Faraz Hedayati, PhD

Research Engineer

Faraz Hedayati is responsible for conducting fire studies and research in other perils at the IBHS Research Center. Starting in 2015, he was involved in several IBHS wildfire research projects as a research consultant before joining the organization full-time in 2018.

Faraz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at universities in Iran before moving to the U.S. in 2014. Since he came to the U.S., Faraz has earned two additional advanced mechanical engineering degrees—a master’s and a PhD—at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests include but are not limited to heat transfer modeling, machine learning and data analysis, and image/video processing.