Areas of expertise

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Airworthiness
  • Composites
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Manufacturing of Functional Materials
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Materials
  • Structures and Materials


Hamed received his PhD in mechanical engineering on a collaborative project between the University of Limerick, Imperial College London and Helmholtz-Zentrüm Berlin, titled "Effect of prior deformation on creep behaviour of AISI 316H austenitic stainless steels" funded by Science Foundation Ireland and EDF (formerly British Energy Ltd.).

He worked at the Irish Centre for Composites Research as lecturer in Finite Element Analysis and Aircraft Structures, and as a post-doctoral researcher on three consecutive industrial-oriented projects on composites materials, MAAXIMUS project funded through EU FP7 grant agreement nº213371 led by Airbus (, Design of Optimised Composites for Impact Applications (OPTCOM) project funded by Enterprise Ireland (grant CF/2013/3012B), and the Science Foundation Ireland funded FALCOM project ( on a novel adhesively bonded joining technology.

Current activities

Hamed is a lecturer (assistant professor) in Composite Engineering at the Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre at Cranfield University. He leads the Multifunctional Composites Joining, Modelling and Repair laboratory and research group (

Hamed has recently secured an EPSRC Joint Manufacturing Hubs grant on Contact-less Dielectric Process Monitoring (CDPM) of Composites Manufacturing (EPSRC Composites Manufacturing and EPSRC Metrology Hubs).

He is the principal investigator of the EPSRC First Grant project on 'Self-Tuning Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Adaptive Nanocomposite (STRAINcomp)', Ref. EP/R016828/1, EPSRC DTP grant for 'Microstructural Study of Multifunctional Nanocomposites', Ref. EP/R513027/1, and the former EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Award for 'Dielectric Activated Resin Cure for Composite Repair (DARCRep)', Ref. EP/P511134/1.

He is the module leader for the postgraduate module on Finite Element Analysis, and the course leader for Composites Integration Repair and Joining ( Hamed is also the MSc Module Leader for Composites Joining, Repair and Serviceability.

His research experiences are: 

  • Experimental and computational mechanics of fibre-reinforced composites
  • Material characterisation of steels and composites
  • Plasticity and residual stress engineering
  • Impact damage response of composite structures
  • Adhesively bonded and bolted composite joints
  • Multifunctional composites
  • Energy materials 
  • Microwave composites curing
  • In-situ structural measurement
  • Creep fracture mechanics

His research interests are: 

  • Intelligent sustainable composite transport structures
  • Non-destructive testing 
  • Polymer composite repair
  • Creep fracture and fatigue in metals and composites
  • Processing of high toughness composites
  • Finite element damage modelling
  • Structural health and in-situ monitoring


  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Airbus UK
  • Munro Technology Ltd.
  • Safran Seats (formerly Zodiac Aerospace)
  • Cambridge Nanosystems
  • IMRA Europe S.A.S.
  • E-Xtream Engineering
  • Oxford Advanced Surfaces
  • Through-life Engineering Services Centre
  • Cambond Ltd.
  • Cametics Ltd
  • KW-Special.

Selected publications are listed below. For full list of publications please visit:

OR through my ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0832-3579


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