Journal Publications

2023
  • M. Jafarpour, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Double-spirals offer the development of pre-programmable modular metastructures”, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2023, 25(13), 2300102.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202300102
  • J. Meshkani, H. Rajabi, A. Kovalev, S. N. Gorb, “Patterns of load distribution among the legs in small water striders during standing and striding”, Journal of Zoology, 2023, 320, 84-95.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.13066
  • J. Zhang, J. Shi, J. Huang, Q. Wu, Y. Zhao, J. Yang, H. Rajabi, Z. Wu, H. Peng, J. Wu, “In Situ Reconfigurable Continuum Robot with Varying Curvature Enabled by Programmable Tensegrity Building Blocks”, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2023, 2300048.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202300048
  • S. Ito, H. Rajabi, S.N. Gorb, “A ballistic pollen dispersal strategy based on stylar oscillation of Hypochaeris radicata (Asteraceae)”, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2023, 226, jeb244258.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.244258
  • J. Zhang, Y. Li, Z. Kan, Q. Yuan, H. Rajabi, Z. Wu, H. Peng, J. Wu, “A Preprogrammable Continuum Robot Inspired by Elephant Trunk for Dexterous Manipulation”, Soft Robotic, 2023, 10(3), 636-646.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2022.0048
  • M. Jafarpour, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Double-spiral: a bioinspired preprogrammable compliant joint with multiple degrees of freedom”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2023, 20, 20220757.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0757
  • K. Deng, C. F. Schaber, A. Kovalev, H. Rajabi, Z. D. Dai, S. N. Gorb, “Aerodynamic vs. frictional damping in primary flight feathers of the pigeon Columba livia”, Applied Physics A, 2023, 129:121.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-023-06395-6
  • K. Deng, C. F. Schaber, A. Kovalev, H. Rajabi, Z. D. Dai, S. N. Gorb, “The Role of Vanes in the Damping of Bird Feathers”, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2023, 20, 1646–1655.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42235-022-00329-3
2022
  • H. Rajabi, S. H. Eraghi, A. Khaheshi, A. Toofani, C. Hunt, R. J. Wootton, “An insect-inspired asymmetric hinge in a double-layer membrane”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2022, 119(45) e2211861119.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2211861119
  • A. Khaheshi, H. Rajabi, “Mechanical Intelligence (MI): A Bioinspired Concept for Transforming Engineering Design”, Advanced Science, 2022, 2203783.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202203783
  • C. Li, H. Rajabi, S. N. Gorb, “Conflicting requirements for transparency and mechanical stability in the compound eyes of desert locusts”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2022, 2200766.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202200766
  • S. Eshghi, F. Nabati, S. Shafaghi, V. Nooraeefar, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “An image based application in Matlab for automated modelling and morphological analysis of insect wings”, Scientific Reports, 2022, 12:13917.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-17859-9
  • C. Li, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Effect of sample treatment on the elastic modulus of locust cuticle obtained by nanoindentation”, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2022, 13, 404-410.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.13.33
2021
  • K. Deng, A. Kovalev, H. Rajabi, C. F. Schaber, Z. D. Dai, S. N. Gorb, “The damping properties of the foam‑filled shaft of primary feathers of the pigeon Columba livia”, The Science of Nature, 2022, 109, 1-10.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-021-01773-7
  • C. Li, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Biomechanical strategies to reach a compromise between stiffness and flexibility in hind femora of desert locusts”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2021, 134, 490-498.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2021.07.030
  • P. Manoonpong†, H. Rajabi†, J. C. Larsen, S. S. Raoufi, N. Asawalertsak, J. Homchanthanakul, H. T. Tramsen, A. Darvizeh, and S. N. Gorb, “Fin Ray Crossbeam Angles for Efficient Foot Design for Energy-Efficient Robot Locomotion”, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2021, 2100133.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202100133
    † First authors with equal contribution
    • This study achieved High Attention Score, and was scored as top 5% of all research outputs by Altmetric.
