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Sara Bagherifard

Phone: +39.02.2399.8252

Secretary's Office of the RL Machine and Vehicle Design
Licia Simonelli
Phone: +39.02.2399.8212

Personal page on the University website

Sara Bagherifard is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano since 2017. She received her M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2005 and obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Systems Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2011. After her PhD studies, she held multiple research associate and postdoctoral fellow positions at University of Cambridge (UK), Hardvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (US) and Harvard Medical School (US). Prior to starting her current appointment, she held a research fellow position at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
She has numerous scientific peer reviewed publications and one book chapter across different disciplines of mechanical engineering, material science, and biomedical engineering. In addition, she has given over 60 seminars and presentations at various prestigious conferences and academic institutions. She has been granted several fellowships including international post-doctoral fellowship form Politecnico di Milano in 2014, Roberto Rocca MIT-Italy post-doctoral fellowship in 2013 and Faculty for the Future fellowship from Schlumberger foundation in 2011 and 2012. She has been also the recipient of multiple awards including Gold prize young scientist lecture (Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials Society (NANOSMAT)) in 2015, young researcher’s award (Italian group of fracture (IGF)) in 2009 and best presentation award (SEMDOC, University of Zilina) in 2009.
Her research involves numerical and experimental approaches to design, fabricate, and characterize multifunctional materials for emerging engineering applications. Her major research interests are impact based surface treatments, surface coatings, nanomaterials and additive manufacturing. The results of her studies can be implemented in aerospace, automotive, biomedical and any other field of engineering where durability, enhanced performance, modulated interaction and safety are of primary importance.