Dr. Milani joined the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan in 2007. He was an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2005-2007. He received his PhD in 2005 from McGill University and his MSc and BSc (both with honors) from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2000 and 1997, respectively. He has been a member of the Process Modeling and Instrumentation Division at the Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council Canada (IMI-NRC) 2001-2002.
Dr. Milani’s general expertise falls in multi-scale modeling, simulation, and optimization of composite materials, structures, and forming processes. He is also heavily involved in conducting interdisciplinary research in multiple criteria material selection and optimization, as well as decision-making for the environmental performance of products and services. He has been the author/co-author of over 100 publications, including three books. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards and his research has been recognized by the national and international scientific communities. Most recently, he was nominated for both Best Researcher and Best Teacher of the Year Awards at UBC Okanagan and also won the International Intelligent Optimal Design Prize by CADLM.