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Payam Haghighi

Payam was a visiting scholar and lab manager at the Digital Design and Manufacturing Lab from 2016 to 2019. He received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from the Arizona State University, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from the Sharif University of Technology. His research has focused on the areas of CAD/CAM Software Development, Geometric Modeling, GD&T, Feature Fitting, Optimization, Manufacturing Errors, CAE.

Research Higlights:

Assistant Research technologist, Digital Design and Manufacturing Lab, OSU February 2016 – May 2019

Honda Riv-Tech Project: Multi material contacts, Connecting composites and metals using adhesives and nails

  • Developing an automated system to help designers design a multi material contacts
  • Creating a respond surface, multi attribute function with correction factors, to find a solution for Riv-Tech contacts

Assistant Research technologist, Design Automation Lab, ASU July 2015 – February 2016

IAMFix project: Adaptive fixturing for machining of high value large casting and fabricated assemblies

  • Using scanning technologies to simulate geometrical features using the Normative Featuring fitting algorithms
  • Developing a fixture library, for a fully automatic system that calculate the required adjustments on the fixtures
  • Creating a digital thread, using PMI info, CAD model annotations, and standard .sat format for transforming geometry

Graduate Research Associate, Design Automation Lab, ASU June 2012 – July 2015

IFAB - AVM project: Developed CAD software to help designers assign correct GD&T schema (Design, 3-D CAD, Automation)

  • Analyzed complex mechanical assemblies (e.g. heavy vehicles drive train) to develop GD&T scheme for assimilability
  • Developed diverse algorithm (Pseudo codes) for an Auto-Tolerancing system and implemented them in an object oriented C++ code; focused on loop detection, tolerance allocation & analysis
  • Designed 3-D CAD (Part and Assembly) test cases; using NX, SolidWorks, Pro-E
  • Given presentations, preparing reports, technical documents, etc; using MS offices (Word, Excel, Power point, Visio)
  • Involved in planning and managing the project as well as working with cross functional teams

MURI project: Health Monitoring of composite & aluminum structures (eg. airplane, bridge) using Lamb-Wave stimulation

  • Performed fatigue tests, with composite and aluminum parts in different temperatures and collected data from piezoelectrics simulated by a National Instruments Data Acquisition (DAQ) system programmed by LabVIEW
  • Analyzed experimental data with MATLAB codes: Noise cancelation, Mode derivation, etc.

MSc. Thesis: Modeling manufacturing errors (creating m-maps) to compare with design tolerances (t-maps)

  • Proposed a new method to model manufacturing process plans for evaluation; consistent with design tolerance evaluation
  • Developed algorithms (C++ codes) to predict accumulation of error through multiple stages of manufacturing Graduate Research Assistant, Adaptive Intelligent Materials & Systems Center, ASU Mar 2013 - Aug 2013

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Center of Excellence in Design, Robotics & Automation, Sharif 2009 – 2011 BSc

Thesis: Vibration of DNA Strands in Healthy and Damaged Cells”

  • Suggested a new method to distinguish healthy cells from unhealthy ones (mutated, cancered cells) by comparing their vibration modes (physical/mechanical properties) reflected in their Raman-Spectroscopy
  • Simulated molecular dynamic to analyzed and extract the vibrational behavior of DNAs