Dr Seyed Mortaza Vaezi-Nejad

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Dr Seyed Mortaza Vaezi-Nejad

Dr Seyed Mortaza Vaezi-Nejad has a DIC & PhD, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, an MSc in Microelectronics (second-highest average score) from Brunel University, and a BSc (Eng) Honours in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College London.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Past Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) 1994 to 2008
  • Committee Member of the World Congress on Engineering WCE 2007 to 2010 and WCE11 held at Imperial College, London, 6-8 July 2011
  • Member of the organising committees of WCE 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; the International Conference of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Committee (ICEE 2008, 2009 and 2010) and the International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management Committee (ICMEEM 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)
  • Committee Member of the London Section of the InstMC from 1990 to 2010
  • Professional Development Officer of the London Section Committee of InstMC since 2006
  • Council Member of the InstMC from 2001 to 2007
  • Board Member of London Professional Engineering Institutions (LPEI) 2000 to 2005
  • Member of the International Program Committee for the 2002 and 2003 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems and Technology (CISST), Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA
  • London Universities Liaison Member of the former IEE London (2003 to 2004)
  • CEng and Member of the IEE from 1986 to 2004
  • Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering Subject Contact for the School of Computing at London Metropolitan University since 2006

Prizes and grants

  • novel methods of measuring noise in semiconductor lasers as transmitters for broadband networks (industrial research project supported by RAE and a few telecom companies including Nortel successfully completed in 2008 with five years annual support estimated at £50k-80k per year)
  • investigation and development of a novel high-speed sensory system for colour recognition of frequency-tuned materials (industrial research project supported by the Bank of England to be completed in 2010 with five years annual support estimated at £40k-60k per year)
  • Royal Society Travel Grant of £1K to Canada, 1997
  • Fellowship of Engineering Study Grant of £700 to Canada, 1997
  • IEE J R Beard Travelling Fund Grant of £500 to Canada, 1997
  • HEFC-funded Research Bursary £21K, 1995-98
  • nominated for the Institute of Measurement and Control Bim Can Ardley Award, 1995
  • Travel Scholarship Higher Education Research and Special Fund (HERSEF), 1994
  • Flymo UK £3.5K, 1993
  • Smye-Rumsby Electronics Ltd £5k, 1993
  • several final-year undergraduate project awards (eg InstMC project award, IERE student paper prize, ISHAM UK award, BILEC prize, etc) 1990 to 1997
  • British Technology Group and NPL Research Studentship Grant of £10K, 1993
  • Institute of Metals Andrew Carnegie Award to Japan, £300, 1991
  • Royal Society Travel Grant to Japan, £900 to Japan, 1991
  • Fellowship of Engineering Study Grant to Japan £600 to Japan, 1991
  • Xerox Research UK Equipment Gift worth estimated at £100k, 1990
  • One hundred hours equivalent research award from research degree committee, Thames Polytechnic, 1989 to 1990
  • International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics USA Travel Scholarship £2k, 1987
  • National Advisory Body (NAB) Grant £60K for a Hybrid Microelectronic Project, 1987 to 1990
  • industrial contract for a project in thick film substrates, £6K in 1986 to 1988
  • winner of the Best Conference Paper Prize from the USA International Society in Hybrid Microelectronics (ISHAM) 1987

External examination, review and editing 

Senior PhD examiner (South Bank University, Brunel University, Greenwich University, Imperial College and London Metropolitan University). Past associate editor of the former IEE Electronics Communication Engineering Journal. Expert referee for journals including Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, International Journal of Electronics, Journal of Physics: D, Journal of International Measurement Federation IMEKO and International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. Editor of one book in advanced sensors and contribution to five research-based books. Editor of one international conference proceedings. Referee, organiser and chairman of several national and international conferences, seminars and IEE Colloquia.

Work experience

1986 to present 
Research, development and consultancy work for various national and international organisations including:

  • Iran, Kerman, Dorab Company (electrical equipment and tools)
  • Iran, Shahid Bahonar and Ami Kabir universities (mobile phone recycling, antenna arrays and optical devices)
  • Iran, Tehran, Iran Colour Research Centre (colour sensors, novel application of paint)
  • Institute of Health Science and Policy (UK)
  • Fujitsu Services (formerly known as ICL)
  • National Physical Laboratory and British Technology Group Ltd Interferometry
  • Flymo UK (product testing and modelling)
  • Kelvin Hughes Ltd Radar Sea Cluttering)
  • Bank of England (Novel Instrumentation for colour detection)
  • Noise in Laser Diodes as transmitters for Broadband Networks (related to a PhD project completed in 2008)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) and Cooper Union University (USA) (Engineering Education). (see below and section "h" for more details)

1985 to 1985 
Development engineer, VG Semicon, East Grinstead, UK.

