Dr Sanaz Roshanmanesh

Dr Sanaz Roshanmanesh

School of Metallurgy and Materials
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Metallurgy and Materials
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Roshanmanesh is a Research Fellow in the School of Metallurgy and Materials of the University of Birmingham with multidisciplinary background. She has expertise in maths, signal processing, electronics, Satellite and Mobile communications, RF and microwave, remote sensing and non-destructive testing (NDT) as well as the wider field of Engineering.

Currently she works on several multi-disciplinary projects, collaborating with both NDT research group of the university and the UK National Quantum Hub in Sensing and Timing to push the boundaries of applied engineering and overcoming the engineering and RF challenges in these fields.


  • PhD, NDT and Condition Monitoring, University of Birmingham
  • MEd, Autism Adults, University of Birmingham
  • UCert, Autism Children and Adults, University of Birmingham
  • MRes in RF and Microwave Engineering, University of Birmingham
  • MSc in Satellite and Mobile Communication, University of Birmingham
  • MEng in Electrical Engineering and Communication, University of Birmingham
  • BSc, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Tehran


Dr Roshanmanesh, after finishing her higher national diploma in mathematics and physics with first class honours in 1999 from NODET school, passed the Iranian University National Entrance Exam in the same year and started to study Maths and Statistics at the University of Tehran, Iran.

In 2002, after graduation with first class honour in Maths and statistics, she moved to Italy to study Industrial design at Univertita’ Degli Studenti Di Firenze.

Few years later in 2005 she went back to Iran and started a joint degree program in Electrical Engineering and Communication, between Amir Kabir University of Technology (AUT) and University of Birmingham (UoB). After finishing her second year of study at AUT, she continued her study at UoB for two years, and then she graduated with an MEng degree.

During her undergraduate degree she has become very interested in satellite communications so that she broadened her knowledge by taking an MSc (Taught) course in Satellite and Mobile Communications. But this did not satisfy her eager to learn more about microwave engineering in satellite and mobile communications, so she started MRes degree in Microwave and Communication Engineering.

Dr Roshanmanesh then continued her studies at doctorate level in the field of non-destructive testing and condition monitoring to broaden her knowledge in analytical techniques for signal processing applied to condition monitoring and remote sensing and obtained her PhD in 2019.

Since 2019, Dr Roshanmanesh has been a research fellow, actively working on several multi-disciplinary projects in the field of remote sensing and NDT, including collaboration with UK National Quantum Hub in Sensing and Timing.


Past teaching

  • Electromagnetics
  • Circuit, Devices and fields


Research interests

  • RF and Microwave Engineering
  • NDT and Remote Sensing
  • Quantum Sensors

Current projects

  • Gravity Array
  • Carbo4Power
  • ZeroPower, Large Area Rail Track Monitoring


Vovrosh, J., et.al. (2023) Magneto-optical trapping in a near-surface borehole, Plos one, 18(7):e0288353

Stray, B., Lamb, A., et.al. (2022) Quantum sensing for gravity cartography, Nature 602:590-594

Ferreras, J., et.al. (2022) Cold Atom Space Payload Atmospheric Drag Mission (CASPA-ADM), Small Satellite Conference (SmallSat2022), Logan (Utah), USA

Roshanmanesh, S., Hayati, F., Papaelias, M. (2020) Utilisation of ensemble empirical mode decomposition in conjunction with cyclostationary technique for wind turbine gearbox fault detection, Applied Science 10(9):3334

Roshanmanesh, S, et.al. (2020), Tidal turbines In Papaelias, M., et.al. (eds) Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 143-158

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