Dr Hashim Bhabha

Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Mechanical Engineering

Location: ARU Peterborough

Areas of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering

Research Supervision:Yes

Hashim is an experienced senior lecturer in mechanical engineering with a demonstrated history of leadership in the HE sector. He was awarded a BEng degree in mechanical engineering in 2008, a PhD in polymer composite material science in 2014, a post-graduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education (PGCLTHE) in 2017 and an MBA in 2021. Hashim has a proven ability to work as part of a team, can communicate effectively and has access to a network of contacts in academia and industry.

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Background

Hashim began his academic career as an assistant lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University’s school of engineering and joined ARU Peterborough from his previous role as senior lecturer developing a brand-new engineering department at Chichester University. Such experiences have given Hashim the breadth of skills and depth of knowledge required to effectively teach challenging subjects such as engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science and computer-aided engineering to cohorts of over 150 students.

Alongside his teaching and administrative duties, Hashim is actively pursuing research in the development and characterisation of composite materials using various production methods, mechanical testing, analytical science and computational techniques such as the finite element method. Thus far, he has presented his research findings to the British Plastics Federation (BPF), Alliance of Rotational Moulding Organisations (ARMO) and Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). In total, he’s published 4 scientific papers, 3 presentations and wrote a technical article for an industrial magazine.

Research interests

  • Polymer Science
  • Composite Materials/Structures
  • Manufacturing 
  • Finite Element Analysis/Stress & Structural Analysis
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Computer-aided Design, Simulation and Optimisation.

Areas of research supervision

Hashim supervised three PhD students at Manchester Metropolitan University in their research investigating the application of finite element analysis (FEA) to model rotationally moulded polymer composite laminate structures, the mechanical properties of titanium-polymer composites for dental applications and the manufacturing of biopolymers for structural components.

Teaching

Courses

  • BEng Manufacturing Engineering
  • BEng Mechatronic Engineering

Modules:

  • Engineering Materials, Composites and Processes
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Computer-Aided Solid Modelling
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Design and Manufacturing Projects

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship MBA) 
    2018 - 2021. University of Chichester. 
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE)
    2016 - 2017. Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Polymer Composite Science (PhD)
    2011 - 2015. Manchester Metropolitan University. Industrially sponsored by Rotomotive Ltd.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Engineering (BEng (Hons))
    2008 - 2011. Manchester Metropolitan University.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy 

Selected recent publications

  • Henwood N., Liauw C., Bhabha H. Uses and limitations of the "rule of mixtures" in Polyethylene blends for rotational moulding, Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. 2: 1516-1522.  Jan. 2013.
  • Bhabha, H., Liauw, C.M., Henwood, N.G., Taylor, H., Condliffe, J., Critical Factors Affecting the Use of Finite Element Analysis for Rotomoulded Parts, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, Rotomotive Ltd., Northampton, UK, Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC (Annual Technical) Conference Proceedings, Apr. 2014.
  • Harmer, Stuart W., Johnson, Christopher, Wheeler, Dana and Bhabha, Hashim (2020) Thermography at Millimetre Wavelengths for Security Inspection of Footwear. Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, 88. pp. 83-89. ISSN 1937-8726.
  • F. N. Alhabill, A. S. Vaughan, H. Bhabha, S. Harmer, Y. Wang and D. Qiang, “On the Dynamics of Moisture Absorption and its Impact on Dielectric Properties of Epoxy Networks under DC and AC Voltages”. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, in press, DOI: 10.1109/TDEI.2021.009759, 2021.

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Bhabha, H. Using Finite Element Analysis as a Design Tool for Rotomoulded Parts, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, British Plastics Federation Rotamoulding Tooling Seminar Presentation, Apr. 2013.
  • Bhabha, H., Liauw, C.M., Henwood, N.G., Taylor, H., Condliffe, J., Critical Factors Affecting the Use of Finite Element Analysis for Rotomoulded Parts, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, Rotomotive Ltd., Northampton, UK, Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC (Annual Technical) Conference Proceedings, Apr. 2014.
  • Bhabha, H. The Effect of Poisson's Ratio on the Finite Element Analysis of Rotomoulded Parts, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, Affiliation of Rotomoulding Organisations International Conference Presentation, Sep. 2015.

Media experience

  • Bhabha, H., Using Finite Element Analysis for the Analysis of Rotomoulded Parts, Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations Newsletter, Dec. 2013.