Souran Manoochehri

Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Building: Carnegie Laboratory

Room: 200

Phone: (201) 216-5562

Fax: (201) 216-8315

Email: smanooch@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (1986) University of Wisconsin - Madison (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MS (1983) University of Wisconsin - Madison (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BS (1981) Illinios Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
Research

Professor Souran Manoochehri is internationally recognized as an expert in numerous areas of design and manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, computer integrated design and manufacturing, and intelligent modeling and optimization. His research on additive manufacturing and integrated design integrates mathematical modeling, machine learning methods and experimental studies, providing product and process quality assurance.

Experience

Dr. Manoochehri has been chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology since 2018. He joined Stevens in 1989 as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. He served as Associate Dean for Research and Technology in SES from 2004-2009 and directed the Design and Manufacturing Institute (DMI) at Stevens, which he co-founded, from 1990-2004. Prior to joining Stevens, he was a member of the mechanical engineering faculty at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

Institutional Service
  • BOT Finance Committee Member
  • Business Continuity Plan Committee Member
  • ME Nominating Committee Chair
  • ME PhD Qualifying Committee Chair
  • Mechanical Engineering Chair
  • ME Faculty Search Committee Member
  • Associate Dean for Rsearch Review Committee Chair
  • ME Nominating Committee Chair
  • Mechanical Engineering Chair
  • Department Chair Search Committee Member
  • Strategic Plan - Implementation Working Group Member
  • Institute P&T Member
  • Faculty Senate Member
Appointments

Stevens Institute of Technology
Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering, 2018 – Present
Associate Dean for Research and Technology, School of Engineering and Science, 2004 – 2009
Director and Co-Founder, Design and Manufacturing Institute,1990 – 2004
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, 1998 – Present
Tenured Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, 1994 – 1998
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, 1989 – 1993

Honors and Awards

ASME Fellow
ASME Design Engineering Division Award
ASME IDETC Conference Mechanical Software Award
Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) Best Presentation Award
ASME Mechanisms Conference Best Paper Award

Professional Societies
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineering Fellow
Patents and Inventions

Co-Inventor, USRE036602 “Concurrent Engineering Design Tool and Method ”
Co-Inventor, US5822206, Continuation Patent, “Concurrent Engineering Design Tool and Method”

Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
  1. Lyu, J.; Manoochehri, S. (2019). Dimensional prediction for FDM machines using artificial neural network and support vector regression. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 1).
  2. Xu, K.; Manoochehri, S. (2019). Job shop scheduling optimization using genetic algorithm with global criterion technique. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 1).
  3. Chen, Y.; Manoochehri, S. (2013). Optimal design of electrode structure and microfluidics channel for effective particle separations. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (vol. 10).
  4. Chen, Y.; Manoochehri, S. (2013). Optimization of electrode structure for effective particle separation in a micro-fluidic chip. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 1).
  5. Yashaa, A. S.; Manoochehri, S. (2013). Fabrication and characterization of micro-patterned magnetorheological elastomeric structures. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (vol. 10).
  6. Jang, S.; Du, S.; Pochiraju, K.; Manoochehri, S. (2010). Simulation and experimental studies of electrothermal behaviors of microwire initiators for fusing applications. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 4, pp. 827-832).
  7. Du, E.; Manoochehri, S. (2010). Optimal design of an electrothermal microfluidic pump. Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009 (vol. 6, pp. 445-452).
  8. Li, D.; Tumkor, S.; Manoochehri, S.; Pochiraju, K. (2010). Fabrication of polymeric and polymeric nano-composite MEMS structures. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (PART A ed., vol. 12, pp. 309-313).
  9. Du, E.; Manoochehri, S. (2009). Optimal design of an electrothermal microfluidic pump. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 6, pp. 445-452).
  10. Du, E.; Manoochehri, S. (2009). Microgrooves enhanced AC electrothermal pumping for high conductivity microfluids. 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008 (vol. 4, pp. 831-837).
  11. Yu, C.; Pochiraju, K.; Manoochehri, S. (2009). Pultrusion process analysis using knowledge-based system. 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008 (PART A ed., vol. 1, pp. 35-42).
  12. Jang, S.; Manoochehri, S.; Yang, E. (2009). Fabrication of vertically standing metal nanowire arrays on silicon substrates using anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) and polycarbonate (PC) templates. Micro-and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications (vol. 7318, pp. 73181K).
  13. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Nastasi, J.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the international virtual workplace. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2004 (pp. 365-370).
  14. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). The role of virtual student design teams in engineering education for the "new workplace". ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 12341-12357).
  15. Yu, C.; Manoochehri, S.; McKonly, C. (2003). Optimal packaging of tank turret system. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 2 B, pp. 917-925).
  16. Yu, C.; Manoochehri, S. (2002). Hybrid approach for containment problems. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 2, pp. 849-857).
  17. Soltani, F.; Manoochehri, S. (2000). A Geometry-based Model for Determining the Filling Time in Resin Transfer Molding Process. Technical Papers of the Annual Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers (pp. 2341-2345).
  18. Soltani, F.; Manoochehri, S. (2000). A Rapid Method for Prediction of the Vent Locations in Resin Transfer Molding Process. Technical Papers of the Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers (pp. 2346-2350).
  19. Soltani, F.; Manoochehri, S. (2000). Prediction of the Weld Lines in Injection Molding Process Using Neural Networks. Technical Papers of the Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers (pp. 707-711).
  20. Soltani, F.; Manoochehri, S. (1999). A Neural Network-Based Prediction of the Weld Lines in Resin Transfer Molded Parts. Volume 1: 25th Design Automation Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/detc99/dac-8623.
  21. Yu, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1999). Overlap Detection Using Minkowski Sum in Two-Dimensional Layout. Volume 1: 25th Design Automation Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/detc99/dac-8570.
  22. Esche, S.; Fidan, I.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1999). Knowledge-based part and process design for metal forging. SAE Technical Papers.
  23. Tang, L. Q.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1996). Optimal design of cooling system for injection molding. Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings (vol. 1, pp. 714-718).
  24. Webb, D.; Gerdes, V.; Manoochehri, S.; Chassapis, C. (1995). Intelligent mold shop database: centralizing information to gain efficiency and flexibility. Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings (vol. 1, pp. 983-987).
  25. Weinstein, M.; Manoochehri, S. (1995). Mold tool configuration to minimize undercuts. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 1, pp. 149-156).
  26. Talwar, R.; Manoochehri, S. (1994). Algorithms to detect geometric interactions in a feature-based design system. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. Part F167892-6, pp. 307-314).
