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Reza Fotouhi BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng Professor Mechanical Engineering

Room 2B35 Engineering Building
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A9

Research Area(s)

  • Robotics (Dynamics and Control)
  • Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Computational Mechanics (Finite Element and Optimization)
  • Biomechanics


  • ME352.3 - Engineering Analysis III (Control)
  • ME493.3 - Advanced Mechanical Design
  • ME495.6 - Industrial Design Project
  • ME497.3 - Acoustics and Vibrations in Design
  • ME854.3 - Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME897.3 - Mechanics and control of robots
  • ME898.3 - Mechanics and Analysis of Composite Mechanisms

Research Group(s)

  • Applied Mechanics and Machine Design
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Fluid Power
  • Engineering for Agriculture

Positions for PhD Students and PDFs

Positions are currently available in the following research topics:

  • Development of a mobile manipulator for industrial/mining applications
    (MSc in computer science and expertise with ROS is an asset)

  • Dynamics, control, and path planning of mobile manipulators


Education and Experience

BSc, MSc (Iran), MSc, PhD (Saskatchewan), PEng

Specialization: Robotics (dynamics & control), Structural Dynamics and Vibrations, Computational Mechanics (Finite Element & Optimization), Biomechanics

Current and Past Projects

  • Dynamics and control of mobile manipulators
  • Navigation and control of agricultural autonomous mobile robot
  • NDVI measurement for crops using active sensor and multispectral camera
  • Development of a mobile platform for field-based high-throughput wheat phenotyping
  • Software for mobile ground based high-throughput phenotyping platforms
  • Lightweight long-reach 5-dof robot arm for farm application
  • Vibration analysis of a 5-dof long-reach robotic arm
  • Vibration control of a cantilever beam using reduced model
  • Particle Swarm Optimization / PID-Computed Torque Control for a Manipulator
  • Development and assessment of a telerobotic ultrasound system for musculoskeletal imaging
  • Effects of delay in musculoskeletal imaging for a teleultrasound robot
  • Design and control of a rehab robot
  • Static and vibration analyses of a composite CFRP robot manipulator
  • Simplified approach for parameter selection and analysis of carbon and glass fiber reinforced composite beams
  • Path planning of a robot manipulator
  • Novel design of a precision planter for a robotic assistant farmer
  • Kinematics and path planning of a six degree of freedom robot manipulator
  • Dynamics and vibration control of flexible (links & joints) robot manipulators
  • Experimental study of a trajectory planning algorithm of a wheeled mobile robot
  • Fatigue strength of hollow section square-tube (HSS) T-joints
  • Large vibration analysis of very flexible beams using finite element method
  • Parameter Identification and Trajectory Following of a Two-Link Rigid Manipulator
  • Trajectory Planning and Speed Control for a Two-Link Rigid Manipulator
  • Time-optimal control of two-link manipulators