Supervision Activities 
Completed Thesis (April 2019)
B.Sc Thesis: 6
M.Sc Thesis: 5
Ph.D Thesis: 0
Ongoing 
B.Sc Thesis: 6
M.Sc Thesis: 10
Ph.D Thesis: 2
Publications

I. Thesis
  1. Seyed Ali Niknam.,“Burrs understanding, modeling and optimization during slot milling of aluminium alloys., Ph.D. Thesis, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Universite du Quebec, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 2013.   
  2. Seyed Ali Niknam.,“Bearing Condition monitoring using Acoustic Emission”., M.Sc. Thesis, Brunel University, September 2008.
  3. Seyed Ali Niknam.,“Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of TRMS using ANFIS”., B.Eng. Thesis, Queen Mary University of London, April 2007.
II. Book Chapters
  1. S.A, Niknam., W, Wygowski,., M,Balazinksi,. and V, Songmene. (2014) Milling Burr Formation and Avoidance, in Machinability of Advanced Materials (ed J. P. Davim), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118576854,Ch2.
  2. S.A, Niknam., Y.Zedan and V, Songmene. (2014) Machining Burrs Formation & Deburring of Aluminium Alloys, Light Metal Alloys Applications, Dr. Waldemar A. Monteiro (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1588-5, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/58361..
  3. S.A, Niknam., R,Khettabi.,and V, Songmene. (2014) Machinability and Machining of Titanium Alloys: A Review in Machining of Titanium alloysMachining of Titanium AlloysMaterials Forming, Machining and Tribology, pp 1-30.(ed. J. P. Davim),ISBN 978-3-662-43901-2; Springer Heidelberg, DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-43902-9. 
III. Journal Articles
  1. M.Memarianpour,SA.Niknam.,S, Turrene, M. Balazinski.,“Study of Initial Tool Wear behavior in High-Speed Turning of Inconel 718 Transaction of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), Accepted in Aug 2019.
  2. R.Asadi , A. Yeganefar, SA.Niknam,“Computational prediction of surface quality and cutting forces in the milling of aliminium alloys using ANFIS and Interval Type 2 neuro fuzzy network coupled with population-based meta-heuristic learning methods, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology., Accepted in Aug 2019.

  3. A. Yeganefar, SA.Niknam, R.Asadi.,“The use of support vector machine, neural network and regression analysis to predict and optimize surface roughness and cutting forces in milling- Application of NSGA-II, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology., Accepted in July 2019.

  4. N. Barari., SA.Niknam.,“Study the Tool wear morphology under Micro-lubricated Turning of A286 Superalloy by Mineral-based and Bio-lubricants”, Transaction of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), Accepted in April 2019.

  5. S.A,Niknam., M. Saberi, J, Kouam., R.Hashemi, V.Songmene.,M.Balazinski.,“Ultrafine and Fine particle emission in Dry and Semi-Dry Turning of Titanium Metal Matrix Composites (Ti-MMCs)”, Journal of Central South University, 2019, 26(6), 1563-1572.

  6. M.Saberi., SA.Niknam., R.Hashemi.,“On the effects of cutting and lubrication parameters on the surface quality and cutting forces in machining Ti-MMC-Experimental and frequency assessment”, Journal of Science and Technology of composites”, 2019, 6(1), 143-150 (In Persian).

  7. SH.Musavi., B.Davoodi., SA.Niknam., Effects of reinforced nanoparticles with surfactant on surface quality and chip formation morphology in MQL-turning of superalloys”. Journal of Manufacturing Processes; 2019, 40, 128-139.

  8. SH.Musavi, B.Davoodi, SA.Niknam.,“Effects of Reinforced Nanofluid with nanoparticles on the Cutting Tool Wear Morphology, Journal of Central South University, 2019, 26(5), 1050-1064.

  9. K.Jabbari., SA.Niknam., “The Effect of Artificial Aging Treatment and Lubrication Modes on the cutting force and the chip surface morphology when Drilling Al-Si-Mg (A356) Cast Alloys“., Journal of Modern Processes in Manufacturing and Production;2018, 7(1), 39-48.

  10. S. Kamalizadeh.,SA.Niknam., A Asgari., M Balazinski., “Tool wear characterization in high-speed milling of Titanium Metal Matrix Composites”., Int Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2019, 100(9-12), 2901-2913.

