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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Dr Akbar Aboutorabi

School/Department: Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Position: Principal Lecturer


Extensive experience in Higher Education leadership and management, from teaching to research and international collaborations, expanding over 30 years. Expert in setting and monitoring medium to long term educational strategies and partnership development for delivery of innovative projects in education and training on a global stage. Experienced educator and researcher, with particular interest in failure analysis of engineering materials. Dynamic personality, team builder and team leader qualities, self-motivated, aware of cultural diversities, determined yet flexible to adopt and mange change process, excellent communication skills

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • BSc(Eng), MSc, PhD.

Research Interests

Failure analysis of structures and components; Integrity assessment of polymer pipe systems in pressurised applications. Impact strength of nano-particulated composites.
International collaboration models in Higher Education.

Teaching Area

Materials Engineering & Processing Technologies, Defect tolerance analysis, Research techniques; Supervision of PhD, MSc and BEng research projects; Educational projects including course development, articulation and franchise arrangements.

Other Professional Activity

Organiser of ASAIHL 2015 international conference in Isfahan on behalf of The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
Advisor to TM University in Iran for International strategy development.


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