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Dr Mohammad Nasr Esfahani

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Chair, Board of Studies

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 Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology since 2019. He received his PhD in 2017 focusing on fabrication and modelling of nanomechanical devices at Koç University, and continued as a Research Fellow in the same research group after achieving the TUBITAK-BIDEB fellowship.

Mohammad then joined Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, in 2018 lecturing on Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis.

He joined the University of York as a Lecturer in Engineering Programme in 2019.  His research interest is directed toward developing materials, devices and systems to solve engineering problems by microsystems and nanodevices. During his research, he has introduced a series of new technologies for high resolution sensors and actuators.

Doctor Esfahani demonstrated the application of those technologies to i) new-generation, ultimately small accelerometers, ii) nanoscale frequency references, and iii) a new Micro-Nanoscale integration technique. Accordingly, he has been developing new computational modelling approaches to consider the high surface energy contribution for nanostructures with engineering applications.


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.