Contact us

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

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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. He was appointed as lecturer in Engineering Design in 2009.

His main research areas are protection mechanisms of composite structures under various loading conditions such as buckling, post-buckling, fatigue, impact, blast and crash. He has regularly published the outcomes of his research in international peer-reviewed journals. He is member of IMechE academic assessment committee (AAC) and EPSRC peer review college and also he 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, Composite Structures
  • 2005 - 2006 MSc, Automotive Engineering, Chassis Structures
  • 2001 - 2005 BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics

Research Interests

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.

Google Scholar:

Research Gate:

Teaching Area

Composite Materials, Finite Element Methods, Engineering Design, Mechanics of Materials, Composite Aero-Structures, Impact Engineering and Computer aided Manufacturing (CAM)

Other Professional Activity

MIMechE, CEng


1- Buddhi Sammu Arachchige, Structural Integrity and Repairing Techniques of Composite Structures (DoS).
2- Ali Rabiee, Optimisation of Failure Mechanisms in Crushing of Composite Absorbers (DoS).
3- Omid Razmkhah, Sideways Impact Damage of the Osteoporosis Fractures of Proximal Femur (DoS).
4- Nasrin Ghafari-Namini, Effective Crack Growth Resistance in Crashworthiness Analysis (DoS).


    +Professional Experience



+44 (0) 208 417 4738