Assoc Prof Mainul Islam
|Position||Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)|
|Section||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 1338|
|Qualifications||BScEng Bangladesh IT Khulna , MEng Kyushu , PhD Newcastle|
Fields of Research (FoR)
Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
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
USQ Research affiliations
Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)
Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV1501 Engineering Statics (AE)
MEC2901 Mechanical Practice 1 (E)
MEC3203 Materials Technology (E)
MEC3302 Computational Mechanics in Design (M)
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)
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
Research most recent
Herath, M, Epaarachchi, JA, Islam, MM, Fang, L, Leng, J (2020). Light activated shape memory polymers and composites: A review. European Polymer Journal, Vol. 136(2020), 109912, 1-27.
Moudood, A, Rahman, A, Huq, NML, Ochsner, A, Islam, MM, Francucci, G (2020). Mechanical properties of flax fiber reinforced epoxy composites at different relative humidities: experimental, geometric and displacement potential function approaches. Polymer Composites, Vol. 2020, 1-11.
Moudood, A, Rahman, A, Ochsner, A, Islam, MM, Ali, M, Francucci, G (2020). Effects of different relative humidities on flax fibres prior to manufacturing their composites based on the shear response. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2020, 1-7.
Hassan, MM, Khan, MTI, Hasemura, Y, Islam, MM (2020). Performance investigation of two AE source location techniques on a planar multilayer structure. International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 25(2), 226-235.
Herath, HMCM, Epaarachchi, JA, Islam, MM, Zhang, F, Leng, Fang, L, Yan, C, Peng, GD, Schade, W (2020). Remote actuation of light activated shape memory polymers via D-shaped optical fibres. Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 29 (4), 047001.
Salleh, Z, Islam, MM, Epaarachchi, JA, Zulkarnain, M, Ahmed, YA (2020). Flexural Analysis for Syntactic Foam Sandwich Panels. In “Advancement in Emerging Technologies and Engineering Applications”, Editors: Chun Lin Saw et al., Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-15-0001-5.
Research most notable
Herath, HMCM, Epaarachchi, JA, Islam, MM, Yan, C, Zhang, F, Leng, J (2019). Effects of selectively triggered photothermal particles on shape memory polymer composites: an investigation on structural performance, thermomechanical characteristics and photothermal behaviour. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 30(20), 3124-3135.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Publications in ePrints
Jeewantha, Lama Hewage Janitha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0244-6159 and Islam, Md Mainul and Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda (2020) Development of Smart Materials for Invasive Medical Applications Using Shape Memory Polymers. In: 6th International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE 2020), 19-21 Dec 2020, Khulna, Bangladesh.
Moudood, Abdul and Rahman, Anisur and Ochsner, Andreas and Islam, Md Mainul and Ali, Mohammad Yeakub and Francucci, Gaston (2020) Effects of Different Relative Humidities on Flax Fibers prior to Manufacturing Their Composites Based on the Shear Response. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2020:4785970. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1687-8434
Salleh, Zulzamri and Islam, M. and Epaarachchi, J. and Zulkarnain, M. and Ahmed, Yaseen Adenan (2020) Flexural Analysis for Syntactic Foam Sandwich Panels. In: Regional Conference on Marine and Mechanical Engineering (ReMME'18), 7-9 Nov 2018, Ipoh, Malaysia.
Herath, Madhubhashitha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6796-0802 and Epaarachchi, Jayantha and Islam, Mainul and Fang, Liang and Leng, Jinsong (2020) Light activated shape memory polymers and composites: A review. European Polymer Journal, 136 (5):109912. ISSN 0014-3057
Moudood, Abdul and Rahman, Anisur and Huq, Nayeem Md Lutful and Ochsner, Andreas and Islam, Md Mainul and Francucci, Gaston (2020) Mechanical properties of flax fiber‐reinforced composites at different relative humidities: Experimental, geometric, and displacement potential function approaches. Polymer Composites, 2020. ISSN 0272-8397