Dr Mahdi Mohammad-Pour

BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, FHEA

  • Senior Lecturer in Dynamics

Research groups and centres

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

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

  • https://www.mercedesamgf1.com/en/mercedes-amg-f1/
  • https://www.bentleymotors.com/content/brandmaster/global/bentleymotors/en/
  • https://www.avl.com/
  • https://www.ford.co.uk/
  • https://www.jcb.com/
  • http://www.zju.edu.cn/english/

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