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Dr Abdouni

Dr Yamin Abdouni
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Chemistry for Materials Science Education
Chemistry: Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry Scholarship: Language in TNE
Email yamin.abdouni@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Adjali

Dr Hicham Adjali
MEng, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids
Heat Transfer, Thermal Systems, Building Energy, Parameter Estimation Scholarship: Engineering Education
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8739     Email h.adjali@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Ahmed

Mr Luqman Ahmed
CELTA, MA, FHEA

Lecturer in Skills for Science and Engineering Transnational Education
Email l.ahmed@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Ahmed

Dr Shafique Ahmed
BEng, MEng, PhD, AFHEA

Lecturer in Materials and Surface Science Education
Zirconia-based ceramics, dental materials, biomaterials, sustainable materials. Flipped learning, student-centred learning, curriculum design.
Email shafique.ahmed@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Akinmolayan Taiwo

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan Taiwo
MEng, PhD, SFHEA

Reader in Engineering Education
Primary research interests are: Student experience of teamwork as an indicator for employability skills; Engagement and retention of students within Engineering through active learning techniques; Cultural and social impacts on the approaches to learning; Diversity and inclusion within Engineering.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7281     Email f.akinmolayan@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Allman

Mr Alan Allman
BSc, DELTA, FHEA

Lecturer in English for Science and Engineering Transnational Education
I design and deliver courses in English for Specific Academic Purposes, focussing on language and communication skills in Science and Engineering.
Email a.allman@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Briggs

Dr Adrian Briggs
BSc (Eng) PhD (Lond)

Reader in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8876     Email a.briggs@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Busfield

Prof James Busfield
FREng, MA, PhD, CEng, FIMMM, FHEA

Professor of Materials
Examining the physical behaviour by experiment and modelling techniques of soft matter such as elastomers and rubber materials. Properties of interest include abrasion, friction, fracture, creep, fatigue, viscoelastic behaviour, modulus enhancement, self healing, recycling, ageing and composite filler reinforcement. Developing smart soft materials that can sense their environment and soft actuating materials that can change shape in response to a physical stimulus.
Email j.busfield@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Deng

Dr Xinru Deng
MEng, PhD

Lecturer in Engineering Education
Hydroxyapatite, biomineralization, directed self-assembling system, bio-inspired hierarchical structure
Email deng.xinru@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Hafeez

Dr Sanaa Hafeez
PhD, FHEA, AMIChemE

Lecturer in Engineering Education
Email sanaa.hafeez@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Huijberts

Prof Henri Huijberts
MSc PhD(Twente, Netherlands) PFHEA CMath FIMA

Professor of Engineering Science and Education
Nonlinear control systems, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, synchronisation, robotics, engineering and mathematics education, educational leadership, digital education
Telephone +44 (0)20 78869     Email h.j.c.huijberts@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Inyang

Dr Adijat Omowumi Inyang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering Education
Underrepresentation in engineering education; Sociocultural factors influencing underrepresentation among diverse student groups within engineering education; Diversity and inclusion within engineering education/STEM; Team Based Learning.
Email a.inyang@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Jivani

Dr Saqib Raza Jivani
MEng, PhD, FHEA

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Enhanced heat transfer, Condensation, Two-Phase Flow. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite element Analysis, Student Experience, Student Engagement, Flipped Learning, Gamification in Engineering Education.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3149     Email s.r.jivani@qmul.ac.uk

Ms Kocnevaite

Ms Agne Kocnevaite
MA, CELTA, FHEA

Lecturer in Language and Communication for Science and Engineering (Transnational Education)
Email a.kocnevaite@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Motallebi

Dr Fariborz Motallebi
BSc MEng PhD

Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics
Flow Control, Aerodynamics of Sport Vehicles, High Speed Aerodynamics, Boundary Layer Flows, Instrumentation and Optical Diagnostics in Flow Measurements
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5182     Email f.motallebi@qmul.ac.uk

Ms Nightingale

Ms Faith Nightingale
MA, DELTA, FHEA, AMIMMM

Lecturer in Skills for Science and Engineering Transnational Education
Engineering Education, Professional Skills, Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Education
Email f.nightingale@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Park

Dr Jae-Hwan Park
PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Management
National Strategy on Sustainable Development, Economic and Industry Strategy, Data Sharing Systems, Systems Innovation, Industry Transition, Regional Development, Technological Innovation, Digitalisation, Ecological Governance
Email jae-hwan.park@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Parton

Mr Benjamin Parton
BAhon, MA(RCA), RCA Fellow

Lecturer with Professional Practice
Invention, Design Innovation, Strategic thinking, Graphic Design, Advertising Art Direction & Copywriting, Corporate Branding, Educator.
Email b.parton@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Peters

Dr Stuart Peters
BA, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Lecturer
Industry 4.0 (Fourth Industrial Revolution), Innovation, Sustainability & Climate Change
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3784     Email s.r.peters@qmul.ac.uk

