In August 2015, I joined Queen Mary University of London, UK as a Lecturer in Power Engineering. My current role involves teaching Power Engineering modules and establishing research for real-time power and control systems.
Prior to my current position, I worked as a research fellow in the School of Engineering, University of Warwick (2013-2015) where I developed novel real-time control systems for internal combustion SI engines to reduce CO2 emission and other harmful particulates. With the partnership of Jaguar Land Rover, TATA Motors, UK and University of Birmingham, later I developed multi-objective optimization technique for engine calibration and was successful in attracting an industrial grant for solving the control problems in exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system.
From 2010 to 2013, I was a Research Associate in the OptoNeuro project, an EU funded project shared between Newcastle University and Imperial College London with commercial partners like InfiniLED. I have also acted as Commercialization Manager for a spin-off company developing novel embedded control systems for a disruptive GaN optoelectronic array technology. I was further successful in attracting BBSRC/EPSRC grants for the optoelectronic technology development targeted neuroscience research and healthcare market.
I received my PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Electrical Power Research Group (formerly Power Electronics, Drives and Machines (PEDM)) at the Newcastle University, UK in 2010. Prior to my academic career, I collected over 8 years of industrial experience in a variety of roles including consultant (2004-2005) at an independent consultancy company providing total control solutions to automotive/oil & gas industry, senior software developer (2000-2003) at Sun Microsystems (now is known as Oracle), and software developer/team leader (1996-2000) at National Iranian Oil Company.