Hom Nath Dhakal
Professor Hom Nath Dhakal is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. He leads the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Research Group. He is also a Docent (Visiting) Professor of Biobased Composite Materials at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business at the University of Borås, Sweden. He was also a Visiting Professor with the University of Toronto, Canada in 2017, where he worked in the Faculty of Forestry, undertaking research work in the field of composites and biocomposites.
His expertise include the design and development of sustainable lightweight composite materials, and their testing and characterisation. His research has benefited many industries through the development of a range of new sustainable materials, formulations and manufacturing processes.
Professor Dhakal has published in over 150 international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has been a guest editor for a number of journals and I'm a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Composites Science, Journal of Research on Engineering Structures & Materials, and the Material Chemistry section of the Journal of Molecules. He also serves as a member of scientific committees and as an evaluator for various research projects.
Professor Dhakal is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a member of the American Society for Composites (ASC), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) (FIMMM). He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field of mechanical engineering, materials and manufacturing.
Affiliations and Expertise
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Sikiru Oluwarotimi Ismail
Dr Sikiru O. Ismail is currently a Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering and Materials at School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He is a member of Mechanical Engineering Subject Group and Centre for Engineering Research. He completed his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, University of Portsmouth, England, UK, after obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in the same University, as a scholarship researcher with prestigious awards such as Paper Publication Prizes: Best Student Paper and First Place Awards at both School of Engineering and Faculty of Technology levels. Prior to his doctoral degree, he obtained National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology with Distinction Grade; Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Production) with First Class Honours Division; and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Design and Production) with Distinction Grade. He was an Overall/Best Student in all his degree programmes, among other outstanding prizes. Moreover, Dr Ismail has several years of professional (industrial, research and academic/lecturing) experiences, having worked in many sectors. His research specialisation focuses on Advanced and Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (Mechanical) Engineering: Design, Development, Testing, Damage Characterisation and Optimisation of materials (especially composites), Innovative Manufacturing Processes / Monitoring and Optimisation of Manufacturing Processes, using Experimental and Numerical Simulation/Finite Element/Analytical Modelling Techniques. He has successfully supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate projects. He has successfully won research grants/funding and scholarships. In addition, he has published/presented several articles in local/international conferences and reputable high impact factor Journals as well as Book Chapters. Dr Ismail is a Reviewer and Editorial Board Member of many reputable local/international journals (such as Composites Part B: Engineering, among others) and conferences. He is a qualified Advance Higher Education Internal and External Examiner, UK. He also obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Furthermore, Dr Ismail is a Member, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of many national/local and international professional bodies. These organisations include, but are not limited to, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MASME, USA), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE, UK), American Society for Composites (MASC, USA), Institution of Engineering and Technology (CEng MIET, UK), Higher Education Academy (FHEA, UK), Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA, UK). Summarily, Dr Ismail is an astute Senior Lecturer, erudite researcher and very passionate in processing excellence out of his students as well as solving engineering problems through cutting edge research.
Affiliations and Expertise
Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering and Materials at School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.