Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering




Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, 2006
M.Sc. University of Toronto, Canada, 2003
B.Sc. University of Tehran, Iran, 1998


Research interests

  • Vibration Control, Nonlinear Systems
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Energy Harvesting, Vehicle Efficiency
  • Dental Haptics, Haptic devices and Interfaces

Teaching interests

  • Advanced Vibration
  • Linear Systems
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Mechatronic Design II
  • Nonlinear Systems


SFU Surrey, Room: SRYC 4174
Personal webpage:

Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 460 Advanced Vibration
  • ENSC 384 Mechatronic Design II
  • ENSC 383 Feedback Control Systems
  • ENSC 380 Linear Systems

Selected recent publications

  • Hoyle, A., Arzanpour, S., Shen, Y., 2010, “A Novel Magnetorheological Damper Based Parallel Planar Manipulator Design”, Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Volume.19, No.5, (9pp)
  • Khameneifar, F., Moallem, M., Arzanpour, S, 2011“Modeling and Analysis of a Piezoelectric Energy Scavenger for Rotary Motion Applications”, Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics, Volume 133,  Issue 1, 6 pp.
  • Mansour, H., Arzanpour, S., Golnaraghi, F., Parameswaran, A.M., 2011, “Semi-active engine mount design using auxiliary magnetorheological fluid compliance chamber”, Vehicle Systems Dynamics, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp. 449 – 462
  • Arzanpour, S., Golnaraghi, M.F., 2009, “Development of an Active Compliance Chamber to Enhance Performance of Hydraulic Bushings”, Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Volume 132,  Issue 4, 7pp.
  • Arzanpour, S., Golnaraghi, M.F., 2008, “Development of a bushing with an active compliance chamber for variable displacement engines”, Vehicle Systems Dynamics, Volume. 46, Issue 10 , pp. 867 - 887.