Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Research Associate







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Pooya Sareh is the course leader and lecturer of Engineering Design in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. He is also a Research Associate and Senior Coordinator within the Aerial Robotics Lab. As part of his role he is also a lecturer of the Maths module for MSc courses. His current research is on the design and development of smart structures for robotic vehicles.

He graduated from Cambridge University with a PhD in Engineering (Structures) in 2014. His PhD work was focused on designing deployable structures inspired by origami, which led to the design and development of an extensive family of novel fold patterns with potential applications in engineering and architectural design. He graduated with BSc (First Class Hons.) and MSc (Distinction) degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and the University of Sheffield, UK, respectively.


Journal Articles

SAREH, P. and KOVAC, M. (2017) 'Mechanized creatures', ScienceVol. 355, Issue 6332, pp. 1379. | DOI | 

CHEN, Y., SAREH, P., FENG, J. and SUN, Q., (2017) ‘A computational method for automated detection of engineering structures with cyclic symmetries', Computers & Structures, Volume 191, Pages 153–164. | DOI |

GORSHKOV, V., NAVADEH, N., SAREH, P., FALLAH, A. S., (2017) ‘Sonic metamaterials: reflections on dispersion surface morphology’, Materials & Design, Volume 132, Pages 44–56. | DOI | 

SAREH, P. and GUEST, S. D., (2015) ‘Design of Non-isomorphic Symmetric Descendants of the Miura-ori’, Smart Materials and Structures, Volume 24, Number 8 (085002). | DOI | 

SAREH, P. and GUEST, S. D., (2015) ‘Design of Isomorphic Symmetric Descendants of the Miura-ori’, Smart Materials and Structures, Volume 24, Number 8 (085001)| DOI |

CHEN, Y., SAREH, P. and FENG, J., (2015) ‘Effective insights into the geometric stability of symmetric skeletal structures under symmetric variations’, International Journal of Solids and Structures (IJSS), Volumes 69–70, September 2015, Pages 277–290. | DOI |

SAREH, P. and GUEST, S. D., (2015) ‘A Framework for the Symmetric Generalisation of the Miura-ori’, International Journal of Space Structures, Volume 30, Number 2, June 2015, Pages 141–152. | DOI |

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

SAREH, P. and GUEST, S. D., (2014) ‘Designing Symmetric Derivatives of the Miura-ori’, Advances in Architectural Geometry, Springer International Publishing, December 2014, Pages 233-241. | DOI |

SAREH, P. and GUEST, S. D., (2013) ‘Minimal Isomorphic Symmetric Variations on the Miura Fold Pattern’, the First International Conference Transformables-2013, Seville, Spain.

SAREH, P. and GUEST, S. D., (2012) ‘Tessellating Variations on the Miura Fold Pattern’, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium (IASS 12), Seoul, South Korea. Author's Link

SAREH, P. and ROWSON, J. (2009) ‘Aesthetic-aerodynamic design optimization of a car grille profile while preserving brand identity’, Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 4, Product and Systems Design, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009. Publisher's Link



Sareh P, Kovac M, 2017, Robots, Science, Vol:355, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1379-1379

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