  • J. Zhang, Q. Yuan, Y. Jiang, H. Pang, H. Rajabi, Z. Wu, J. Wu, “Elytra coupling of the ladybird Coccinella septempunctata functions as an energy absorber in intentional falls”, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2021, 16, 056018.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ac1cef
  • W. Zhang, Z. Wu, Z. Wang, Z. Wang, C. Li, H. Rajabi, J. Wu, “Double-rowed teeth: design specialization of the Harpegnathos venator ants for enhanced tribological stability”, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2021, 16, 055003.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ac124a
  • C. Lietz, C. F. Schaber, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “The damping and structural properties of dragonfly and damselfly wings during dynamic movement”, Communications Biology, 2021, 4:737.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02263-2
  • S. H. Eraghi, A. Toofani, A. Khaheshi, M. Khorsandi, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Wing coupling in bees and wasps: From the underlying science to bioinspired engineering”, Advanced Science, 2021, 2004383.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202004383
  • A. Khaheshi, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Triple stiffness: A bioinspired strategy to combine load-bearing, durability and impact-resistance”, Advanced Science, 2021, 2004338.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202004338
  • Y. Matsumura, Y. Kamimura, C.-Y. Lee, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Penetration mechanics of elongated female and male genitalia of earwigs”, Scientific Reports, 2021, 11:7920.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86864-1
  • Y. Matsumura, M. Jafarpour, M. Reut, B. Shams Moattar, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Excavation mechanics of the elongated female rostrum of the acorn weevil Curculio glandium (Coleoptera; Curculionidae)”, Applied Physics A, 2021, 127, 348.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-021-04353-8
  • A. Khaheshi, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Spiky-joint: a bioinspired solution to combine mobility and support”, Applied Physics A, 2021, 127, 181. (Selected as a Top Paper)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-021-04310-5
  • S. Büsse, A. Koehnsen, H. Rajabi & S. N. Gorb “A controllable dual-catapult system inspired by the biomechanics of the dragonfly larvae’s predatory strike”, Science Robotics, 2021, 6(50), eabc8170.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1126/scirobotics.abc8170
  • A. Khaheshi, H. T. Tramsen, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Against the wind: A load-bearing, yet durable, kite inspired by insect wings”, Materials & Design, 2021, 198, 109354.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2020.109354
2020
  • M. Jafarpour, Sh. Eshghi, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Functional significance of graded properties of insect cuticle supported by an evolutionary analysis”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2020, 17, 20200378.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2020.0378
  • Y. Matsumura, M. Jafarpour, S. A. Ramm, K. Reinhold, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Material heterogeneity of male genitalia reduces genital damage in a bushcricket during sperm removal behaviour”, The Science of Nature, 2020, 107, 52.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-020-01706-w
  • H. Rajabi, J.-H. Dirks, S. N. Gorb, “Insect wing damage: causes, consequences and compensatory mechanisms”, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2020, 223(9), jeb215194.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.215194
  • Sh. Eshghi, V. Nooraeefar, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “WingMesh: A Matlab-Based Application for Finite Element Modeling of Insect Wings”, Insects, 2020, 11, 546.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11080546
  • A. Toofani, S. H. Eraghi, M. Khorsandi, A. Khaheshi, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Biomechanical strategies underlying the durability of a wing-to-wing coupling mechanism”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2020, 110, 188-195.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2020.04.036
  • H. Rajabi, S. N. Gorb, “How do dragonfly wings work? A brief guide to functional roles of wing structural components”, International Journal of Odonatology, 2020, 23(1), 23-30.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13887890.2019.1687229
2019
  • C. Li, S. N. G`orb, H. Rajabi, “Cuticle sclerotization determines the difference between the elastic moduli of locust tibiae”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2019, 103, 189-195.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2019.12.013
  • H. Rajabi, S. N. Gorb, “How do dragonfly wings work? A brief guide to functional roles of wing structural components”, International Journal of Odonatology, 2019, 23(1), 23-30
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13887890.2019.1687229
  • Y. Ma, Ch. Wan, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Biomechanics of fore wing to hind wing coupling in the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula (Pentatomidae)”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2019, 100, 10-17.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2019.09.027
  • L.-Y. Wang, M. Jafarpour, C.-P. Lin, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Endocuticle sclerotisation increases mechanical stability of cuticle”, Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 8272 – 8278.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1039/C9SM01687B
  • Y. Ma, H. Ren, H. Rajabi, H. Zhao, J. Ning, S. N. Gorb, “Structure, properties and functions of the forewing-hindwing coupling of honeybees”, Insect Physiology, 2019, 118, 103936.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2019.103936
  • H. Stetsun, H. Rajabi, N. Matushkina, S. N. Gorb, “Functional morphology of the sting in two digger wasps (Hymenoptera: crabronidae)”, Arthropod Structure & Development, 2019, 52, 100882.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2019.100882
