Aryan graduated with the degree of Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2012. He then started working as a graduate engineer in a geotechnical engineering consultancy for 2 years in Iran where he was involved in designing, testing and quality control of deep foundations for industrial projects. He was also working as a part-time lecturer in construction management modules during that time.
Due to his passion for research in Underground Infrastructure Engineering and also his concerns for environmental and social aspects of civil engineering works towards sustainable development of cities, he started his doctoral programme at the University of Birmingham in 2014 examining sustainable utility infrastructures in urban areas. He is now working as a member of the Assessing The Underworld (ATU), an EPSRC-funded multi-disciplinary multi-university research project. His work is focused on developing a methodology to assess the true total (i.e. Economic, Social and Environmental) cost of utility streetworks in cities.