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Payam is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the KTP program between Aston University and Miles Macadam Ltd.

Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at UPC-BarcelonaTECH and a visiting researcher at the University of Naples.
Payam’s research is focused on the use of recycled/by-product substances (including fibers, aggregates, and SCMs) in cementitious materials, as well as on analyzing the sustainability index of materials through multi-criteria decision-making methods.

Research Interests

Membership of Professional Bodies

RILEM Technical Committees

Scholarship and Fellowship

Postdoc-UPC 2022 Grant (Santander Research Scholarships | Research staff FPI and Postdoctoral UPC 2022).


Surendra P. Shah Award for the best presentation on Technologies for Low-Carbon and Lean Construction at the Young Researchers' Symposium at IIT Madras: YRS 2023 Winner (January 2023, Chennai, India)


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at Aston University-Birmingham-UK (Jan 2024 – Present)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at UPC-BarcelonaTECH-Spain (Dec 2022 – Jan 2024)
  • Visiting Researcher at the University of Naples Parthenope-Italy (March 2022 – Nov 2022)
  • Adjunct University Lecturer (Azad University and Binaloud Institute of Higher Education) in Mashhad-Iran (Feb 2016 – June 2017)


Professional Work License as Chartered Civil Engineer of grade two (Supervisor, Constructor, and Analyzer); issued by Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of Iran - Nov 2015.

Contact Details

School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering

Aston University- MB242

Birmingham, UK, B4 7ET

[email protected]


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Construction Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Award Date: 11 Jul 2022

MSc, Building and Architectural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Award Date: 2 Oct 2015

BSc, Civil Engineering

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010


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