Chi Ma | Mechanical Design | Best Scholar Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Chi Ma ‌ | Mechanical Design|Best Scholar Award 

Assoc Prof Dr at Chi Ma Chongqing University China

Dr. Ma Chi, an Associate Professor at Chongqing University, specializes in numerical control equipment. Over the past five years, he has authored or coauthored 40 SCI papers with an average impact factor of 6.7355, earning over 1700 citations. His research, published in top journals like Int. J. Mach. Tools Manuf. and ASME’s J. Manuf. Sci. E-T, has garnered significant academic and industrial acclaim. He holds more than 20 national invention patents, contributing to substantial economic and social benefits. Dr. Ma has led six major research projects and serves on several prestigious editorial and professional committees.





Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2012-2017) Advisor: Prof. Xuesong Mei. B.Eng. in Mechanical Design, Manufacture, and Automation, Xi’an Technological University (2008-2012)

✨ Work Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow / Associate Professor, Chongqing University (2018-Present) Lecturer, Chongqing University (2018-2020) Joint Ph.D. Student, University of California, Berkeley (2016-2017) Advisor: Prof. David B. Bogy

🧑‍🔬Research Interests

High-efficiency and precision processing, Thermal error prediction and compensation in machining equipment, Simulation modeling of machining errors, Topology optimization in cooling systems for machining tools

🏅 Professional Achievements

Publications: Authored/coauthored 50 SCI papers, average impact factor: 6.7355 Key journals: Int. J. Mach. Tools Manuf., ASME’s J. Manuf. Sci. E-T, J. Manuf. Process., Mech. Syst. Signal Pr. Citations: Over 1700 on SCI. Patents: Holds over 20 national invention patents. Projects: Presided over six major scientific research projects including National Key Research and Development Plan projects Participated in multiple high-profile projects like National Defence Project, National Natural Science Foundation key projects. Awards: First Prize of Chongqing Municipal Scientific and Technological Progress First Prize of Technological Invention of Machinery Industry Silver Prize of the 24th China Patent Award

📊 Project Undertaking

I have presided over a total of six scientific research projects including the National Key Research and Development Plan projects, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) top/youth projects, the Chongqing Natural Science Foundation top projects, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and the Chongqing Municipal Overseas Returned Scholars Support Plan projects, and participated in two major special projects, the National Defence Project, the National Natural Science Foundation key projects, the 04 Scientific and Technological Major Special Projects, and the National Key Research and Development Plan projects, among others, for six projects.


Publications Top Notes 📝


  1. 📄 Li M, Ma C*, Zeng S, et al. Cooling water jacket design of motorized spindle system using multi-objective topology optimization[J]. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2023, 224: 120112.
  2. 📄 Li M, Zeng S, Hu J, Ma C*. Free-mounted cooling plate multi-objective topology optimization method towards precision machine tool heat dissipation An experimental and numerical study[J]. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2023, 241: 124394.
  3. 📄 Li M, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Topology optimization design of cooling water jacket structure for high-speed spindle-bearing system[J]. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 2023, 102: 1-22.
  4. 📄 Li M, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Thermal error prediction of precision boring machine tools based on extreme gradient boosting algorithm-improved sailed fish optimizer-bi-directional ordered neurons-long short-term memory neural network model and physical-edge-cloud system[J]. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2024, 127: 107278.
  5. 📄 Luo F, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Effect of gas-liquid phase change of axial rotating heat pipe on fluid-thermal-solid behaviors of high-speed spindle[J]. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2023, 232: 121117.
  6. 📄 Luo F, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Theoretical and experimental study on rotating heat pipe towards thermal error control of motorized spindle[J]. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2023, 185: 108095.
  7. 📄 Zeng S, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Sequence-to-sequence based LSTM network modeling and its application in thermal error control framework[J]. Applied Soft Computing, 2023, 138: 110221.
  8. 📄 Gui H, Liu J, Ma C*, et al. Industrial-oriented machine learning big data framework for temporal-spatial error prediction and control with DTSMGCN model[J]. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2023.
  9. 📄 Zhang L, Liu J, Ma C*, et al. Intelligent integrated framework towards high-accuracy machining[J]. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 2023, 40: 101359.
  10. 📄 Luo F, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Thermal error prediction and control method combining residua-based one-dimensional convolution-minimum gate unit model with physical-data-edge-cloud terminal architecture[J]. Neural Computing and Applications, 2023, 41: 103234.

Nima Khodadadi | geotechnical engineering | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Nima Khodadadi | geotechnical engineering| Young Scientist Award

Dr. university of Miami, United States

👩‍🔬  Engaged in pioneering research as a Research Assistant in Structural Engineering at the University of Miami, with a focus on innovative approaches under Prof. Antonio Nanni.  Recognized for academic excellence with awards such as the ACI Fellowship foundation and the SEI Futures Fund Student Scholarship. Holds dual Ph.D. degrees in Material and Structural Engineering from the University of Miami and Structural Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology.  Actively contributes to professional committees and engages in voluntary activities, demonstrating a commitment to both academic and societal advancement.🌟








Position 🏢

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA Jan 2023–Current Research Assistant, Structural Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Arch Engineering
In the Field of Structure with Prof. Antonio Nanni. Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA May 2022–Dec 2022 Research Assistant, Wind Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran Sep 2016–Jan 2021 Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil Engineering In the Field of Structure Optimization with Prof. Ali Kaveh Nakhjevani Academy, Tabriz, Iran Nov 2016–Nov 2021 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Tutor-Math Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Tutor-Math

