Amir Rahbarimanesh

Amir Rahbarimanesh


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Amir completed his first degree with a first-class BSc in industrial & systems engineering in 2008. This was followed by a MSc in project management from University of Birmingham (UK) in 2010, and a grade-A PhD in management of projects from the University of Manchester (UK) in 2015. During his studies , he worked as an intern in oil & gas, pharmaceutical and maintenance engineering & asset management sectors. 

Prior to his current appointment as a lecturer in engineering project management, Amir also had full time industrial roles as head of R&D and R&D project manager in maintenance engineering & asset management and manufacturing sectors in the UK. He has successfully managed and delivered a variety of industrial research and innovation projects relevant to Industry 4.0 and digital transformation with a specific focus on big data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), decision making and robotics. 

Amir currently holds visiting lecturer roles at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), a visiting lecturer role at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), a visiting research fellow role at the University of Huddersfield and an innovation strategy consultant role at Electrocomponents plc (now RS Group plc) as well.  

Research interests

1. Strategic management - organisational restructuring, transformation & change, strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, strategic risk management.

2. Innovation management - Industry 4.0 innovation, business model innovation, open innovation, innovation strategy and risk. 

3. Project management - innovation project management, management of megaprojects, strategic project management, project strategy, project portfolio management, project risk management, project communications management, project stakeholder management.

4. Project management education - teaching methods, digital tools and techniques for more effective teaching/training. 

5. Corporate culture, organisational behaviour and leadership performance assessment.

6. Maintenance engineering & asset management - maintenance strategy, condition based maintenance.  

7. Application of data mining, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and decision making techniques (expert systems) in management , project management, maintenance engineering and asset management context.


Units taught

- ENGM67061 Managing Projects with ICT (including access to the DataCamp learning platform -

- ENGM62102 Innovation Management 

Other teaching information

- Teaching Risk Management at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS)

- Teaching Commercial Technology Development at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS)

Office hours

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 161 529 3385 



Skype ID: Amir Rahbarimanesh


Supervision information

- Supervisor, co-supervisor and academic advsior of PhD students in the management of projects group, department of MACE.  

- Internal assessor/examiner of PhD progress reports/dissertations in the management of projects group, department of MACE. 

- Supervsior of MSc dissertations in the management of projects group, department of MACE. 

  • ENGM63000 Management of Projects (MoP) Dissertation Full Year
  • Project Management Professional Development Programme (PM PDP) Dissertation Full Year

- Supervsior of undergrad final projects in the department of MACE.

  • AERO&CIVL&MECH31030 Individual Project Full Year


Prizes and awards

Highly Commended Award for Lecturer of the Year 2021 - School of Engineering, The University of Manchester

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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