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Dr Islam Shyha

Associate Professor & Director of Postgraduate Research

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr Shyha joined Northumbria University in January 2013 and specialised in advanced manufacturing technology with a particular focus on machining processes.

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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

0191 243 7834


CEng, MIMechE, FHEA, PGHEP, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Sponsors & Collaborators

The British Council

Renown Group

Price Sattam Bin Abdulaziz

Newcastle University

Derby University

Current/Recent Projects

Research Grants (as Principal Investigator, Northumbria University)
Manufacturing platform for cladding & machining of steel/nickel super alloy stacks, Renown Oil and Gas (KTP), 2015, £132,000

Key Publications/Outputs

Comparison of cutting mechanism when machining micro and nano-particles reinforced SiC/Al metal matrix composites

X Teng, W Chen, D Huo, I Shyha, C Lin

Composite Structures 203, 636-647, 2018

Dynamic simulation of machining composites using the explicit element-free Galerkin method

F Kahwash, I Shyha, A Maheri

Composite Structures 198, 156-173, , 2018

An experimental study on tool wear behaviour in micro milling of nano Mg/Ti metal matrix composites

X Teng, D Huo, I Shyha, W Chen, E Wong

The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-14, , 2018


Finite element modelling on cutting mechanism of nano Mg/SiC metal matrix composites considering cutting edge radius

X Teng, D Huo, W Chen, E Wong, L Zheng, I Shyha

Journal of Manufacturing Processes 32, 116-126, , 2018


Analysis of Microstructure and Chip Formation When Machining Ti-6Al-4V

I Shyha, S Gariani, MA El-Sayed, D Huo

Metals 8 (3), 185, , 2018


Experimental analysis of system parameters for minimum cutting fluid consumption when machining Ti-6Al-4V using a novel supply system

S Gariani, I Shyha, F Inam, D Huo

The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 95 (5-8), , 2018

PGR Supervision

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Piezoelectric Composites for Sensing and Actuation, Pakinam Eltouby, 2018-2021, (Co-Supervisor)
  • Micromachining of nano-composite materials, Doan Quoc Bao Le, 2017-2020, (Principal Supervisor)
  • Development and Evaluation of a novel supply system to reduce cutting fluid consumption in machining processes, Salah Gariani, Completed in 2018 (Principal Supervisor)
  • Element-Free Galerkin Modelling for Cutting of Fibre Reinforced Plastics, Fadi Kahwash, Completed in 2017, (Principal Supervisor)
  • An Investigation into the Characteristics of Polyurethane Foam for Medical Applications Produced Using Additive Manufacturing Technology, Charles Oppon, Completed in 2017 (Co-Supervisor)
  • Mechanical properties of polyester nano-composites exposed to liquid media, Mohd Saharudin, Completed in 2017, (Co-Supervisor)
  • Multi-layer Graphene Nanoclay Epoxy Nanocomposites – Theory and Experimentation, Aatif Rasheed, Completed in 2016, (Co-Supervisor)


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