Rasoul Khandan

Dr Rasoul Khandan

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Before joining University of Northampton as a senior lecturer in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Dr Khandan was teaching at school of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering at Loughborough University for over 4 years (2014 - 2018).

He was a Project officer at Swansea University working on ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) project for about two years (2012-2014). This 27-million-pound project was designed to stimulate growth in the manufacturing sector across Wales by applying advanced engineering technologies to manufacturing challenges, driving cutting-edge research, development and innovation (RD&I).

Dr Khandan received his PhD, MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2013, 2008 and 2005 respectively.


Research Interest:

Dr Khandan has been involved in various research project. He is the founder of SAM (Smart, Adaptive Manufacturing) research group which was set up by researchers in Engineering, to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration between groups working on this area, to facilitate an effective use of existing human/equipment resources, and provide a forum for integrated planning of research, sharing of facilities and joint any research and student supervision. The research group aims at future development and covering a wide range in:  

-          Digital Manufacturing (AI, Digital Twins, Automation & Robotics)

-          Composite and Smart Materials & Structures

-          Modelling & Simulation



Teaching Responsibility:

- Digital Manufacturing (L7)

- Mathematical Modelling (L7)

- MSc Project and Placement (L7)

- Lean Manufacturing and Quality Applications (L6)

- Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems Technology (L5)

- Analytical Methods for Technology (L4)

- Mechanical Principles (L4)




Professional affiliations:

Fellowship of Higher Education Academy

- Project management, Prince 2

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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