Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi

Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



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Research Focus

Biomechanics and mechanics


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 1982, MIT
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, 1979, MIT
  • BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, 1975, Tehran University, Iran

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Research Overview

Biomechanics and mechanics

Selected Research Projects

  • High-Performance Biodegradable Composites from Qatari Date Palm Waste
    • – Principal Investigator, National Priorities Research Program
  • Knee Injury Prevention and Osteoarthritis Risk in Obesity
    • – Co-Principal Investigator, National Priorities Research Program
  • Novel Multi Functional Composite Sandwich Panel
    • – Principal Investigator, National Priorities Research Program

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • A.D. Orsi, P.K. Canavan, A.Vaziri, R.Goebel, O.A. Kapasi, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, The Effects of Graft Size and Insertion Site Location During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on Intercondylar Notch Impingement, The Knee, 24, 2017, 525-535
  • Y. Zheng, H. Bahloo, D. Mousanezhad, A. Vaziri, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, Displacement and Stress Fields in a Functionally Graded Fiber-Reinforced Rotating Disk with Nonuniform Thickness and Variable Angular Velocity, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transaction of the ASME, 2017, 139, 1-10
  • G. Liu, R. Ghosh, A. Vaziri, A. Hossieni, H. Bahloo, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, Biomimetic Composite Inspired by Venous Leaf, Journal Of Composite Materials, 2017, 1-12
  • G. Liu, R. Ghosh, ,D. Mousanezhad, A. Vaziri, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, Thermal Conductivity of Biomimetic Leaf Composite, Journal Of Composite Materials, 2017, 1-10
  • H. Abdi, J. Papadopoulos, H. Nayeb-Hashemi, A. Vaziri, Enhanced Elastic-Foundation Analysis of Balanced Single Lap Adhesive Joints, International Journal of Adhesion& Adhesive, 2, 2017, 80-91


Aug 02, 2018

Vaziri & Nayeb-Hashemi Win TAML 2018 Excellent Paper Award

MIE Professors Ashkan Vaziri and Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi won the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML) 2018 Excellent Paper Award for their paper “Elastic properties of chiral, anti-chiral, and hierarchical honeycombs: A simple energy-based approach”.

Sep 16, 2016

Hashemi & Vaziri Published in Scientific Reports

MIE Professor Hamid Nayab-Hashemi and Associate Professor Ashkan Vaziri were published in Scientific Reports for their article on "Curved Beam Computed Tomography based Structural Rigidity Analysis of Bones with Simulated Lytic Defect: A Comparative Study with Finite Element Analysis". Abstract: In this paper, a CT based structural rigidity analysis (CTRA) method that incorporates bone intrinsic […]

Jan 14, 2016

Vaziri's Research Among Most Cited Since 2011

Two of MIE Associate Professor Ashkan Vaziri's research papers were among the most cited articles of the International Journal of Solids and Structures Articles.


May 20, 2014

Periodic Buckling Pattern

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering faculty members’s Jim Papadopoulos, Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi, Ashkan Vaziri, and PhD students Babak Haghpanah & Davood Mousanezhad were featured on the cover of  Proceedings of Royal Society A for “Buckling of regular, chiral, and hierarchical honeycombs under a general macroscopic stress state”. Proceedings A has published many influential articles on Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences […]

Jun 26, 2012

Moving past Qatar’s carbon economy

Mechan­ical and indus­trial engi­neering researchers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity have been awarded three, three-​​year grants totaling $785,000 from the Qatar Foun­da­tion for Edu­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Com­mu­nity Development. According to its web­site, the non­profit orga­ni­za­tion aims to sup­port Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to a modern knowledge-​​based economy. Hamid Nayeb-​​Hashemi and Ashkan Vaziri, a pro­fessor and […]

Jan 13, 2011

Attempting to Prevent Arthritis

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri are using 3D imaging models of knee joints to develop methods to treat and prevent osteoarthritis.

Nov 18, 2010

Nayeb-Hashemi & Vaziri on Cover of Orthopaedic Research

MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri’s article on “Effect of frontal plane tibiofemoral angle on the stress and strain at the knee cartilage during the stance phase of gait” is featured on the cover of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

Jul 06, 2010

Hashemi & Vaziri Receive $300K

MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri have received a multi-national grant from QNRF for their "Novel approaches for structural protection in the oil, gas, and petrechemical industry".

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