Siamak Najarian

Sessional Lecturer
PhD (Oxford, UK)

Office: MCLD 451


Siamak Najarian received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford University in the UK. He is a retired university professor at the rank of Full-Professor. He has taught various courses at undergraduate and graduate levels both in Canada and other countries. He also used to work as a faculty member at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Currently, Dr. Najarian teaches at two departments at UBC, i.e., the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His main expertise is in translational research (Biomechatronics, Engineering Design and Analysis, Biomedical Imaging Modalities, Biotransport Phenomena, Biosensors, and Biomechanics). More than 200 graduate and undergraduate engineering theses have been completed under his supervision. Dr. Najarian has authored and co-authored 35 books and published 130 journal papers in various scientific journals.

Selected Courses Taught:

Medical Imaging, Engineering Mathematics and Analysis, Transform Calculus and Partial Differential Equations, Introduction to Biomechanics, Artificial Organs and Limbs, Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Engineering Physics, Thermal Physics, Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Mass Transfer, and Modeling of Mechatronics Systems.


Winter 2023

ELEC523 Medical Imaging Sections

Credit will only be given for one of ELEC 523 or EECE 544.

Winter 2023

ELEC341 Systems and Control Sections

Continuous time system analysis by Laplace transforms; system modelling by transfer function and state space methods; feedback, stability and sensitivity; control design; frequency domain analysis.

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Engineering with emphasis on: Biotransport Phenomena, Robotic Surgery, Biosensors, Control Engineering, Artificial Tactile Sensing, Biomechanics, Design of Artificial Organs, and Biomedical Imaging Modalities.

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