Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mohammad Elahinia

Mohammad Elahinia

Dr. Mohamad Elahinia

Interim Dean
Distinguished University Professor, Interim Dean College of Engineering

Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department

Nitschke Hall 4005

Phone Number: 419-530-8224

Dynamic and Smart Systems Lab


Mohammad Elahinia, currently serving as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, was most recently the Chair and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME). He serves as Director of the Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory at The University of Toledo.  He has been on the faculty of UToledo since 2004. 

Elahinia graduated from Villanova University with an MS degree and from Virginia Tech with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering respectively in 2001 and 2004. Dr. Elahinia’s research interests are in smart and active materials. His current research is focused on additive manufacturing of functional materials such as shape memory alloys for aerospace and biomedical application. 

At UToledo he has served as an investigator on several funded projects with a total budget of more than $15 million. These projects are funded by NSF, EPA, US Army, US DOT, Ohio Department of Development, Ohio Board of Regents, and The University of Toledo. Dr. Elahinia is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has received several awards, including the University of Toledo 2017 Outstanding Faculty Research Award, 2010 ASME Adaptive Structures, and Material Systems Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award, 2010 University of Toledo College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award, Outstanding Young Faculty Research Award from University of Toledo in 2006 and Torgersen Graduate Research Excellence Award from Virginia Tech in 2004. Dr. Elahinia has supervised more than 40 graduate students. 

Research Interests

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Medical Devices

Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory


Google Scholar Profile


  • Engineering analysis of smart materials system
  • Modeling and control of engineering systems 


  • Associate Editor of Vibration and Control
  • Associate Editor of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Last Updated: 5/9/24