Hello, I'm Esfandiar – a dedicated and experienced Chartered Engineer (CEng) with a rich background in both industrial and academic spheres. As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), I harbour a deep-seated passion for teaching and research, which drives my continuous engagement in the educational sector.
My professional journey as an Innovation & Research Engineer is marked by an unwavering enthusiasm for delving into the complexities of engineering. I am fascinated by the processes of how things work, how components interconnect, and the intricacies of their manufacture. This curiosity fuels my relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovation in the field.
Throughout my career, I have committed myself to exploring various facets of engineering, constantly seeking new challenges and opportunities to expand my expertise. My approach combines a rigorous analytical mindset with a creative problem-solving ethos, allowing me to contribute meaningful advancements in technology and engineering education.
Join me as I continue to navigate the ever-evolving world of engineering, striving to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers while pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible.
I commenced my academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, establishing a robust foundation in engineering principles. My pursuit of interdisciplinary knowledge then led me to the University of Birmingham, where I earned a Master's Degree with Honours in Biomedical Engineering. This experience was pivotal in shaping my interest in harnessing technology to enhance human well-being.
Further expanding my expertise, I completed a series of courses in Design Thinking and the Art of Innovation offered by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University. This program honed my skills in innovative thinking and problem-solving, which are essential for tackling complex challenges.
My curiosity and commitment to research subsequently guided me to Kingston University London, where I am currently undertaking Ph.D. research in "Developing Methods of Measuring and Parameterising Emotional and Physical States for use in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)." This research underscores my dedication to integrating technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) with human-centric applications, particularly in advancing automotive safety and user experience.
My career has been marked by substantial expertise and impactful contributions within the automotive industry. I've had the esteemed opportunity to collaborate with renowned car manufacturers, playing a key role in the design and development of innovative, award-winning seating systems.
This involvement in the automotive sector has enabled me to deeply explore and enhance various aspects of engineering design. My focus has extended to ergonomics, safety, and user experience, ensuring that each project not only meets but exceeds industry standards. My work in this area has been driven by a commitment to excellence, innovation, and the continual improvement of automotive engineering practices.
The experience gained through these collaborations has been invaluable, allowing me to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of automotive technologies and to remain at the forefront of engineering design.
As a Lecturer in Design & Manufacturing, specialising in Automotive Engineering, I have had the opportunity to contribute to the academic and practical development of students at various higher education institutions, including Kingston University, Nottingham Trent University, and currently at the University of Hertfordshire.
At the University of Hertfordshire, I also proudly serve as the Programme Leader for the BSc in Automotive and Motorsport Technology.
My teaching portfolio encompasses a diverse range of subjects such as Automotive Engineering, Motorsport, Mechanical Engineering, and Advanced Product Design Engineering & Manufacturing. In my teaching, I emphasise the integration of real-world experiences and knowledge, bridging the gap between theoretical learning and practical application. This approach is designed to prepare students for the dynamic challenges of the automotive industry, fostering skills in innovation, critical thinking, and hands-on problem solving.
My commitment to education is driven by a passion to inspire and equip the next generation of engineers and designers with the tools necessary to excel in their respective fields.
At the heart of my research endeavours lies a deep-seated interest in the automotive sector, with a particular focus on the innovative integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Signal Processing.
My work is dedicated to advancing the fields of Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and the burgeoning domain of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
In exploring the application of AI, I aim to develop sophisticated methodologies that enhance safety, efficiency, and user experience in modern vehicles, including CAVs. This involves utilising AI algorithms to interpret diverse human behaviours and physical states, providing crucial insights for the optimisation of DMS. Additionally, I investigate the use of signal processing techniques to accurately analyse sensory data, which is vital for the effective functioning of ADAS and CAVs.
My research extends to understanding and innovating within the realm of connected autonomous vehicles. Here, I focus on how these vehicles communicate with each other and with road infrastructure, aiming to improve traffic flow, reduce accidents, and enhance overall road safety. By integrating AI and advanced signal processing in CAVs, I aspire to contribute significantly to the development of smarter, more intuitive, and safer transportation systems for the future.
Leading the UH Racing Autonomous - Automated Driving System (ADS) team, I am actively involved in the prestigious IMechE Formula Student AI (FS AI) competition. Our team competes at the iconic Silverstone Circuit, known for hosting the British Grand Prix and MotoGP events. Here, we challenge ourselves annually to engineer and refine autonomous driving systems for high-performance vehicles.
Our success in FS AI not only showcases our expertise in autonomous technology but also underscores our commitment to innovating in the field of automotive engineering. Participating at Silverstone offers us a unique platform to test our developments in real-world racing scenarios, driving forward the future of autonomous racing technology.
In my professional capacity, I apply my extensive knowledge and experience in engineering to assist various sectors, including automotive, biomedical engineering, and technology development. My role involves providing expert advice and innovative solutions, focusing on system design, process optimisation, and technology integration.
My collaborative and client-focused approach ensures that each project is uniquely tailored to specific needs and objectives. I am committed to delivering practical, effective strategies that address both current challenges and future advancements. With meticulous attention to detail, I guide organisations through complex technical landscapes towards achieving their goals.
From aiding startups in refining technological innovations to helping established companies optimise their engineering processes, my role is to foster growth, efficiency, and success. I am devoted to transforming challenges into opportunities and driving forward progress in the engineering field.
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As an active Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), my engagement with the broader engineering community extends far beyond my academic and consultancy roles. I am deeply committed to advocating for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives, striving to ignite a passion for these fields in the next generation.
In my capacity as a Council Member and the Chair of the Greater London Region Committee within IMechE, I hold leading positions on various Institution panels, which enables me to actively contribute to the shaping and advancement of the engineering profession.
My focus lies in fostering enthusiasm and curiosity among young minds about the limitless possibilities that science and technology offer.
Through these roles, I aim to bridge the gap between experienced professionals and budding engineers, creating opportunities for mentorship, knowledge exchange, and inspiration. By promoting STEM education and careers, I am dedicated to contributing to the continuous growth and diversification of the engineering field, ensuring its vitality and relevance for future generations.
On my YouTube channel, I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and insights with a broader audience, aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers. Whether you're a student, a professional engineer, or simply someone with a keen interest in engineering, I warmly invite you to join me on this exciting journey of discovery and learning.
Through my videos, we'll explore the dynamic and fascinating world of engineering together. My channel serves as a platform for exchanging ideas, discussing cutting-edge developments, and delving into the practical aspects of engineering. It's a space where curiosity meets expertise, and where we can collectively foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of this vital field.
So, if you're eager to learn more and engage with the ever-evolving realm of engineering, subscribe to my channel and let's embark on this informative and inspiring adventure together!
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I'm always open to engaging in insightful conversations, collaborating on exciting projects, or simply sharing knowledge within the engineering community. If you have any questions, ideas, or opportunities you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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Let's explore the possibilities and make meaningful connections in the world of engineering!