  • J. Rudolf, L.-Y. Wang, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “On the fracture resistance of dragonfly wings”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2019, 99, 127-133.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.07.009
  • Y. Matsumura, J. Michels, H. Rajabi, T. Shimozawa, S. N. Gorb, “Sperm transfer through hyperelongated beetle penises–morphology and theoretical approaches”, Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 10238.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46211-x
  • M. Spinner, C. F. Schaber, S-M. Chen, M. Geiger, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Mechanical behavior of ctenoid scales: Joint-like structures control the deformability of the scales in the flatfish Solea solea (Pleuronectiformes)”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2019, 92, 305-314.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2019.05.011
2018
  • L.-Y. Wang†, H. Rajabi†, N. Ghoroubi, C.-P. Lin, S. N. Gorb, “Biomechanical strategies underlying the robust body armour of an aposematic weevil”, Frontiers in Physiology, 2018, 9, 1410.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01410
    † First authors with equal contribution
  • Sh. Eshghi, M. Jafarpour, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “A simple, high-resolution, non-destructive method for determining the spatial gradient of the elastic modulus of insect cuticle”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2018, 15, 20180312.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0312
  • H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, V. Dürr, J.-H. Dirks, “Both stiff and compliant: Morphological and biomechanical adaptations of stick insect antenna for tactile exploration”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2018, 15, 20180246.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0246
  • H. Rajabi, K. Stamm, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Micro-morphological adaptations of the wing nodus to flight behaviour in four dragonfly species from the family Libellulidae (Odonata: Anisoptera)”, Arthropod Structure & Development (Special Issue in Insect Flight), 2018, 47, 442-448.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.01.003
  • M. Schmitt, T. H. Büscher, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi “How does a slender tibia resist buckling? Effect of material, structural and geometric characteristics on buckling behaviour of the hindleg tibia in stick insect postembryonic development”, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2018, 221, jeb173047.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.173047
2017
  • H. Rajabi, V. Schroeter, Sh. Eshghi, S. N. Gorb, “The probability of wing damage in the dragonfly Sympetrum vulgatum (Anisoptera: Libellulidae): a field study”, Biology Open, 2017, 6, 1290-1293.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/bio.027078
  • H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, K. Stamm, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Dragonfly wing nodus: A one-way hinge contributing to the asymmetric wing deformation”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2017, 60, 330-338.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2017.07.034
  • H. Rajabi, M. Jafarpour, A. Darvizeh, J.-H. Dirks, S. N. Gorb, “Stiffness distribution in insect cuticle: a continuous or a discontinuous profile?”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2017, 14, 20170310.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2017.0310
  • H. Rajabi, P. Bazargan, A. Pourbabaei, Sh. Eshghi, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, D. Taylor, J.-H. Dirks, “Wing cross veins: an efficient biomechanical strategy to mitigate fatigue failure of insect cuticle”, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2017, 16, 1-9.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s10237-017-0930-6
2016
  • H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, “Resilin microjoints: a smart design strategy to avoid failure in dragonfly wings”, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 39039.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep39039
  • H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, M. Malaki, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, “Basal Complex and Basal Venation of Odonata Wings: Structural Diversity and Potential Role in the Wing Deformation”, PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(8), e0160610.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160610
  • H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, A. Darvizeh, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Effects of multiple vein microjoints on the mechanical behaviour of dragonfly wings: numerical modelling”, Royal Society Open Science, 2016, 3, 150610.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1098/rsos.150610
  • H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Effect of microstructure on the mechanical and damping behaviour of dragonfly wing veins”, Royal Society Open Science, 2016, 3, 160006.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160006
  • H. Rajabi, M. Rezasefat, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, Sh. Eshghi, A. Shafiei, T. Mirzababaie Mostofi, S. N. Gorb, “A comparative study of the effects of constructional elements on the mechanical behaviour of dragonfly wings”, Applied Physics A, 2016, 122(1), 1-13.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-015-9557-6
  • Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, V. Nooraeefar, M. Alitavoli, H. Babaei, “Simple finite element modeling of planar composite structures using digital image processing technique in Matlab”, Journal of Science and Technology of Composites, 2016, 3(2), 195-202. (Persian)
  • Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, V. Nooraeefar, A. Shafiei, T. Mirzababaie Mostofi, M. Monsef. A Simple method for geometric modelling of biological structures using image processing technique, Scientia Iranica, 2016, 23(5), 2194-2202.
