Dr Saadat has a particular research expertise in the design, development and engineering analysis of intelligent manipulation and assembly of deformable and/or complex components used in applications of industrial automation.
He also has a research interest in the design and modelling of agent-based and holonic manufacturing systems. He has worked with, and obtained various research funding from a number of companies including British United Shoe Machinery, British Aerospace, Airbus UK, and Mitac (Synnex UK). Dr Saadat has successfully supervised many PhD students.
Dr Mozafar Saadat holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering from University of Surrey, and a PhD in manufacturing automation from University of Durham. He has had a range of previous experience as manufacturing technology consultant to industry as well as holding a full-time academic position at University of Sunderland prior to joining University Birmingham in 1999.
His general research and teaching interests are in the areas of automation, robotic, and manufacturing engineering. Dr Saadat has developed and directed a number of engineering undergraduate and MSc programmes, authored several open/distance learning teaching modules, and more recently, has instigated, developed and led international collaborative and partnership degree programmes.