Ahmad Ghasemloonia

Assistant Dean, Academic Programs and Students

Schulich School of Engineering

Senior Instructor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Post-doctoral Scholar

Project neuroArm

Post-doctoral Fellow

Subsurface Imaging Technology

PhD - Mechanical Engineering

Memorial University, 2013

MSc - Mechanical Engineering

Tarbiat Modares University 2006

BSc - Mechanical Engineering

University of Tabriz, 2003

Contact information


Office: 403.220.5772

Web presence



Mechanical Engineering Building : MEB421

Office hours

Open-door policy


Engineering Statics (ENGG 202)

Dynamics (ENGG 349)

Fundamentals of Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines (ENME 473)

Vibrations and Machine Dynamics (ENME 599)

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Structural vibrations
  • Vibration condition monitoring
  • Dynamic finite element analysis
  • Teaching, learning and pedagogy

Research activities

Dr. Ghasemloonia’s research skills are structural vibrations, vibration condition monitoring and fault diagnostics, dynamic finite element analysis and dynamic simulations. Between 2002 and 2009, he conducted experimental research on the condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of rotating machinery and combustion engines.

His PhD research area was analytical and finite element structural vibration modeling of drilling structures in. In his PhD research, he developed models to design drillstring geometry, shock absorbers and vibrating tools to minimize harmful vibrations and maximize component life in drilling. His post-doctoral research with subsurface imaging technology was in the area of FEM analysis of visco-elastic creep behavior of salt caverns to provide key design guidelines for excavating salt cavern in western Newfoundland. At Project neuroArm, he worked on the design and development of ENT surgical robotic tools, vibration analysis of cancer tissue with atomic force microscopy and vibration simulation of surgical drills.


Dr. Ahmad Ghasemloonia received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tabriz in 2003 and his MSc in Applied Mechanics from Tarbiat Modares University in 2006 with a research focus on vibration condition monitoring and fault diagnosis.  Between 2003 and 2009, he served as a Technical Engineer, Quality Control Engineer and Vibration Analysts at TSA, Pars Khazar, SAPCO and MAPNA Group.

Dr. Ghasemloonia received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, graduating with distinction in 2013 with a specialization in structural vibrations. Following the completion of his PhD, he had an Industrial Post-doctoral Fellowship at Subsurface Imaging Technology on the feasibility study of excavating salt caverns in Newfoundland.  

In 2014, he joined Project neuroArm at the University of Calgary as a Post-doctoral Scholar, where he worked on biomedical engineering research projects (surgical tool design, cell vibration analysis, vibration simulation in surgical drills and surgical skill assessment using motion quality). He lectured as a sessional faculty member at Memorial University in 2013 and at the University of Calgary in 2015 and 2016 before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary.  

Currently, Dr. Ghasemloonia, who is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta, teaches courses in the areas of dynamics and vibrations. 


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Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award (2016-2017, 2017-2018)

Professor of the Year - Mechanical Engineering (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021)

Graduation Banquet Teaching Excellence Award (2019-2020, 2020-2021)

Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2018)

Teaching Achievement Award (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Schulich School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Performance (2015)