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Dr Mainul Islam
Dr Mainul Islam
Lecturer (Composite Materials and Mechanics)
Office of Research
Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites
+61 7 4631 1338
Bangladesh IT Khulna
Member of Engineers Australia (EA)
Member of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)
Member of Composites Australia (CA)
Member of International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Member of Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Member - Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC), FoES, USQ
Member - Discipline of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, FoES, USQ
Member - Engineering Education Research Group (EERG), FoES, USQ
Member - Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)
Participant - Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
Committee Member - Engineers Australia Toowoomba Local Group
Guest Editor - Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology
Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Materials Engineering
Reviewer - Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Reviewer - Materials and Design
Reviewer - Materials Science and Engineering A
Reviewer - Journal of Composite Materials
Reviewer - Fibers and Polymers
Reviewer - Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Reviewer - Journal of Cleaner Production
Reviewer - European Journal of Engineering Education
Engineered fibre composites in various structures
Biodegradable composite artificial reef system
Behaviour of fibre composite sandwich panels
Green composites for infrastructure applications
Syntactic foams and foam-core sandwich composites
First year experience in engineering education
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
Kabir, MM, Islam, MM, Wang, H (2013). Mechanical and thermal properties of jute fibre reinforced composites. Journal of Multifunctional Composites, Vol. 1(1), 71-77.
Shamsuddoha, M, Islam, MM, Aravinthan, T, Manalo, AC, Lau, KT (2013). Effectiveness of using fibre-reinforced polymer composites for underwater steel pipeline repairs. Composite Structures, Vol. 100, 40-54.
Guades, EJ, Aravinthan, T, Manalo, AC, Islam, MM (2013). Damage modelling of square FRP composite tubes under axial impact fatigue. Materials and Design, Vol. 47, 687-697.
Guades, EJ, Aravinthan, T, Manalo, AC, Islam, MM (2013). Experimental investigation on the behaviour of square FRP composite tubes under repeated axial impacts. Composite Structures, Vol. 97, 211-221.
Ku, H, Fung, SY, Islam, MM, Li, X and Chong, YP (2013). A pilot study on flexural properties of epoxy nanoclay reinforced composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 32(1), 96-104.
Most notable :
Islam, MM and Kim, HS (2012). Sandwich composites made of syntactic foam core and paper skin: manufacturing and mechanical behavior. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, Vol. 14 (1), 111-127.
Guades, EJ, Aravinthan, T, Islam, MM, Manalo, AC (2012). A review on the driving performance of FRP composite piles. Composite Structures, Vol. 94 (6), 1932-1942.
Sirimanna, CS, Lokuge, W, Islam, MM, Aravinthan, T (2012). Compressive strength characterization of polyester based fillers. Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 410, 32-35.
Ahmed, M, Islam, MS, Ahsan, Q and Islam, MM (2012). Silk fibres and their unidirectional polymer composites. Book Chapter In: Natural Polymers, Biopolymers, Biomaterials, Blends and IPNs. Editors: Sabu Thomas et al., ISBN: 978-1-926895-16-1, Apple Academics, ON, Canada.
Islam, MM and Kim, HS (2011). Pre-mould processing technique for syntactic foams: generalised modelling, theory and experiment. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 211 (4), 708-716.
Ahmed, M, Islam, MS, Ahsan, Q and Islam, MM (2011). Fabrication and characterization of unidirectional silk fibre composites. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 471-472, 20-25.
Sirimanna, CS, Islam, MM and Aravinthan, T (2011). Polymer based filler materials as infill for GFRP pile connector. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 471-472, 763-768.
Islam, MM and Aravinthan, T (2010). Behaviour of structural fibre composite sandwich panels under point load and uniformly distributed load. Composite Structures, Vol. 93 (1), 206-215.
Manalo, AC, Aravinthan, T, Karunasena, W and Islam, MM (2010). Flexural behaviour of structural fibre composite sandwich beams in flatwise and edgewise positions. Composite Structures, Vol. 92 (4), 984-995.
Kim, HS and Islam, MM (2009). Syntactic foams as building materials consisting of inorganic hollow microspheres and starch binder. Book Chapter In: Building Materials: Properties, Performance and Applications. Editors: Donald N. Cornejo and Jason L. Haro, ISBN: 978-1-60741-082-9, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., NY, USA.
Islam, MM and Kim, HS (2008). Manufacture of syntactic foams using starch as binder: post-mold processing. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 23 (8), 884-892.
Islam, MM and Kim, HS (2007). Novel syntactic foams made of ceramic hollow micro-spheres and starch: theory, structure and properties. Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 42 (15), 6123-6132.
Islam, MM and Kim, HS (2007). Manufacture of syntactic foams: pre-mold processing. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 22 (1), 28-36.
Islam, MM and Kim, HS (2007). Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: modelling for pre-mould processing. Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 29-30, 165-168.
Islam, MM and Kim, HS (2007). Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: mixing behaviour for post-mould processing. Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 29-30, 169-172.
Islam, MM and Watanabe, T (2003). Crack Opening Behavior in Aluminum Alloy 5083. The Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol. ME 32, 26-35.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
CIV1501 Engineering Statics
MEC1201 Engineering Materials
MEC2402 Stress Analysis
ENG8803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites
Current Postgraduate Supervision:
Principal Supervision: 2 PhD
Associate Supervision: 2 PhD/EngD
Previous Postgraduate Supervision:
Principal Supervision: 1 MEngR (Completed)
Associate Supervision: 1 PhD (Completed)
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