  11. SA.Niknam, A.Tiabi., V.Songmene., “Burr Edge Occupancy: An Edge Finishing Index for Milling Machined Parts.”.Transaction of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME)-In press.

  12. S.A, Niknam.,“The simultaneous use of acoustic emission signals and statistical analysis to distinguish between lubrication modes in rolling element bearings”., 2018, 11(4), 81-90.

  13. SH.Musavi., B.Davoodi., SA.Niknam., “Enviromental-friendly turning of A286 superalloy”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 2018, 32, 734-743.

  14. SA.Niknam,S Kamalizadeh., A Asgari., M Balazinski., “Turning Titanium metal matrix composties (Ti-MMC) with carbide and CBN inserts,”Int Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2018

  15. SA.Niknam, B.Davoodi, JP.Davim., V.Songmene., “A Review On The Most Widely Used Deburring and Edge Finishing Processes For Aluminum Parts”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2018,95(1-4),1101-1125.

  16. S.A, Niknam., M.Balazisnki, V.Songmene.,“To characterize and optimize the surface quality attributes in slot milling operation  ”.,Int Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2017, 93(1-4), 727-746.

  17. S.A, Niknam.,“Modeling and Experimental Characterization of the Friction Effects on Orthogonal Milling exit burrs”., Int. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;  2017, 91(1),1079-1089.

  18. S.A, Niknam., J, Kouam., V.Songmene.,“Experimental investigation on Part Quality and Metallic Particle Emission when Milling 6061-T6 Aluminium alloys”, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (IJMMM) , 2016, 18(1-2), 120-137.

  19. S.A, Niknam.V.Songmene,“Study the correlation between milling burrs sizes and acoustic emission information”., Proceeding of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Part B, Journal of Engineering manufacture, doi: 10.1177/0954405415590562.

  20. S.A, Niknam., and V, Songmene.,“Analytical modelling of slot milling exit burr size”.,Int. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2014, 73(1-4), 421-432.

  21. S.A, Niknam., and V, Songmene.,“Milling Burr formation Modeling, control and avoidance-A review”., Proceeding of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Part B, Journal of Engineering manufacture. doi: 10.1177/0954405414534827.

  22. S.A, Niknam.,V.Songmene, Y.H. Joe, Au .,“The Use of Acoustic Emission Information To Distinguish Between Dry And Lubricated Rolling Element Bearings In Low-Speed Rotating Machines”., Int. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2013, 69(9-12), pp.2679-2689.

  23. S.A, Niknam., V, Songmene.,“Simultaneous optimization of burrs size and surface finish when milling 6061-T6aluminium alloy”., Int. Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing; 2013, 14(8), pp.1311-1320.

  24. S.A, Niknam.,V., Songmene.,“Modeling of milling burr thickness in ductile material”., Int. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2013,66(9-12), pp.2029-2039.

  25. S.A, Niknam.,Y.H. J, Au, and V., Songmene .,“ Proposing a new Acoustic Emission parameter for bearing condition monitoring in low rotating speed machine”., Transaction of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME); 2013,37(4), pp.105-1114.

  26. S.A, Niknam., V, Songmene.,“Factors governing burr formation during high-speed slot milling of wrought aluminum alloys”., Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 2013, 227(8), pp.1165-1179.

  27. S.A, Niknam., A,Tiabi., A, Djebara, and V, Songmene.,“Analysis of burr formation on aluminum machined parts”, In Encyclopedia of research on aluminum in Quebec . Les Presses de l'aluminium PRAL, Chicoutimi, Canada, 2011, p. 71. ISBN 978-2-923168-17-3.

  28. A, Djebara.,V, Songmene ., R, Khettabi, and S.A, Niknam.,“Ultrafine particle sampling: application to the machining aluminum alloy”., In  Encyclopedia of research on aluminum in Quebec . Les Presses de l'aluminium PRAL, Chicoutimi, Canada, 2011, p. 64. ISBN 978-2-923168-17-3.

  29. S.A, Niknam., A,Tiabi., R, Kamguem and V, Songmene.,“Machining Burr size estimation using acoustic emission”., In Encyclopedia of research on aluminum in Quebec . Les Presses de l'aluminium PRAL, Chicoutimi, Canada, 2011, p. 72. ISBN 978-2-923168-17-3.

