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

Mechanical, Thermal, and Electrical Properties of Graphene-Epoxy Nanocomposites—A Review

Journal Article
Atif, R., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2016)
Mechanical, Thermal, and Electrical Properties of Graphene-Epoxy Nanocomposites—A Review. Polymers, 8(8), https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8080281
Monolithic epoxy, because of its brittleness, cannot prevent crack propagation and is vulnerable to fracture. However, it is well established that when reinforced—especially b...

The degradation of mechanical properties in halloysite nanoclay-polyester nanocomposites exposed to diluted methanol

Journal Article
Saharudin, M., Atif, R., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2017)
The degradation of mechanical properties in halloysite nanoclay-polyester nanocomposites exposed to diluted methanol. Journal of Composite Materials, 51(11), 1653-1664. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998316660178
The degradation of mechanical properties in halloysite nanoclay?polyester nanocomposites was studied after an exposure of 24 h in diluted methanol system by clamping test spec...

Effect of cutting tools and working conditions on the machinability of TI-6AL-4V using vegetable oil-based cutting fluids

Presentation / Conference
Gariani, S., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2016, May)
Effect of cutting tools and working conditions on the machinability of TI-6AL-4V using vegetable oil-based cutting fluids. Paper presented at International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
The cutting of titanium alloys is usually associated with low productivity, poor surface quality, short tool life and high machining costs. This is due to the excessive genera...

Weld overlay cladding repair - An investigation of tensile strength variation in processed metallic substrate

Presentation / Conference
Chan, L., Shyha, I., Dreyer, D., Hamilton, J., & Hackney, P. (2016, May)
Weld overlay cladding repair - An investigation of tensile strength variation in processed metallic substrate. Paper presented at International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
Weld Overlay Cladding (WOC) is a surfacing technique commonly applied on subsea Oil and Gas components to provide additional properties such as wear and corrosion resistance a...

Electro-discharge machining of metal matrix composite materials

Journal Article
Shyha, I., & Rudd, M. (2016)
Electro-discharge machining of metal matrix composite materials. Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, 2(2), 235-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/2374068X.2016.1164525
Following a review on the classification and applications of metal matrix composites (MMCs) and the use of unconventional machining processes to cut MMCs, the paper presents e...

The degradation of mechanical properties due to stress concentration caused by retained acetone in epoxy nanocomposites

Journal Article
Atif, R., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2016)
The degradation of mechanical properties due to stress concentration caused by retained acetone in epoxy nanocomposites. RSC Advances, 6(41), 34188-34197. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA00739B
Multi-layered graphene (MLG)?epoxy nanocomposites of three different types were produced using the solution casting technique with MLG dispersed in three different mediums; ac...

Modeling and experimentation of multi-layered nanostructured graphene-epoxy nanocomposites for enhanced thermal and mechanical properties

Journal Article
Atif, R., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2017)
Modeling and experimentation of multi-layered nanostructured graphene-epoxy nanocomposites for enhanced thermal and mechanical properties. Journal of Composite Materials, 51(2), 209-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998316640060
The influence of multi-layered nanostructured graphene as reinforcement on thermal and mechanical properties of epoxy-based nanocomposites has been studied. The maximum improv...

The effect of methanol exposure on the flexural and tensile properties of halloysite nanoclay/polyester

Journal Article
Saharudin, M. S., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2016)
The effect of methanol exposure on the flexural and tensile properties of halloysite nanoclay/polyester. International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology, 4(1), 42-46
In this study, halloysitenanoclay reinforced polyester composites were prepared by adding different weight percentage in unsaturated polyester resin and subsequently cross lin...

Effect of varying mixing ratios and foaming direction on polyurethane foam for additive manufacturing applications

Conference Proceeding
Oppon, C., Hackney, P., Shyha, I., & Birkett, M. (2015)
Effect of varying mixing ratios and foaming direction on polyurethane foam for additive manufacturing applications. In A. E. W. Rennie, & R. Bibb (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing (RDPM) 2015. , (69-77

Investigation into the Development of an Additive Manufacturing Technique for the Production of Fibre Composite Products

Journal Article
Bade, L., Hackney, P., Shyha, I., & Birkett, M. (2015)
Investigation into the Development of an Additive Manufacturing Technique for the Production of Fibre Composite Products. Procedia Engineering, 132, 86-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.483
The advancements in manufacturing technology over recent years have made Additive Manufacturing, a breakthrough technology in the designing and manufacturing field. This paper...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Cladding and machining of steel / nickel super alloy stacks

Current Post Grad projects