Department of Biosystems Engineering

Since 1994, the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Agricultural Machinery has been a provider of engineering education and solutions to agricultural problems in the Eastern part of Iran. In 2013, the Department was renamed to Biosystems Engineering. Now this department has its scientific and research activities in two major related fields of "Biosystems Mechanics" and "Agricultural Mechanization". The Department offers 3 programs, undergraduate and post graduate (Master’s and Ph.D.)

The undergraduate program, established in 1994, concentrates on Biosystems Mechanics. It serves the people of the Eastern part of Iran and beyond through learning, discovery and engagement in engineering for food, energy, agricultural, biological, and environmental systems.

The Master’s program, founded in 2005, is designed for individuals desiring an advanced degree with an emphasis on the practice of engineering. The areas of specialization of this program include Biosystems Mechanics - Design and Construction, Biosystems Mechanics - Renewable Energies, Biosystems Mechanic-Postharvest Technologies, Agricultural Mechanization-Recycling and Waste Management, Agricultural Mechanization - Management and Systems Analysis.

In the Ph.D. program, doctoral candidates have been admitted since 2011 to create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic of the province, Iran and the world. It is expected that students will be able to complete their Doctor of Philosophy degree in four years. This program concentrates on Biosystems Mechanics, Design of Agricultural Machinery and Agricultural Mechanization. More

Head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering
Mohammad Hossein Aghkhani
Department of Biosystems Engineering

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Biosystems Engineering
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Biosystems Engineering
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Biosystems Mechanic-Design and Construction
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Biosystems Mechanic -Renewable Energies
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Biosystems Mechanic - Postharvest Technologies
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Agricultural Mechanization -Recycling and Waste Management
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Agricultural Mechanization - Management and Systems Analysis
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Biosystems Mechanic-Design of Agricultural Machinery
Agricultural Mechanization

