Michael Parvin

College of Engeering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: ET B108

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England            1976                                                                                    

M.S.  Applied Mechanics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England                    1972

B.S.    Mechanical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran                                                           1967                                                                                                                                                                         

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

Jan 2014 – Current

Faculty Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, California State University, Los Angeles

May 2005 to Sept. 2013

 

ENGINEERING SPECIALIST, Eaton Corporation (Argo-Tech), Irvine, California

Performing static, fatigue, vibration, and shock analysis on a wide range of components and assemblies in aerospace applications. Selecting materials for aerospace applications using a systematic approach that combines the performance of the component with the lowest weight and minimum cost. Teaching materials selection to design engineers via a course approved by Eaton University.

Faculty Lecturer, the University of Southern California and California State University, LA in 2012

April 1986 – 2008

Faculty Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, California State University, LA

Teaching computer applications and mechanical engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels that includes Statics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Mechanical Design, Stress Analysis, Experimental stress analysis (Photoelasticity and Strain gauges), Elasticity, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Laboratory, Computer-aided design and solid modeling using AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop and SolidWorks. Theory and Practice of Finite Elements Analysis.

Faculty Lecturer, Physics & Engineering Department, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles

Teaching Engineering courses including Strength of Materials, Statics, Materials Science, and Computer-Aided Design. 

Sept. 1997 - 2005

CONSULTING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING:

Science & Technology Consultants, R.H.E, California

AURA Systems, El Segundo, California

Excellon Automation, Torrance, California

Barksdale Corporation, Los Angeles, California.

Argo-Tech Corporation, Costa Mesa, California

Performed structural analysis and design of aerospace, military components, and industrial machines.

April.1995 - Sept. 1997

CAD INSTRUCTOR, West Los Angeles College   

Developed and taught courses in computer-aided design using AutoCAD, Autovision, and Designer. In-charge of program development and curriculum design

Sept. 1988- April 1992

SENIOR ENGINEER, Aerospace & Commercial Controls Division, Eaton Corporation, Costa Mesa, California

Designed manufacturing methods of display panels, switches, and night vision compatible (NVGC) lenses. Developed adhesive systems used in composite lenses manufacturing. Performed solid modeling and design optimization using finite elements and CAD/CAM. Performed fracture analysis on polymers and composites.

Faculty Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Southern California

Taught a graduate course in Materials Selection and an undergraduate course in Materials.

Sept. 1985-1988

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, Department of Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology

Developed a method to produce strong adhesive bonds for NASA. Characterized the joint toughness based on deformations measured by interferometry methods as part of a project sponsored by NASA. Studied the effect of moisture on adhesive strength. Investigated the fracture behavior in composites used in naval structures as part of a project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.

Faculty Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and University of Southern California

Taught courses in Machine Design and Materials Selection

Sept. 1984 - Sept. 1985

Faculty Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach

The courses taught:

Physics, Statics, Strength of Materials, Engineering Metallurgy, Solid Mechanics Laboratory.

1983-1984

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Research on plane strain fracture behavior of high-density polyethylene and PVC. Preparation of a proposal to examine the conditions under which brittle fracture may occur in conventionally tough polymers.

1976-1983

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arya Mehr University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

The courses taught:

Physics, Solid Mechanics, Advanced Strength of Materials, Machine Design, Materials Science, Theory of Elasticity, and Theory of  Photoelasticity.

Research:

Developed a theoretical model to predict the temperature rise at the crack tip. Investigated the effect of environment on craze growth of polycarbonate.

Consulting:

Collaboration with Arak Machine-Building Factory in solving some design problems in cranes and other machine elements.

Performed failure analysis and design of machine elements for the Energy and Industry Consultant Engineering Office.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Served as associate dean of engineering at Aria Mehr University, Tehran, for three years. Served on the Search Committee and the Graduate Students Selection Committee. Developed Graduate Program in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

1978-1979

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Performed research on the fracture behavior of polyurethane. Investigated the effect of temperature rise at the tip of a running crack in crack propagation instability. Prepared a study guide for an advanced correspondence course in Rubber Technology. Supervised the research of graduate students.

AWARDS

A four-year scholarship was granted by the British Government as part of its Technical Assistance Program.

 

TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

1.   M. Parvin, "Photoelastic Investigation of Cracked Plates" M.S. Thesis, Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran (1967)

2.   M. Parvin,  "Crack and Craze Growth in Surface Notch PMMA" M.S.  Thesis, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (1972)

3.   M. Parvin, "Fracture Behavior of Polymers'' Ph.D. Thesis, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London,  (1975)

4.   M. Parvin and J. G. Williams, "Ductile Brittle Fracture Transition in Polycarbonate" International Journal of Fracture 11 (1975) 963

5.   M. Parvin and J. G. Williams, "The Effect of Temperature on the Fracture Behavior of Polycarbonate" Journal of Materials Science 10 (1975) 1883

6.   M. Parvin and J. G. Williams, "The Effect of Temperature on the Fracture of Rubber Modified Polystyrene" Journal of Materials Science 11 (1976) 2045

7.   M. Parvin, "Theoretical Prediction of Temperature Rise at the Tip of a Running Crack" Proceeding of the Hong Kong fracture Mechanics Conference Volume 1, (1977)

8.  M. Parvin, "Theoretical Prediction of Temperature Rise at the Tip of a Running Crack" International Journal of Fracture 15 (1979) 397

9.   M.  Parvin,  "The Effect of Annealing on the Fracture Behavior of Polycarbonate" Journal of Materials Science 16 (1981) 1796

10.  M. Parvin and J. G. Williams, "Environmental Craze Growth in Polycarbonate" Polymer Engineering and Science 21 (1981) 816

11.  M. Parvin, "A proposal to examine the conditions under which brittle fracture may occur in tough polymers” University of Southern California, Los Angeles  (1985)

12.  M. Parvin and W. G. Knauss, "An Experimental Arrangement to Estimate the Behavior of An Uncrosslinked Polymer Under High Spatial Constraint” Polymer Science and Technology 37 (1987) 111

13.  M. Parvin and W. G. Knauss, "Non-Linear Constitutive Response of a Thermoplastic Related to Composite and Adhesive Bonding" CALCIT SM Report 87-15 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 1987

14.  M. Parvin and W. G. Knauss, "Damage Induced Response of a Thermoplastic Related to Composites and Adhesive Bonding" International Journal of Fracture, 42 (1990) 57

15.  M. Parvin, "Fracture Mechanism in Silicon Adhesive and its Thickness Dependence" Technical Reports, Eaton Corporation (1992)

16.  M. Parvin, "Height Dependence of Solder Joints Thermal Stresses in Semi Conductor Devices", Technical Report, EG&G Optoelectronics (1997)

17.   M. Parvin, "Thermal, Shock, and Random Vibration of Power Supplies" Technical Report, EG&G Opto Electronics (1998)

18.  M. Parvin, “Honeycomb Structure in Micro drilling machines”, Technical Reports, Excellon Automation, 2001

19.  M. Parvin, “Failure Investigation of Ceramics Rotors in Pressure Valves”, Barksdale Co., 2003.

20.   M. Parvin, “ The Effect of Environment on the Fuel Gauging Carbon Composite Probes”, Argo-Tech Corporation, 2005

21.  M. Parvin, “A Systematic Approach to Materials Selection”, Technical Note, Eaton University, 2008

 

22.  M. Parvin, “ Static and Fatigue Analysis of the Bolted Joints”, Eaton Corp, 2010