Education 🎓

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA Jan 2023–Current, Ph.D. (Second) Material and Structural Engineering with Prof. Antonio NanniIran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran Sep 2016–Jan 2021, Ph.D. (First) Structural Engineering – Optimization of 3D Frames with New Approach Using Different Shaped Sections; A Comparative Study with Prof. Ali Kaveh GPA: 3.90/4.00 (19.30/20)University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Sep 2014–Jul 2016, M.Sc. Structural Engineering – Optimal Design of Steel Box Column Using Charged System Search (CSS) Algorithm with Prof. Siamak Talatahri, GPA: 3.93/4.00 (19.69/20)University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran Sep 2010– Jul 2014, B.Sc. Civil Engineering GPA: 3.23/4.00 (16.33/20)

Awards 🏅

Student of the year at 9th Annual Toppel Awards at University of Miami 2024ACI Fellowship foundation 2024SEI Futures Fund Student Scholarship 2024Wulkan Family American Public Transportation Foundation Endowed Scholarship 2023Awarded a Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) 2023Academic Excellence Awardees, University of Miami 20231st rank among students at Iran University of Science and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering 2020, 2021Obtaining an award for Iran’s National Elites Foundation 20191st rank among researchers at Iran University of Science and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering 2019Obtaining awards for Iran’s National Elites Foundation 2018Province Educational Gold Medal: Awarded by the University of Tabriz, Master of Science (M.Sc.) 2017M.Sc. thesis marked, 20 out of 20 20161st rank among students at University of Tabriz Master of Science (M.Sc.) 2016Among 1% of approximately 30,000 Participants Who Passed Iranian Nationwide Universities’ Master Entrance Exam in the Field of Civil Engineering 20101230th rank among more than 310,000 participants in 2010 Iranian National University Entrance Exam in the whole country1st rank student for four consecutive years of high-school and pre-university curriculum

Voluntary Activities 🤝

E-Board of ACI’s Task Group on Artificial Intelligence ACI 135 Committee Voting Member- Machine Learning-Informed Construction and DesignE-Board of Graduate Student Association (GSA) at University of MiamiACI 130-00 Committee Member- Sustainability of ConcreteACI 440-00 Committee Member- Fiber Reinforced Polymer ReinforcementACI 440-0G Committee Member- FRP StudentTeaching physics and mathematics to high school poor students as a charityTransplant Organ Procurement Unit MemberBlood Donation Group MemberDisaster Engineering Assistance Team (Varzeghan & Kermanshah Earthquakes)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Mountain gazelle optimizer: a new nature-inspired metaheuristic algorithm for global optimization problems
    Authors: B Abdollahzadeh, FS Gharehchopogh, N Khodadadi, S Mirjalili
    Journal: Advances in Engineering Software
    Volume: 174
    Pages: 103282
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 151


  1. Title: Meta-heuristic optimization and keystroke dynamics for authentication of smartphone users
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, S Mirjalili, AA Abdelhamid, A Ibrahim, N Khodadadi, …
    Journal: Mathematics
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 16
    Pages: 2912
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 116


  1. Title: Stochastic paint optimizer: theory and application in civil engineering
    Authors: A Kaveh, S Talatahari, N Khodadadi
    Journal: Engineering with Computers
    Volume: 38
    Pages: 1921-1952
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 100


  1. Title: Classification of monkeypox images based on transfer learning and the Al-Biruni Earth Radius Optimization algorithm
    Authors: AA Abdelhamid, ESM El-Kenawy, N Khodadadi, S Mirjalili, DS Khafaga, …
    Journal: Mathematics
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 19
    Pages: 3614
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 98


  1. Title: Al-Biruni Earth Radius (BER) Metaheuristic Search Optimization Algorithm
    Authors: M El Sayed, AA Abdelhamid, A Ibrahim, S Mirjalili, N Khodadadi, …
    Journal: Computer Systems Science and Engineering
    Volume: 45
    Issue: 2
    Pages: 1917-1934
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 91


  1. Title: Metaheuristic optimization for improving weed detection in wheat images captured by drones
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, N Khodadadi, S Mirjalili, T Makarovskikh, M Abotaleb, …
    Journal: Mathematics
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 23
    Pages: 4421
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 85*


  1. Title: Feature selection in wind speed forecasting systems based on meta-heuristic optimization
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, S Mirjalili, N Khodadadi, AA Abdelhamid, MM Eid, …
    Journal: Plos one
    Volume: 18
    Issue: 2
    Pages: e0278491
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 83


  1. Title: Classification of Breast Cancer Using Transfer Learning and Advanced Al-Biruni Earth Radius Optimization
    Authors: AA Alhussan, AA Abdelhamid, SK Towfek, A Ibrahim, L Abualigah, …
    Journal: Biomimetics
    Volume: 8
    Issue: 3
    Pages: 270
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 79*


  1. Title: An archive-based multi-objective arithmetic optimization algorithm for solving industrial engineering problems
    Authors: N Khodadadi, L Abualigah, ESM El-Kenawy, V Snasel, S Mirjalili
    Journal: IEEE Access
    Volume: 10
    Pages: 106673-106698
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 79


  1. Title: Advanced dipper-throated meta-heuristic optimization algorithm for digital image watermarking
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, N Khodadadi, A Khoshnaw, S Mirjalili, AA Alhussan, …
    Journal: Applied Sciences
    Volume: 12
    Issue: 20
    Pages: 10642
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 76*