Dr. Cyrus Raoufi is a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Cyrus obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and M.Sc. at Queen's University both in Mechanical Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with more than 15 years professional industrial experience working as a Design Engineer, Project Manager, Product Designer, and Tool Engineer. His teaching and research interests are in Engineering Design/Projects, Computer Aided Design/Engineering (CAD/CAE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and welded/bolted steel structures. Dr. Raoufi is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Engineering Design (Structural and Machinery); Engineering Analysis (Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fatigue Analysis, Welded/Bolted Steel Structures, Vibration and Modal Analysis), Motion Systems
Ph.D. (University of Toronto, Canada, 2007)
M.Sc. (Queen's University, Canada, 2003)
B.Eng. (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran,1990)
Raoufi, C., The Book: "Finite Element and Modal Analysis of Parts Using SolidWork Simulation 2013", CYRA Engineering Services Inc., Vancouver, August 2013
Raoufi, C., " Simulation based Approach to Teach the Motion Systems Design and Control", Proceeding of the 15th IASTED CA 2013, Honolulu, August 2013
McMunn, C., Hufsmith A., Shobab T., Peffers, K., Raoufi, C. , " Design and Development of a Single Wheel Recreational Hauler for Motorcycles, Poster presentation ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, Nov. 2013
Raoufi, C., " Multi-body Motion Systems Design Through CAD/CAE Simulation: Verification and Validation Challenges and Lessens Learned ", Proceeding of 2012 ASME V&V Symposium, Las Vegas, May 2012
Raoufi, C., Goldenberg, A., and Kucharczyk W., " Design and Control of a Novel Hydraulically/Pneumatically Actuated Robotic System for MRI-Guided Neurosurgery ", Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBISE), 1, pp 61-74, 2008
Raoufi, C., Goldenberg, A., and Kucharczyk W., " Inverse Kinematic and Control Architecture of a Slave Manipulator for MR-Guided Brain Biopsy", Proceeding of 2008 ASME IMEC, Boston, Oct. 2008
Raoufi, C., Goldenberg, A., and Kucharczyk W., Design and Development of a Control System for a New Hydraulically/Pneumatically Actuated Tele-robot for MRI-Guided Interventions, Proceeding of The 2008 International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications ESA'08, Las Vegas, July 2008.
Raoufi, C., Goldenberg, A., and Kucharczyk W., A New Hydraulically/Pneumatically Actuated MR-Compatible Robot for MRI-Guided Neurosurgery, Proceeding of ICBBE, Shanghai, May. 2008.
Goldenberg, A. A., Trachtenberg, J., Kucharczyk, W., Yi, Y., Haider, M., Ma, L., Weersink, R., and Raoufi, C., Robotic System for Closed-Bore MRI-Guided Prostatic Interventions, IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 374-379, 2008.
Raoufi, C., Ben-Tzvi, P., Goldenberg, A., and Kucharczyk W., A MR-Compatible Tele-Robotic System for MRI-Guided Intervention, Proceeding of 2007 IEEE/RSJ , San Diego, 2007.
Raoufi, C., Goldenberg, A., and Kucharczyk W., Control Paradigm and Design for a Novel MR-Compatible Tele-Robotic System for MRI-Guided Neurosurgery, Proceeding of 2007 IEEE Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Harbin , 2007.Raoufi, C. and Surgenor, B. Control of a Pneumatic Gantry Robot for Grinding: Performance with Conventional Technique, Proceeding of IEEE Conference on Control Application, Toronto, Aug. 2005.
Samhouri, M., Raoufi, C., Surgenor, B. Control of a Pneumatic Gantry Robot for Grinding: A Neuro-fuzzy Approach to PID Tuning, Proceeding of IEEE Conference on Control Application, Toronto, Aug. 2005.
Raoufi, C. and Surgenor, B., Design and Evaluation of a Pneumatic Gantry Robot for the Grinding of Steel Blank, Proceeding of ASME IMEC, Washington DC, Nov. 2003.