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Professor, Northumbria University at Newcastle
United Kingdom

Biography :

Prof. Ahmed Elmarakbi, PhD,CEng, FIMechE, SFHEA, obtained a PhD in Mechanical Eng. from University of Toronto, Canada, 2004. He has worked as NSERC/JSPS fellow in Canada and Japan, University of Sunderland (UK) (Senior Lecture 2007-2011; Reader, 2011-2012; Professor 2012-2018). In Sept. 2018, he moved to UNN as Professor of Automotive Composites in the MCE Dept. He is also a visiting professor of nanocomposites at the British University in Egypt. He is an expert on advanced nanocomposite materials, graphene related materials (GRMs), GRMs-based smart multifunctional materials (modelling and design), and nanofabrication. His work outcomes are recognised both nationally and internationally as evident from his 180+ plenary lectures, invited talks, and presentation and 200+ peer-reviewed research papers. In his 25 years of experience, he has received many prestigious awards and grants, and won/managed several national and international multidisciplinary projects including FP7, H2020 and Horızon Europe projects (EU), EPSRC (UK), JSPS (Japan), and NSERC (Canada). He also is - Scientific Coordinator of GIANCE- Scientific Coordinator of SALIENT- Member of European Lightweight Cluster Alliance- Member of EU Graphene Flagship/Graphene: Europe in the Lead- Founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Automotive Composites- Chairman of the International Conference on Automotive Composites- JSPS Visiting Professor, NIMS, Japan- Member of UKRI FLF programme Peer Review College (PRC)- Member of EPSRC Peer Review College- Member of European Science Foundation ESF - College of Expert Reviewers- Member of European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) Working Group

About University of Northumbia:

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UNN) is a research-intensive modern university in the United Kingdom, ranked 23 for research power in the recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 exercise. UNN has been named University of the Year 2022 in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. UNN hosts approximately 25,000 students from over 137 countries, including nearly 10,000 postgraduate students, and employing 3,000 core staff working across four faculties in disciplines ranging from fine art to material physics. UNN is dedicated to supporting the career development of all researchers, evidenced by the European Commission HR Excellence in Research status, which it has held since 2013. UNN also has substantial experience as partner or coordinator in many national and international funded research projects.