Reza Moaleji joined the Automatic control group in January 2003 after completing his Bsc. at K.N. Toosi, University of Technology, Iran. Reza's research interests are in the field of adaptive control, predictive control and system Identification. In his PhD project he considered the application of Active Control Theory in Roll stabilization of ships using active anti-roll tanks. His PhD was supervised by Dr. Alistair Greig, head of Automatic Control Groups. His research won him the prestigious Stanley Gray Award from Institute of Marine Engineers, 2005 (awarded annually to the top seven PhD students in marine Engineering in the UK). He is currently working as a post-doctoral research fellowin the mechanical Engineering Department on improving production of micro-bubbles (tiny bubbles that would carry drugs to the particular infected organ and therefore eliminating side effect of chemotherapy) under supervision of Dr. Eleanor Stride and Prof. Mohan Edirisighe.
Before coming to UK, Reza was ranked 2nd in Azad MSc Entry Examinations (out of 2000 applicants nation-wide), Iran 2002. He is currently a member of Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and Institute of Marine Engineers (IMarEST). Apart from academia, he has great interst in movies and the piano. He has translated and published “Piano Playing with piano questions answered”, the Masterpiece by Josef Hoffman into Persian ISBN 964-6188-97-4, Iran 2002.