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Assoc Prof Mainul Islam

Assoc Prof Mainul Islam
Name Mainul Islam
Position Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Engineering
Office Z430
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1338
Extension 1338
Email
Qualifications BScEng Bangladesh IT Khulna , MEng Kyushu , PhD Newcastle

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401799 )
  • Mechanical Engineering ( 401700 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )

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


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)


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 - World Journal of Textile Engineering and Technology
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


  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

Current Teaching:
CIV1501 Engineering Statics (AE)
MEC2901 Mechanical Practice 1 (E)
MEC3203 Materials Technology (E)
MEC3302 Computational Mechanics in Design (M)

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)
ENG4004 Engineering Project and Operations Management (E)
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design (AE)
ENG8803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites (AE, M)

Current Postgraduate Supervision:
Principal Supervision: 1 PhD
Associate Supervision: 4 PhD

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


16 Years


6 Years


Acting Associate Head (Research), School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (March-April 2020)
Acting Discipline Leader (Mechanical Engineering), School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (August-October 2020, March 2021)
Major Convenor, Mechanical Engineering (All undergraduate programs - ADNG, BENS, BENH)
Strand Leader, Materials and Manufacturing
Member, Board of Examiners
Member, Assessment Working Committee


  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401799 )
  • Mechanical Engineering ( 401700 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )