Faculty Profile for Dr. Bahram Asiabanpour

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Dr. Bahram Asiabanpour
Professor — Ingram School of Engineering
IGRM 2203
phone: (512) 245-3059

Biography Section

Biography and Education

PhD and CMfgE

Teaching Interests

Learning by doing

Research Interests

A- Atmospheric Water Generation including system development, superhydrophobic surfaces, materials, process, and geometry studies that lead to optimum productivity.
B- Automation in precision farming including the development of automated farming systems, heat conservation/heat transfer, automation in vertical farming/hydroponics/aeroponic, material/fertilizer feeding/maintaining/harvesting/processing mechanisms, circular economy, and operations research, modeling, simulation, and optimization in agriculture.
C- Additive Manufacturing including software development, system development, material study, metal-based AM, Automated construction, waste recycling, and 3R, and applied AM studies.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Almusaied, Z., Asiabanpour, B., & Aslan, S. (2018). Optimization of Solar Energy Harvesting: An Empirical Approach. Journal of Solar Energy, 2018. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9609735
  • Moghimi, F., & Asiabanpour, B. (2023). Economics of Vertical Farming in The Competitive Market. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (CTEP).
  • Renner, O., & Asiabanpour, B. (2023). An Experimental Study of Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Measuring Elemental Compositions of Materials Using an X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) Analyzer.
  • Torres, C., Olivia, R., Asiabanpour, B., Wagner, N., & Huertas Pau, M. del M. (2023). Experimental growth of halophytes in secondary farming.
  • Fahy, W. P. P., Koo, J., Tate, J. S., & Asiabanpour, B. (2023). Multifunctional Polysiloxane Ablative Nanocomposites for Improved Weight Efficiency. USA: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2023-0517

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor for 2019. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Mariel M. Muir Excellence in Mentoring Award, Texas State University. 2018

Selected Grants

  • Asiabanpour, Bahram (Principal), Aslan, Semih (Co-Principal), Ortiz, Araceli Martinez (Co-Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Co-Principal), Kim, Yoo-Jae (Co-Principal), Salamy, H (Co-Principal). Designing green-engineering summer camp, Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)-Engineering Summer Program, State, $12500. (Funded: June 2014). Grant.
  • Asiabanpour, Bahram (Principal), Wagner, N., Mix, K., Ghoddusi, H., Lewis, S., Aslan, S., Chumbley, T.. EverGreen: A Cross-Disciplinary Research-Based Education Program for Hispanic Students at the Food-Water-Energy Intersection, USDA-NIFA, $1000000. (Funded: 2016 - 2021). Grant.
  • Ortiz, A. (Principal), Huling, L. (Principal), Beck, J. (Co-Principal), Asiabanpour, Bahram (Co-Principal), Bos, B. (Co-Principal), Close, E. (Co-Principal), Dickinson, G. (Co-Principal), Fabac, C. (Co-Principal), Sriraman, V. (Co-Principal), Van Overschelde, J. (Co-Principal). NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative-NASA EPDC, NASA, Federal, $14998963. (Funded: 2014 - 2019). Grant.
  • Asiabanpour, Bahram (Principal), Aslan, S. (Co-Principal), Jimenez, J. (Co-Principal), Salamy, H. (Co-Principal), Kim, Y. (Co-Principal), Ortiz, A. (Co-Principal), Viswanatan, V. (Co-Principal). REENERGIZE: Recruitment and Retention of Students in STEM Programs through a Renewable Energy Research and Education Partnership with Five Minority Institutions, Department of Education-MSEIP, Federal, $613822. (Funded: 2014 - 2018). Grant.
  • Aslan, S. (Principal), Asiabanpour, Bahram (Co-Principal), Salamy, H. (Co-Principal), Jimenez, J. (Co-Principal), Londa, M. (Co-Principal). A BRIDGE Program to Engage, Sustain and Empower Women and Minorities in STEM (ESE WAMS), USDA- WAMS, $417017. (Funded: 2014 - 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing - Editor in chief
The 2022 Panel Fellow Cohort for CMMI’s Game Changer Academies (CGCA) for Advancing Research Innovation-NSF Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation
December 2021-December 2022
College Curriculum Committee -College of Science and Engineering
Liaison for the ISoE in Faculty Senate
Curriculum Committee- In School and representing engineering in college and university curriculum committees