Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow



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Shayan is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Dyson School of Design Engineering. Shayan coordinates the 3rd year of the MEng Programme in Design Engineering and leads and co-leads several modules within this programme including Engineering Design Project, Design and Sustainability, Physical Computing (Gizmo), and Computer Aided Engineering. Shayan also is a Visiting Tutor for the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) MA/MSc programme at the Royal College of Art.

Shayan is working on several projects including developing technologies to collect micro and macro plastics to clean up rivers and oceans, and designing future devices for slurry transportation and mineral processing. The objective of his work is to radically re-think the methods and address the common issues encountered in current technologies such as sorting mechanisms, wear, and energy dissipation.

Prior to joining Imperial College, Shayan was a Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, working on a SUPERGEN Marine Challenge project, aimed at Reducing the Costs of Marine Renewables via Advanced Structural Materials (ReC-ASM), and his role was to explore the tribological challenges in scaling up tidal turbine blades to harness more energy.

With a background in Manufacturing Engineering, Shayan has obtained his PhD degree from the University of Strathclyde on 'Tribology of Bio-implants' and his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, UK.



Rasool G, Sharifi S, Johnstone C, et al., 2016, Mapping Synergy of Erosion Mechanisms of Tidal Turbine Composite Materials in Sea Water Conditions, Journal of Bio and Tribo Corrosion, Vol:2, ISSN:2198-4220

Hayes A, Sharifi S, Stack MM, 2015, Micro-abrasion-corrosion Maps of 316L Stainless Steel in Artificial Saliva, Journal of Bio- and Tribo-corrosion, Vol:1, ISSN:2198-4220

Holmes D, Sharifi S, Stack MM, 2014, Tribo-corrosion of steel in artificial saliva, Tribology International, Vol:75, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:80-86

Sharifi S, Stack MM, 2013, A comparison of the tribological behaviour of Y-TZP in tea and coffee under micro-abrasion conditions, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol:46, ISSN:0022-3727

Sharifi S, Stack MM, Stephen L, et al., 2013, Micro-abrasion of Y-TZP in tea, Wear, Vol:297, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:713-721

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