Research Interests

- Machining metals, composites and fibre metal laminates.

- Finite element modelling of machining metallic alloys and composite materials.

- Additive layer manufacturing of metallic alloys.

I have good experience collaborating with various engineering companies nationally and internationally. I also have collaborative links with different academics in France, Turkey, Netherlands, China and Australia.

I supervised undergraduate students in the past and currently providing pastoral care to PhD research projects in the areas of machining aerospace materials. In the past few years, I worked on different engineering projects which investigated the use of conventional and non-conventional machining technologies of aerosapce materials. My current research projects include studying the effect of cutting tools coatings, geometry, fibre orientation and cooling technologies on the machinability of S2/FM94 glass fibre composites and GLARE® fibre metal laminates. A comprehensive list of my current and previous research projects is provided below:

Project title

Degree

Year

University/Collaborators

Details

Experimental and numerical study of multi material type GLARE

PhD

2016-present

Institut Clément Ader- France

National Engineering School of Tunis- Tunisia

University of Portsmouth

Pastoral Care

Utilisation of poly drill in machining aerospace materials

PhD

2018-present

Edith Cowan University- Australia

University of Portsmouth

Third Supervisor

 

 

Biography

I am a lecturer in the school of Mechanical and Design Engineering (SMDE) in the faculty of Technology. I joined the school back in May-2019 with teaching and research duties. I am also one of the school outreach coordinators. My main research background is on machining aeroapce materials using experimental and numerical techniques. 

Before joining the University of Portsmouth, I worked at Cardiff University as a postodoctoral research associate project officer in ASTUTE2020 (A european funded project). Working with leading academic experts in close collaboration with industry, developing impactful, state-of-the-art research-based solutions to the real-world problems facing advanced manufacturing businesses and their supply chains throughout West Wales and the Welsh Valleys. Some of the role activities included the provision of substantive, quantifiable, practical assistance to manufacturing enterprises through high quality applied research and development projects in collaboration with industry partners which combines industrial and academic experience. 

Teaching Responsibilities

- P30039: Engineering practice (module co-ordinator).

- P21952: Introduction to Design.

- P30034: Advanced Engineering Materials.

- MTCA3003: Engineering Materials and Hardware (module co-ordinator).

 

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