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Research and Teaching Interests: Dynamics, Mechatronis, Mechanical Vibrations, Systems Engineering, Finite Element Methods

Office Hours: By appointment

  • B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Civil Engineering
  • M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Civil Engineering/General
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Civil Engineering/General

Dr. Lee Moradi is a professor in the School of Engineering (SoE), Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also the Director of Engineering & Innovative Technology Development (EITD) at UAB SoE. He has a B.S., M.S., and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with 39 years of experience in engineering design of complex structures and aerospace hardware. Through the EITD organization, Dr. Moradi manages multi-million dollar projects for NASA in support of their cold stowage requirements on the International Space Station. He is responsible for administrative and technical management of a multi-discipline Division of 40 engineers and technicians. Dr. Moradi has extensive industry experience in the commercial, nuclear, DoD, and space industries. Within academia, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering mechanics and systems engineering. Dr. Moradi mentors several MS and PhD students, and serves on thesis and dissertation committees of several UAB students. Many of these span across SoE Departments as well as other schools at UAB, i.e. School of Optometry.

He also collaborates with various PI's at UAB, nationally, and with NASA and the DoE. His collaborations extend to Southern Research (SR) with regards to the U.S. Department of Energy on real-time sensor development to detect toxic metals in discharge water from coal power plants, UAB Hospital and School of Medicine for development of novel medical devices, the UAB Lakeshore Foundation for development of rehabilitations devices, Aldridge Gardens for development of enhanced methods of food sources, and other UAB schools and departments for various device development. In the area of shared Governance and the UAB Core Values, Dr. Moradi is a Faculty Senator and Liaison for SoE and serves on two senate committees, Curriculum, and Faculty Policies and Procedures. He also serves on the Culture of Safety Task Force, which is preparing a uniform policy across the UAB campus for laboratory safety requirements. In these capacities, Dr. Moradi's reach is campus wide and promotes the UAB vision.

Recent Courses

  • ME 215: Dynamics
  • ME 698: Non-Thesis Research
  • ME 699: Thesis Research
  • ME 798: Non-Dissertation Research
  • ME 360: Intro to Mechatronics

Select Publications

  • "Team-based development of medical devices: An engineering-business collaborative." Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of the ASME. 138. (2016)
  • "Construction of 3D Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Emergency Scenarios for First Responder PRE-NURSING Training on Stereoscopic Display Systems." AlaSim International. (2014)
  • "ZERO." American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. 2012
  • "Resistance of concrete masonry walls with membrane catcher systems subjected to blast loading." International Journal of Protective Structures. 2:83-102. (2011)
  • "Response of bonded membrane retrofit concrete masonry walls to dynamic pressure." Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 23:72-80. (2009)
  • "Resistance of membrane retrofit concrete masonry walls to lateral pressure." Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 22:131-142. (2008)

Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama and California
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • UAB National Alumni