Saeed Niku

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Saeed Niku


Office: 13-236
Phone Number: 805-756-1376


At Cal Poly since 1983, professor of mechanical engineering. Saeed Niku has taught classes in robotics, statics, dynamics, vibrations, machine design, kinematics, philosophy of design, senior projects, undergraduate and graduate seminar and others. His research and development areas include robotics, vision systems, and mechanical design. He is the author of five published textbooks.


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, December 1982. Academic emphasis in design, bioengineering, automatic controls and mathematics.
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1976.  Academic emphasis in design and automatic controls.
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic University, February 1975.

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer (PE), State of California, 1984.


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Designing for the disabled
  • Biomechanics


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