SAMAD Aerospace is a technology start-up based in the United Kingdom. Our dream is to revolutionise the way humans and goods fly around the world. To achieve that, a group of world-renowned experts in their respective fields – including aerodynamics, aircraft design and propulsion systems – are working together to develop a range of products that will redefine the air travelling experience. Imagine a transportation system which is safer than a car, completely flexible, as eco-friendly as an electric vehicle, less time-consuming than any plane or train and is as luxurious as a private jet. This is the unique combination of features that will be offered by e-Starling and Starling Jet in a door-to-door human air transportation; thus completely changing the travel perspective.
Our products give back their users’ most valuable asset – their time – allowing them to achieve more, when compared with existing travel options. Now that we have a proof on concept, 2018 will be the first of a seven-year project that will lead to the commercialisation of the e-Starling in 2022 and Starling Jet in 2024. If you share our vision and are as thrilled as we are about this exciting journey, we will gladly consider partnership and investing propositions that will help us achieve our mission.
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Technology driven for an engineered future
Seyed M. Mohseni, Dr. | CEO & Founder, Dr. Seyed Mohseni is a serial entrepreneur and former CEO of Samad Power (with successful growth and expansion of the company to be the UK first clean tech company for two years 2015 and 2016), with a successful track record within 20 years in technical roles (including Siemens and ExxonMobil). His academic background is aerospace engineering design (Kingston University) and MSc in aerospace propulsion (Cranfield University) followed by his MBA and doctorate in gas turbine technology (Cranfield University).
Norman Wijker | CTO, Norman Wijker is an aeronautical engineer with 30 years’ experience in commercial aerospace and marine engineering. A solid grounding in aerospace structures is backed up by experience in landing gear design, future projects, and aircraft integration, as well as having lectured at a number of UK universities. Outside work, Norman put his design skills to the test, forming and leading the Team Invictus challenge for the “Little Cup”, an open class sailing challenge which led to the inspiration for the America’s Cup catamarans of the 2013 and 2017 series. Skills in design and systems thinking bring a holistic approach to research strategy, and industrial/academic partnerships and Norman’s creative skills will be put to good use in planning the research activities for Samad Aerospace.
John Ellis | Commercial Manager, John specialises in debt and equity finance raising and studied Aviation Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics. He has a track record of more than 30 years in aviation and aerospace safety consultancy including research in aircraft in-flight fires and firefighting. John has been an adviser in aerospace to the governments of UK, UAE, Qatar and Canada and was head of the UK Regional Government for aerospace in the Middle East. John was the founder of Middle East Aerospace and founder of Aviation Jobsearch, the world's leading recruitment portal. He is a qualified NLP practitioner gained at Bournemouth University and holds the Certified Human Resources Manager qualification from the American Certification Institute in Delaware, USA.
Mohammad Reza Marghoubkar | Head of Engineering Research & Development, Mohammad Reza is a multi-skilled and ambitious engineer, who completed his MSc in Mechanical Engineering as the top student in 2014. Since starting his engineering work at 2012 he has gained vast engineering experience in different industry fields worldwide including gas turbine optimization, oil and gas, technical drawing, construction, manufacturing site QC/QA supervision, systems engineering/ Aerospace and even bio- technology. Industrial and engineering atmosphere has not made Mohammad Reza to get far from scientific activities and has also the experience of lecturing and scientific research for both universities and industrial institutes. He is always eager to go through new state-of-art challenges and game changing projects especially in aerospace sector. His international work experience in South America, Middle East and Europe with fluency in three languages (English, Spanish, and Persian) has made him an engineer without borders.
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John Fielding, Professor | Senior Aircraft Design Adviser, Professor John Fielding is world known aircraft design professional with over 37 years of experience in the industry. His book "Introduction to Aircraft Design" published by Cambridge University Press, is regarded as one of the latest references for aircraft design and development. He was also Chief Engineer of the BAE SYSTEMS/EPSRC – sponsored DEMON technology demonstrator UAV. He headed Cranfield University Aerospace department for over 20 years directing various industrial aerospace projects in collaboration with Airbus, Boeing, BAE systems, AVIC (aviation industry of China) and many more.
Professor Iain Gray | Chief Strategic Adviser, Iain has 27 years industry experience in the aerospace sector including roles at British Aerospace and BAE Systems. He held various engineering positions before taking on the roles of Director of Engineering, then Managing Director at Airbus UK. He became the first Chief Executive of Innovate UK following its establishment in 2007.
Amir Edalatian | Commercial Adviser, Co-founder, Amir Edalatian, has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and management of multinational corporations with a successful track record of taking companies from birth to growth stage and maturity. His background encompasses management and leadership of corporations with capital intensity such as heavy industries, logistics and technology companies. He has also been acting as a financial and strategy consultant to multinational corporations.