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

  • Guest Editor for a special issue on Piezoelectric Nanofibers: Recent Development, Challenges, and Applications, Materials
  • Associate Editor - Polymeric and Composite 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

 

Date


82 results

Experimental Analysis of System Parameters for Minimum Cutting Fluid Consumption when Machining Ti-6Al-4V Using a Novel Supply System

Journal Article
Gariani, S., Shyha, I., Inam, F., & Huo, D. (2018)
Experimental Analysis of System Parameters for Minimum Cutting Fluid Consumption when Machining Ti-6Al-4V Using a Novel Supply System. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 95, 2795-2809. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-1216-y
This paper presents the development of a new controlled cutting fluid impinging supply system (Cut-list) to deliver an accurate quantity of cutting fluid into machining zones ...

Biodegradation of Halloysite Nanotubes-Polyester Nanocomposites Exposed to Short Term Seawater Immersion

Journal Article
Saharudin, M., Wei, J., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2017)
Biodegradation of Halloysite Nanotubes-Polyester Nanocomposites Exposed to Short Term Seawater Immersion. Polymers, 9(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/polym9080314
Halloysite nanotubes (HNTs)-polyester nanocomposites with four different concentrations were produced using solution casting technique and the biodegradation effect of short-t...

Composite machining tool

Patent
Shyha, I. (2017)
Composite machining tool. WO2017098242A1

Evaluation of a Novel Controlled Cutting Fluid Impinging Supply System When Machining Titanium Alloys

Journal Article
Gariani, S., Shyha, I., Inam, F., & Huo, D. (2017)
Evaluation of a Novel Controlled Cutting Fluid Impinging Supply System When Machining Titanium Alloys. Applied Sciences, 7(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/app7060560
Following a comprehensive review on titanium machining and methods of cutting fluid application, this paper presents a new Controlled cutting fluid impinging supply system (Cu...

Flexural Properties of Halloysite Nanotubes-Polyester Nanocomposites Exposed to Aggressive Environment

Journal Article
Saharudin, M., Wei, J., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2017)
Flexural Properties of Halloysite Nanotubes-Polyester Nanocomposites Exposed to Aggressive Environment. International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1129926
This study aimed to investigate the effect of aggressive environment on the flexural properties of halloysite nanotubes-polyester nanocomposites. Results showed that the addit...

An Investigation into the Dependency of Cutting Forces on the Volume Fraction and Fibre Orientation during Machining Composite Materials

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2017)
An Investigation into the Dependency of Cutting Forces on the Volume Fraction and Fibre Orientation during Machining Composite Materials. Materials Science Forum, 882, 61-65. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.882.61
This paper presents an empirical force model quantifying the effect of fibre volume fraction and fibre orientation on the cutting forces during orthogonal cutting of unidirect...

Meshfree formulation for modelling of orthogonal cutting of composites

Journal Article
Kahwash, A., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2017)
Meshfree formulation for modelling of orthogonal cutting of composites. Composite Structures, 166, 193-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.01.021
The Element-Free Galerkin method (EFG) is a prominent member of the meshfree methods family. In this work, EFG is utilised to simulate the orthogonal cutting process of unidir...

Optimisation of Weld Overlay Cladding Parameters Using Full-Factorial Design of Experiment

Journal Article
Chan, L., Shyha, I., Dryer, D., & Hamilton, J. (2016)
Optimisation of Weld Overlay Cladding Parameters Using Full-Factorial Design of Experiment. Materials Science Forum, 880, 54-58. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.880.54
Weld Overlay Cladding (WOC) shares the same scientific principals as conventional welding where there are multiple governing factors that control the process and outcome. The ...

Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Multi-layered Graphene Polyester Composites

Conference Proceeding
Saharudin, M., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2016)
Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Multi-layered Graphene Polyester Composites. In ICAME2016 - 2nd International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering
In this study, multi-layered-graphene (MLG) reinforced unsaturated polyester (UP) were prepared by adding different weight percentage of graphene in polyester resin and subseq...

The degradation of mechanical properties in halloysite nanoclay-polyester nanocomposites exposed in seawater environment

Journal Article
Saharudin, M., Wei, J., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2016)
The degradation of mechanical properties in halloysite nanoclay-polyester nanocomposites exposed in seawater environment. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/2604631
Polyester based polymers are extensively used in aggressive marine environments; however inadequate data available on the effects of the seawater on the polyester based nanoco...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Cladding and machining of steel / nickel super alloy stacks

Current Post Grad projects