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Dr Farhad Abad works as a research associate at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He obtained his PhD from the Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran, in September 2019, focusing on the static and dynamic analysis of smart structures using numerical and analytical approaches. During his PhD studies, he joined the Active Structures Laboratory lab at L'Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium, and gained valuable research experience in aerial robot prototyping and testing. Besides his education, he participated in different industrial projects and obtained experience in various fields such as design, simulation and FE analysis using different software.
He is currently working on the "Bionic Adaptive Stretchable Materials for WEC (BASM-WEC)" project. This project aims to develop an analysis and laboratory testing integrity toolbox to design, analyse, and process adaptive stretchable materials and structures applicable to Wave Energy Convertors. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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