Ms Pitta

Ms Eleonora Pitta
FHEA, MA, BA

Lecturer in Language/Skills for Science and Engineering (Teaching & Scholarship); Transnational Education.
I hold a BA in ELT and an MA in Applied Linguistics. With over 18 years experience in English language education, I have specialised in guiding students for Cambridge ESOL and IELTS exams. As an EAP lecturer, I expanded skills in English for Academic and Specific Purposes. As a content creator, I have updated schemes and created material for various EAP courses.
Email e.pitta@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Romero-González

Dr Maria Romero-González
MSc, PhD

Reader in Science and Engineering Education
Biomineralization, surface chemistry, biomaterials, environmental chemistry, engineering and sustainability. Flipped learning, student centred learning, curriculum design.
Email m.romero-gonzalez@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Shah

Dr Raza Shah
PhD (Cantab), BEng (Hons), CEng, MBA, MSc, MEd, PGCE, MIMechE, MCMI, GMBPsS

Senior Lecturer in Design, Production and Manufacturing
Raza is a chartered engineer with expertise across design, production, processing, project management, R & D and consultancy. He has a diverse range of industrial design experience in the UK, Europe and Middle East on capital investment projects in the speciality gas, chemicals and petroleum gas industries at a senior level [e.g., Air Products & Chemicals, SHV Energy Calor Gas, Nidec SR Drives, Gulf Cryo, National Grid, Hyundai Construction]. Raza's engineering design expertise involves exploring, devising and implementing design methodologies that encourage creative design thinking and to develop culture of creativity leading to ideational fluency, diversity and productivity. Raza brings together a cross-disciplinary blend of domains to facilitate knowledge transfer between engineering, design, user-centred design, human decision-making, human behaviour and creative cognition in design and psychology.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6663     Email raza.shah@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Shah

Dr Rehan Shah
BEng (UCL), MSc (Oxf), PhD (UCL), FHEA, MIMA, MInstP

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Mathematics and Engineering Education
Applied mathematics (nonlinear dynamics, analytical mechanics and mathematical modelling); Mathematics and engineering education pedagogy (diversification of STEM curricula, threshold concepts, concept inventories, embedding ethics and sustainability, university-industry partnerships, community-based learning, history of mathematics and physics)
Email rehan.shah@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Shoop

Dr Karen Shoop
BA MSc PhD

Senior Lecturer in Design
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8014     Email karen.shoop@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Spowage

Dr Andy Spowage
PhD, PGCHE, CEng, CSci, FIMMM, FIMM, FHEA

Reader in Engineering and Materials Education
The performance of materials including : Materials Selection, Failure Inviestigation, Testing of Materials Higher Education Including : Transnational operations, Professional Practice in Engineering Education, Student Centered Approaches
Email a.spowage@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Vepa

Dr Ranjan Vepa
BTech(IITMadras) MASc(Wat) PhD(Stan)

Reader in Aerospace Engineering
My research interests are in dynamic modelling, simulation and control applications related to aircraft flight dynamics, UAVs , robotics, space robotics and space vehicle orbit and attitude dynamics with a focus on aeroelaticity, electric propulsion and optimal trajectory synthesis for aircraft flight, UAVs and space missions.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5193     Email r.vepa@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Viola

Dr Giuseppe Viola
PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, FIMMM, CSci

Lecturer in Materials Science Education in QMES
Fabrication and characterization of functional and structural ceramics and functional materials.
Email g.viola@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Vukusic

Dr Sulafudin Vukusic
BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCE

Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry
Polymer Science, Chemical Education, Engineering and Materials Education
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2963     Email s.vukusic@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Wang

Dr Li Wang
BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering
Materials, Design, Simulations, Packaging
Email l.i.wang@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Zawahreh

Dr Yousef Zawahreh
BEng(Hons), PhD, PGCert, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials and Design
My background is in materials, an area of that spans all other engineering disciplines (almost). My interests lie in identifying and commercialising design-related solutions that come from the boundaries between disciplines. Sustainability and healthcare are at the top of my list. Engineering education is another passion of mine. The current coronavirus pandemic upheaval has been challenging but perhaps in a good way. Innovation and progress are borne out of adversity and this situation is no different. I am extremely interested in how can we use this upheaval to advance engineering education in a post-COVID era.
Email y.zawahreh@qmul.ac.uk

Centre Associates

Dr Chetehouna

Dr Mouna Chetehouna
PhD, MEng , FHEA, MWES

Teaching Fellow and Module Organiser
Materials Science and Engineering Bio-medical Engineering Bio-medical and clinical materials Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering Computational modelling Innovative education delivery and assessment design Engagement and interactive learning Lab-based education Novel pedagogy and assessments Academic integrity
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3149     Email m.c.chetehouna@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Deepshikha

Dr Deepshikha Deepshikha
Ph.D., FHEA, MRSC

Teaching Fellow
Materials Chemistry, Low dimensional carbon nanomaterials chemistry, graphene functionalization, graphene-based optoelectronic devices, and energy materials. Nanostructured conducting polymers and Polymer nanocomposites-based Biosensors for diagnosis of human diseases.
Email d.deepshikha@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Lukas

Dr Tomas Lukas
MSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Teaching Associate
Mechanical engineering, computational mechanics.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3149     Email tomas.lukas@qmul.ac.uk