Islam Shyha
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Prof Islam Shyha

Professor

Biography

Prof. Islam Shyha is Head of Engineering and Mathematics at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. He is a Professor of Manufacturing Engineering.
Prof. Shyha has worked in higher education for over 23 years. He received his Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice from Northumbria University, PhD from The University of Birmingham, MSc, and BSc from Alexandria University. He also worked at Northumbria University, The Birmingham University and Alexandria University.
He has extensive experience in the conventional and non-conventional machining of composite materials. His work is supported by the UK Research Council, Innovate UK and industry. Prof. Shyha is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), teaches mechanical and manufacturing engineering courses and supervises MSc and PhD projects in advanced manufacturing Engineering.
He also held honorary posts at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom and the Vietnamese German University in Ho Chi Minh City. Prof. Shyha has over 130 publications in journals and international conferences to his credit, as well as a patent on a novel composite machining tool. He also contributes to the global research communities and actively participates as a reviewer for a number of manufacturing and materials journals.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Promotion reviewer and panel membership: Birmingham City University
  • Member of The Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe)
  • Promotion panel membership: Anglia Ruskin University

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • International Scientific Committee Member

 

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor - Polymeric and Composite Materials
  • Guest Editor for a special issue on Piezoelectric Nanofibers: Recent Development, Challenges, and Applications, Materials
  • Lead Guest Editor for International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics (Special issue on Advanced Manufacturing Technology)

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Periodic Review Panel Member - Anglia Ruskin University
  • External Examiner at The University of Wolverhampton
  • External Examiner at The University of Central Lancashire
  • External Examiner at The University of Derby

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Student Led Teaching Award, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK
  • Best Lecturer Award, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Newton Fund/British Council, Institutional Research Links and International Workshops
  • Newton Prize applications for The UK National Commission for UNESCO
  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • The Royal Society, Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship

 

Invited Speaker

  • Preparation of Cellulose Nanocomposites with Addition of Recycled Alum Sludge As Separators in Energy Storage Device Applications - Sapporo - Japan
  • Production of Nanofibers at Napier for Multiple Applications - Yalova - Turkey
  • Micromachining of Polymeric Nanocomposites: Challenges and Opportunities - Bangkok - Thailand
  • The environmental impact of micro machining nano composite structure materials - Paris - France

 

Media Activity

  • Graduate Apprenticeships: Engineering Design and Manufacture
  • Arranging meeting with the Egyptian Higher Education Minister to discuss potential collaboration

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) - Engineering Council, UK
  • Member (MIMechE) - Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
  • Research Affiliate (RA) - The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)
  • Certified Engineer – Egyptian Engineers Syndicate, Egypt

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Invited to participate in the launch of the innovative green room in Kuwait

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD External Examiner at the University of Birmingham, UK
  • PhD External Examiner at Sheffield University, UK
  • PhD External Examiner at Lancaster University, UK
  • PhD External Examiner at Newcastle University, UK
  • PhD External Examiner at Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India

 

Reviewing

  • Book Reviewer - Elsevier
  • Book Reviewer - CRC Press
  • Journal Reviewer - International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
  • Book Reviewer - CRC Press
  • Journal Reviewer - The International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
  • Journal Reviewer - International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Fellow, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University, UK

 

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Nondestructive Inspection (NDI)

Book Chapter
Mook, G., & Shyha, I. (2021)
Nondestructive Inspection (NDI). In K. Grote, & H. Hefazi (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering (215-232). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47035-7_7
This chapter discusses various nondestructive inspection () methods. Nondestructive inspection includes all methods to characterize a material without indenting, extracting sa...

Machinability investigation of polymer/GNP nanocomposites in micro-milling

Journal Article
Fu, G., Huo, D., Shyha, I., Sun, F., & Gao, Q. (2022)
Machinability investigation of polymer/GNP nanocomposites in micro-milling. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 119, 2341-2353. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-08471-8
Nanoparticles such as graphene have been added to various polymer matrices to enhance the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of polymer materials that require comp...

