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Ahmad Serjouei

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Ahmad Serjouei is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Department of Engineering in School of Science & Technology.

Taught modules by Ahmad are:

  • Engineering Mathematics & Technical Computing
  • Engineering Science Fundamentals
  • Materials & Manufacturing (Partially involved)

Career overview

Dr Serjouei completed his BSc (Mech. Eng.) at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran in 2007. He obtained his MEng and PhD from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2009 and 2014.

Ahmad joined NTU in February 2019. Prior to joining NTU, he worked as:

  • Senior Research Fellow in Additive Manufacturing at Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), University of Derby from 2017 to 2019.
  • Research Fellow at Advanced Manufacturing and Design (AMD) Laboratory, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore from 2016 to 2017.
  • Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Singapore from 2014 to 2016.

Ahmad holds Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) certificates for teaching.

Research areas

Ahmad's current research interests include:

  • Mechanics of materials.
  • 3D and 4D printing.
  • Metal additive manufacturing.
  • Smart materials and structures.
  • Novel applications of active meta-materials.
  • Soft actuation for medical applications.
  • Non-linear finite element analysis.

Ongoing collaborative PhD topics:

  • Evaluation of cell specific biological damage due to ionising radiation
  • Cell stretching Petri Dish
  • Biomimetic design and modelling of smart soft actuators

Information related to applying for PhD positions may be obtained on the NTU Research Degrees website. Candidates willing to pursue PhD and MPhil degrees in the areas related to my research may directly contact me.

There is a highly competitive EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship consisting of the award of fees with a maintenance grant of £16,062 in session 2022/23 for 3.5 years. This opportunity is open to UK applicants only. All candidates will be placed into the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship and selection is based on academic merit. This PhD project is an exciting opportunity to undertake a soft robotics approach to address this research problem through our existing multi-disciplinary (Robotics, Biology, and Manufacturing) and multi-institutional (Leeds, Oxford, and Nottingham Trent) collaboration.

External activity

Professional Membership:

Sponsors and collaborators


  • University of Leeds.
  • The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
  • Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN).


A list of publications of Ahmad can be found at Google ScholarORCID and Researchgate.

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