  30. S.A, Niknam., R, Kamguem., V, Songmene, and  J.P, Kenné.,“Machining factors influences on Acoustic Emission parameters”., Int. Journal of Advances in Machining and Forming Operations, 2010, 2(2), pp.91-114, ISSN 0975-4784.

IV. Conference Proceedings
  1. SA.Niknam, J.Kouam, V.Songmene.,M.Balazinski.,” Dry and Semii-Dry Turning of Titanium Metal Matrix Composites (Ti-MMCs)”. 8th CIRP Conference on High Performance Cutting (HPC 2018), June 25-27, 2018, Budapest, Hungary. 
  2. SA.Niknam ., M.Saberi ., A,Sousanabadi.,” Study the effects of cutting parameters on surface roughness and cutting forces when ball end milling steel 2205”. 14th National Manufacturing Conference, October 24-26, 2017, Arak, Iran. (In Persian)
  3. S.Badri ., SA.Niknam.,”Study the effects of cutting parameters on Acoustic emission signals using wavelet analysis”. 14th National Manufacturing Conference, October 24-26, 2017, Arak, Iran. (In Persian)
  4. SA.Niknam., A,Sousanabadi ., M.Saberi.,”Study the effects of cutting parameters on surface roughness and cutting forces when ball end milling steel 304”. 14th National Manufacturing Conference, October 24-26, 2017, Arak, Iran. (In Persian)
  5. SA.Niknam, A.Tiabi, V.Songmene.,“ Proposing A New Edge Finishing Index, So-Called Burr Edge Occupancy”, 25th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ISME 2017), Tehran, Iran, May 2-4, 2017.
  6. SA.Niknam, AR. Asgari, M.Balazinski.“Study the tool wear mode in Carbide and PCD tools when face milling Titanium metal matrix composite (Ti-MMC)”, The 6th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT 2017),Montreal, QC, Canada, 29 May-June 02 , 2017.
  7. M.Memarianpour, SA.Niknam, M.Balazinski.“The Initial Tool Wear Mechanism in High Speed Turning of Inconel 718”, The 6th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT 2017), Montreal, QC, Canada, 29 May-June 02 , 2017.
  8. SA.Niknam, N.Barari, H.Kiani.,“Study the effects of MQL on exit burr and surface roughness when drilling 6061-T6 aluminium alloys”,13th National Manufacturing Conference, November 8-10, 2016, Bandar Abbas, Iran. (In Persian)
  9. SA.Niknam, N.Barari, H.Kiani.,“Study the effects of MQL on cutting force and chip formation when drilling 6061-T6 aluminium alloys”,13th National Manufacturing Conference, November 8-10, 2016, Bandar Abbas, Iran. (In Persian)
  10. S.A, Niknam., V, Songmene.,“Analysis of friction and burr formation in slot milling”.,CIRP Manufacturing Systems (CMS), Procedia CIRPVolume 17, 2014, Pages 755–759.
  11. S.A, Niknam., V, Songmene., “Deburring and edge finishing of aluminium alloys”.,International conference on Aluminium (INALCO 2013), Montreal, Canada, 21-22 October 2013.
  12. S.A, Niknam., V, Songmene.,“Experimental investigation and modelling of milling burrs”., ASME 2013, International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference MSEC2013., Madison, Wisconsin, USA, June 10-14, 2013.
  13. S.A, Niknam., V,  Songmene.,“Analysis and optimization of exit burr size and surface roughness in milling using desirability function”., ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE-86201).,Houston, TX, USA, Nov 9-15, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-7918-4519-6.
  14. Y, Zedan., S.A, Niknam., A, Djebara ., and V, Songmene.,“Burr size minimization when drilling 6061-T6 aluminum alloy”., ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE-86412)., Houston,TX, USA, Nov 9-15, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-7918-4519-6.
  15. S.A, Niknam., V, Songmene.,“Statistical investigation on burrs thickness during milling of 6061-T6 aluminium alloy”., 1st International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology ,CIRP Sponsored Conference, École Polytechnique, Montréal, Canada, May 28 – June 1, 2012.
  16. S.A, Niknam.,Y, Zedan., and V, Songmene., “Burr formation during milling of wrought aluminum alloys”., 20th Annual Int. Conf. Mechanical Engineering-( ISME 2012-3476)., Shiraz, Iran, 16-18 May 2012.
  17. S.A, Niknam., A, Tiabi., I, Zaghbani., R, Kamguem and V, Songmene.,“Milling burrs size estimation using acoustic emission and cutting forces”., ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE-63824)., Denver, CL, USA, Nov 11-17, 2011.
  18. S.A, Niknam., R, Kamguem ., A, Djebara and V, Songmene.,“Milling burr size estimation using acoustic emission and cutting forces”., student research presentation day (Poster), COM 2011, 2-5 October 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  19. A, Rahideh, M .H, Shaheed and S.A, Niknam ,.“Nonlinear two DOF dynamic modelling of a TRMS using an adaptive network based inference system”., 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2011), Paris, France, 6-8 Sep. 2011.
  20. S.A,  Niknam. R, Kamguem, and V, Songmene.,“Spectral analysis of slot milling using Acoustic Emission”., 28th annual CMVA seminar., Québec city, QC, Canada, 27-29 October 2010.
  21. S.A, Niknam.,V, Songmene.,“The influence of Bearing Operational Conditions on Acoustic Emission Parameters”., Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering Forum 2010, June 7-9, 2010., Victoria, B.C, Canada, 7-9 June 2010.
  22. S.A, Niknam., S.M, Rezaei, and V, Songmene.,“Sensitivity of Acoustic Emission to lubrication on bearing surfaces”., 6th conference in Maintenance, Tehran, Iran, 8-9 June 2010.
  23. S.A, Niknam., S.M, Rezaei, and V, Songmene.,“A review on bearing faults diagnosis using  Acoustic Emission”., 6th conference in Maintenance, Tehran, Iran, 8-9 June 2010.
Taught Courses 

