Dr Hessam Ghasemnejad
School/Department: Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering
Position: Senior Lecturer in Composite Materials
Dr. Hessam Ghasemnejad is Senior Lecturer in Composite Materials in the School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering, Kingston University London. He was awarded a PhD in Composite Structures in 2009 following successful completion of his MSc with Distinction in Automotive Engineering from Kingston University, London. Upon completion of his PhD degree, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Kingston University London. In 2011 he received his fast-track early promotion to Senior Lecturer position in Composite Materials. His main research areas are focused on the damage tolerance and failure modes in the laminated composite structures under various loading conditions such as buckling, post-buckling, fatigue, impact and crash. He experimentally, analytically and numerically has demonstrated the effect of the interlaminar crack propagation in Mode-I, Mode-II and Mixed Mode I/II on the progressive crushing modes and energy absorption capability of laminated FRP composite sub-structures.
Since his academic appointment in 2009 he has supervised more than 25 research projects on Composite Structures. He has regularly published the outcomes of his research in more than 40 major international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is also member of EPSRC Peer Review College and acts as member of editorial board and international scientific committees of international journals and conferences.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
- 2011 - present CEng, Chartered Engineer
- 2006 - 2009 PhD, Aerospace Engineering
- 2005 - 2006 MSc, Automotive Engineering
- 2000 - 2005 BSc (Eng), Mechanical Engineering
His research interests are in the topic of Composite Materials and Structures, Fracture Mechanics, Delamination and Damage Characterisation of Composite Structures,Composite Aero-structures Crashworthiness, Impact Engineering, Ballistic Impact, Blast, Bio-Mechanics, Continuum Damage Mechanics, Post-buckling/Buckling Analysis, 3D-Composite Materials, Natural Composites, Hybrid Composites, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, ALE & SPH explicit algorithms, Structural Impact, Cohesive Zone Modelling of Composites, Large Plastic Deformations and Marine & Wind Turbine Structures.
Composite Materials, Finite Element Methods, Engineering Design, Mechanics of Materials, Composite Aero-Structures, Impact Engineering, Virtual Design CAD/CAM/CAE
Other Professional Activity
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