Dr Farzad Hayati

Dr Farzad Hayati

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Research Fellow

Contact details

Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Farzad is a Research Fellow in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering. His main research area is in condensed matter physics, nano-electronic and nano-devices, although he also has interests in wider field of emerging device technologies (EDT).

Farzad is also interested in physical chemistry, atomic and molecular orbital, materials, devices, nano-scaled modelling, RFIDs, robotics, bioinformatics and electromagnetic.


  • PhD in Nano-Electronics and Physics, University of Birmingham
  • BEng (Hons) in Electronics, University of Birmingham
  • Member of Institute of Physics (MInstP)
  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE)


Mr Hayati, after finishing his higher national diploma in mathematics and physics, started working at an engineering consultancy company as embedded circuit designer and programmer. In 2007 he finished his further education at Abacus College, Oxford, with distinctions and continued his higher education at the University of Birmingham. 

He then, after graduation in Electronic Engineering with first class honours degree in 2010, joined the Emerging Device Technology (EDT) Group in the Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering school of The University of Birmingham to obtain his PhD. In 2014, he joined Assessing the Underworld (ATU) project as Research Fellow.


Current reserach

Mr Hayati is currently working along with other researchers from several universities across the UK on Assessing the Underworld (ATU) project. The main aim of this project is to develop the means to locate, map in 3-D and record, using a single shared multi-sensor platform, the position of all buried utility assets without excavation and to integrate this information with the utility service company records in a single, integrated, searchable database.

Recent research

Mr Hayati’s recent project was advanced modelling of electronic structures (atomic scale) of potential materials for FET devices using ab inito techniques and the study of magnetic phenomena. The project was implemented using parallel computation under UNIX environment and was supported by Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BlueBEAR) High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster. In this research, he used atomic and molecular orbital study, Wannier functions and the GW approximation technique to model the characteristics of few nominated materials suitable for FET devices and link the results to experimentally obtain characteristics.


Zarabzadeh, A., Hayati, F., Watson, R. W. G., Bradley, G., Grimson, J. (2011) Implementation of an RFID-based biological sample identification and tracking system. RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2011 IEEE International Conference on. 

Zarabzadeh, A., Hayati, F., Watson, R. W. G., Bradley, G., Grimson, J. (2009) A Sample Identification and Tracking System for Biobanks: Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2009). New Mexico, USA

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