Dr Farhad Abad is working 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.
Currently, he is working on the project "Bionic Adaptive Stretchable Materials for WEC (BASM-WEC)". 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.