Academic staff



Recent journal articles

Meisami, F., Ajam, H., & Tabasizadeh, M. (2018). Thermo-economic analysis of diesel engine fueled with blended levels of waste cooking oil biodiesel in diesel fuel. Biofuels, 9 (4), 503-512.
Mohsen Saghouri, Yaghoob Mansoori, Rohani, A., Haddad Khodaparast, M., & Mohammad Javad Sheikhdavoodi (2018). Modelling and evaluation of anaerobic digestion process of tomato processing wastes for biogas generation. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 20 (1), 561-567.
Rohani, A., M. Taki, & Abdollapour, M. (2018). A novel soft computing model (Gaussian process regression with K-fold cross validation) for daily and monthly solar radiation forecasting (Part: I). Renewable Energy, 115 (1), 411-421.
Jafari Malekabadi, A., Khojastehpour, M., & Emadi, B. (2018). A comparative evaluation of combined feature detectors and descriptors in different color spaces for stereo image matching of tree. Scientia Horticulturae, 228 (1), 187-195.
M.taki, Rohani, A., & M.rahmati-joneidabad (2018). Solar thermal simulation and applications in greenhouse. Information Processing in Agriculture, 5 (1), 83-113.
Khojastehpour, M., Nikkhah, A., & Rad, A. (2018). The development and evaluation of a portable polyethylene biogas reactor. Energy Equipment and Systems, 6 (1), 61-68.
Kazemi, F., Golzarian, M., & B. Myers (2018). Potential of combined Water Sensitive Urban Design systems for salinity treatment in urban environments. Journal of Environmental Management, 209 (1), 169-175.
Tabibian, S., Mohsenzadeh, M., Pourreza, H., & Golzarian, M. (2018). Sensory evaluation of the color of mutton by computer vision system. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 9 (2), 57-63.
Zareei, J., Rohani, A., & Wan Mohd (2018). Simulation of a hydrogen/natural gas engine and modeling of engine operating parameters. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (25), 11651-11639.
Morteza Taki, Saman Abdanan Mehdizadeh, Rohani, A., Majid Rahnama, & Mostafa Rahmati Joneidabad (2018). Applied machine learning in greenhouse simulation; New application and analysis. Information Processing in Agriculture, 5 (2), 253-268.
Nayebzadeh, H., Mohammad Haghighi, Saghatoleslami, N., Tabasizadeh, M., & Ehsan Binaeian (2018). Influence of carbon source content on the structure and performance of KOH/Ca12Al14O33eC nanocatalyst used in the transesterification reaction via microwave irradiation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 247 (0), 672-681.
Rajabi Vandechali, M., Abbaspour-fard, M., & Rohani, A. (2018). Development of a prediction model for estimating tractor engine torque based on soft computing and low cost sensors. Measurement, 121 (1), 83-95.
Khodabakhshian Kargar, R., & Emadi, B. (2018). Application of Vis/SNIR hyperspectral imaging in ripeness classification of pear. International Journal of Food Properties, 20 (3), 3149-3163.
Zareei, J., Rohani, A., & Wan (2018). Combined effect of ignition and injection timing along with hydrogen enrichment to natural gas in a direct injection engine on performance and exhaust emission. International Journal of Automotive Engineering, 8 (1), 2614-2632.
Nikkhah, A., Khojastehpour, M., & Abbaspour-fard, M. (2018). Hybrid landfill gas emissions modeling and life cycle assessment for determining the appropriate period to install biogas system. Journal of Cleaner Production, 185 (0), 772-780.
Golzarian, M., Ghanei Ghooshkhaneh, N., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Detection and classification of citrus green mold caused by Penicillium digitatum using multispectral imaging. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 98 (9), 3542-3550.
Ebrahimi-nik, M., Heiari, A., Ramezani Azghandi, S., Asadi Mohammadi, F., & Habibollah Younesi (2018). Drinking water treatment sludge as an effective additive for biogas production from food waste; kinetic evaluation and biomethane potential test. Bioresource Technology, 260 (1), 421-426.
Abdollapour, M., Golzarian, M., Rohani, A., & Abootorabi Zarchi, H. (2018). Development of a machine vision dual-axis solar tracking system. Solar Energy, 169 (1), 136-143.
Rohani, A., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Free alignment classification of Dikarya fungi using some machine learning methods. Neural Computing and Applications, (0), 0-0.
M. Taki, F. Soheili-fard, Rohani, A., G. Chen, & H. Yildizhan (2018). Life cycle assessment to compare the environmental impacts of different wheat production systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 197 (1), 195-207.
Khodabakhshian Kargar, R., Emadi, B., Khojastehpour, M., & Golzarian, M. (2018). Aerodynamic separation and cleaning of pomegranate arils from rind and white segments (locular septa). Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, 17 (1), 61-68.
Esmaeilpour Troujeni, M., Khojastehpour, M., A. Vahedi, & Emadi, B. (2018). Sensitivity analysis of energy inputs and economic evaluation of pomegranate production in Iran. Information Processing in Agriculture, 5 (1), 114-123.
H. Aghili, Golzarian, M., S. Yassaei, , & Z. Moradi (2018). Staining Ability of Turmeric-Persica Solution and Turmeric-GC-MI Plus Paste on Remnant Adhesive Resin after Bracket Debonding. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 12 (9), 34-36.
Rasoulkhani, M., Ebrahimi-nik, M., Abbaspour-fard, M., & Rohani, A. (2018). Comparative evaluation of the performance of an improved biomass cook stove and the traditional stoves of Iran. Sustainable Environment Research, 28 (6), 438-443.
Vaysi, A., Rohani, A., Tabasizadeh, M., Khodabakhshian Kargar, R., & Kolahan, F. (2018). Using Fuzzy FMEA approach to improve decision-making process in CNC machine Electrical and control equipment failure prediction. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Production Research, 29 (3), 359-376.
Soltanali, H., Rohani, A., Tabasizadeh, M., Abbaspour-fard, M., & Aditya Parida (2018). Improving the performance measurement using overall equipment effectiveness in an automotive industry. International Journal of Automotive Engineering, 8 (3), 2781-2791.
Zamanian, M., Rohani, A., & Kh. Jafarpur (2018). Forecasting of Intelligent Thermal Performance in Two Types of Solar Air Heater Using Artificial Neural Networks. Agricultural Engineering International, 20 (2), 88-97.
Meisami, F., Ajam, H., & Tabasizadeh, M. (2018). Effect of Speed and Load on Exergetic Parameters of a Diesel Engine Fueled with Diesel and Biodiesel Blends. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, (0), 0-0.
Morteza Taki, Rohani, A., Hasan Yildizhan, & Rouhollah Farhadi (2018). Energy-exergy modeling of solar radiation with most influencing input parameters. Energy Sources-Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, 0 (0), 0-0.
Hoseinpour, M., Sadrnia, H., Barat Ghobadian, & Tabasizadeh, M. (2018). Exhaust emission characteristics of a diesel engine on gasoline fumigation: an experimental investigation and evaluation using the MCDM method. International journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 0 (0), 1-10.
Javidi Gharacheh, M., Khojastehpour, M., Ebrahimi-nik, M., & Wan Azlina Wan Ab Karim Ghani (2018). Theoretical and Experimental Study of Potato Shoot Gasification in Fluidized- and Fixed-Bed Gasifier. International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development, 8 (4), 487-500.
Pourbagher, R., Rohani, A., Mohammad Hashem Rahmati, & Abbaspour-fard, M. (2018). Modeling and optimization of drying process of paddy in infrared and warm air fluidized bed dryer. Agricultural Engineering International, 20 (3), 162-171.
Hoseinpour, M., Sadrnia, H., B. Ghobadian, & Tabasizadeh, M. (2018). Effects of Gasoline Fumigation on Exhaust Emission and Performance Characteristics of a Diesel Engine with Mechanically-Controlled Fuel Injection Pump. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 37 (5), 1845-1852.
Soltanali, H., A.h.s Garmabaki, Adithya Thaduri, Aditya Parida, Uday Kumar, & Rohani, A. (2018). Sustainable production process: An application of reliability, availability, and maintainability methodologies in automotive manufacturing. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Part O, 0 (0), 1-6.
Hoseinpour, M., Sadrnia, H., Tabasizadeh, M., & Barat Ghobadian (2018). Evaluation of the effect of gasoline fumigation on performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fueled with B20 using an experimental investigation and TOPSIS method. Fuel, 223 (1), 277-285.
Kosari Moghaddam, A., Sadrnia, H., Aghel, H., & Bannayan Aval, M. (2018). Optimization of tillage and sowing operations using discrete event simulation. Research in Agricultural Engineering, 64 (4), 187-194.
Aghkhani, M., & Baghani, M. (2018). Engineering properties of Japanese quail eggs in different levels of dietary calcium. , (0), 0-0.

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Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystems Engineering

Phone: +985138804686-5833