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Dr Hossein Mirzaii

School/Department: Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering
Position: Senior Lecturer


Hossein Mirzaii joined Kingston University in September 2006 and is a course director for MSc in renewable energy engineering at the school of aerospace and aircraft engineering.
With an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a master degree in renewable energy, he received his doctorate from Imperial College for research into environmental fatigue behaviour of bonded aluminium alloy structures sponsored by Alcan International and successfully established mechanisms of fatigue failures in adhesively bonded aluminium alloys.
His professional career included working as a consultant fatigue engineer for the British Aerospace airbus structural integrity division, technical advisor to undersecretary of the ministry of agriculture in Iran for agricultural machineries and developing renewable energy projects. In June 2004 he was duly elected as a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society in recognition for his professional experiences.
His academic career included working as a research assistant at the City University on sponsored solar assisted heat pump project, research assistant at the Imperial College on sponsored project in adhesion of aluminium alloy structures, senior academic lecturer for various universities in UK since 1995 at undergraduate and postgraduate level of studies in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. His teaching specialism and research interest includes materials engineering, fatigue and fracture of metallic materials and solar power engineering and applications.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 1997 - 1998 Postgraduate Certificate in Education(PGCE)
  • 1997 - 1998 Postgraduate Certificate in Education(PGCE)
  • 1986 - 1992 PhD in Materials Engineering
  • 1982 - 1983 MSc in Alternative Energy for Developing Countries
  • 1977 - 1980 BSc Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

1-Fatigue & Fracture of Aluminium Alloys Structures
2-Adhesion of Metallic Strucutres
3-Failure in Composite Strucutres
4-Solar Power Applications
5-Wind Turbines(HAWT & VAWT)

Teaching Area

Materials Engineering, Fracture Mecahnics of Metallic Strucutres, Solar Power Engineering.


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