Email
lmoradi@wpi.edu
Office
HL 105
Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, 2007, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Major Areas: Structural Mechanics
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, 2003, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Major Areas: Structural Mechanics
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1979, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Major Area: Civil Engineering, Structures

Lee Moradi, PhD, PE

WPI School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME)

 

Lee Moradi joined WPI in February 2022 as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME).  He is also the Co-Director of the Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Institute (AVMI).  Prior to WPI, Lee had 18 years of experience with industry and 25 years as a faculty and director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Lee held several leadership positions at UAB including:

1.     Director of Engineering & Innovative Technology Development (EITD):  A Center supporting research and development for NASA payloads aboard the International Space Station (ISS).  EITD is multidisciplinary organization composed of 35 engineers and technicians with expertise in research, development, and prototyping, and an annual budget of $5M-$6M.

2.     General Manager for the Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Institute (AVMI) involved in research and development of off-road autonomous vehicles.

3.     Interim Chair of Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)

4.     Associate Dean of Research for the School of Engineering

5.     Program Manager for the UAB Grand Challenge

6.     Professor of Mechanical Engineering specializing in the areas of stress, dynamics, controls, vibrations, finite element analysis and simulation, systems engineering, quality management, and organizational theory.

7.     His other areas of expertise include analysis, design, test, verification, and management of complex systems and programs for DoD, DoE, Nuclear, Rail, and Automotive industries.

Email
lmoradi@wpi.edu
Office
HL 105
Owner

Scholarly Work

Lei Xu, Gaoyang Hou, Hessam Taherian, Ying Song, YuChuan Wang, and Lee Moradi, “Modeling and Assessment of a Novel Solar-Biomass Based Distributed Multi-Generation System”, the Renewable Energy, an International Journal.
Masood Ghasemi, Jesse Paldan, David Gorsich, Vladimir Vantsevich, Jill Goryca, Amandeep Singh, Xiaobo Yang, and Lee Moradi, “Tire Slippage and Terrain Mobility Assessment for Virtual Driveline Control Design of Electric Vehicles”, Proceedings of the 38th FISITA World Congress, September 14-16, 2021.
Masood Ghasemi, Vladimir Vantsevich, David Gorsich, and Lee Moradi, “Robust Control Design for a Single-Wheel Module Operating in an Off-Road Terrain with Uncertain and Stochastic Attributes”, Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference 2021 - MECC 2021, October, 2021 – Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Sponsored by AACC and International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
Jesse Paldan, Vladimir Vantsevich, David Gorsich, Jill Goryca, Amandeep Singh, and Lee Moradi, “Terramechanics Impact of the Wheel Normal Reaction on Mobility and Steerability Margins”, Proceedings of the 2021 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS), 2021 NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, Power & Mobility (P&M) Technical Session, August 10-12, 2021 – NOVI, Michigan, U.S.A.
Masood Ghasemi, Vladimir Vantsevich, David Gorsich, Jill Goryca, Amandeep Singh, and Lee Moradi, “Physics Based Single-Wheel Module Slippage Assessment for Autonomous Control Design”, Proceedings of the 2021 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS), 2021 NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, Modeling, Simulation and Software (MS2) Technical Session, August 10-12, 2021 – NOVI, Michigan, U.S.A.
Steven D. Gardner, Mohammad R. Haider, Lee Moradi, and Vladimir Vantsevich, “A Modified Echo State Network Time Independent Image Classification Alternative”, IEEE MWSCAS, October 2021 Conference, U.S.A.
Professional Highlights & Honors
• President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), School of Engineering (SoE)
NASA Group Achievement Award for the work on the International Space Station Cold Stowage Program, 2016.
NASA
NASA Group Achievement Award for the work on the International Space Station Polar Project
NASA
NASA JSC Group Achievement Award for Glacier Hardware support in microgravity
NASA
Engineers Making a Difference, UAB School of Engineering 40th Anniversary
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), School of Engineering (SoE)
Registered Professional Engineer
State of Alabama
Registered Professional Engineer
State of California