Dr Mohammad Behroozi BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Mohammad Behroozi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Mohammad is an honorary Research Fellow within the Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (VDL) at the School of Mechanical Engineering. He is an expert in the field of tyre modelling and vehicle dynamics who is currently working as senior dynamicist at General Motors LLC.

Mohammad has published over 30 research papers in highly ranked journals and conferences in the fields of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), tyre modelling, vehicle dynamics & control, and artificial intelligence. He is also reviewer and editor of multiple specialty journals and conferences such as IMechE, Indersience, SAE and etc.


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Birmingham
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, K.N.T. University of Technology



Mohammad Behroozi joined the Vehicle Dynamic Lab (VDL) at School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, in 2009 as doctoral researcher and involved in 3-year MAA’s Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (ATEP) which designed as a programme to fit the UK aerospace industry's requirements and funded by European Union. His main research area was on Finite Element Analysis of aircraft tyre and characterisation regularly provided input to validate the models on existing and new tyres in collaboration with Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. (DATL) and Airbus. His PhD work was awarded the JA Overton Memorial Prize for the best thesis of the year in 2014.

He continued tyre research as Postdoc Research Associate in 2012 within the same school on Eco-RR Tyres (Low Rolling Resistance tyres) and impacts in tyre F&M generation. The innovation project, funded by Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and named Low Carbon Emission Variable Rolling Resistance Wheel, was carried out aiming at developing an active tyre inflation mechanism to obtain controlled tyre rolling resistance according to different tyre working conditions such as cruising with low rolling resistance for fuel economy, steering and traction at limit behaviour for assisting the vehicle manoeuvre and safety.

Mohammad joined TNO Automotive in 2012 in Eindhoven, Netherlands and worked as research scientist within Delft Tyre group for tyre F&M characterization and smart tyre development. He then continued his career in Pratt & Miller Engineering, a GM affiliated company for racing, from 2013 as senior technical specialist with focus on tyre testing, modelling, simulation and application development. He is currently working within the vehicle dynamics and load prediction department in General Motors as senior vehicle dynamicist.

Dr. Behroozi is instructing Finite Element Tyre Modelling session for the Tyre Mathematical Modelling course/workshop at Tire Technology Conference in Germany since 2014. He is also giving consultation to tyre and automotive OEM as well as suppliers and collaborates in research projects with universities and research institutes. He has been also invited as editor and reviewer to various tyre and vehicle dynamics specialty journals and conferences.


  • Tyre modelling techniques
  • Vehicle performance, ride and dynamics
  • Multibody dynamics and modelling
  • Motion planning and automated navigation
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Signal processing approaches
  • Analytical techniques
  • System modelling, analysis, and identification
  • Fault diagnosis & isolation
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and soft computing
  • Methods of advanced control


Selected Publications:

Chongfeng Wei, Oluremi Olatunbosun, Mohammad Behroozi, “Simulation of tire rolling resistance generated on uneven road”, Accepted for publication at International Journal of Vehicle Design, IJVD-81884 , 2015.

Ali E. Kubba, Mohammad Behroozi, Oluremi A. Olatunbosun, Carl Anthony, and Kyle Jiang (2014) “Modeling of Strain Energy Harvesting in Pneumatic Tires Using Piezoelectric Transducer”, Tire Science and Technology: January-March 2014, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 16-34.

Xiaoguang Yang, Mohammad Behroozi, Oluremi A. Olatunbosun, ”A Neural Network Approach to Predicting Car Tire Micro-Scale and Macro-Scale Behaviour”, Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications, Scientific Research Publishing, Volume 6, No. 1, February 15, 2014.

Samaneh Arabi, Oluremi Olatunbosun, Mohammad Behroozi, “Equivalent lumped properties of rubber with viscoelastic behaviour in the vibration analysis of EGR coolant rail”, PN. 20135485, JSAE 2013 Annual Spring Congress & Exposition, 22-24 May 2013.

Mohammad Behroozi, Oluremi Olatunbosun, “Simulation of heat build-up in aircraft tires under high speed free rolling using an explicit approach”, Tire Technology Conference, February 2013, Cologne, Germany.

Samaneh Arabi, Oluremi Olatunbosun, Mohammad Behroozi, “Development of Virtual Testing of EGR Coolant Rail”, PN. 2013-01-1373, SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition, Detroit, Unite States.

M Malboubi, M Behroozi, J Bowen, M Chizari, G Charras, K Jiang, “The effect of aperture size on gigaseal formation”, The 57th annual meeting of the biophysical society, 2-6 February 2013, Philadelphia USA.

Mohammad Behroozi, Oluremi Olatunbosun, “Prediction of Aircraft Tire behaviour under Extreme Loading Condition using ideal gas inflator”, Tire Society conference 2012, Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 2012.

Ali E. Kubba, Mohammad Behroozi, Oluremi Olatunbosun, Carl Anthony, Kyle Jiang, “Modelling of strain energy harvesting in pneumatic tires using piezoelectric transducer”, Tire Society conference 2012, Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 2012.

M. Behroozi, O. A. Olatunbosun, W. Ding, “Finite Element Analysis of aircraft tire – effect of model complexity on tire performance characteristics”, Materials & Design, (June 2011), doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2011.05.055

Olatunbosun, O.A., Yang, X., Behroozi, M., and Garcia-Pozuelo, D., (2010), “Development of an AI-based model to determine vehicle tire design configuration”, Paper F2010-C-213, FISITA 2010 World Congress, Budapest, 30th May to 4th June 2010.

M. Behroozi, O. A. Olatunbosun, “TIRE ANALYSIS INTERFACE SYSTEM (TAIS), A virtual prototyping tool for tire development”, Tire Technology Conference, February 2012, Cologne, Germany.

M. Behroozi, O. A. Olatunbosun, “Simulation of Dynamic Characteristics of Aircraft Tires”, Tire Technology Conference, February 2011, Cologne, Germany.

M. Behroozi, O. A. Olatunbosun, “FE Analysis of Aircraft Tire”, Tire Technology Conference, February 2010, Cologne, Germany.

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