Bio


Dr. Saman Farhangdoust is pursuing the goal of using his interdisciplinary knowledge to advance the Smart City and Space concept and make a lasting impact on society. He enjoys venturing into new disciplines to combine cutting-edge technologies and develop novel solutions to today’s structural safety problems.

As a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, Saman works on multi-functional materials and smart structures with particular emphases on intelligent self-sensing diagnostics and integrated health management for space and aircraft structures.

Outside of his research at Stanford, Saman is collaborating with MIT Media Lab as a Technical Consultant and also with Boeing Research and Technology as a Research Consultant to advance sensing and structural health monitoring systems.

Saman is considered a talented young researcher who has made valuable multidisciplinary contributions at an international level. These research activities have led to more than 40 publications including journal articles, conference proceedings, a textbook, U.S. Patents, national reports and guidelines to date.

Honors & Awards


  • SEI Young Professional Scholarship, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2022)
  • Outstanding Student of the Year Award, United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) (2021)
  • Real Triumphs Graduate Award, Florida International University (2021)
  • Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award, Florida International University (2021)
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, Florida International University (2021)
  • Outstanding Student Life Award, Florida International University (2021)
  • Author Conference Grant, The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) (2020)
  • Biography Selected, Who’s Who in America - Marquis (2020)
  • Travel Grant, The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) (2019)
  • Research Job Fellowship, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2016)
  • Ranked 1st in M.Sc. studies, Iran University of Science and Technology (2014)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Florida International University, Structural Engineering (2022)
  • Master of Science, Iran University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering (2014)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Kirigami auxetic structure for high efficiency power harvesting in self-powered and wireless structural health monitoring systems SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES Farhangdoust, S., Georgeson, G., Ihn, J., Chang, F. 2021; 30 (1)