In Iran (Iran University of Science and Technology) 
  1. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems (Undergraduate level)
  2. Numerical Control Machines (Undergraduate level)
  3. Control and Measurement Systems of Machine Tools (Graduate level)
  4. Advanced CAD/CAM (Graduate level)
  5. Manufacturing workshop (Undergraduate)
International Delivered courses (China and Canada)
  1. ​Production Tooling
  2. Production Planning
  3. Machining Technology
  4. Design Project
  5. Quality Control
  6. CNC Programming
  7. Solid Modeling
Honors and Awards
  1. Research Grant (Young Assistant Professors), 200,000,000Rials-Iran National Elites Foundation
  2. FQRNT Post-Doctoral Fellowship, $70,000 (Ranked First in Quebec among all Candidates in the category of Mechanical and Civil Engineering)
  3. Ph.D. studentship and tuition fees waiver support, $27,000 p.a. (3yrs)
  4. FRQNT Research scholarship (1000$- Won 4 times)
  5. Internal scholarship (bourses internes), $5,000 p.a
  6. International mobility and exchange program scholarship, $5,000
Review and Editorial activities 
  • Reviewer of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mech Engineering science
  • Reviewer of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
  • Reviewer of Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Reviewer of Journal of Measurement
  • Reviewer of several International Conferences Since 2010
Delivered Talks at International Conferences
  1. Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Forum 2010, Victoria, B.C, Canada, 7-9 June 2010.
  2. 28th annual Seminar of Canadian Machinery Vibration Association (CMVA). Quebec City, QC, Canada, 27-29 October 2010.
  3. COM 2011, Montréal, QC, Quebec, Canada, 2-5 October 2011
  4. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CL, USA, 11-17 Nov 2011,
  5. 20th Annual Int. Conf. Mechanical Engineering (ISME 2012), Shiraz, Iran, 16-18 May 2012.
  6. 1st International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology ,CIRP Sponsored Conference, École Polytechnique de Montréal, QC, Canada, May 28 – June 1, 2012.
  7. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, USA, 9-15 Nov 2012.
  8. ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2013), Madison, WIS, USA, 10-14 June 2013.
  9. International conference on Aluminium (INALCO 2013), Montréal, QC, Canada, 21-22 October 2013.
  10. CIRP Manufacturing Systems (CMS), Windsor, ON, Canada, 28-30 April 2014.
  11. 6th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT 2017), École Polytechnique de Montréal, QC, Canada, May 29 – June 2, 2017.
  12. 8th CIRP Conference on High Performance Cutting (HPC 2018),Budapest, Hungary., June 25-27, 2018. 
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