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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Dr. Zia Saadatnia

Dr. Zia Saadatnia

BSc, MSc, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact information

 2000 Simcoe Street North
   Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
   Office: ACE 3026

  905.721.8668 ext. 2880

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  • Smart Structures and Materials
  • Nonlinear Vibration and Structural Dynamics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Biomedical Devices
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Toronto 2019

Master's in Mechanical Engineering
Ontario Tech University 2015

Bachelor of Science (Hons)
University of Science and Technology, Iran 2007

Affiliate Scientist

KITE Research Institute, University Health Network (UHN)

Assistant Professor (Status-only)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Concurrent Engineering and Design
Computational Engineering Applications
Quality Control

Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship, Mitacs, Government of Canada, Canada

William Dunbar Memorial Scholarship University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Mar 2019

Pierre Rivard Hydrogenics Graduate Fellowship University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Dec 2018

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Government of Ontario, Canada
May 2016

Dean's Scholarship Award, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Canada
Sep 2016

Distinguished Researcher, University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Nov 2012

Ranked First in Undergrad Class in BSc. Degree, University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Sep 2011

For an updated list of publications, visit the Google Scholar Profile