Publications

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Book

•  H. Marvi, D. Hu, "Locomotion of Snakes," in preparation, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany (scheduled to appear in 2016). 

Refereed Journal Papers

2016

14. G. Lin*, Z. Ye*, X. Dong*, H. Marvi, O. Erin, W. Hu, M. Sitti, “Shape-programmable magnetic soft matter,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201608193, 2016. (PDF)

2015

13. H. Marvi, J. Cook, J. Streator, D. Hu, “Snakes Move Their Scales to Increase Friction,” Journal of Biotribology, Special Issue: Biotribology in Nature, 2015. (In Press)

12. H. Marvi*, S. Song*, M. Sitti, “Experimental Investigation of Optimal Adhesion of Mushroom-like Elastomer Microfibrillar Adhesives,” Langmuir, 31(37), pp10119-10124, 2015. *Equally contributing authors (PDF)

11. H. Marvi*, Y. Han*, M. Sitti, “Actively Controlled Fibrillar Friction Surfaces.” Applied Physics Letters, 106(5), pp 051602, 2015.*Equally contributing authors.(PDF)

2014

10. H. Marvi, C. Gong, N. Gravish, H. Astley, M. Travers, R. Hatton, J. Mendelson, H. Choset, D. Hu, and D. Goldman, "Sidewinding with minimal slip: snake and robot ascent of sandy slopes," Science, 346(6206), pp 224-229, 2014. (PDF+SOM, Perspectives Piece by Prof. Jake Socha)

2013

9. H. Marvi, J. Bridges, D. Hu, "Snakes Mimic Earthworms: Propulsion Using Rectilinear Traveling Waves," Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(84), 2013. (PDF)

2012

8. H. Marvi, D. Hu, "Friction Enhancement in Concertina Locomotion of Snakes." Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9(76), pp 3067-3080, 2012.(PDF)

2011

7. B. Vasaghi-Gharamaleki, M. Keshavarz, S. Gharibzadeh, M. Sotodeh, H. Marvi, J. Mosayebnejad, and I. Ebrahimi Takamjani, " Temperature Changes During and after Eccentric Contractions and its Effect on Force and Desmin Loss in Rat," Acta Medica Iranica, 49(4), pp 225-232, 2011. (PDF)

2010

6. M. Grujicic, G. Arakere, W. C. Bell, H. Marvi, H. V. Yalavarthy, B. Pandurangan, I. Haque and G. M. Fadel, "Reliability-based Design Optimization for Durability of Ground-vehicle Suspension-system Components," Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 19(3), pp 301-313, 2010. (PDF)

5. M. Grujicic, T. He, H. Marvi, B. A. Cheeseman, C.-F. Yen, "A Comparative Investigation of the Use of Laminate-level Meso-scale and Fracture-mechanics Enriched Meso-scale Composite-material Models in Ballistic Resistance Analyses," Journal of Materials Science, 45, pp 3136-3150, 2010. (PDF)

4. M. Grujicic, H. Marvi, G. Arakere, W. C. Bell, I. Haque "The Effect of Up-armoring the High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) on the Off-road Vehicle Performance," Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 6(2), pp 1169-1182, 2010. (Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence) ( PDF)

3. M. Grujicic, H. Marvi, G. Arakere, I. Haque, "A Finite Element Analysis of Pneumatic-Tire/Sand Interactions During Off-Road Vehicle Travel," Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 6(2), pp 284-308, 2010. (PDF)

2008

2. B. Vasaghi-Gharamaleki, M. Keshavarz, S. Gharibzadeh, H. Marvi, J. Mosayebnejad, and I. Ebrahimi Takamjani, "The Effect of Temperature on Eccentric Contraction-induced Isometric Force Loss in Isolated Perfused Rat Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle." Tehran University Medical Journal, 66(6), pp 388-395, 2008.(Abstract)

1. B. Vasaghi-Gharamaleki, M. Keshavarz, S. Gharibzadeh, M. Sotodeh, H. Marvi, J. Mosayebnejad, and I. Ebrahimi Takamjani, "The Influence of Temperature Alterations on Eccentric Contraction-Induced Isometric Force and Desmin Loss in Rat Medical Gastrocnemius Muscle," Journal of Medical Science, 8(2), pp 162-169, 2008. ( PDF)

Patents

2011

3. H. Marvi, G. Meyers, D. Hu, J. Glisson, A. Hirabayashi, A. Pavone, "Scalybot," U.S. Provisional Patent, 61/561,574, November 2011.

2006

2. R. Taghavi Zenouz, J. Mosayyebnejad, H. Marvi, "Method and Apparatus for Automatic Sampling of a Pressure Distribution Using Scanning Valve," Iranian Patent Office, 35572, July 2006.

