Sherry Towfigian

Shahrzad (Sherry) Towfighian
Associate Professor 

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Dr. Towfighian received her PhD degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2011. She joined the Mechanical Engineering department at Binghamton University in Fall 2013. She has published over 75 journal and international conference papers. She has been the recipient of several grants from National Science Foundation and National Health Institute. Her research interests are Micro-electro-mechanical systems and energy harvesting for biomedical devices. She focuses on creating theoretical and experimental frameworks to explain the underlying mechanism of electromechanical systems. Using these frameworks, she seeks innovative methods to improve functionality of devices for various applications.

Current Members


Mahmood Chahari

PhD Candidate 
 MAHMOOD CHAHARI received the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology. His current research interests include Robotics and Control, MEMS sensors, and energy harvesting.


Yu Tian

PhD Candidate

Yu Tian has earned his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University. His research focuses on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nonlinear dynamics, sensors and actuators, and internal resonance.


Sara Aghazadeh

MS Candidate

Sara earned her B.S. degree in physics from Shahid Beheshti University of Iran.
She is interested in biomechanics and triboelectric energy harvesters.


Mohammad Mousavi
PhD Candidate

Mohammad has earned his MS degree from the University of Tehran, Iran. His research interests include MEMS and their biomdeical applications.


Mohammad Alzgool
PhD candidate

Mohammad earned my bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and his Master's degree in Mechancial Engienering from Jordan University of Science and Technology.
He is interested in MEMS sensors and actuators, Control, and Biomechanics.


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  • Nabid Hossain, PhD, now research and development mechanical engineer at seagate.
  • Meysam Daeichin, PhD, now research scientist at Soundskrit that makes miniature MEMS microphones.
  • Mehmet Ozdogan, PhD, now prcoess developement engineer at Intel that makes highly advanced microsystems.
  • Mark Pallay, PhD, now a research and development engineer at Seagate that makes hardware storage devices.
  • Alwathiqbellah Ibrahim, PhD and Postdoc, now an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Tyler
  • Daniel Nelson, MS, now a research engineer at Airforce Research Laboratory.
  • Wei Yang, PhD, Hired by Apple working on dynamic analysis of cell phone components.
  • Matthew Jones, MS, Currently at Ford.
  • Lejie Liu , MS
    Currently PhD student at University of Madison-Wisconsin.
  • Timothy Kilmer - Undergraduate student
    Currently junior student at SUNY Oneonta.