Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Professor Kambiz Ebrahimi BSc, MEng, PhD

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Professor of Advanced Propulsion

Head of Advanced Propulsion group

Kambiz Ebrahimi is Professor of Advanced Propulsion at the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University.

His research interest is mainly in the systems dynamic and control with applications in powertrain design and testing.

He received his Ph.D. in dynamic modelling and MEng is system engineering from Cardiff University. Much of his work has been on modelling, performance evaluation and testing of propusion systems.


Outline of main research interests:

Dynamics and Control, Electric Hybrid Propulsion

Grants and contracts:

  • ViVID - Virtual Vehicle Integration and Development, is a £39m APC funded project that looks to bring the next generation of electrified vehicles to the market faster. Partners: FORD Motor Company Limited, IPG Automotive GmbH, MCLAREN Applied Technologies Limited. APC 11. 2019-2022.
  • VIRBIUS, Design of Hybrid electric Powertrain, is a £20.1 m, Jaguar and Land Rover led collaboration project supported by APC&TSB. Partners include: JLR, WMG, AVID, MDL and VICTREX.  Delivering an innovative e-machine integrating 48V powertrain, (7% cut in CO2.) Intelligent Energy Management 2018-2021.
  • SAGE, Small Automotive Gas Engine, Innovate UK, £540 K, 2017 – 2019.
  • VPEC, Validation Platform for Engine Calibration, FORD, Ricardo, AVL, and Mathworks, June 2016, £300K. APC Spoke (DE&T), 2016-2018.
  • ACTIVE, Advanced Combustion Turbocharged Inline Variable valvetrain Engine, a £13.1 million grant to a consortium led by Ford, to upgrade the award winning EcoBoost engine by Advanced Propulsion Centre & Technology Strategy Board, APC1, 2014-2017


Current teaching responsibilities:

Module Leader for:

1-    TTP301, Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance

2-    TTB210, Advanced Powertrain Systems.

3-    TTB202,  Control Engineering

Current administrative responsibilities:

  • Head of the Advanced Propulsion Group
  • Senate member 2017-2020


Yuan, R., Sivasankaran, S., Dutta, N., Jansen, W., Ebrahimi, K. (2020) Numerical investigation of buoyancy-driven heat transfer within engine bay environment during thermal soak. Applied Thermal Engineering, 164.

Yuan, R., Dutta, N., Sivasankaran, S., Jansen, W., Ebrahimi, K. (2020) Heat retention analysis with thermal encapsulation of powertrain under natural soak environment. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 147.

Schmid, S., Ebrahimi, K., Pezouvanis, A., Commerell, W. (2018) Model-based comparison of hybrid propulsion systems for railway diesel multiple units. International Journal of Rail Transportation, 6(1).

Souflas, I., Pezouvanis, A., Ebrahimi, K.M. (2018) Health monitoring system for transmission shafts based on adaptive parameter identification. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 104.

Mason, B., Bradley, W., Pezouvanis, A., Ebrahimi, K. (2016) Repeatable steady-state measurement of particulate number emissions in engine experiments. International Journal of Engine Research, 17(10).

Bradley, W.J., Ebrahimi, M.K., Ehsani, M. (2014) A general approach for current-based condition monitoring of induction motors. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME, 136(4).

Bradley, W.J., Mason, B., Pezouvanis, A., Ebrahimi, K.M. (2014) A sensorless speed estimation algorithm for use in induction motor fault detection applications. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 228(4).

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Main Collaborators:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • AVL
  • Cummins
  • Turbo Technology

External roles and appointments

  • Chair and Organizer of: Powertrain Modelling and Control Conference, PMC2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022.   
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Powertrains.
  • Organizer of: Meeting the Challenges In Powertrain Testing, 25 Nov, 2009, TRW Conekt, Technical Centre, UK.
  • Invited key note speaker of the Sixth International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Multibody Dynamics, Part K, Proceeding of IMechE.
  • Co–Editor of: Application of Multi-Variable System Techniques, Professional Engineering Publishing, 1998, ISBN 1-86058128-5.
  • Co–Editor of:  Multi Body Dynamics, Professional Engineering Publishing, 2000, ISBN 1-86058258-3.
  • Assessor for the Monitored Professional Development Scheme of the Institute of Measurement and Control.
  • Academic referee for the international journals: Journal of Engineering Manufacture (IMechE), Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (IMechE), Journal of Industrial Engineering (Trans ASME), Journal of Design (Trans ASME), Computers in Industry, The Journal of The Franklin Institute, Journal of Sound and Vibration.
  • Research Collaboration with Industry through contacts and research grants such as with AVL, ETAS, Ford Motor Company, 600 Lathes, Metal Dyne, BP, Cross Hueller, National Instrument, Cummins Turbocharger Technologies,  S&I (Powell Int.) and JLR.