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 Engineering Design at Kingston University London. In 2011 he received his 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.
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 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, Optimisation 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 and Computer aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Other Professional Activity
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