Amir Barati Farimani
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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Amir Barati Farimani received his Ph.D. in 2015 in Mechanical Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Ph.D. thesis was titled “Detecting and Sensing Biological Molecules using Nanopores.” He extensively used atomistic simulations to shed light on the DNA sensing and detection physics of biological and solid state nanopores. Right after that, he joined Professor Vijay Pande’s lab at Stanford. During his post-doc, he combined machine learning and molecular dynamics to elucidate the conformational changes of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs). He specifically was focused on Mu-Opioid Receptors to elucidate their free energy landscape and their activation mechanism and pathway.
The Barati Farimani Lab at Carnegie Mellon University is broadly interested in the application of machine learning, data science, and molecular dynamics simulations to health and bio-engineering problems.
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2005
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tehran TMU University, 2008
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
Research Group: Mechanical and AI Lab