  27. Weinstein, M.; Manoochehri, S. (1994). Geometric influence of a molded part on the draw direction ranges and parting line locations. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. Part F167892-6, pp. 585-592).
  28. Manoochehri, S. (1994). Intelligent function-based design system for injection molded plastic parts. Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings (pt 1 ed., pp. 680-683).
  29. Shim, P. Y.; Manoochehri, S. (1994). Configuration design of structures using discrete optimization approach. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. Part F167892-7, pp. 61-68).
  30. Pratt, S. D.; Sivakumar, M.; Manoochehri, S. (1993). Knowledge-based engineering system for the design of injection molded plastic parts. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE (vol. 65 pt 1, pp. 287-295).
  31. Pratt, S. D.; Sivakumar, M.; Manoochehri, S. (1993). A knowledge-based engineering system for the design of injection molded plastic parts. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. Part F167972-13, pp. 287-295).
  32. Gau, C. Y.; Manoochehri, S. (1992). Design of a non-homogeneous annular disk under pressure loadings. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. Part F168016-6, pp. 273-280).
  33. Russell, D. M.; Manoochehri, S. (1989). Mechanical computer-aided 2-D optimal shape synthesis. Computers in Engineering, Proceedings of the International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibit (pp. 239-245).
  34. Jain, P. K.; Manoochehri, S. (1989). Network optimization approach to three-dimensional collision-free robot path planning. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE (pt 2 ed., vol. 19-2, pp. 177-182).
  35. Russell, D. M.; Manoochehri, S. (1989). Two dimensional rule-based shape synthesis method. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE (pt 2 ed., vol. 19-2, pp. 217-223).
  36. Manoochehri, S.; Seireg, A. A. (1988). Computer-aided form synthesis and optimal design of robot manipulators. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE (PT3 ed., vol. 15-3, pp. 163-170).
  37. Muthuswamy, S.; Manoochehri, S. (1988). Optimal dynamic path planning for robot manipulators. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE (PT3 ed., vol. 15-3, pp. 517-524).
Journal Article
  1. Lyu, J.; Manoochehri, S. (2021). Online Convolutional Neural Network-based anomaly detection and quality control for Fused Filament Fabrication process. Virtual and Physical Prototyping.
  2. Lyu, J.; Manoochehri, S. (2019). Error modeling and compensation for FDM machines. Rapid Prototyping Journal (10 ed., vol. 25, pp. 1565-1574).
  3. Lyu, J.; Manoochehri, S. (2019). Multi-objective optimization based on machine reliability and process-dependent product quality for FDM system. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (5-8 ed., vol. 102, pp. 2511-2520).
  4. Lyu, J.; Manoochehri, S. (2018). Modeling machine motion and process parameter errors for improving dimensional accuracy of fused deposition modeling machines. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME (12 ed., vol. 140).
  5. Liu, N.; Manoochehri, S.; Yu, C. (2014). System of systems analytic hierarchy and stochastic optimisation design. International Journal of System of Systems Engineering (2 ed., vol. 5, pp. 114-124).
  6. Du, E.; Manoochehri, S. (2010). Optimal design of microgrooved channels with electrokinetic pumping for lab-on-a-chip applications. IET Nanobiotechnology (2 ed., vol. 4, pp. 40-49).
  7. Du, E.; Manoochehri, S. (2010). Microfluidic pumping optimization in microgrooved channels with ac electrothermal actuations. Applied Physics Letters (3 ed., vol. 96).
  8. Yu, C.; Manoochehri, S. (2003). Optimal packing using the multiple mating method. Engineering with Computers (1 ed., vol. 19, pp. 56-65).
  9. Park, K. M.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (2002). Rapid manufacturability evaluation of die-cast components. Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications (1 ed., vol. 10, pp. 67-74).
  10. Yu, C.; Manoochehri, S. (2002). Nesting arbitrary shapes using geometric mating. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (3 ed., vol. 2, pp. 171-178).
  11. Tumkor, S.; Turkmen, N.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (2001). Modeling of heat transfer in thermoplastic composite tape lay-up manufacturing. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer (1 ed., vol. 28, pp. 49-58).
  12. Esche, S.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (2001). Concurrent product and process design in hot forging. Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications (1 ed., vol. 9, pp. 48-54).
  13. Jovanovic, V.; Manoochehri, S.; Chassapis, C. (2001). Parameter estimation for resin transfer molding. Engineering Computations (Swansea, Wales) (7-8 ed., vol. 18, pp. 1091-1107).
  14. Mottahed, B. D.; Manoochehri, S. (2000). Optimal design of electronic system utilizing an integrated multidisciplinary process. IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging (4 ed., vol. 23, pp. 699-707).
  15. Shim, P.; Manoochehri, S. (1999). A hybrid deterministic/stochastic optimization approach for the shape configuration design of structures. Structural Optimization (2 ed., vol. 17, pp. 113). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s001580050043.
