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Overview

Having been employed in the various fields of industry for a number of years, Farhad has a wide range of expertise in different areas of Engineering Management and Manufacturing Technology and has managed over 100 projects successfully.

His PhD is in Mechanical Engineering, Through-life Engineering Services, from The University of Manchester. Farhad is the programme leader BEng (Hons) Engineering Management and teaching 3 Master modules i.e. 'Total Productive Maintenance', 'Advanced Operations Management' and 'Continuous Improvement with Lean Six Sigma' and 6 undergraduate modules i.e. 'Project Management', 'Advanced Project Management', 'Engineering Management1', 'Engineering Management2', 'Manufacturing Operations Management2' and 'Process System Selection'.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Through-life Engineering
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Equipment Effectiveness
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing/Operations, 6 Sigma, TQM
  • Operations Management, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Project Management

Current research activities

  • Through-life Engineering for Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Sustainable Operations
  • TPM and Equipment Effectiveness
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma and TQM

Target collaborative companies

I would like to collaborate with national and international companies in the  following fields (but not limited):

  • Through-life Engineering for Renewable Energy Technologies
  • TPM, Maintenance, Through-life Engineering Support and Assent Management
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma and TQM

Target collaborative organisations

I would like to collaborate with the following types of national and international organization: 

  • National/international research Centres
  • Local Councils
  • Development & Improvement organisations

Desired research direction

How to measure and improve all aspects of effectiveness in different processes and equipment for a sustainable performance including but not limited to energy saving, environment-friendly, capital and market perspectives. 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

  • Design, Development and Improvement of   Preventive, Predictive and Productive Maintenance systems 
  • Teaching and learning approaches 
  • Commercialisation and development

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper

Energy efficiency improvement potentials of pulp and paper sector through energy benchmarking and cogeneration

Shabbir, I., Mirzaeian, M., Mooney, J. & Anvari, F., 23 Jun 2016, Proceedings of ECOS 2016: The 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Maintenance engineering in capital-intensive manufacturing systems

    Anvari, F. & Edwards, R., 2011, In : Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering. 17, 4, p. 351-370 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Performance measurement based on a total quality approach

    Anvari, F. & Edwards, R., 2011, In : International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 60, 5, p. 512-528 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    Evaluation of overall equipment effectiveness based on market

    Anvari, F., Edwards, R. & Starr, A., 2010, In : Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering. 16, 3, p. 256-270 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 25 Citations (Scopus)

    New Trends and the Role of TPM

    Anvari, F. & Starr, A. G., 2007, p. 164-173.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper