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Dr Majid Rad

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5883, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.246
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5883
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5811
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.246  


Majid is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering within the School of Engineering.

Current Teaching

  • ENS2110/ENS5110 Materials and Manufacturing 2
  • ENS3260/ENS5261 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems
  • ENS4442/ENS5442 Robotics


  • Dr. Majid Rad has served as an Engineer within industry before pursuing his graduate studies and undertaking an academic career. He has worked for reputable universities in Iran, Canada, and Australia.

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2011 – Faculty of Computing, Health and Science Grant (ECU). $10,000


  • 2010 – Professional Development Award from Perth Conventional Bureau (PCB). $5,000

Research Areas and Interests

  • Robotics and automation
  • Manufacturing processes and systems
  • Processing of engineering materials
  • CAD-based fixture/machine design
  • Design of modular special purpose machines
  • Design and implementation of robots
  • Heat treatment analysis of metallic materials


  • B.Sc. of Engineering in the field of Mechanics, Iran.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia, 1997.
  • Master of Engineering (honours), University of Wollongong, 1993.


Recent Research Grants

  • Returning Western Australian Characterisation Capabilities to the Cutting Edge: High resolution analytical transmission electron microscopy,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2013 - 2014,  $2,652,000.
  • A world class, high resolution scanning electron microscopy facility for West Australian researchers,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2013,  $1,349,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Masoudi, S., Sima, M., Tolouei Rad, M., (2018), Comparative study of ANN and ANFIS models for predicting temperature in machining. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 13(1), 211 - 225.
  • Farhan, U., Tolouei Rad, M., Osseiran, A., (2018), Assembly modelling approach for special purpose machines. Assembly Automation: the international journal of assembly technology and management, N/A(N/A), N/A, Emerald Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/AA-12-2016-170.
  • Farhan, U., Tolouei Rad, M., Osseiran, A., (2017), Indexing and retrieval using case-based reasoning in special purpose machine designs. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 92(5-8), 2689-2703, London, Springer-Verlag London, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-0274-5.
  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Hayward, K., Tolouei Rad, M., (2017), Drilling reconfigurable machine tool selection and process parameters optimization as a function of product demand. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 45(August 2017), 58-69, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2017.08.004.
  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Hayward, K., Tolouei Rad, M., (2017), Sensitivity analysis for justification of utilising special purpose machine tools in the presence of uncertain parameters. International Journal of Production Research, 55(13), 3842-3861, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1308032.
  • Farhan, U., Tolouei Rad, M., Osseiran, A., (2017), Enhancing the reconfigurability of special purpose machine tools using mechanical module interfaces. Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, 85(2), 56-66, Poland, International OCSCO World Press, DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0010.8035.
  • Tolouei Rad, M., Lichter, E., (2016), The heat treatment analysis of E110 case hardening steel. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 11(3), 407 - 415, Selangor, Malaysia, Taylor's University Sdn Bhd.
  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Tolouei Rad, M., Hayward, K., Abhary, K., (2016), Technical feasibility analysis of utilizing special purpose machine tools. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 39(2016), 53–62, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2016.02.003.
  • Farhan, U., Tolouei Rad, M., Osseiran, A., (2016), Use of AHP in decision-making for machine tool configurations. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 27(6), 874-888, Bingley, UK, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/JMTM-02-2016-0028.
  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Tolouei Rad, M., Hayward, K., (2016), New cost model for feasibility analysis of utilising special purpose machine tools. International Journal of Production Research, 54(24), 7330-7344, Taylor and Francis Ltd., DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2016.1181283.
  • Altaweel, A., Tolouei Rad, M., (2014), Effect of quenching media, specimen size and shape on the hardenability of AISI 4140 steel. Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 19(2), 33-39, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates University.
  • Farhan, U., Tolouei Rad, M., (2013), An integrated approach to assembling and automating modular fixtures design. Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 18(1), 19-24.
  • Khusheef, A., Kothapalli, G., Tolouei Rad, M., (2013), Vision-based relocation of objects using a mobile robot. Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 18(2), 1-16.

Conference Publications

  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Tolouei Rad, M., Hayward, K., (2017), Evaluation of the effect of product demand uncertainty on manufacturing system selection. Procedia Manufacturing, 11(27-30June, 2017), 1735-1743, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.301.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  Intelligent Computer-aided Modular Fixture Design System For Machining Semi-circular Parts.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Integrated System To Design Machine Layouts For Modular Special Purpose Machines
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Characterising The Deformation Behaviour Of Human Tooth Enamel At The Microscale.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Feasibility Analysis Of Using Special Purpose Machines For Drilling-related Operations
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Bio-inspired Surface Engineering For Hydrophobicity.
  • Implementation Of Group Technology In A Manufacturing Firm
  • 3d Body Bone Modeling Using 2d Medical Images

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  Investigation On The Mobile Robot Navigation In An Unknown Environment
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Manufacturing And Properties Of Titanium-based Materials Produced By Selective Laser Melting.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design, Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of New Ti-based Alloys
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