- Stanford University, Stanford, Ph.D. 1976
- Stanford University, Stanford, M.S. 1972
- Southern Methodist University, Dallas, B.S. 1969
- Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 1987-Present
- University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
Research Interests and History
Dr. Rastegar's career spans the last 24 years. He worked at Loxem Corp. in Dallas, Texas designing locks and lock manufacturing machinery following his graduation from SMU in 1969 and during his M.S. studies. After obtaining his M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Stanford University in 1972 and 1977, he joined the General Engineering faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then worked five years in engineering firms designing machinery for the steel industry. In 1987, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at SUNY at Stony Brook. His current research interests include the kinematics, dynamics, vibration and control as related to high speed and precision machinery, passive and active vibration isolation and vibration damping, the development and application of smart materials based actuators. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers. His research is currently being supported by the National Science Foundation, U. S. Army Research Office, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and a number of industries.