Professor, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, SFU

Dr. Farid Golnaraghi

–  Professor, School of Engineering Science
–  Associate Director, School of Engineering Science
–  Burnaby Mountain Chair


–  Ph.D., Cornell University, United States, 1988
–  B.Sc., Worcester Polytechnical Institute, United States, 1982
–  M.Sc., Worcester Polytechnical Institute, United States, 1982

Research interests

–  Application of Intelligent Sensor Systems to:
   1. Biomedical Systems
   2. Automotive Systems
   3. Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics
–  Smart Materials and Actuators
–  Vibration and Control


Golnaraghi, M.F., and Kuo, B., (2010), Automatic Control Systems, 9th edition, ISBN 0978-0-470-04896-2, John Wiley and Sons.

Vahid-Araghi, O, Golnaraghi, M.F. (2010 – In Press), Friction-Induced Vibration in Lead Screw Drives, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Kuo, B., and Golnaraghi, M.F. (2003), Automatic Control Systems, 8th edition, ISBN 0-471-34776-7, 736, John Wiley and Sons.

Golnaraghi, M.F., Boulahbal, D. and Leask, R.L., (1999), Solving Engineering Mechanics Problems with Matlab, Book and Software package. ISBN 0-13-021537-6, Prentice Hall (Now Pearson).

Business Activities

Founder: MISOCA Inc., Consulting Company in Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Founder: Mechworks Systems Inc., Manufacturer of Sensors and Fault Diagnostics Systems

Co-Founder of Control Advancements Inc., Developing Control Systems, (1994 – Sold in 1998).