Mojtaba Ghodsi

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I joined the University of Portsmouth as a Senior Lecturer of Instrumentation, and Measurement Systems at the School of Energy & Electronic Engineering in January 2020. I obtained a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (1999), an MSc in Mechatronics Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University (2002), and a Ph.D. in Precision Engineering from the University of Tokyo (2007), supported by a Japanese Monbusho scholarship. In 2007, the Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS) awarded me a post-doctoral fellowship. I continued my academic career at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman up to 2019.  My main research interests are around smart materials and structures to develop actuators, sensors, energy harvesters, vibration control, NDT, and mechatronics systems. 

Research Projects

  • Development of Gasoline Direct Injector Using Magnetostrictive Material
  • Development of Active Anti-Vibration System Using Magnetostrictive Actuator
  • Development of Novel Microscale Torsional Actuator
  • Development of Maglev Using High-Temperature Superconductors
  • Development of Ultrasonic Probe using Magnetostrictive for NDT
  • High-Frequency Force Senor Using Magnetostrictive Material
  • Design, Manufacture, and Control of Linear Direct-Drive Motor
  • Development of 30 kVA Induction Heater
  • Development of Micron-Watt Magnetostrictive Harvester for Harsh Environment    


Principal Investigator of Internal Research Grant, Mojtaba Ghodsi, “Design and Fabrication of Self-Sensing Magnetostrictive Transducer for Non-Destructive Evaluation” 2015, 15,600 GBP.

Principal Investigator of joint research collaboration between SQU and UAEU, Mojtaba Ghodsi “Development of Energy Harvesting System for Vibrational Structures,” 2016, 56,000 GBP.

Principal Investigator of Internal Research Grant, Mojtaba Ghodsi, “Structural Vibration Control Using Magnetostrictive Actuators” 2017, 13,700 GBP.

Co-Investigator of External Grant- Medco Energi Company, Morteza Modammadzaheri, Mojtaba Ghodsi, “A Vibration-Based of Flowline & Headline Integrity Identification”, 2019, 60,700 GBP.

Co-Investigator of TRC Project, Amur-Al-Yahmadi, Mojtaba Ghodsi, “Optimization-Based Prediction of Human Gait,” The Research Council of Oman, 2015, 219,000 GBP.

Co-Investigator of Internal Research Grant, Khorshid Alam, Mojtaba Ghodsi, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Bone Drilling ”, 2016, 15,600 GBP.
Co-Investigator of Internal Research Grant, Issam Bahadur, Mojtaba Ghodsi, “A Mercury-Free, Piezo-Assisted Micro-Cutter for Embryo Biopsy,” 2016, 15,600 GBP.


Ph.D. Opportunity

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year Ph.D. to commence in October 2021. Please find more details in the following link:






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