Mahbub graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2014 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his degree he specialised in energy systems, which included advanced nuclear fusion and fission technologies and more conventional systems such as finite material power plants. Other specialist areas include power technologies in machines and drives which are used worldwide and can be found in everyday machinery. In 2013 he joined the IRR as part of the Universities IMechE Railway Challenge team. This included designing, manufacturing and testing a scaled locomotive ready to compete in the 2014 challenge. After graduating Mahbub has started his career within the IRR’s Centre for Innovation in rail (CIR).