Shayan is a Principal Teaching Fellow and Director of Education at the Department of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. He also leads the Industrial Design Engineering and co-leads the Physical Computing modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition, Shayan 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, machinery for medical applications, 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.