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Dr Mainul Islam

Dr Mainul Islam
Name Mainul Islam
Position Senior Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office Z430
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1338
Extension 1338
Email
Qualifications BScEng Bangladesh IT Khulna , MEng Kyushu , PhD Newcastle

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )

Research interests
Sustainable smart composites for various applications
Green composites for infrastructure and biomedical applications
Syntactic foams and foam-core sandwich composites
First year experience in engineering education

Professional memberships
Fellow of Engineers Australia (EA), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus)
Fellow, Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (FIEB)
Member of Composites Australia (CA)
Member of International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Member of Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)

Industry affiliations
Member - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, HES, USQ
Member - Centre for Future Materials (CFM), USQ
Member - Engineering Education Research Group (EERG), HES, USQ
Member - Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)
Participant - Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
Guest Editor - Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Guest Editor - Journal of Multifunctional Composites
Editorial Board Member - Research & Development in Material Science
Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Materials Engineering
Editorial Board Member - Advance Research in Textile Engineering
Editorial Board Member - Acta Materialia Turcica
Editorial Board Member - Evolutions in Mechanical Engineering
Editorial Board Member - Educational Research Applications
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 - Composites Part B
Reviewer - Construction and Building Materials
Reviewer - Journal of Cleaner Production
Reviewer - Journal of Industrial Textiles
Reviewer - Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Reviewer - International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials
Reviewer - Industrial Crops and Products
Reviewer - European Journal of Engineering Education

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Current Teaching:
CIV1501 Engineering Statics (AE)
MEC2901 Mechanical Practice 1 (E)
MEC3203 Materials Technology (E)

Previous Teaching:
MEC1201 Engineering Materials (AE, M)
MEC2202 Manufacturing Processes (M)
MEC2301 Design of Machine Elements (AE)
MEC2402 Stress Analysis (AE)
MEC3204 Production Engineering (M)
MEC3903 Mechanical Practice 3 (M)
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design (AE)
ENG8803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites (AE, M)

Current Postgraduate Supervision:
Principal Supervision: 1 PhD
Associate Supervision: 3 PhD

Previous Postgraduate Supervision:
Principal Supervision: 3 PhD, 1 MENR (Completed)
Associate Supervision: 6 PhD, 1 MENR (Completed)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
14 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
6 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program Coordinator, ADNG & BENS (Mechanical Engineering)

Research most recent
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Herath, HMCM, Epaarachchi, JA, Islam, MM, Leng, J (2019). Carbon fibre reinforced shape memory polymer composites for deployable space habitats. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol. 52(1), 1-9.

Khan, MTI, Rashid, AA, Hidaka, R, Hattori, N, Islam, MM (2019). Fatigue crack analysis of ferrite material by acoustic emission technique, Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 13(2), 5074-5089.

Salleh, Z, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Khan, MTI (2019). Thermo-mechanical properties of fused borosilicate syntactic foams. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 13(2), 4898-4910.

Moudood, A, Rahman, A, Ochsner, A, Islam, MM, Francucci, G (2019). Flax fibre and its composites: An overview of water and moisture absorption impact on their performance. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 38(7), 323-339.
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Research most notable
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Misnon, IM, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Chen, H, Goda, K, Khan, MTI (2018). Flammability characteristics of chemical treated woven hemp fabric reinforced vinyl ester composites. Science and Technology of Materials, Vol. 30(2018), 174-188.

Herath, HMCM, Epaarachchi, JA, Islam, MM, Al Azzawi, WS, Leng, J, Zhang, F (2018). Structural performance and photothermal recovery of carbon fibre reinforced shape memory polymer. Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 167(2018), 206-214.

Misnon, IM, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Chen, H, Goda, K, Khan, MTI (2018). Flammability characteristics of chemical treated woven hemp fabric. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering: An International Journal (MSEJ), Vol. 5(1), 1-20.

Kakei, A, Epaarachchi, JA, Islam, MM, Leng, J (2018). Evaluation of delamination crack tip in woven fibre glass reinforced polymer composite using FBG sensor spectra and thermo-elastic response. Measurement, Vol. 122(2018), 178-185.

Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA (2018). An investigation on the student performance in first year fundamental engineering course, engineering statics. Educational Research Applications, ERCA-144, Vol. 2018(1), 1-5.

Kakei, A, Islam, MM, Leng, J, Epaarachchi, JA (2018). Use of an elasto-plastic model and strain measurements of embedded fibre Bragg grating sensors to detect Mode I delamination crack propagation in woven cloth (0/90) composite materials. Structural Health Monitoring, Vol. 17(2), 363-378.

Al Azzawi, WS, Epaarachchi, JA, Islam, MM, Leng, J (2017). Implementation of a finite element analysis procedure for structural analysis of shape memory behaviour of fibre reinforced shape memory polymer composites. Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 26(12), 125002.

Al Azzawi, WS, Islam, MM, Leng, J, Li, F, Epaarachchi, JA (2017). Quantitative and qualitative analyses of mechanical behavior and dimensional stability of styrene-based shape memory composites. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 28(20), 3115-3126.

Khan, Z, Yousif, BF, Islam, MM (2017). Fracture behaviour of bamboo fiber reinforced epoxy composites. Composites Part B, Vol. 116 (2017), 186-199.

Shamsuddoha, M, Djukic, LP, Islam, MM, Aravinthan, T, Manalo, AC (2016). Mechanical and thermal properties of glass fibre - vinyl ester resin composite for pipeline repair exposed to hot-wet conditioning. Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 116 (2017), 1605-1617.

Salleh, Z, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Su, H (2016). Mechanical properties of sandwich composite made of syntactic foam core and GFRP skins. AIMS Materials Science, Vol. 3(4), 1704-1727.

Shamsuddoha, M, Islam, MM, Aravinthan, T, Manalo, AC, Djukic, LP (2016). Effect of hygrothermal conditioning on the mechanical and thermal properties of epoxy grouts for offshore pipeline rehabilitation. AIMS Materials Science, Vol. 3(3), 832-850.

Misnon, MI, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Wang, H, Lau, KT (2016). Woven hemp fabric reinforced vinyl ester composite: Effect of water absorption on the mechanical properties degradation. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4(3), 96-101.

Kakei, A, Rajic, N, Islam, MM, Leng, J, Epaarachchi, JA (2016). Detection and characterization of a delamination damage propagation in woven glass fibre reinforced polymer composite using thermoelastic stress field mapping. Composite Structures, Vol. 153, 442-450.

Misnon, MI, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Lau, KT (2015). Analyses of woven hemp fabric characteristics for composite reinforcement. Materials and Design, Vol. 66, 82-92.

Guades, EJ, Aravinthan, T, Islam, MM (2014). Characterisation of the mechanical properties of pultruded fibre-reinforced polymer tube. Materials and Design, Vol. 63, 305-315.

Misnon, MI, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Lau, KT (2014). Potentiality of utilising natural textile materials for engineering composites applications. Materials and Design, Vol. 59, 359-368.
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Publications in ePrints

Herath, H. M. C. M. and Epaarachchi, J. A. and Islam, M. M. and Leng, J. (2019) Carbon fibre reinforced shape memory polymer composites for deployable space habitats. Engineer, LII (1). pp. 1-9.

Khan, Md. T. I. and Rashid, A. A. and Hidaka, R. and Hattori, N. and Islam, Md. M. (2019) Fatigue crack analysis of ferrite material by acoustic emission technique. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, 13 (2). pp. 5074-5089. ISSN 2289-4659

Moudood, Abul and Rahman, Anisur and Ochsner, Andreas and Islam, Mainul and Francucci, Gaston (2019) Flax fiber and its composites: an overview of water and moisture absorption impact on their performance. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 38 (7). pp. 323-339. ISSN 0731-6844

Salleh, Z. and Islam, M. M. and Epaarachchi, J. A. and Khan, M. T. I. (2019) Thermo-mechanical properties of fused borosilicate syntactic foams. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, 13 (2). pp. 4898-4910. ISSN 2289-4659

Islam, Md Mainul and Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda (2018) An investigation on the student performance in first year fundamental engineering course, Engineering Statics. Educational Research Applications, 2018 (01). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2575-7032

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