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School of Computing Science and Engineering

Dr Farhad Zahedi

Senior Lecturer in Simulation Modelling, Mechanical Engineering Programme Leader


I am a Senior Lecturer, specialising in Computer Aided Design and Simulation modelling of Manufacturing Systems. I obtained my Master of Science degree from Strathclyde University in 1985, before starting to work at Napier University of Edinburgh, as a Teaching Company Associate in conjunction with Unisys. I have worked with a number of simulation packages in the past, including SEE-WHY and Siman/Cinema, and currently with ProModel. I have worked as a simulation analyst and have collaborated in various simulation research projects. My main interests are in the Process Simulation and Maintenance Operations Modelling. I am the Director of Industrial Placement (UK), responsible for helping and monitoring the placement of Aeronautical and Mechanical engineering students at the School of Computing, Science and Engineering. I also acted as the Programme Leader for the MSc in Manufacturing Systems and Management for many years.


Product Engineering


Quality and Risk Management

Project Management

Operations Techniques

Research Interests

Manufacturing Systems Simulation

Maintenance Modelling

Qualifications and Memberships

MSc Computer Integrated Manufacturing

The Operations Research Society