Mojtaba Moatamedi


Professor M Moatamedi BEng MSc MBA LLM PhD MASME FRAeS FNucI Professor Moatamedi completed his engineering education including Ph.D. at The University of Sheffield, MBA at Manchester Business School of The University of Manchester; and LLM International Business Law at The University of Leeds. He is currently the Acting President of Al Ghurair University. Prior to his current post, he was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Al Ghurair University where he successfully led the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) international accreditations for all college programs. Previously at Imperial College London, Cranfield University, Arctic University of Norway, Narvik University, University of Salford, and The University of Sheffield, he held senior managerial positions and also carried out research and teaching in the areas of Multiphysics, Modelling & Simulations, and Engineering Design. During his tenure at Imperial College London he was the Technical Manager for the Centre for Nuclear Engineering, at Cranfield the Director of Motorsport Engineering and Management, at Arctic University the Director of Multiphysics Centre; in Narvik the Founding Director of High North Technology Centre; and at Salford the Director of the Centre for Engineering Materials and the Director of Aerospace Engineering. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, commercial reports and presentations including keynote addresses at international symposiums and conferences. He has risen substantial funding for research and innovation projects from the UK and overseas research councils, European Union, industry and other sources. He successfully supervised many Ph.D. students to completion and many more graduate projects. He has extensive teaching experience on a wide range of engineering, management and law subjects including modeling and simulations, project management and intellectual property. He has been an external examiner for many research and teaching programmes internationally including the engineering courses at Emirates Aviation University. His stakeholders’ management, industrial research and engineering experience includes working with the UK Ministry of Defence, the Health and Safety Executive, Electrolux, Shell, Hitachi, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, BAE System and Airbus UK. He is the founder, Executive Director and the President of The International Society of Multiphysics (www.multiphysics.org), the Editor-in-Chief of ‘The International Journal of Multiphysics’ and the Chairman of the associated annual conferences. He has also served on advisory boards of many international conferences and events and he is currently the Elsevier Multiphysics Series Editor. He is Fellow Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow Member of The Nuclear Institute, Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Member of the Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as the Chairman of the Manchester Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society and he has been a member of a number of national and international scientific committees; and advisor to a few industrial and governmental bodies including the Office for Nuclear Regulations (ONR), in addition to being the lead person to devise the multiphysics competence standards for European Union. He is currently a member of the Council and the Board of Directors of NAFEMS (www.nafems.org), and the Vice Chairman of the Association of Aerospace Universities (www.theaau.org). He served as a member of the Board of Governors of European Nuclear Education Network and the Vice Chairman of NAFMES Multiphysics Working Group. He has been a Visiting Professor, Scientist and Senior Research Fellow at a number of institutions including Universities of Manchester (UK), Tongji (China), Kumamoto (Japan), Strathclyde (UK), King Saud (Saudi Arabia), Chester (UK), Lille (France); as well as Beijing Institute of Technology (China), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).

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