Dr. Alireza Javadian

Interim CEO, Co-Founder

- PhD in Architecture and Construction from ETH Zurich,
- MBA from ARU Oxford, UK

Alireza Javadian


Dr. Alireza acts as the CEO of Widuz. With a PhD in Architecture and Construction from ETH Zurich and an illustrious background as Project Coordinator at the ETH-Singapore Future Cities Laboratory for more than  8 years, Dr. Alireza is currently engaged in research partnerships with various industrial partners and also KIT University to expand Widuz’ presence in the European Markets.

In addition to his already impressive research and academic background in Architecture, Dr. Alireza also holds two Masters’ degrees in Engineering (Structural and Civil) from the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technology University, respectively, on top of an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. His passion is to develop alternate sustainable materials from renewable sources such as Bamboo and other by-products of waste to replace conventional non-renewable materials such as concrete and steel with his strong research and business background.



Chief Executive Officer (Feb 2019 - Present)

Co-Principal Investigator (Jan-2021 - Present)

Future Cities Lab (FCL) Global is a research collaboration between ETH Zurich and the Singapore universities – National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) – with support from the National Research Foundation (NRF). It operates under the auspices of the Singapore-​ETH Centre (SEC).

Head of Research | Faculty of Architecture | Sustainable Construction (Dec 2020 - present)
KIT University

KIT is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. The concept “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association I Living the Change”, with which was successful in the Excellence Strategy Competition of the Federation and the Federal States in 2019, focuses on enhancing top-level research in the complete range from fundamental research to application. Our research at KIT focuses on development of renewable materials for applications within construction and building sector with an emphasis on industrial collaboration and cooperation in Germany.

Project Co-Ordinator (Jul 2012 - Mar 2020)

The Singapore-​ETH Centre was established in 2010 by ETH Zurich - The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), as part of the NRF’s CREATE campus. As ETH Zurich's only research centre outside of Switzerland, the centre has strengthened the research capacity of ETH Zurich to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges in Switzerland, Singapore and the surrounding regions.

PHD Researcher (Sep 2012 - 2017)
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich; French: École polytechnique fédérale de Zurich; Italian: Politecnico federale di Zurigo) is a public research university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, the school focuses exclusively on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In the 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings ETH Zurich is ranked 6th in the world, and 2nd in Europe and 8th by the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject it is ranked 4th in the world for engineering and technology (2nd in Europe) and 1st for earth & marine science.

Design Engineer (Jun 2011 - Jun 2012)

Beca is one of Asia Pacific’s largest independent advisory, design and engineering consultancies. After a century of operation, Beca has grown from a family-owned business to one of the most progressive, client-centric professional services consultancies in the region. They have more than 3,300 employees in 21 offices around the world and have delivered projects in more than 70 countries.


Multi-disciplinary expertise in Architecture, Engineering and Business Administration

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Architecture & Construction

Nominated for ETH Medal.

Master's Degree, Structural Engineering
National University of Singapore

Master's Degree, Civil Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering, Honours
University of Tehran