Dr Syed T Hasan

Head of School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Research Supervision:Yes

Syed has over 30 years of higher education teaching experience, delivering positive cultural change and learning to his faculty. He has attracted over £4.85M of research funding, published over 80 journal articles and regularly presents at conferences. Expert in high temperature fatigue and fracture, composites deformation and interfacial strengthening, metallurgical characterisation of advanced steels and environmental degradation and life estimation of aluminium sandwich core materials.

syed.hasan@aru.ac.uk

Background

Syed joined Anglia Ruskin University in August 2021 as Head of School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Before joining ARU he served as Head of School of Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton from 2016 – 2021, delivering the School’s operational plan, responsible for resource planning, academic work planning across school, attracting / managing industrial partnerships, managing and liaising international partners and delivering REF, TEF and KEF targets for the school.

While there he led the team by encouraging and motivating colleagues by open and transparent discussions, with a consultation not confrontation approach, mentoring new academics into their roles by offering support in preparing teaching resource and delivery. A Member of the BAME working group, he represented at a local consortium of companies towards IOT development with a local FE college. He represented faculty at the university REF equality and diversity group. He worked with industrial partners to develop new apprenticeship standards and offer support and guidance to trailblazer groups for engineering apprenticeship standards, with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) to attract funding to support regional developments and skills shortage across the engineering sector. He was a member of the international team working across all faculties in developing key markets and international recruitment strategy for the university. Prior to joining University of Wolverhampton, he joined Sheffield Hallam University as Lecturer in 1995 before leaving in 2016 as Deputy Head of Department with extensive teaching, research and management experience.

Syed graduated with a first-class honour’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering and successfully defended his PhD dissertation from The University of Sheffield UK. He is a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, American Metals Society, Engineering Integrity Society, UK, and European Structural Integrity Society. He has supervised >15 PhD thesis, been external examiner to >20 PhD dissertations at national and international institutions and attracted over £4.85M of personal research funding from a wide portfolio of national and international sources including SMART awards, KTP, EU funded projects. He has also served as subject editor for Elsevier Publisher Ltd (2017 – 2019).

Syed offers 30+ years of higher education teaching experience at undergraduate /postgraduate level. He has delivered a positive cultural change within the School towards research-informed teaching and industry-ready graduates’ initiatives by engaging and securing partnerships with local and national industries. He's introduced “vertical integrated learning” across the engineering curriculum to deliver important industry relevant experience to students to enhance employability.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Arabic (Reading)
  • Persian (Reading)

Research interests

The principal aims of Syed's research activities are to understand:

  • The physical processes occurring during fatigue and fracture of engineering materials
  • Modelling of the interfacial strengthening mechanisms operating at the micro-interface of second phase reinforced metallic alloys
  • Environmental damage modelling and life assessment of metallic foam material
  • High temperature fatigue crack initiation and propagation when subjected to thermal shock
  • Subsea structures damage investigation and analysis
  • Vehicle Crash Simulation.

Areas of research supervision

  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Design and Simulation (FEA)
  • Metal Matrix Composites – Interfacial Strengthening
  • Damage monitoring in hybrid materials
  • Metallurgical characterisations of alloys

Teaching

Advanced Materials (September 2022)

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Hons) Metallurgical Engineering
  • PhD High Temperature Fatigue, The University of Sheffield
  • PGCE, Sheffield Hallam University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Awarded Vice Chancellor’s Inspirational Team Member Award 2018 in recognition of excellent management of School of Engineering and the contributions made to the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2017 – Launched Manufacturing Conference for local industry
  • Subject Editor for Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Reference module published by Elsevier Science
  • Member of steering committee of International Conference of Advances in Materials Processing Technologies (AMPT)
  • Member of IET
  • External Examiner for London Southbank University Egypt Campus for Department of Mechanical Engineering, British University of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt 2018-2020
  • External Examiner for Loughborough University Egypt Campus for Department of Mechanical Engineering, British University of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt 2014-2018
  • External Examiner for MSc Pipeline Integrity Programme (delivered in Saudi Arabia), Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK 2014-2020
  • Nominated European Grant Assessor
  • Member of American Society of Metals, USA
  • Editorial board member for 12th European Fracture Conference, UK
  • Member of Engineering Integrity Society, UK
  • Peer reviewed papers for International Journals, Conference proceedings.