1981 to 1984
Research assistant, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Teaching experience

2000 to present
Senior lecturer and industrial placement tutor in communications technology.
BSc/BEng: Soft skills, multimedia devices, radio mobile communications, final year projects and data communications.
MSc: Advanced communications systems, broadband networks, mobile and digital broadcasting and projects.
PhD: Scientific instruments, optical communications and sensors.

1990 to 2000
Reader in solid state electronics, School of Engineering, University of Greenwich.
BEng: Physical electronics, electronic materials, electronic communications and projects
MSc: Electronics devices, power electronics, sensors and optoelectronics. MPhil/PhD: Physical electronics.

1987 to 1998
Associate lecturer, Faculty of Technology, Open University (3rd level telecommunications, 3rd level electronic materials and devices, 1st level Electronics)

1988 to 1990
Principal lecturer in electronics and communication engineering, School of Engineering at Woolwich, University of Greenwich

1986 to 1988
Senior lecturer in electronic systems, School of Electronic Systems and Computing, Kingston University.
Undergraduate: Hybrid microelectronics, physical electronics, electronic communication and electronics.
Postgraduate: Head of thick film research

1985 to 1986
Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, South Bank University.

1982 to 1984
Visiting lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, South Bank University.

Administration experience 

2009 to 2010 
Acting marketing and postgraduate recruitment co-ordinator for Faculty of Computing (FoC) London Metropolitan University (March 2009 to February 2010)

2007 to 2009 
Recruitment representative of communications technology cluster in Computing, London Metropolitan University

2000 to present 
Industrial placement modules leader in communications technology area.
BEng modules leader in data communications (till 2006) and multimedia devices.
MSc modules leader in advanced communications systems, radio mobile and digital broadcasting (until 2006). 

1998 to 2000 
Head of research and consultancy management group, Medway School of Engineering, University of Greenwich

1988 to 2000 
Research co-ordinator, head of electronic research group and the course leader of MSc by Research (1996-98), Woolwich School of Engineering and then Medway School of Engineering in Kent, University of Greenwich

Design skills

  • various communication engineering packages available on the web and at London Met including SimCom for design and simulation of communication networks (2001 to present)
  • analogue circuit design using SPICE (1994-98)
  • logic simulation using Mentor Graphic software on Sun workstations (1992-96)
  • VLSI circuit design using Solo 1200 software on Apollo workstations (1992-93)
  • logic design on PC programmable logic arrays (PLAs) (1991-92)
  • logic simulation using Silver-Lisco (SL2010) software on Apollo workstations (1989-91)

Training

2003 to present
Selected short courses and corporate training workshops in senior management programme mostly at London Met Holloway Road's campus including:

  • 8 June 2009 Ease test recruitment staff development and training
  • 23 Jan 2007 Workshop on transforming enterprise education
  • 27 Oct 2006 Teaching and training workshop on tackling plagiarism via the curriculum
  • 17 May 2006 Effective participation in meetings (City campus)
  • 3 May 2006 Resources, planning, obtaining and monitoring
  • 1 March 2006 Quality management
  • 9 Nov 2005 Communication and information
  • 5 Oct 2005 Managing performance improvement
  • 9 Feb 2005 Performance management
  • 12 Nov 2003 Resource management
  • 1 May 2003 Personal planning and management, organisations and leadership (City campus).

1990 to 2003
Selected modules and hands-on advanced short courses in IT and Computer Networking at MSc level (Middlesex, Greenwich and North London Universities).

