Dr. Ahmad Ghasemloonia


Associate Dean - Student Success and Interdisciplinary Academic Programs

Schulich School of Engineering

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact information


Educational Background

BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, 2003

MSc Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, 2006

PhD Mechanical Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow, Subsurface Imaging Technology, 2014

Postdoctoral Scholar, Project neuroArm, 2016


Dr. Ahmad Ghasemloonia received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tabriz in 2003 and his MSc in Applied Mechanics from Tarbiat Modares University in 2006 with a research focus on vibration condition monitoring and fault diagnosis.  Between 2003 and 2009, he served as a Technical Engineer, Quality Control Engineer and Vibration Analysts at TSA, Pars Khazar, SAPCO and MAPNA Group.

Dr. Ghasemloonia received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, graduating with distinction in 2013 with a specialization in structural vibrations.  Following the completion of his PhD, he had an Industrial Post-doctoral Fellowship at Subsurface Imaging Technology on the feasibility study of excavating salt caverns in Newfoundland.  

In 2014, he joined Project neuroArm at the University of Calgary as a Post-doctoral Scholar, where he worked on biomedical engineering research projects (surgical tool design, cell vibration analysis, vibration simulation in surgical drills and surgical skill assessment using motion quality).  He lectured as a Sessional Faculty at Memorial University in 2013 and at the University of Calgary in 2015 and 2016 before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he teaches courses in the areas of dynamics and vibrations. 

Dr. Ghasemloonia joined Office of Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering in March 2021 as the Assistant Dean – Academic Programs and Students.  In June 2022, he was appointed to the Associate Dean – Student Success and Interdisciplinary Academic Programs.  In this role, he is working on students’ related matters and policies.  He is also the Academic Coordinator of the first year engineering program (Schulich Studio) since June 2023.​ 

Dr. Ghasemloonia is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta. 


Areas of Research

Structural vibrations, Vibration condition monitoring , Dynamic finite element analysis , Teaching, learning and pedagogy


Course number Course title Semester
ENGG 202 Engineering Statics
ENGG 349 Dynamics
ENME 473 Fundamentals of Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
ENME 599 Vibrations and Machine Dynamics


  • Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award (2016-2017, 2017-2018),
  • Professor of the Year - Mechanical Engineering (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2023-2024),
  • McCaig-Killam Teaching Award, 2023
  • Excellence in Education Award, APEGA. 2024
  • Graduation Banquet Teaching Excellence Award (2019-2020, 2020-2021),
  • Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Innovation Award (2021),
  • Schulich School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Performance (2015),
  • Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2018, 2023),
  • Teaching Achievement Award (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020),
  • Schulich Momentum , 2023