Masoud Yusefi

Masoud Yusefi

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Stremayrgasse 16/2
8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: 0316-873-35510
Phone (overseas): ++43-316-873-35510




9/18 - 1/22: M.Sc. Applied Mechanics, University of Tehran, Iran
9/13 - 7/18: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Professional Appointments

Since 10/22: Doctoral student, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
2/17 - 10/22: Research Assistant, Biomechanics laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
6/18 - 10/22: Mechanical Engineer, FPSCO company (fields of activity diesel engines and Railways), Tehran, Iran
1/16 - 2/17: Research Assistant, Center of Advanced System and Technology (CAST), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Biographical Sketch

Masoud was born in 1995 in Tehran, Iran. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran in Iran. During his BSc he developed a strong interest in the design and development of robotic and mechatronic devices. He became an RA in the design team of the CAST laboratory at Tehran University, designing the Iranian humanoid Sourena IV. He then entered the biomechanics laboratory to work under the supervision of Dr. Nazari on his bachelor thesis to build a biaxial tensile machine in the biomechanics laboratory. Although he worked part-time in a private engineering company, his main focus was working in the laboratory to design and develop new devices. For example, an equibiaxial tensile testing device, a saline bath system, an elastography device and a microindentation device. His MSc thesis dealt with the mechanical characterization of soft tissues. He tested young human forearm tissues in vivo to characterize the skin, fat and muscle of the forearm area and he used AI to analyze the results. He has been involved in many other types of soft tissue characterization such as the characterization of the mucous membrane in bovine tongue tissue, which he presented at the World Congress of Biomechanics in 2022, the characterization of fallopian tubes, and the characterization of implanted scaffold on rat skull.

He was given the chance to join the Institute of Biomechanics to continue with his PhD under the supervision of Professor Gerhard A. Holzapfel and Professor Gerhard Sommer.