Research experience

  • scientific instruments for image communication, optical communication, medical imaging and novel device for measurement and control
  • completed 16 major projects in these areas and successfully supervised 2 National Postdoctoral (I. Shames, H.Zhu), one International Postdoctoral, 6 UK PhD (S. Breakspear, S. Burton, M. Mehdian, R E Jenner, S. Taghizadeh, Mike Cox) and a few international PhD projects (see sections "a" & "h" for detail)
  • 165 publications to date; 69 refereed journal papers (see section "e"), contribution to 5 books (section "c"), editor of 1 book and 2 international conference proceedings (sections "d"), 25 referred educational papers (section "f"), 43 other abstract refereed papers (section "g") and 20 confidential consultancy reports (section "h"). Also two papers recently submitted (section "i") and 2 papers have been drafted recently (section "j") based on my last PhD project successfully completed in 2008

Scholarly activities

  • organised a short visit to FoC for several academics from Morocco through the British Council (February 2009)
  • team member of the organisation and running London Metropolitan University stand at the IT Security Europe 2009, Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, April 2009
  • led a team of several academics in organising the 2009 FoC Computing Show (June 2009)
  • committee member & professional development officer of the London section of the InstMC (since 1990)
  • external expert member of the MSc validation panel at City university (March 2008)
  • Royal Academy of Engineering, engineering subject contact for the Faculty since Nov 2006
  • internal PhD examiner of FoC postgraduate student Mr. Mohammad Azizur Rahman (12 September 2006)
  • invited international visitor of Department of Electrical Engineering & Mathematics, Shahid Bahonar University in Iran (on regular basis 2006-2009)
  • guest lecture on my R&D activities at Research Seminars in FoC, Eden Grove, North Campus (8 February 2006)
  • volunteer member of one of the two task groups for progressing the London Metropolitan University's application for accreditation to MSCHE (December 2005- January 2006).
  • invited international guest speaker at the 8th Annual National Electrical & Electronic Engineering Conference (ISCEE) in Iran. Presentations included the opening lecture on the impact of industrial input to engineering education, Iran (September 2005)
  • invited international guest of Iran Colour Research Centre, giving various presentations and contributing to seminars / workshops (on regular basis from 2002 - 2005)
  • chairman of the London section of the Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC) 1997-99
  • chairman and vice chairman of the former IEE London Centre Engineering Education Group
    1995-97. Organised and led many events including:
    • Review of the Engineering Formation Prof K Foster of the Engineering Council, 22 February 1995
    • GNVQ: a suitable preparation for engineering degree courses? Prof J Sparkes of the Open University & Mrs J C Compton of PCAS, 7 June 95
    • International conference on Engineering Education of Developing countries In collaboration with European Society for engineering Education(SEFI), 26-28 October 1995
    • Is your research really necessary? Dr B Manley, Past President of the IEE 11 October 1995
    • Pre-University Mathematics Education for Engineers & Scientists-what has gone wrong? King’s College London, 20 March 96
    • Future Supply & Demand for Engineers Prof JL Levy, Consultant 28 January 1997
    • RF Design Scenes February 1996
    • Electronic circuit and device modelling May 1996
  • equal opportunity officer of School of engineering at Greenwich University (1995-1998)
  • one of the two organisers, session chairman and editor of the Proceedings of Engineering Education Needs of Developing Countries. In collaboration with SEFI (the European Society of Engineering Education), held in London, UK (26-28 Oct 1995)
  • committee member of the IEE Professional Group E3 (Microelectronics and semiconductor devices), 1991-98 and its chairman (1997-98)
  • committee member of the IEE London Centre and its representative on Electronics Division Board, 1993-95
  • member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1993-94
  • expert reviewer for the International Science Foundation, Washington, USA, 1993- 95
  • organiser, referee and chairman of several IEE colloquia meetings and seminars at IEE Savoy Place, London 1992-97 including:
    • advances in sensors in association with the DTI Sensors Club and Institute of Measurement and Control, December 1995
    • RF Design scene (February 1996)
    • electronic circuit design & device modelling (May 1996)
    • advanced development in microelectronic engineering (November 1996)
  • member of the local organizing committee, session chairman and referee for the Electronic Properties of Metal and Non-Metal Micro-system Workshop (EPMS 93) Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 1993
  • committee member of the UK International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics, 1989-91
  • member of the Surface Mount and Related Technologies (SMART), UK, 1988-89
  • member of the Surface Mount Club, National Physical Laboratory, UK, 1987-89
  • course leader and organiser of a specialist short course in Hybrid Microelectronics for Engineers and Physicist from Electronic Manufacturing Industry, Kingston University, UK, 1987

    List of R&D projects under my direction & first supervision, a list of selected MSc projects successfully completed under my directorship and supervision and a list of Publications is found here

 

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Telephone: 
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Email address: 
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