London Met lecturer wins Royal Institution Masterclass award

Dr Saeed Reza Taghizadeh has won an award for ‘Inspirational Masterclass Speaker’ at Royal Institution’s prestigious Masterclass awards.

Date: 28 September 2018

Dr Saeed Reza Taghizadeh, a Principal Lecturer in Mathematics, Electronics and Robotic Engineering at London Met, has been awarded ‘Inspirational Masterclass Speaker’ at the Royal Institution Masterclass awards in Mayfair, London.

London Met has delivered masterclasses in collaboration with the Royal Institute since 2012. The hands-on and interactive extracurricular sessions for school children are led by leading experts including such as Dr Taghizadeh.

Saeed, who is the Head of Communications Technology and Mathematics in the School of Computing and Digital Media, said: "It has been a great honour to participate in the programme with the Royal Institution. Creating a masterclass to explain a complex engineering topic and making it fun and enjoyable has been one of the most enjoyable events I have done in the past 32 years working for the University."

Masterclass Programme Manager Rachel Dorris said: "We were very impressed with how phenomenally successful these [sessions] clearly are with the students, allowing you and your team to communicate engineering principles to school students in a fantastically engaging fashion. From a personal perspective, I know how much effort you put into developing the engineering sessions and the radio receiver is one of the best Masterclass sessions I have seen."