Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Principal Teaching Fellow



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Shayan is Director of Undergraduate Studies (MEng in Design Engineering) at Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. He leads Industrial Design Engineering and Physical Computing and co-leads Sustainable Design Engineering and Finite Element Analysis modules. Shayan also is a Visiting Tutor for the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) and Global Innovation Design (GID) MA/MSc programmes at the Royal College of Art.

Shayan has worked on several industrial projects such as developing technologies to intercept waste plastic in water streams, designing future devices for slurry transportation and mineral processing, and packaging mechanisms. The objective of his work is to radically re-think the methods and address common issues encountered in current technologies such as sorting, wear, and energy dissipation.

Prior to joining Imperial College in 2015, 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, 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 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.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Walczak M, Sharifi S, Stack MM, 2020, On a multiphysics approach to modelling the erosion–enhanced corrosion of low–alloy carbon steel in chloride containing environments, Corrosion Science, ISSN:0010-938X, Pages:109045-109045

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