Finite element and experimental studies on the machining process of polymer/graphene nanoplatelet nanocomposites

Journal Article
Fu, G., Sun, F., Sun, F., Huo, D., Shyha, I., Fang, C., & Gao, Q. (2022)
Finite element and experimental studies on the machining process of polymer/graphene nanoplatelet nanocomposites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 230, Article 109545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2021.109545
Polymer matrix composites reinforced with graphene derivatives are receiving increasing attention in academia and industry. For future applications, however, the machinability...

Micro-end-milling of carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy nanocomposites manufactured using three roll mill technique

Journal Article
Le, B., Kernin, A., Khaliq, J., Fu, G., Huo, D., Bilotti, E., …Shyha, I. (2021)
Micro-end-milling of carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy nanocomposites manufactured using three roll mill technique. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 70, 307-320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.08.048
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been applied as nano-fillers to improve mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of polymers. Despite near net shape techniques could be used...

Optimisation of Cutting Fluid Concentration and Operating Parameters based on RSM for Turning Ti–6Al–4V

Journal Article
Gariani, S., Elsayed, M., & Shyha, I. (2021)
Optimisation of Cutting Fluid Concentration and Operating Parameters based on RSM for Turning Ti–6Al–4V. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 117, 539-553. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-07623-0
The paper details experimental and optimisation results for the effect of cutting fluid concentration and operating parameters on the average surface roughness (Ra) and tool f...

Advances in Machining of Composite Materials: Conventional and Non-conventional processes

Book
Shyha, I., & Huo, D. (Eds.)
(2021). Advances in Machining of Composite Materials: Conventional and Non-conventional processes. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71438-3
This book covers a wide range of conventional and non-conventional machining processes of various composite materials, including polymer and metallic-based composites, nanostr...

Study of Air Pressure and Velocity for Solution Blow Spinning of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofibres

Journal Article
Atif, R., Combrinck, M., Khaliq, J., Martin, J., Hassanin, A. H., Shehata, N., …Shyha, I. (2021)
Study of Air Pressure and Velocity for Solution Blow Spinning of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofibres. Processes, 9(6), Article 1014. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9061014
Solution blow spinning (SBS) is gaining popularity for producing fibres for smart textiles and energy harvesting due to its operational simplicity and high throughput. The who...

Factors Affecting the Piezoelectric Performance of Ceramic-Polymer Composites: A Comprehensive Review

Journal Article
Eltouby, P., Shyha, I., Li, C., & Khaliq, J. (2021)
Factors Affecting the Piezoelectric Performance of Ceramic-Polymer Composites: A Comprehensive Review. Ceramics International, 47(13), 17813-17825. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.03.126
Over the past few decades, piezoelectric materials have emerged as one of the powerful platforms for energy harvesting applications. Nowadays, they offer sustainable solutions...

An experimental investigation on tool wear behaviour of uncoated and coated micro-tools in micro-milling of graphene-reinforced polymer nanocomposites

Journal Article
Shakoori, N., Fu, G., Le, B., Khaliq, J., Jiang, L., Huo, D., & Shyha, I. (2021)
An experimental investigation on tool wear behaviour of uncoated and coated micro-tools in micro-milling of graphene-reinforced polymer nanocomposites. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 113, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-06715-1
Nanomaterials such as graphene have been added to various matrices to enhance mechanical, thermal and electrical properties for various applications requiring intricate design...

Development of Affordable Steel-Framed Modular Buildings for Emergency Situations (Covid-19)

Journal Article
Gatheeshgar, P., Poologanathan, K., Gunalan, S., Shyha, I., Sherlock, P., Rajanayagam, H., & Nagaratnam, B. (2021)
Development of Affordable Steel-Framed Modular Buildings for Emergency Situations (Covid-19). Structures, 31, 862-875. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2021.02.004
This paper presents the development of novel affordable steel-framed modular units for construction with enhanced overall (healthcare, structural, fire, and lightweight) perfo...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Cladding and machining of steel / nickel super alloy stacks

Current Post Grad projects