1. H. Marvi, J. Mosayyebnejad, M. Keshavarz, B. Vasaghi Gharamaleki, "Method and Apparatus for Generating and Recording the Eccentric Contraction of Muscle," Iranian Patent Office, 35940, August 2006.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

2015

5. Y. Han*, H. Marvi*, M. Sitti, “Fiberbot: A Miniature Crawling Robot Using a Directional Fibrillar Pad,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, May 2015.

4. H. Marvi*, S. Song*, M. Sitti, “Experimental Investigation of Maximal Adhesion of Bio-Inspired Micro- Fiber Adhesives with Mushroom Shaped Tip Endings,” 38th Annual meeting of the Adhesion Society, Savannah, GA, February 2015. (Peebles Award)

2011

3. H. Marvi, G. Meyers, G. Russell, D. Hu, "Scalybot: a Snake-inspired Robot with Active Frictional Anisotropy," ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2011. (PDF, Invited Paper, Best Student Paper of the Year)

2001

2. S.M. Hasheminejad, R. Talebi, H. Marvi, "FEM Dynamic Analysis of a Damped Composite Beam," 5th  International Mechanical Engineering Conference, ISME, Rasht, Iran, May 2001.

1. S.M. Hasheminejad, R. Talebi, H. Marvi, "Vibration Analysis of a Damped Composite Beam," 5th  International Mechanical Engineering Conference, ISME, Rasht, Iran, May 2001.

Conference Oral Presentations

2016

26. K. Farrell, D. Elson, I. Ninkovic, H. Marvi, “Bio-inspired switchable adhesives for space applications, ”Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA, January 2016.

25. H. Bagheri, S. Vajrala, V. Taduru, S. White, D. Lee, A. Pazouki, H. Emady, H. Marvi, “Locomotion on Wet Granular Media,” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA, January 2016.

24. K. Farrell, Z. Zhao, Q. Wang, D. Elson, X. He, H. Marvi, “Heat and pH activated Fibrillar Adhesives,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2016.

23. A. Thoesen, E. Asphaug, H. Marvi, “Experimental and Computational Characterization of Granular Media at Microgravity with Electrostatic Forces,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2016.

22. H. Bagheri, S. Vajrala, V. Taduru, S. White, D. Lee, H. Emady, H. Marvi, “Experimental and Computational Characterization of Wet Granular Media,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2016.

21. M. Ilami, M. Liu, E. Fisher, M. Bejarano, N. Stephanopoulos, H. Marvi, “Targeted drug delivery with DNA enhanced magnetic microrobots,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2016.

20. G. Lin*, Z. Ye*, X. Dong*, H. Marvi, O. Erin, W. Hu, M. Sitti, “Shape-programmable magnetic soft matter,” Materials Research Society, Phoenix, AZ, April 2016.

19. H. Bagheri, S. Vajrala, H. Emady, H. Marvi, “Locomotion on Complex Deformable Terrain,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 2016.

18. M. Ilami, N. Stephanopoulos, H. Marvi, “Reconfigurable DNA Nanorobots,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 2016.

17. H. Marvi, “Snakes and Geckos on a Complex Plane,” 2nd World Congress on Automation and Robotics, Philadelphia, PA, June 2016.

2014

16. H. Marvi, J. Cook, J. Streator, D. Hu, " Snake Scales: Flexible Cleats for Climbing Deformable Substrates," Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago-Rosemont, IL, October 2014.

15. H. Marvi, C. Gong, M. Tesch, N. Gravish, R. Hatton, J. Mendelson, H. Choset, D. Hu, H. Astley, D. Goldman,  "Using Sidewinder rattlesnakes to inform design of robotic devices: the beauty of multidisciplinary research teams," Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, TN, August 2014.

14. H. Astley, C. Gong, M. Serrano, H. Marvi, H. Choset, J. Mendelson, D. Hu, and D. I. Goldman,  "Cybernetic Sidewinders: Modulation of Orthogonal Body Waves Enables Versatile Maneuverability," International Physics of Living Systems Network (iPoLS) Annual Meeting, Munich, Germany, July 2014.

13. H. Marvi, J. Streator, D. Hu, "Friction Enhancement in Snake Locomotion," Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2014.

12. H. Marvi, C. Gong, M. Travers, N. Gravish, J. Mendelson, R. Hatton, H. Choset, D. Hu, D. Goldman,  "Sidewinding as a control template for climbing on sand," APS March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2014.

11. H. Marvi, C. Gong, N. Gravish, J. Mendelson, R. Hatton, H. Choset, D. Hu, D. Goldman, "Sidewinding as a control template for climbing on sand," Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2014.

