Welcome to Dr Mahmood Shafiee – Reader in Mechanical Engineering

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is delighted to welcome Dr Mahmood Shafiee, Reader in Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Mechanical Engineering team.

Dr Mahmood Shafiee has more than fifteen years’ experience of research and consultancy in different fields of Mechanical Systems Engineering, including: Reliability-based Design; Inspection and Maintenance; Degradation and Life Assessment; Structural Health Monitoring (SHM); Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS); Digital Twins and Artificial Intelligence (AI), within a wide range of industry sectors including: Offshore Oil and Gas, Onshore/Offshore Renewables (fixed-bottom and floating Wind Power, Solar, Wave and Tidal), Transport (Rail, Road and Shipping), Aerospace, and Manufacturing. Prior to joining the University of Kent, Dr Shafiee was Director of a Research Group and Associate Professor at Cranfield University.

Dr Shafiee has managed and led several research projects about designing and developing integrated through-life engineering solutions for complex mechanical systems. These projects have been funded by several bodies such as EPSRC, NERC, InnovateUK, EU H2020, EU FP7, and SMEs. During his academic career, Dr Shafiee has been Director of a number of courses, including: “Offshore and Ocean Technology”; “Advanced Mechanical Engineering”; and “Renewable Energy”. He also has been MSc Course Director and visiting Fellow at the University of Sheffield since 2014. He holds several training qualifications from awarding bodies such as The Higher Education Academy (HEA) of the UK.

Dr Shafiee has a very strong track record in publishing his research in top peer-reviewed journals. Up to 2020, he has authored 1 book and 7 invited book chapters, received 3 patents and published over 120 journal papers and conference articles. He also has supervised 13 PhD students and over 70 MSc thesis projects. He has been plenary speaker or programme committee member of over 50 international conferences in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, China, South Africa, etc. He sits on the Energy Committee in the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) and is a Committee Member of the Offshore and Upstream Engineering Division at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is also an active member of professional societies, consortia, and volunteer organisations such as the RenewableUK, EERA JP Wind, Institute of Asset Management (IAM), etc. He presently serves as an Associated Editor and/or a member of the Editorial Board in several international journals.