Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow



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Office 1Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Shayan is a Co-Director of the MEng Programme in Design Engineering at Imperial College London and leads and co-leads several modules within this programme including Industrial Design Engineering, Sustainable Design Engineering, Physical Computing (Gizmo), and Finite Element Analysis. 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.

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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