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PhD projects

-An investigation into the factors affecting the sustainability of manufacturing/engineering enterprises
-Impact of Industry 4.0 on Lean Six Sigma and TPM for manufacturing/engineering enterprises
-Performance measurement based on a total quality approach in a digital world


Research activity per year

Personal profile


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 from the University of Manchester. Farhad is the programme leader 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

  • Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Smart Operations, Sustainable Manufacturing, Total Equipment Sustainability
  • Energy management, Energy Management in  Smart Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency      
  • Through-life Engineering,TPM,Equipment Effectiveness
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, TQM, Project Management
  • Sustainability, Circular Economy, Waste Management, Sustainable Communities

Current research activities

  • Sustainability, Equality 
  • Sustainable Operations
  • Sustainable Smart Manufacturing
  • Energy Management
  • Circular Economy
  • Waste Management
  • Total Equipment Sustainability
  • Industry 4.0
  • Lean Six Sigma 

Target collaborative companies

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

  • Sustainability, Waste Management, Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Energy Management, Energy Efficiency
  • Through-life Engineering, TPM
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma,TQM
  • Community Sustainability, Equality 

Target collaborative organisations

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

  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Service Organisations
  • 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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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