Dr Hamid Abban

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Loughborough University

NB: I changed my surname from Ahmadinezhad in 2021. The word "Abban", which we chose as our new family name after the birth of our son, is the name of the Persian calendar month in which he was born.

My research is in Algebraic Geometry, and I work on Birational Geometry of higher dimensional varieties. I am mostly interested in geometry of Fano varieties and Mori fibre spaces, including classification theory, K-stability, moduli theory and rationality questions.


  • Nivedita Viswanathan, EPSRC Postdoc, September 2021 -- June 2023.

  • Tiago Guerreiro-Duarte, EPSRC Postdoc, October 2021 -- September 2022.

  • Fatemeh Rezaee, EPSRC Postdoc, October 2020 -- September 2021. Next destination: Edinburgh.

  • Enrico Fatighenti, EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, September 2018 -- August 2020. Next destination: Toulouse, Rome.

PhD students:

  • Erik Paemurru, October 2016 – July 2020. Thesis: Birational models of terminal sextic double solids.

Next position: 4 months LMS Early Career Fellow at Imperial College London, followed by a postdoc in Basel, Switzerland.

  • Laura Mallinson, October 2017 -- September 2021. Thesis: Complete intersection flips in dimensions 3.

Next Position: high school teacher in Nottingham.

  • Tiago Guerreiro-Duarte, October 2017 -- September 2021. Thesis: Explicit birational geometry of Fano 3-folds of higher index.

Next position: postdoc in Loughborough.

  • Erroxe Etxabarri Alberdi, started her PhD in Autumn 2020.