Mahshid Mansouri

Title PhD Candidate
Department Mechanical Science & Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2018


I graduated from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) in September 2018 with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and now I’m a first year Ph.D. direct student in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department of UIUC. I joined HDCL in August 2019.

I’m going to work on the design and manufacture of an autonomous bed mattress for patients with limited movement ability caused by advanced-stage ALS, frailty due to aging, obesity, coma, or spinal cord injury. The objective of my project is to develop an autonomous bed mattress constructed from an array of individually sensed and controlled soft air cells can autonomously and continuously identify pressure concentration and provide (1) site-specific pressure relief and (2) whole-body repositioning every 2 hours without the need for caregiver intervention.

Current project: Autonomous Morphing Bed Mattress for ALS patients with Limited Movement Ability

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Human Assistive Devices
  • Mechatronics & Robotics

Personal Interests:

  • Travelling
  • Swimming
  • Cooking
  • Dancing

Email: mm64(AT)illinois(DOT)edu