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Dr Islam Shyha

Associate Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

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Dr Islam Shyha is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and the Director of postgraduate research in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment with interdisciplinary research experience in advanced machining technology and composite materials. Dr Shyha is also the leader of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Group at Northumbria University and the programme leader of MSc in Pipeline Integrity Management. He has a nationally and internationally excellent record of high quality research outputs and an excellent record of teaching in several higher education institutions together with an outstanding business engagement and knowledge transfer.

He has been working as an academic and researcher in the higher education sector for the last 18 years. Since he was graduated in 2000, he worked in Alexandria University (Egypt), Birmingham University, Rolls Royce plc and Northumbria University (UK). He also has several honorary positions at Newcastle University (UK) and Vietnamese German University (Vietnam).

Dr Shyha is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and a fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). His work is supported by Innovate UK, The British Council and industry. Dr Shyha is also an active researcher with high national and international impacts and has authored/co-authored more than 80 articles in international conferences and journals, editing a book on machining of composite material a patent on a novel composite machining tool.

Campus Address

WJC114 - Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • PGCert December 15 2014
  • Manufacturing Engineering PhD September 01 2006
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Information not provided International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) 2011

Current/Recent Projects

PI: Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop, How resilient manufacturing can solve the unemployment problem in Kenya, The British Council, £44,000, 2018

PI: Micromachining of nano-composite materials, Price Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, £34,000, 2017-2019

PI: Manufacturing platform for cladding & machining of steel/nickel super alloy stacks, Renown Oil and Gas (KTP), £132,000, 2015-2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Solution Blow Spinning of High-Performance Submicron Polyvinylidene Fluoride Fibres: Computational Fluid Mechanics Modelling and Experimental Results, Rasheed, A., Combrinck, M., Khaliq, J., Hassanin, A., Shehata, N., Elnabawy, E., Shyha, I. 16 May 2020, In: Polymers
  • Effects of minimal quantity lubricants reinforced with nano-particles on the performance of carbide drills for drilling nickel-titanium alloys, Rosnan, R., Murad, M., Azmi, A., Shyha, I. 1 Aug 2019, In: Tribology International
  • Experimental Investigation on Micro Milling of Polyester/Halloysite Nano-Clay Nanocomposites, Fu, G., Huo, D., Shyha, I., Pancholi, K., Saharudin, M. 26 Jun 2019, In: Nanomaterials
  • Improved non-contact 3D field and processing techniques to achieve macrotexture characterisation of pavements, Edmondson, V., Woodward, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Martin, J., Shyha, I. 10 Dec 2019
  • Improving Quality Characteristics and Structural Integrity of Parts by SLA, El-Nakeeb, N., El-Sayed, M., Ghazy, M., Shyha, I. Jan 2019, In: Journal of Engineering Technology
  • Analysis of Microstructure and Chip Formation When Machining Ti-6Al-4V, Shyha, I., Gariani, S., El-Sayed, M., Huo, D. 14 Mar 2018, In: Metals
  • An experimental study on tool wear behaviour in micro milling of nano Mg/Ti metal matrix composites, Teng, X., Huo, D., Shyha, I., Chen, W., Wong, E. May 2018, In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Comparison of cutting mechanism when machining micro and nano-particles reinforced SiC/Al metal matrix composites, Teng, X., Chen, W., Huo, D., Shyha, I., Lin, C. 1 Nov 2018, In: Composite Structures
  • Dynamic simulation of machining composites using the explicit element-free Galerkin method, Shyha, I., Kahwash, F., Meheri, A. 15 Aug 2018, In: Composite Structures
  • Effect of hydrogen content on the double oxide film defects and properties of aluminium castings: A review, Shyha, I., Elsayed, M. Mar 2018, In: JoET

PGR Supervision

  • Doan Quoc Bao Le Micromachining of Nanocomposite Materials Start: 01/10/2017
  • Salah Gariani Development and Evaluation of a novel supply system to reduce cutting fluid consumption and improve machining performance Start: 04/06/2014
  • Fadi Kahwash Element-Free Galerkin Modelling for Cutting of Fibre Reinforced Plastics Start: 21/01/2014


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