Imperial College London

Mr Fady F. Abayazid

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering








Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Fady is an engineer passionate about product design and innovation, particularly for human wearable technologies and personal protective equipment. Fady is part of the Rapid Engineering Design (RED) team in ARRIVAL, one of the UK's most successful EV startups. His current research aims to improve personal protective devices such as helmets for powered two-wheeler users as well as for sports such as the NFL. 

Prior to taking up the President's PhD Scholar position at Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London in 2018, he graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BEng in Aerospace Engineering with a First Class Honours and was awarded the Industrial Liason Forum Best BEng Project Award. He then moved to Imperial College London to pursue his Masters of Science in Advanced Aeronautical Engineering graduating with Distinction in 2017 where he has patented a surrogate crash-test dummy neck with superior head-first impact biomechanical fidelity; a project he started during his MSc.

Fady then worked at Altair Engineering as an Applications Engineering Consultant where he assisted Airbus UK, Rolls Royce and other customers to integrate their workflows with FEA tools and optimisation software such as OptiStruct and HyperMesh before pursing a his role at Imperial College London as a researcher at Extreme Conditions Lab.

His areas of interest are:

  • Energy Absorbing Systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Biomechanics of Cervical Spine Injury
  • Biomechanics of Brain Injury
  • Finite Element Simulations (Dynamics)
  • Mechanics of Polymers



Abayazid F, Ghajari M, 2020, Material characterisation of additively manufactured elastomers at different strain rates and build orientations, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:33, ISSN:2214-8604

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