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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82 results

Performance of a new hybrid cutting-abrasive tool for the machining of fibre reinforced polymer composites

Journal Article
Shyha, I., Huo, D., Hesamikojidi, P., Eldessouky, H., & El-Sayed, M. A. (2021)
Performance of a new hybrid cutting-abrasive tool for the machining of fibre reinforced polymer composites. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 112, 1101-1113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-020-06464-7
A new hybrid cutting-abrasive machining tool (turn-grind) is detailed for high-quality machining of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, comprising single point carbide ...

Local Buckling Strength and Design of Cold-Formed Steel Beams with Slotted Perforations

Journal Article
Degtyareva, N., Perampalam, G., Poologanathan, K., Gunalan, S., Shyha, I., & Mcintosh, A. (2020)
Local Buckling Strength and Design of Cold-Formed Steel Beams with Slotted Perforations. Thin-Walled Structures, 156, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2020.106951
Providing staggered slotted perforations to the Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) beams is a new approach being used in light gauge steel construction aiming to enhance both the fire an...

Solution Blow Spinning of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Based Fibers for Energy Harvesting Applications: A Review

Journal Article
Atif, R., Khaliq, J., Combrinck, M., Hassanin, A. H., Shehata, N., Elnabawy, E., & Shyha, I. (2020)
Solution Blow Spinning of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Based Fibers for Energy Harvesting Applications: A Review. Polymers, 12(6), Article 1304. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12061304
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-based piezoelectric materials (PEMs) have found extensive applications in energy harvesting which are being extended consistently to diverse fie...

A Review on Nanocomposites. Part 2: Micromachining

Journal Article
Le, B., Khaliq, J., Huo, D., Teng, X., & Shyha, I. (2020)
A Review on Nanocomposites. Part 2: Micromachining. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 142(10), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047138
Micromachining of nanocomposites is deemed to be a complicated process due to the anisotropic, heterogeneous structure and advanced mechanical properties of these materials as...

A Review on Nanocomposites. Part 1: Mechanical Properties

Journal Article
Le, B., Khaliq, J., Huo, D., Teng, X., & Shyha, I. (2020)
A Review on Nanocomposites. Part 1: Mechanical Properties. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 142(10), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047047
Micromachining of nanocomposites is deemed to be a complicated process due to the anisotropic, heterogeneous structure, and advanced mechanical properties of these materials a...

Solution Blow Spinning of High-Performance Submicron Polyvinylidene Fluoride Fibres: Computational Fluid Mechanics Modelling and Experimental Results

Journal Article
Atif, R., Combrinck, M., Khaliq, J., Hassanin, A. H., Shehata, N., Elnabawy, E., & Shyha, I. (2020)
Solution Blow Spinning of High-Performance Submicron Polyvinylidene Fluoride Fibres: Computational Fluid Mechanics Modelling and Experimental Results. Polymers, 12(5), Article 1140. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051140
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was used to investigate characteristics of high-speed air as it is expelled from a solution blow spinning (SBS) nozzle using a k-ε turbulenc...

Experimental investigation on micromachining of epoxy/graphene nano platelet nanocomposites

Journal Article
Fu, G., Huo, D., Shyha, I., Pancholi, K., & Alzahrani, B. (2020)
Experimental investigation on micromachining of epoxy/graphene nano platelet nanocomposites. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 107, 3169-3183. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-020-05190-4
This paper investigates the effect of graphene nano platelet (GNP) content (%weight fraction) on the machinability of epoxy/GNP nanocomposites. The machinability of nanocompos...

Improved non-contact 3D field and processing techniques to achieve macrotexture characterisation of pavements

Journal Article
Edmondson, V., Woodward, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Martin, J., & Shyha, I. (2019)
Improved non-contact 3D field and processing techniques to achieve macrotexture characterisation of pavements. Construction and Building Materials, 227, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116693
Macrotexture is required on pavements to provide skid resistance for vehicle safety in wet conditions. Increasingly, correlations between macrotexture measurements captured us...

Experimental Investigation on Micro Milling of Polyester/Halloysite Nano-Clay Nanocomposites

Journal Article
Fu, G., Huo, D., Shyha, I., Pancholi, K., & Saharudin, M. S. (2019)
Experimental Investigation on Micro Milling of Polyester/Halloysite Nano-Clay Nanocomposites. Nanomaterials, 9(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9070917
Efficient machining of the polyester nanocomposite components requires a better understanding of machinability characteristics of such material, which has become an urgent req...

Effects of minimal quantity lubricants reinforced with nano-particles on the performance of carbide drills for drilling nickel-titanium alloys

Journal Article
Rosnan, R., Murad, M. N., Azmi, A. I., & Shyha, I. (2019)
Effects of minimal quantity lubricants reinforced with nano-particles on the performance of carbide drills for drilling nickel-titanium alloys. Tribology International, 136, 58-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2019.03.029
Drilling of NiTi alloys under two lubricant-coolant strategies; namely flood and minimal quantity nanolubricant; two types of carbides drills, and three cutting speeds was inv...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Cladding and machining of steel / nickel super alloy stacks

Current Post Grad projects