Rishad Irani is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining Carleton in January 2016, he was a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Rolls-Royce Canada Limited (Naval Marine). Irani completed a PhD and MASc in Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University and his BASc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor. He is multidisciplinary system modeller who has been published in the Journal of Terramechanics, Aerosol Science and Technology and the Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. In the past he has worked with WHOI, MDA Space Mission, DaimlerChrysler and Siemens Automotive. His current research focuses on multi-domain modelling and mechatronic applications for advanced and automated launch and recovery system in the marine environment.
In 2019, Rishad Irani was awarded the Carleton University New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.