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Simon Park

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Mechanical and Manufacturing

Simon Park



(403) 220-6959

ME 523



  • 2010 CIRP (International Academy of Production Engineering) Associate Member from Canada
  • 2009 Departmental Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2007 CIRP (International Academy of Production Engineering) Research Affiliate
  • 2005 Canada Foundation of Innovation New Opportunity Grant
  • 2005 University of Calgary Young Innovator Award
  • 2004 Ingenuity New Faculty Grant

Primary Institute

University of Calgary

Other project activities

Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology - NSERC Strategic Network

Consulting interests

  • Vibrations (Structural Dynamics) and Monitoring
  • Machining
  • Injection molding
  • Pipeline leakage
  • Sensors development
  • Nanocomposite
  • Design and Manufacturing
Research Activities: 

Nano-MEMS, Automation, Manufacturing Engineering, Design, Vibration

Research Interests

The research interests include mechanics and dynamics of micro and nano metal cutting operations, micro injection molding, sensor fusion, monitoring, adaptive and predictive control, dynamics compensation, coupling of modular substructures, nanocomposites, sensors, virtual simulation of machining, process optimization, high speed spindle dynamics, and design methodology.

He also has industry experiences in the fields of plastics manufacturing (i.e., injection molding, extrusion, dies and molds), electronics manufacturing (i.e., PWB design, SMT), and rapid prototyping (i.e., Stereolithograph, Laser Sintering).

