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Dr Mohammad Nasr Esfahani

Senior Lecturer, Director of Teaching and Learning (Engineering)

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 6753

Research Area: Intelligent Systems and Nano-science Group » Nano-scale technologies

Areas of Expertise: Sensors, Advanced Materials, Micro/Nano-Fabrication, Computational Science, Nanotechnology



Mohammad Nasr Esfahani is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology. His research interest is directed toward developing materials, devices and systems to solve engineering safety problems by advanced materials and innovative design. He is leading the Advanced Materials for Functional Safety research group to develop new approaches to improve system reliability and functional safety to prevent unexpected faults and develop a better operational performance. Mohammad is a member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Lab on a Chip Technologies. He is a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy and a member of IEEE and IMechE institutions. His current research interests include functional safety and reliability of sensors, advanced materials and multiphysics design in energy-related technologies, and novel integrated systems for energy management. He published more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.


Research interests


  • Advanced Materials: 2D Materials, Nanowires, Nanocomposites, Biomaterials
  • Microsystems and Nanotechnologies: MEMS/NEMS, Smart Coating, Thin Films
  • Computational Mechanics: Finite Element Methods, Multiscale Modelling, Molecular Dynamics Simulations


  • Biomedical technologies: Biosensors, Soft Robots, Bioengineering
  • Energy: Batteries, Machinery, Electronic Devices
  • Sensors and Actuators: Accelerometers, Motion Sensors, Resonator

More details of my research projects and outputs can be found at my homepage.



Publications information is available via the York Research Database.



  • Materials and Mechanics, First Year Engineering Programmes

  • Manufacturing and Fabrication, Second Year Engineering Programmes

PhD Admissions

PhD Admissions:

Dr Nasr Esfahani welcomes enquiries regarding PhD research. Please send your CV to my email.