Alireza graduated from the University of Birmingham with a PhD in Robotics in 2016. Earlier in the same year he joined the University of Birmingham’s Extreme Robotics Laboratory (ERL) as a Research Fellow. Alireza worked on a project called “Machine-learning of vision-guided bi-manual grasps, for adaptable autonomous manipulation in manufacturing environments” funded by EPSRC. He was mainly in charge with developing a hybrid visual-servoing algorithm for manipulating a dual-arm robot in an manufacturing environment.
In 2017 Alireza started working as a Research Associate in the Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (ASPIRE CREATe), UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences. Here he worked on a project called “Rehabilitation Technologies Supporting Clinical and Self-management of Spasticity (RESPONSS)” funded by Aspire Charity. Alireza developed a miniaturized implanted mechanical device (buckle transducer) to be inserted in situ around the tendon, to measure the tendon tension. In addition, he developed a hybrid multi-modal robotic system for minimizing the spasticity symptoms in the upper-limb.
During his career at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he successfully secured £20.000 research fund for a project titled “Make me a Bendy Bougie.” The project was funded by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity (RNOHC) and it proposed a solution for resolving the difficulties of tracheal intubation during surgical operations.
In August 2018, Alireza joined Faraday Institution and started working as a Senior Robotic Fellow. In collaboration with Professor Rustam Stolkin, Alireza is currently leading a project called “Reuse and Recycling of Lithium-ion Batteries (RELIB)”. Alireza is using his expertise in manipulating industrial robots to automate the procedure of dismantling electrical vehicle`s battery packs. Alireza is developing vision-guided manipulation techniques to remove the battery modules and embedded lithium-ion cells from the battery pack.