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

Dr Yousef Zawahreh

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials and Design
Deputy Director of Education, Education Board (ED) and Senior Management Team (SMT)
Deputy Director of Scholarship, Teaching Development and Scholarship Committee (TDSC)
Chair, Education Coordination Group (EdCoG)

Engineering 119, Mile End


support hours:
Tuesdays 09:00-11:00 and 15:00-16:00
If I'm not in my office, you will find me in the Maker Space
Expertise: 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.
Research Centre:
Affiliations: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE)

Brief Biography

Hello! Thank you for visiting my pages. I completed my BEng (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering (1997) and my PhD in Bioceramics (2001) at QMUL. Though I am a double alumnus of QMUL, I have worked in Canada, Australia and the UK. In addition to my Senior Lecturer post at SEMS, I am an independent Technology Scout and intellectual property (IP) intelligence Consultant. I help multinational corporations to identify and evaluate external technologies. My areas of interest include fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), consumer healthcare products, medical applications, food production and sustainable energy (renewables).

For potential industrial partners: I sit within two School Divisions - Materials and Mechanical. My students are on a range of engineering programmes including Aeronautical, Biomedical, Chemical, Design Innovation and Creative Engineering, Mechanical, Robotics and Sustainable Energy. I am always interested in potential collaborations with industry. In addition to our capstone 3rd, 4th-year and Masters' projects (3-6 months' duration), I am also keen to co-develop shorter coursework projects (1-12 weeks). Please feel free to get in touch.

For students: the work I do in industry informs my teaching. I use examples from industrial practice to emphasise the applicability of academic content to the working life of an engineer. My lectures are interactive sessions ensuring active learning and student engagement with the subject. The activities and materials I employ are designed to put theory into context, develop analytical thinking and ensure sustained learning. In short, I will assist you in achieving your potential in the remainder of your programme at QMUL and in your future studies or working life. I hope you enjoy my lectures and labs - learning is more rewarding when it's fun :) Feel free to ask me questions whenever. There is no such thing as a silly question - I ask them all the time! I won't always have the answer, but I will definitely know how we can find it...