Dr Hadi Moztarzadeh

Dr Hadi Moztarzadeh is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) with over 20 years’ experience in both academia and industry. Having spent most of his career alongside industrial sectors, Hadi has been working with research and technology organisations, academia and industry, to drive collaboration, de-risk innovation, accelerate technology transfer, and drive growth in the UK manufacturing and transport ecosystem. He joined the APC as the Head of Technology Trends to lead the technology strategy and roadmaps.

Prior to joining the APC, Hadi was the Director (& Associate Dean) of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Salford, where he oversaw the restructuring of the research and innovation portfolio and developed the school’s research and innovation strategy. He also facilitated establishing of the industry advisory board for the North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC).

Before that, Hadi had a 9-year career with WMG, University of Warwick, most recently led the cross-Catapult portfolio at WMG High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, with a focus on Net Zero Transport strategy. Hadi was a core member of the UK Manufacturing Forum (UKMF), where he led academic engagement for digital technology roadmaps. He also led the industrial skill strategy at WMG HVM Catapult, where he convened the development of the National Electrification Skills Framework.

Hadi has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management from the University of Sheffield. He has been a committee member and the honorary treasurer of the IMechE Birmingham Automotive Division for over a decade and has been elected the Vice-Chairman of the IMechE Midland region in 2022.

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