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Recent Projects
  1. 2022, Hasan, S.T., HEFCE proposal “Skills Gap – Industrial Support”, £497,000, Revise and re-submit for future funding call
  2. 2016 - 2018, Hasan, S.T., HEFCE Apprenticeship Champions Award, University of Wolverhampton, £113,000, granted
  3. 2019, Hasan, S.T., Proposal submitted to Jaguar Land Rover for interdisciplinary research to support Metallurgical Characterisation of automotive engine parts, £540,000, under review
  4. 2019, Hasan, S.T., Director - ERDF – CALMERIC -Composite and Additive Layer Materials Engineering Research and Innovation Centre, Total Project cost £3.04m (ERDF grant £1.87m + match funded by UoW £1.17m including overheads and in-kind support) Project started January 2019. granted
  5. 2019, Hasan, S.T., Bentley Motors – To develop an absolute or relative rubber bush lifetime prediction tool, 2 years research and development contract, Total project value £300K, Project to start January 2020
  6. 2019 ERASMAS + “Additive Process Technology Integration with Management and Entrepreneurship”, Euro 408,802.00., granted
  7. 2020 Hadley Group, 50K to support and launch Bentley Car for British GT Racing 2021, secured
  8. 2020 Morgan Motors Company, 120K + In-kind support for student led projects, secured
Research Grant
  1. 1992, Beynon, J H, Ponter, A R S and Hasan, S T., EPSRC," Modelling and simulation of Metal Matrix Composites", £187000/- (named research associate), delivered
Other grants
  1. 1997 - 1999, Mangat, P, Al-Shawi, F and Hasan,S T., EU Funded CRAFT Project, " Design and Manufacture of Mechanical Coupling System for fresh water transportation", Euro 385000 total value. £35000 contribution towards School of Engineering, delivered
  2. 2007 – 2012, Hasan, S T. “Self-sponsored PhD grant”, Ministry of Education, Pakistan, Total project value £324000
  3. 2008 – 2010, Hasan, S T. and Cockerham, G., Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), “Introducing Computer Aided Engineering and Simulation for 200 tons Press”, in partnership with Joseph Rhodes Group Ltd., Wakefield, UK. Total Project Value £80,000
  4. 2009 – 2011, Hasan, S T. and Cockerham, G., Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), “Modelling and Simulation of Forged Titanium Casings for Aerospace Applications”, in partnerships with Independent Forgings and Alloys, Sheffield, UK. Total Project Value £86500
  5. 2009 – 2013, Hasan, S T. “Self-sponsored PhD grant”, Ministry of Education, Iraq, Total project value £278,000
  6. 2011-2013, Hasan, S T. and Cockerham, G., Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), “Design and Manufacture of Continous Reinforced Composite Production Machine”, in partnership with Joseph Rhodes Group Ltd, Wakefield, UK. Total Project Value £108125
  7. 2013 – 2015, Hasan, S T. and Cockerham, G., Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), “To develop and embed advanced FEA and CAD/CAM methods for the full forgings of agricultureal components”, in partnership with Chapmans Agriculture Ltd, Sheffield, UK. Total Project Value £85190
  8. 2013 – 2016, Hasan, S T. “Self-sponsored PhD grant”, Higher Education Commision, Pakistan, Total project value £187000
  9. 2013, Howarth, M and Hasan, S T., HEFCE 6.9 million funding to launch Centre of Excellence Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, delivered
  10. 2014, Stewart, J and Hasan, S. T., STEM Funding: Launch of Chemical Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, 4.9 million + 1.1 million match funding for laboratories equipment. In addition, 5 million match funding by Board of Governors, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, delivered
  11. 2015, Stewart, J, Mountany, S, Tranter, I and Hasan, S.T., HEFCE Application for Funding for the Engineering Conversion Course Pilot Scheme, £96,000/- delivered
  12. 2015, Hasan, S.T., PhD sponsorship, Aerospace Tool Dies Analysis, Bowers and Freeman Ltd, Leicester, £105000/-, delivered
Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  1. 1997, Allender, P and Hasan, S T, "Tensile and compression testing of structural aluminium extrusions used in suspended bridges", Final report to BACO Metal Centres, UK, 1997. £2500/-
  2. 1998, Easterbrook, L E and Hasan, S T, "Finite element modelling of extruded and riveted aluminium heat sink plates for thermal heat transfer and weight savings", Final report to BACO Metal Centres, UK. £3000/-
  3. 1998, Hasan, S T, "Cyclic loading analysis of new pipeline material for the structural strength of adhesively bonded joints", Report to Flex Seal Couplings Ltd, UK. £10500/-
  4. 1999, Allender, P and Hasan, S T, "Determination of tensile properties of honeycomb sandwich panels", Final report to BACO Metal Centres, UK. £6500/-
  5. 2000, Allender, P and Hasan, S T, "Research and feasibility of increasing the thermal conductivity of a compression moulded thermoset polymer", Report to BFM Plastics, UK. £2500/-
  6. 2001, Hasan, S T, "Packaging materials characterisation, study of materials (films and foils) performance when subjected to hot or cold seals", Final report to Wolstenholm Machine Knives, UK. £3500/-
  7. 2003, Hasan, S T., "Microstructural analysis of Ni-Cu alloy (Monel)", Final report to Alfred Ellis and Sons Ltd, UK. £1800/-
  8. 2005, Hasan, S T., "Surface coating analysis", Final report to CTW Hard facing Ltd, UK, £1700/-
  9. 2006, Hasan, S T., "Metallurgical analysis of surface coating produced by powder metallurgy process", Final report JACO Tooling Company, UK and I G Consultant Ltd, UK, £1000/-
  10. 2006, Hasan, S T and Fielding, I “Light Bulb Failure Analysis”, Warwickshire Police Accident Investigation Unit, UK. £2000/-
  11. 2010, Hasan, S T and Myriounis, D P., " Feasibility study of polymer seals for aircraft industry", Technology Voucher Scheme, Vulcan Engineering, Sheffield. £3000/-
  12. 2014, Hasan, S T., I G Consultants Ltd, "Punch Die Analysis", £10000/-
  13. 2015, Hasan, S T., I G Consultants Ltd, "Materials analysis for medical applications", £12000/-
International Collaborations
  1. 2004-2008, Hasan, S T, Split PhD Research Collaboration in partnership with University of Ioannina, Greece
  2. 2003-2006, Hasan, S T, Project Manager “Iron and Steel Processing Training Programme for Engineers”, sponsored by Esfahan Steel Company, Iran and in collaborations with CORUS Consulting Ltd, UK
  3. 2002-2005, Hasan, S T, Project Manager “Higher Education Link Project: Polymer Composites for Industrial Applications”, in partnership with National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India and sponsored and managed by British Council Link Programme
  4. 2004, Hasan, S T, Project Supervisor, “Study of Polymers Rheology and Synthesis”, sponsored by Pakistan Council for Scientific and industrial research, Pakistan.

