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Expert in Composites, Manufacturing, Design, Polymer, Stress Analysis, Fracture, Failure, Mechanical Behaviour

Expert ID: 728761 United Kingdom

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Expert's field of expertise is mechanics of solids, fracture, failure and stress analysis, manufacturing and characterisation of advanced materials with special focus on composites in aerospace, automotive and medical applications using both experimental and simulation techniques. Part of her research is on the biomaterials in dental and tissue engineering applications.

Her current research projects are as follows:
1- Nanocomposites of elastomers for seal applications using nano-clay and nanotube
2- Biodegredable composites of ceramic and polymer for scaffold applications
3- Biocomposites of natural fibres for automotive and sustainable development
4- Ultrasonic welding of composites
5- Optimisaiton of drilling process of stack titanium/composites
6- Procesisng and characterisaiton of titanium based implants for dental applications
7- Fibre assemblies of nonwovens for damping

Previous research projects include:
8- Ultrasonic consolidation for manufacutirng of functional materials (thermomechanical analysis)
9- Ultrasonic consolidation for embedding sensors in three dimensional metal structures
10- three diemensional modelling of adhesively bonded joints
11- optimisaiton of the resin formulaiton for improved peeling and adhesion properties in personal health care
12- textile composites of nonwoven produced by hydroentanglement
13- Microcmechanics of failure and deformation in polymer composites using finite element modelling

Metalisation of rubber elastomer for reduced permeability of seals.Nanocomposites of rubber elastomers for improved performance in seal applications.Optimisation of drilling process of composites/titanium stacks (for wing structures) using PCD coated drill bits.Improving the composition and performance of wax strips for depilatory applications.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: Meng Subject: Petrochemical Engineering Institution: Amirkabir University
Year: 1998 Degree: PhD Subject: Micromechanics of Deformation and Failure in Composites Institution: Loughborough University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lecturer Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Research in the areas mentioned, teaching at undergraduate BEng, MEng, MSc and PhD levels, Course director for biomedical engineeing, Publication in peer reviewed journals, Proposal for research grants from governement funding bodies and other industrial fundings, Supervision of PhD students and researchers.
Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: Loughborough University Title: Research Fellow Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Performing research, lab tests, data analysis, writing reports and peer reviewed papers.
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: National Petrochemical Company Title: System Analyst Department: Management Information IT System Responsibilities: Development of the management information system using computer based databases for the manufacturing units of national petrochemical company.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2009 Agency: Defence Role: Principle Investigator Description: Running the research project funded by MOD and EPSRC
Years: 2006 to 2007 Agency: ERO, ONR Role: Project Leader Description: Running the research project funded by ERO and ONR for ultrasonic consoldiation of titanium based structures.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Agency: NHS Role: Co-investigator Description: Running a project in collaboration with NHS ambulance trusts for design of stretchers funded by EPSRC.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals, Member of MRS, Member of the Socity of adhesion and adhesives, Member of the INDA, Member of Medilink.
Publications and Patents Summary
She has 54 publications, one patent in progress and one recent book in micromechanics of composites.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
She has developed several courses for the MSc, PhD and MEng and BEng students. This includes: mechanics of composite materials, structural integrity, materials selection in design, advanced lab.
Other Relevant Experience
Supporting tests using well equipped labs and resources available at university,
having strong multidisciplinary skills and experience providing solutions that cover a very broad area and aspects of the relevant problem in hand.

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