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

Effect of Varying Mixing Ratios and Pre-Heat Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane (PU) Foam

Journal Article
Oppon, C., Hackney, P., Shyha, I., & Birkett, M. (2015)
Effect of Varying Mixing Ratios and Pre-Heat Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane (PU) Foam. Procedia Engineering, 132, 701-708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.550
The continuous growth of the usage of Polyurethane foams requires that designers and manufacturers investigate the appropriate factors that affect their production and full us...

Machining Unidirectional Composites using Single-Point Tools: Analysis of Cutting Forces, Chip Formation and Surface Integrity

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2015)
Machining Unidirectional Composites using Single-Point Tools: Analysis of Cutting Forces, Chip Formation and Surface Integrity. Procedia Engineering, 132, 569-576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.534
The need for high quality machining of composite materials is rising due to the increased utilisation of these materials across several applications. This paper presents exper...

Investigation of Cutting Tools and Working Conditions Effects when Cutting Ti-6al-4V using Vegetable Oil-Based Cutting Fluids

Journal Article
Shyha, I., Gariani, S., & Bhatti, M. (2015)
Investigation of Cutting Tools and Working Conditions Effects when Cutting Ti-6al-4V using Vegetable Oil-Based Cutting Fluids. Procedia Engineering, 132, 577-584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.535
Power consumed in metal cutting is typically converted into heat near the cutting tool edge. Cutting fluids are then provided to a cutting zone in order to improve the tribolo...

Use of morphological features of carbonaceous materials for improved mechanical properties of epoxy nanocomposites

Journal Article
Atif, R., Wei, J., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2016)
Use of morphological features of carbonaceous materials for improved mechanical properties of epoxy nanocomposites. RSC Advances, 6(2), 1351-1359. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA24039E
The influence of reinforcement morphology on damage tolerance and fracture toughness of epoxy based nanocomposites has been studied. Two different forms of carbonaceous reinfo...

Mould release technologies with regard to concrete surface finish

Journal Article
Shyha, I., Richardson, A., Coventry, K., & Ponton, H. (2016)
Mould release technologies with regard to concrete surface finish. Magazine of Concrete Research, 68(2), 87-98. https://doi.org/10.1680/macr.15.00067
Concrete durability is in part dependent upon the quality of the concrete cover zone. The type of mould release technology used has a direct effect on the surface finish of fa...

The degradation of mechanical properties in polymer nano-composites exposed to liquid media - a review

Journal Article
Saharudin, M., Atif, R., Shyha, I., & Inam, F. (2015)
The degradation of mechanical properties in polymer nano-composites exposed to liquid media - a review. RSC Advances, 6(2), 1076-1089. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA22620A
The advancement of polymer nano-composites has been motivated by the need for materials with a specific combination of mechanical properties beyond those achieved from only on...

Manufacturing at double the speed

Journal Article
Allwood, J., Childs, T., Clare, A., Silva, A. D., Dhokia, V., Hutchings, I., …Turner, S. (2016)
Manufacturing at double the speed. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 229, 729-757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.10.028
The speed of manufacturing processes today depends on a trade-off between the physical processes of production, the wider system that allows these processes to operate and the...

Modelling of cutting fibrous composite materials: current practice

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2015)
Modelling of cutting fibrous composite materials: current practice. Procedia CIRP, 28, 52-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.04.010
Using fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) is increasing across many industries. Although FRP are laid-up in the near-net shape, several cutting operations are necessary to meet qu...

Machinability analysis when drilling Kovar shape memory alloys

Conference Proceeding
Shyha, I., & Patrick, M. (2014)
Machinability analysis when drilling Kovar shape memory alloys. In Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2014)

Advances in Additive Manufacturing Processes

Conference Proceeding
Oppon, C., Hackney, P., Shyha, I., & Beeby, J. (2014)
Advances in Additive Manufacturing Processes. In 3rd Applied Research Conference in Africa
Additive Manufacturing (AM) which is also referred as Three Dimensional Printing (3DP), Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) or Rapid Prototyping (RP) is a layer-by-layer techniqu...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Cladding and machining of steel / nickel super alloy stacks

Current Post Grad projects