  • 3D Micro and Nano Machining and Injection Molding
  • Sensor Fused Intelligent Monitoring System through Spindle Integrated Sensors
  • FRF updating Chatter Vibration Suppression
  • Modular Structure Dynamics Analysis through Receptance Coupling
  • Virtual Machining
  • Rapid Product Realization for High Volume Plastic Parts
  • Micro Applications
  • Graham, E., Park, C., Park, S.S., “Fabrication of Micro-Dimpled Surfaces through Micro Ball End Milling”, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, JPEM-D-12-00424R1 (in-press).
  • Arjmand, M., Mahmoodi, M., Park, S.S., Sundararaj, U.T., “An innovative method to reduce the energy loss of conductive filler/polymer composites for charge storage applications”, Composites Science and Technology, 78, pp. 24-29, 2013.
  • Mahmoodi, M., Mostofa, M.G, Jun, M., Park, S.S., “Characterization and Micromilling of Flow Induced Aligned Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites”, ASME J. of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, (in Press, JMNM-12-1039)
  • Park, C.I., Mostofa, M.G., Mahmoodi, M., Park, S.S., “Micromechanical scribing and indentation behavior of injection-molded polymeric carbon nanotube (CNT) nanocomposites”, Int. J. of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-013-4736-0 (in Press)
  • Parmar, K., Kianimanesh, A., Freiheit, T., Park, S.S., “Design Enhancements for High Performance Dye Sensitized Solar Cells”, ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, (in-press SOL-12-1148).
  • Mostofa, M.G., Malekian, M., Jun, M.B.G., Aarts, M., Park, S.S., “Micro Mechanical Machining of Soda Lime Glass”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s00180-012-4554-9 (in Press).
  • Kianimanesh, A., Yu, B., Yang, Q., Freiheit, T., Xue, D, Park, S.S., “Investigation of Bipolar Plate Geometry on Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Performance”, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, accepted Aug. 2012.
  • Jun, M.B.G, Goo, C., Malekian, M., Park, S.S., “A New Mechanistic Approach for Micro End Milling Force Model”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134, 011006, 2012.
  • Mahmoodi, M., Arjmand, M., Sundararaj, U., Park, S., “The Electrical Conductivity and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding of Injection Moulded Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube/polystyrene Composites,” Carbon, 50, 1455-1464, 2012.
  • Malekian, M., Mostofa, M.G., Park, S.S., Jun, M.B., “Modeling of Minimum Uncut Chip Thickness in Micro Machining of Aluminum”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212 (3), 553-559, 2012.
  • Mahmoodi, M., Park, S.S., Rizvi, G., “Feasibility study of thin micro injection moulded components”, Journal of Polymer Engineering and Science, 52(1), 180-190, 2012.
  • Mehrpouya, M., Park, S.S., “Prediction of Atomic Force Microscope Probe Dynamics through the Receptance Coupling Method”, Review of Scientific Instruments, 82, 125001, 2011.
  • Yang, Q., Kianimanesh, A., Park, S.S., Freiheit, T., Xue, D., “A semi-empirical model considering the influence of operating parameters on performance for a direct methanol fuel cell”, Journal of Power Sources, 196 (24), 10640-10651, 2011.
  • Arjmand, M., Mahmoodi, M., Gelves, G.A., Park, S.S., Sundararaj, U.T., “Electrical and electromagnetic interference shielding properties of flow-induced oriented carbon nanotubes in polycarbonate”, Carbon, 49(11), 3430-3440, 2011.
  • Salimi, S., Park, S.S., Freiheit, T., “Dynamic Response of Intraocular Pressure and Biomechanical Effects of the Eye Considering Fluid-Structure Interaction", ASME J. of Biomechanical Engineering, 133 (9), 091009, 2011.
  • Malekian, M., Park, S.S., Strathearn, D., Mostofa, M.G., M.B.G, Jun, “Atomic Force Microscope Probe Based Nanometric Scribing”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20 (11), 115016, 2010.
  • Park, S.S., Rahnama, R., “Robust Chatter Stability in Micro Milling Operations”, Annals of CIRP Manufacturing Technology, 59(1), pp. 391-394, 2010.
  • Rukosuyev, M., Goo, C.S., Jun, M.B.G, Park, S.S., “Design And Development Of Cutting Fluid System Based On Ultrasonic Atomization For Micro-Machining”, Transactions of SME – NAMRI, 37, 2010.
  • Malekian, M., Trieu, D., Owoc, J., Park, S.S., Hunter, C.J., "Investigation of the Intervertebral Disc and Fused Joint Dynamics Through Experimental Modal Analysis and the Receptance Coupling Method," ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132, 041004, 2010.
  • Farshidi, R., Trieu, D., Park, S.S., Freiheit, T., “Non-contact experimental modal analysis using air excitation and a microphone array”, Measurement, 43, pp. 755-765, 2010.
  • Hong, J., Jung, S., Park, S.S., "Study of Non-contact Thickness Measurement of Thin Transparent Object", Korean Society for Precision Engineering, 26 (12), pp. 62-68, Dec. 2009.
  • Rahnama, R., Sajjadi, M., Park, S.S., “Suppression of Chatter in Micro Milling with Process Damping”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 209, pp. 5766-5776, 2009.
  • Park, S.S., Malekian, M., “Mechanistic Modeling and Accurate Measurement of Micro End Milling Forces”, Annals of CIRP Manufacturing Technology, 58(1), pp. 49-52, 2009.
  • Malekian, M., Park, S.S., Jun, M.B., “Modeling of Dynamic Micro Milling Cutting Forces”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 49(7-8), pp. 586-598, 2009.
  • Malekian, M., Park, S.S., Jun, M.B., “Monitoring of Micro Milling Operations”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 209(10), pp. 4903-4914, 2009.
  • Malekian, M., Sajjadi, M., Park, S.S., Jun, M.B., “Mechanistic Modeling of Ball End Milling”, Transactions of SME – NAMRI, 37, pp. 67-74, 2009.
  • Malekian, M., Park, S.S., Um, K. “Investigation of Micro Plowing Forces through Conical Scratch Tests”, Transactions of SME – NAMRI, 36, pp. 293-300, 2008.
  • Mascardelli, B., Park, S.S., Freiheit, T., “Substructure Coupling of Micro-end Mills to Aid in the Suppression of Chatter”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 130, pp. 011010-1 to 12, 2008.
  • Park, S.S., Chae, J., “Joint Identification of Modular Tools Using a Novel Receptance Coupling Method”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing, 35, pp. 1251-1262, 2008.
  • Malekian, M., Park, S.S., “Investigation of Micro Milling Forces for Aluminum”, Transactions of SME – NAMRI, 35(1), pp. 417-424, 2007.
  • Park, S.S., Qin, Y., “Robust Regenerative Chatter Stability in Machine Tools”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing, 33(3-4), pp. 389-402, 2007.
  • Chae, J., Park, S.S., “High Frequency Bandwidth Measurements of Micro Cutting Forces”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 47, pp. 1433-1441, 2007.
  • Park, S.S., “Identification of Spindle Integrated Force Sensor’s Transfer Function for Modular End Mills”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 128, pp. 146-153, 2006.
  • Chae, J., Park, S.S., Freiheit, T., “Investigation of Micro Cutting”, International Journal of Machine Tools, 46, pp. 313-332, 2006.

B.Sc (University of Toronto) 1997
M.Sc. (University of Toronto) 1999
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia) 2004

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