Background and activities

Projects, Job Vacancy, News & Events

Please see Marine System Dynamics and Vibration Lab (MD Lab) for latest projects, job vacancies, news and events.


Dr. Nejad is the co-founder of the Marine System Dynamics and Vibration Lab (MD Lab) at Marine Technology Department, NTNU. Prior joining NTNU, he worked in the industries such as machinery design, mechanical power transmission systems, gear industry, offshore oil & gas and third-party design verification, for more than ten years.


Dr. Nejad is the co-founder and current co-chair of the "Drivetrain Technical Committee" at European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE), and member of ISO committee on wind turbine drivetrain health monitoring. He is Editorial Board member of "Wind Energy", and "Digital Twin", also Associate Editor of "Wind Energy Science" journals. For current list of projects please see MD Lab.  

His current research interests include:  Stochastic and Reliability-based Design, Dynamic Modelling, Analysis, Fault Detection and Condition Monitoring of Electro-Mechanical Systems in Marine and Offshore Renewable Applications.


  • MR8402: Reliability-based design and operation of marine machinery (PhD level)
  • TMR4330: Marine machinery design (spring semesters)
  • TMR4222: Machinery and maintenance, mechanical vibration (spring semesters)
  • TMR4505: Wind turbine drivetrains (part of Wind Turbine specialization course autumn semesters)
  • TMR4535: Marine Mechatronics, specialization course (autumn semesters)

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lecturer of the Year, 2019-2020, Dept. of Marine Technology, NTNU
  • Best Lecturer of the Year, 2015-2016, Dept. of Marine Technology, NTNU
  • Best Poster Award, 2016 (for the article by Ghane M., Nejad A.R., et. al), Torque Conference, Munich, Germany
  • Best Scientific Content Award, 2014 (for article by Nejad A.R. et. al), EERA DeepWind Conference, Trondheim, Norway
  • Nowitech Full Ph.D. Fellowship Award, 2012-2015
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNVGL today) Education Fund Award, 2009-2012
  • Best Scientific Content Award, Prof. Jahanshahi Conf., Tehran University, 1997


  • Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS), & Center for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS), Dept. of Marine Technology, NTNU
  • Ph.D. Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (PhD thesis was assessed by the committee as being within the top 10% international quality level)
  • M.Sc. Subsea Engineering, Aberdeen University (with distinction)
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University (with honors)

Current Projects & Students

Please see Marine System Dynamics and Vibration Lab (MD Lab).


Dr. Nejad's Erdös number is 4. (Amir R. Nejad-->Peter Fogh Odgaard-->Tariq Samad-->Douglas B. West-->Paul Erdös)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications