Kaveh Kabir


  • Materials Engineering (PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BEng)


Research Interests

  • Composite materials and bio-inspired structures
    • Currently collaborating with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) and UNSW Australia on multiple bio-inspired/composite projects
  • Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Structural integrity of materials, particularly the design of materials for high reliability in complex environments through a combination of macro- to nano-scale experimental and numerical techniques.



Prior to joining Cal Poly in 2016 as a lecturer in MATE and AERO (Aerospace Engineering), Kaveh taught a wide range of engineering subjects at UNSW Australia, Macquarie University and the Australian Technical and Further Education Institute (TAFE). In 2015 he received Macquarie University’s Teaching Excellence Award for developing and delivering high-quality, hands-on subjects in the Department of Engineering.

The highlight of his mentoring experience is guiding the award-winning UNSW Solar Racing Car team (SUNSWIFT) that currently holds an FIA international land speed record for the world’s fastest electric vehicle over 500km. Since joining Cal Poly, he has been mentoring PROVE Lab (the Cal Poly Prototype Vehicles Laboratory) in building a solar-powered vehicle.

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