Selected recent publications

In Preparation

Hasan, S. T., 2022,” A Micromechanics Model for the Determination of Interfacial Fracture Toughness in Particulate Composites”, under review for publication in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Reference module published by Elsevier

Hasan, S. T., 2022, “A study of investigating the effect of processing on conductivity of ABS/Nylon 6 blend with carbon as conductive filler”, under review for publication in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Reference module published by Elsevier

Springthorpe, Mark, Hasan, S T and Arjunan, Arun, 2021, “The role of coating on corrosion resistance of aerospace aluminium alloys”, Accepted for publication in International Journal of Advances in Materials Processing

Published Record

Hasan, S. T., 2018, “Fracture behaviour of open cell metallic foam sandwich panel”, Presented at AMPT 2018, Dublin City University, 4 – 7th Sept. 2018

Bari, Klaudio and Hasan, S T., 2017, “Experimental and simulation performance for fan extraction system”, Global Journal of Research in Engineering: D Aerospace Science, Volume 17 Issue 2 Version 1.0, ISSN: 2249-4596

Hasan S.T., and Shah S.A.A., 2016, “Modeling Non-Linear Response of Sic Reinforced Aluminum Alloy”. Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Oxford: Elsevier; pp. 1-8. ISBN: 978-0-12-803581-8𠊌opyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved

Nasser, M.A, and Hasan, S. T, 2016, “Fatigue life and isothermal fatigue crack growth rate analysis of AISI420 martensitic stainless steel’, Int J Mech. Eng Res & Tech., vol 2, No. 1. ISSN 2454 – 553X

Shah, Syed A A. and Hasan, S. T, 2016, “Predicting micro-damage behaviour at a metal-ceramic interface in a reinforced alloy”, Key Engineering Materials vol. 665, pp 137-140, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.665.137

Nasser, M.A and Hasan, S. T, 2016, “Analytical solution of isothermal fatigue in solid cylinder”, Int J Mech. Eng Res & Tech., vol 2, No. 1. ISSN 2454 – 535X

Shah, Syed A. A and Hasan, S. T, 2015, “An empirical method of calculating interface strength in a second phase reinforced alloy”, International Journal of Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, Vol 1 – Issue 3-4, PP316-326, dx.doi.org/10.1080/2374068X.2015.1121719

Nasser, M.A, Hasan, S. T and Shah, Syed A A, 2015, “Analytical solution of isothermal fatigue crack growth in solid cylinder”, International Journal of Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, Vol 1- Issue 3-4, PP294-305, dx.doi.org/10.1080/2374068X.2015.1121715