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Associate Professor

Dr Hamid Isfahany

Dr Hamid Isfahany is a Civil Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).

Hamid is passionate about project-based learning, keen on blended learning to improve student engagement, and committed to improving engineering students’ design skills. He is dedicated to supporting students to develop, learn and achieve their goals. In 2008, his students nominated him as an inspirational lecturer for his practical hands-on lessons to keep students engaged with real-world projects, and subsequently, he won an “Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning” Award at the University of Brighton.

Prior to TEDI-London, Hamid was a Principal Lecturer in Structural Design at the University of Brighton, and before that, a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in University of Wuppertal, Germany. In the construction industry, he practiced as a structural designer and worked with many clients to provide alternative solutions for a range of design challenges. His current research interests include: designing sustainable/secure infrastructures, and enhancing engineering education through application of cutting edge technologies, such as generative AI, in engineering design.

The romanticised definition of Civil Engineering “to engineer civilisations in positive ways” fuels his enthusiasm for educating the next generation of engineers. He feels privileged that his engineering career has enabled him to work in two continents, live in three countries, learn four languages and visit a large number of cultures.