Kamyar Nikzadfar

Kamyar Nikzadfar

کامیار نیکزادفر
Email:  nikzadfar[at]nit.ac.ir

Assistant Professor

Kamyar Nikzadfar (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor in Control and Mechatronics


Member of  IFAC Automotive Technical Committee
Member of the board of Iranian Society of Mechatronics
Member of the board of Iranian Society of Engine

Research interests:
Control, Modeling and Identification of Dynamic Systems, Mechatronics, Thermotronics, Cybernetics, Automotive Engineering, Automotive Mechatronics, Powertrain Systems Modeling and Control, Propulsion Systems Modeling and Control
 
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering – Control , K.N. Toosi University of Technology (Tehran-Iran), 2015, GPA: 19.13/20  Dissertation Title: Design of a hierarchical torque based controller with the aim of optimization of diesel engine fuel consumption and emissions
  • M.Sc. in Automotive engineering Powertrain Systems , Iran University of Science and Technology (Tehran-Iran), 2009, GPA: 17.04/20, Ranked 1st among students in the field, Thesis Title: Design of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for Idle Speed Control of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical engineeringHeat and Fluids, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (Mashhad-Iran), 2006, GPA: 16.50 / 20
 
Research Interests
  • Control Engineering
    Classic control, MIMO control, Robust control, QFT, Soft-computing methods, Modeling of dynamic systems, Optimization, System identification
  • Automotive Engineering
    Automotive Mechatronics, Powertrain modeling and control, Internal combustion engines, Engine calibration, Vehicle dynamics and control, Automotive manufacturing systems
  • Aerospace Engineering
    Gas turbine modeling and control, Aircraft dynamics and control
  • Mechatronics
    Signal conditioning and analog filters, Digital systems and Microprocessors, Arduino, Embedded systems, Electrohydrulic and electropenumatic systems, Simulation
  • Thermotronics
    Modeling and control of internal combustion engines, Modeling and control of gas turbine (stationary and air engines), Modeling and control of thermofluid systems
 
Honors and Awards
  •  Ranked 1st among students of M.Sc. of Automotive Engineering- Powertrain Systems, Iran University of Science and Technology (2009)
  • Selected as the elite student in Iran University of Science and Technology (2008)
  • Member of Iranian Elite Association (2015)
  • Selected as the Best Book Translator in Automotive related category in Roshd festival (Tehran, 2009)
  • M.Sc. Scholarship by IKCO in Automotive Engineering- Powertrain Systems, (2009-2012)
 
Previous and Present Positions

 
Professional Membership
 
Teaching Experiences
  • Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

o    Automatic control (B.Sc.)

o    Fundamentals of mechatronics (B.Sc.)

o    Fundamentals of vehicle dynamics (B.Sc.)

o    Automotive engineering fundamentals (B.Sc.)

o    Theory of Vibrations (B.Sc.)


  • Islamic Azad University- West Tehran Branch

o    Mechatronics I (M.Sc.)

o    Artificial Neural Networks (M.Sc.)

o    Advanced control (M.Sc.)

o    Automatic control (B.Sc.)

o    Dynamics (B.Sc.)

o    Simulation of control and measurement systems  (B.Sc.)

  • Islamic Azad University- Shiraz Branch

o    Automotive Technology (B.Eng.)

o    Fundamentals of vehicle dynamics (B.Eng.)

o    Automotive electronics (B.Eng.)

  • University of Applied Science and Technology - IKCO branch

o    Powertrain modeling and control (M.Eng.)

o    Soft computing (M.Eng.)

o    Advanced control (M.Eng.)

o    Advanced internal combustion engines (M.Eng.)

o    Automotive electronic and electrical systems (M.Eng.)

o    Internal combustion engines (B.Eng.)

o    Automotive Technology (B.Eng.)

o    Fundamentals of vehicle dynamics (B.Eng.)

o    Automotive electronics (B.Eng.)

o    Automatic control systems (B.Eng.)

o    Linear control systems (B.Eng.)

  • Non-academic teachinig

o    Automotive engineering fundamentals (for Bahman group)

o    Automotive design fundamentals (for SAIPA group)

o    Matlab and Simulink (SEMATEC)

o    Automative powertrain systems (IKCO TAM)

 
Publications

  1. More Than one Decade with Development of Common-Rail Diesel Engine Management Systems: A Literature Review on Modeling, Control, Estimation and Calibration, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Amir H. Shamekhi, Proc. IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2014, (5Y I.F. @2012: 0.721) (Selected as 19th Most-Read Articles during June 2015)
  2.  Investigating the Relative Contribution of Operational Parameters on Performance and Emissions of a Common-Rail Diesel Engine Using Neural Network, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Amir H. Shamekhi, Journal of Fuel, Feb. 2014 (5Y I.F. @2012: 4.059)
  3. Design of Idle Controller for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine using Fuzzy method, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Alireza Noorpoor, Amir H. Shamekhi,  Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 2012 (5Y I.F. @2012: 1.09)
  4. Developing a State Space Model for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Using Subspace Identification Method, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Amir H. Shamekhi, Proc. IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, June 2011 (5Y I.F. @2012: 0.721)
  5. An Extended Mean Value Model (EMVM) for Control-Oriented Modeling of Diesel Engines Transient Performance and Emissions, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Amir H. Shamekhi, Fuel, (2015)
  6. Developing a State Space Model for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Using Least Square Method, SAE paper 2011-01-0758, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Amir H. Shamekhi, 2011 SAE World Congress
  7. Optimal Idle Speed Control of a Light Duty Turbodiesel Engine With the Aim of Minimizing Fuel Consumption, SAE paper 2011-01-0713, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Amir H. Shamekhi, 2011 SAE World Congress
  8. Dynamic Modeling of a 1.6L Diesel Engine using Mean Value Modeling, Kamyar Nikzadfar, Alireza Noorpoor, 6th International conference on Internal Combustion Engines, (Tehran, 2009)
  9. Translation of Book to Persian (Internal Combustion Engine, Applied Thermoscience), Kamyar Nikzadfar, Alireza Noorpoor, Iran University of Science and Technology Press (Tehran, 2009)
 
Supervised Dissertations and Theses
 
Research Projects
  1.  Design and development of HIL test bench for simulation of tire-road interaction, IKCO IERT, 2015
 
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