School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Mahdi Mohammadpour BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, FHEA

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Senior Lecturer in Dynamics


Having obtained my BSc and MSc in the area of thermo-fluids, I started my first engineering job in 2004 as an R&D expert in Charkheshghar (ZF subsidiary in Iran). My main role was to participate in a transmission design project as well as acting as an application engineer.

In 2009, I joined Urmia University of Technology, Iran, as an Assistant Lecturer. Then I joined Loughborough University in 2010 as a PhD student to work on the tribology and dynamics of automotive transmissions and differentials.  Following positions in the School as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Dynamics, in 2018 I was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Dynamics. 


  • PhD in Tribodynamics, Loughborough University
  • MSc in Energy Conversion, Urmia University, Iran,
  • BSc in Mechanics in Heat and Fluid, Urmia University, Iran,

Key Awards:

  • IMechE best paper award 2014
  • Highly commended for IOP paper 2016

Main research interests:

  • Dynamics
  • Tribology
  • Energy efficiency
  • Contact mechanics
  • Powertrain and propulsion systems
  • Drivetrain systems
  • Gears, bearings and mechanical design
  • Hybridization
  • Automotive

Current PhD researchers: 

  • Robert Turnbull 
  • Gajarajan Sivayogan 
  • Vishak Elisaus 
  • Angela Laderou
  • Robin Hildyard
  • Brett Friskney

Completed PhD researchers:

  • Dr Stephen Rickie Bewsher
  • Dr Ehsan Fatourehchi





Current teaching responsibilities:

Module leader and tutor of:

  • Drivetrain Dynamics (4th year undergraduate module)
  • Dynamics of Machinery (4th year undergraduate module)


Tutor of:

  • Kinematics of Machinery (3rd year undergraduate module)
  • CAE engineering (MSc module)
  • Integrated studies (1st year module)


External Collaborators:


External Roles and Appointments:

  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Powertrains (IJPT)
  • Member of editorial board of Shock and Vibration
  • Guest Editor for Special Issue of Proc. IMechE, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics Co-chair of PMC2016 conference
  • Co-Chair of PMC2016 conference
  • Co-Chair of ICAVP2017 conference
  • Member of Scientific committee and session chair of "7th IC-SCCE" in Athens, Greece
  • Member of Scientific Committee of 7th IC-EpsMsO in Athens
  • Session chair of IEEE-ICMET2010 conference in Singapore