Imperial College London

Dr Mazdak Ghajari

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering




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Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am interested in understanding the effects of mechanical forces on human body and designing systems that can enhance this interaction. My current focus is biomechanics of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and designing advanced protective devices. For this research, I use advanced computational techniques and design tools and collaborate with neurologists and neurosurgeons at Imperial Neurotrauma Centre. This work will improve head protection systems and treatment, leading to a reduction in death or disability after TBI.

I obtained my BSc (1st class honours) and MSc (distinction) degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Imperial College in 2007 for my PhD, I worked in automotive and oil & gas industries for four years as a Design Engineer. My PhD research, which was part of a collaborative EU project MYMOSA, was on designing novel test methods for improving helmet standards.



Wang H, Kow J, Raske N, et al., 2018, Robust and high-performance soft inductive tactile sensors based on the Eddy-current effect, Sensors and Actuators A-physical, Vol:271, ISSN:0924-4247, Pages:44-52

de Boer G, Raske N, Wang H, et al., 2017, Design Optimisation of a Magnetic Field Based Soft Tactile Sensor, Sensors, Vol:17, ISSN:1424-8220

Khosroshahi SF, Galvanetto U, Ghajari M, 2017, Optimization of the Chin Bar of a Composite-Shell Helmet to Mitigate the Upper Neck Force, Applied Composite Materials, Vol:24, ISSN:0929-189X, Pages:931-944

Ghajari M, Hellyer PJ, Sharp DJ, 2017, Computational modelling of traumatic brain injury predicts the location of chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathology, Brain, Vol:140, ISSN:0006-8950, Pages:333-343

Wang H, de Boer G, Kow J, et al., 2016, Design Methodology for Magnetic Field-Based Soft Tri-Axis Tactile Sensors, Sensors, Vol:16, ISSN:1424-8220

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