  16. Mottahed, B. D.; Manoochehri, S. (1999). Design Considerations for Electronic Enclosures Utilizing Polymeric Materials. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering (5 ed., vol. 38, pp. 883-925). Informa UK Limited.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03602559909351621.
  17. Tang, L. Q.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1998). A computer-aided optimization approach for the design of injection mold cooling systems. Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME (2 ed., vol. 120, pp. 165-174).
  18. Skourlis, T. P.; Mehta, S. R.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1998). Impact fracture behavior of injection molded long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene. Polymer Engineering and Science (1 ed., vol. 38, pp. 79-89).
  19. Skourlis, T. P.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1998). Structure-modulus relationships for injection-molded long fiber-reinforced polyphthalamides. Composites Part B: Engineering (3 ed., vol. 29, pp. 309-319).
  20. Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1998). Multidisciplinary parametric design optimization for enhancing the affordability of molded composites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials (4 ed., vol. 11, pp. 364-392).
  21. Mottahed, B. D.; Manoochehri, S. (1997). Material and geometry factors in joint design of electronic equipment to minimize electromagnetic interference. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (9 ed., vol. 64, pp. 1667-1679).
  22. Weinstein, M.; Manoochehri, S. (1997). Optimum Parting Line Design of Molded and Cast Parts for Manufacturability. Journal of Manufacturing Systems (1 ed., vol. 16, pp. 1-12).
  23. Shim, P. Y.; Manoochehri, S. (1997). Generating optimal configurations in structural design using simulated annealing. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (6 ed., vol. 40, pp. 1053-1069).
  24. Mottahed, B. D.; Manoochehri, S. (1997). Investigation of composite materials selection and joint layout design to enhance emi shielding of electronic equipment. Polymer Engineering and Science (3 ed., vol. 37, pp. 653-666).
  25. Tang, L. Q.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1997). Optimal cooling system design for multi-cavity injection molding. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (3 ed., vol. 26, pp. 229-251).
  26. Skourlis, T. P.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1997). Fiber orientation morphological layers in injection molded long fiber reinforced thermoplastics. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials (5 ed., vol. 10, pp. 453-475).
  27. Mychajluk, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Parnas, R. S. (1996). Resin transfer molding process optimization for minimum cycle-time. Journal of Advanced Materials (1 ed., vol. 28, pp. 9-18).
  28. Shim, P. Y.; Manoochehri, S. (1996). A Shape Optimization Method Based on Implicit Differentiation and Node Removal Techniques. Journal of Mechanical Design (1 ed., vol. 118, pp. 154-157). ASME International.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2826848.
  29. Weinstein, M.; Manoochehri, S. (1996). Geometric Influence of a Molded Part on the Draw Direction Range and Parting Line Locations. Journal of Mechanical Design (1 ed., vol. 118, pp. 29-39). ASME International.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2826853.
  30. Tang, L. Q.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1996). Three-dimensional transient mold cooling analysis based on galerkin finite element formulation with a matrix-free conjugate gradient technique. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (18 ed., vol. 39, pp. 3049-3064).
  31. Mottahed, B.; Manoochehri, S. (1996). Joint design methodology based on the electromagnetic shielding effectiveness capabilities. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology: Part B (1 ed., vol. 19, pp. 238-247). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/96.486508.
  32. Muthuswamy, S.; Manoochehri, S. (1992). Optimal path planning for robot manipulators. Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME (4 ed., vol. 114, pp. 586-595).
  33. Manoochehri, S.; Seireg, A. A. (1990). A computer-based methodology for the form synthesis and optimal design of robot manipulators. Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME (4 ed., vol. 112, pp. 501-508).
  34. Jain, P.; Manoochehri, S. (1989). Collision-Free Robot Path Planning. Advances in Design Automation (vol. 2).
Review, Journal
  1. Skourlis, T. P.; Mohapatra, B.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1997). Evaluation of the effect of processing parameters on the properties of advanced styrenic resins: A design of experiments approach. Advances in Polymer Technology (2 ed., vol. 16, pp. 117-128).
Courses

ME665 Advanced Product Development
ME653 Design for Additive Manufacturing
ME652 Advanced Additive Manufacturing
ME644 Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing
IPD601 Integrated Product Design
ME566 Design for Manufacturability
ME520 Composite Materials
ME564 Principles of Optimum Design and Manufacturing
ME358 Machine Dynamics and Mechanisms
ME225 Dynamics