2013

10. H. Marvi, C. Gong, N. Gravish, J. Mendelson, R. Hatton, H. Choset, D. Goldman, D. Hu "Sidewinding as a control template for climbing on sand," 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.

9. H. Marvi, C. Gong, N. Gravish, J. Mendelson, R. Hatton, H. Choset, D. Hu, D. Goldman, "Sidewinding snakes on sand," Southeast Regional Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SESICB) Meeting, Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

8. H. Marvi, "Friction Control in Snakes and Snake Robots," Milliken Graduate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, March 2013. (Invited Presentation)

7. H. Marvi, R. Chrystal, J. Shieh, J. Mendelson, R. Hatton, H. Choset, D. Goldman, D. Hu, "Sidewinding snakes on sand," Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2013.

2012

6. H. Marvi, D. Dimenichi, R. Chrystal, J. Mendelson, D. Goldman, D. Hu, "Sidewinding snakes on sand," 65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.

5. H. Marvi, J. Streator, D. Hu, "Snakeskin Tribology," Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2012.

4. H. Marvi, D. Hu, "The Role of Functional Surfaces in the Locomotion of Snakes," Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network (PoLS SRN) meeting, New Haven, CT, July 2012.

3. H. Marvi, J. Streator, D. Hu, " Snakeskin Tribology: How Snakes Generate Large Frictional Anisotropy," APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, February 2012. (Abstract)

2. H. Marvi, J.P. Cook, and D. Hu, "Rectilinear Locomotion of Snakes and the Design of Scalybot 2," SICB Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 2012. (Abstract)

2010

1. H. Marvi, D. Hu, "Concertina Locomotion of Snakes," 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2010. (Abstract)

Poster Sessions

2016

16. H. Bagheri, S. Vajrala, V. Taduru, S. White, D. Lee, H. Emady, H. Marvi, “Simulation of Robotic Systems on Granular Media,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 2016.

15. A. Thoesen, H. Marvi, “Simulated novel approaches to asteroid mobility,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 2016.

14. K. Farrell, D. Elson, H. Marvi, “Switchable Adhesives for Space Applications,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 2016.

13. M. Ilami, K. Ramagiri, E. Fisher, M. Bejarano, V. Ajjampur, A. Apostol, H. Marvi, “Magnetic Microrobots for Medical Applications,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 2016.

12. P. Wei, H. Marvi, “Bio-inspired Smart Skin,” SEMTE Applied Project Symposium, Tempe, AZ, April 2016.

11. D. Sanchez, H. Marvi, “Environmental Chamber for Testing Space-Rated Adhesives,” SEMTE Applied Project Symposium, Tempe, AZ, April 2016.

10. C. Harvey, H. Marvi, “Developing Robotic Systems for Locomotion on Granular Media,” Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Symposium, Tempe, AZ, April 2016.

9. K. Farrell, H. Marvi, “Switchable Adhesives for Space Applications,” Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Symposium, Tempe, AZ, April 2016.

8. S. White, H. Marvi, “Animal Locomotion on Granular Media,” Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Symposium, Tempe, AZ, April 2016.

2014

7. H. Marvi, "The Role of Functional Surfaces in the Locomotion of Snakes," Purdue Prospective Faculty Workshop, West Lafayette, IN, March 2014.

2013

6. J. Cook, H. Marvi, J. Leisen, D. Hu, "Measuring Energetic Cost of Snake Locomotion Using NMR Spectroscopy," Air Products Undergraduate Research Fair at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, April 2013. (Third Place)

5. J. Shieh, G. Tamayo, Q. Tran, H. Marvi, J. Mendelson, H. Choset, D. Goldman, D. Hu, "The Mechanics of Sidewinding on Sand," 8thAnnual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, April 2013. (Second Place in College of Engineering)

4. J. Cook, H. Marvi, J. Leisen, D. Hu, "Measuring Energetic Cost of Snake Locomotion Using NMR Spectroscopy," 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, April 2013.

3. A. Dickerson, S. Bolan, H. Marvi, "GoSTEM Fellows at Radloff Middle and Meadowcreek High School," Celebrating Teaching Day at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, March 2013.

2012

2. H. Marvi, G. Meyers, J. Cook, E. Chang, D. Hu, "Scalybot: A Snake-inspired Robot," Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network (PoLS SRN) meeting, New Haven, CT, July 2012.

1. H. Marvi, G. Meyers, J. Cook, E. Chang, D. Hu, "Scalybot: A Snake-inspired Robot," Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2012.

M.Sc. Thesis

"Modeling of a Micro Swimmer", under supervision of Dr. M.A. Jalali, May, 2007.

B.Sc. Thesis

"The Feasibility Investigation of Using Micro Turbines at Hybrid Vehicles", under supervision of Dr. S. M. Hosseinalipoor, Aug. 2004.

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