  • H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, H. Babaei, “Experimental and numerical investigations of crack propagation in dragonfly wing veins”, AmirKabir Journal of Science & Research (Mechanical Engineering), 2016, 48(2), 61-64.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22060/mej.2016.598
2015
  • H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “A comparative study of the effects of vein-joints on the mechanical behaviour of insect wings: I. Single joints”, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2015, 10(5), 056003.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/10/5/056003
  • H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, J-H. Dirks, D. Taylor, “Numerical investigation of insect wing fracture behaviour”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2015, 48(1), 89-94.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.10.037
2014
  • H. Rajabi, H. Monsef, M. Zare, A. Armandei, M. Moghadami, “Design, development and demonstration of an improved bird washing machine”, Ecotoxicology, 2014, 23(5), 960-965. (Distinguished by European Commission)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-014-1238-2
  • H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, Sh. Eshghi, A. Khaheshi, “Experimental and numerical investigations of Otala lactea’s shell I. Quasi-static analysis”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2014, 32, 8-16.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.12.008
  • H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Investigation of the dynamic behavior of thick piezoelectric cylinders”, Scientia Iranica, 2014, 21(3), 587-599.
  • A. Darvizeh, S. Anami Rad, M. Darvizeh, R. Ansari and H. Rajabi, “Investigation of microstructure and mechanical behavior of Woodlouse shells using experimental methods and numerical modeling”. Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, 14(7), 183-190. (Persian)
  • A. Darvizeh, N. Shafiee, M. darvizeh, H. Habibollahi and H. Rajabi, “Investigation of the effects of constructional elements on the biomechanical behavior of desert locust hind wing”. Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, 14(14), 235-244. (Persian)
2013
2012
  • M. Faghih-Shojaei, V. Mohammadi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Experimental analysis and numerical modeling of mollusk shells as a three dimensional integrated volume”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012, 16, 38-54.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.08.006
  • H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Thick Cylinders Subjected to Internal Electro-magnetic Loading”, Journal of Mechanics, 2012, 28(3), 423-430.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmech.2012.51
2011
  • A. Rezaei, A. Darvizeh, A. Basti, H. Rajabi, “Three Dimensional Static and Dynamic Analysis of thick Functionally Graded Plates by the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) Method”, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2011, 35, 1168-1180. (Selected as a Top Paper)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2011.05.011
  • A. Rezaei, M. Alitavoli, A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, “Modeling and Simulation of Spider’s Walking”, International Journal of Nature & Design & Ecodynamics, 2011, 6(2), 83-96.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.2495/DNE-V6-N2-83-96
  • H. Rajabi, M. Moghadami, A. Darvizeh, “Investigation of Microstructure, Natural Frequencies and Vibration Modes of Dragonfly Wing”, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2011, 8(2), 165-173. (Selected as a Top Paper)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1672-6529(11)60014-0
2010
  • M. Darvizeh, A. Darvizeh, V. Arab Zadeh, H. Rajabi, “Nonlinear analysis of multi-layered beams with piezoelectric layers considering large deformations”, Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2010, 10(2), 57-67. (Persian)
2009
  • M. Darvizeh, A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, A. Rezaei, “Free Vibration Analysis of Dragonfly Wings using Finite Element Method”, International Journal of Multiphysics, 2009, 3(1), 101-110.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/175095409787924454

Awards & Honors

  • Endorsed as an “Exceptional Promise” by the Royal Academy of Engineering under the Global Talent category 2021
  • Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS) Doctoral Award for the best Ph.D. dissertations 2020
  • Kiel Life Science Postdoc Award for excellent research quality and outstanding doctoral thesis 2019
  • Runner-up winner of Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2018
  • Image of Distinction Winner of Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition 2018
  • Outstanding Student Award of the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) 2016
  • Distinguished Student of The University of Guilan 2015
  • Distinguished Lecturer of Ahrar Institute of Technology and Higher Education 2012
  • Top Paper Award of the Journal of Bionic Engineering 2012
  • Top Paper Award of the Journal of Bionic Engineering 2011
  • Top Paper Award of the Journal of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 2011
  • Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Student of The University of Guilan during whole M.Sc. program 2010
  • Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Student of The University of Guilan 2006
  • Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Student of The University of Guilan 2005

Funding & Grants

  • Travelling Fellowships – Nagoya Institute of Technology, 2023, Role: Sponsor (Recipient: Ms Haruka Fukunishi), Amount: £10,000
  • LSBU LSBU ECR Springboard Funding Scheme 2023, Project title: Bioinspired compliant joints for automatic adaptability, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: £5,000
  • LSBU External Participatory and Collaboration (EPaC) research fund, 2023, Project title: Bioinspired, adaptive structures for energy-efficient robotic systems, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: £6,000
  • Travelling Fellowships – Nagoya Institute of Technology, 2022-2023, Role: Sponsor (Recipient: Mr Rikima Kuwada), Amount: £11,000
  • Travelling Fellowships - The Company of Biologists, 2022-2023, Role: Sponsor (Recipient: Mr Pongsiri Borijindakul), Amount: £3,000
  • Travelling Fellowships - Visva-Bharati University, 2022, Role: Sponsor (Recipient: Mr Preenjot Singh), Amount: £3,000
  • UKRI Research Capital Investment Fund, 2022-2023, Project title: A platform for development of biomimetic wings for flapping-wing drones, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: £20,000
  • The Royal Society Research Grant 2022, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: £20,000
  • Mechanical Engineering & Design Funding for Teaching activities 2022, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: £6,000
  • The Royal Society International Exchanges Cost Share Grant 2022, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: £12,000
  • Mechanical Engineering & Design Extra-Curricular Activities 2021, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 10,000 £
  • Kiel Life Science Award for Early Career Postdocs 2019, Role: Principal Researcher, Amount: 6,000 €
  • Research Grant BioInspiration Seed Funding Competition 2019, Role: Principal Researcher, Amount: 6,100 €
  • Travel Grant of the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) 2019, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 2,000 €
  • Research Grant Quick and Tiny 2019, Role: Coordinating Researcher, Amount: 500 €
  • Research Grant for Distinguished Early Stage Postdocs at Kiel University 2019, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 1,500 €
  • Dissertation Writing Grant at Kiel University 2019, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 2,100 €
  • Federal State Funding from the State Schleswig-Holstein in Germany 2016-2018, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 21,600 €
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grant 2014-2016, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 40,000 €
  • Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship at the University of Guilan 2011-2016, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 25,100 €
  • Tuition Fee Waiver scholarship at the University of Guilan 2007-2010, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 15,100 €
  • Conference Attendance Grant at the University of Guilan 2009, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 1,000 €
  • Tuition Fee Waiver scholarship at the University of Guilan 2003-2007, Role: Principal Applicant, Amount: 20,100 €