Research interests:

  • Modelling composite materials
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Electro- and magneto-active polymers
  • Homogenization
  • Numerical methods for solid mechanics


  1. & Nonlinear magneto-viscoelasticity of transversally isotropic magneto-active polymers. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 470(2166), 20140082-20140082.
  2. & Modelling the mechanical aspects of the curing process of magneto-sensitive elastomeric materials. International Journal of Solids and Structures 58, 257-269.
  3. & Degree of cure-dependent modelling for polymer curing processes at small-strain. Part I: consistent reformulation. Computational Mechanics 53(4), 777-787.
  4. & A comprehensive characterization of the electro-mechanically coupled properties of VHB 4910 polymer. Archive of Applied Mechanics 85(4), 523-537.
  5. & A theory of finite deformation magneto-viscoelasticity. International Journal of Solids and Structures 50(24), 3886-3897.

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Academic History

Date Qualification Location
February 2010 Ph.D University of Erlangen, Germany
September 2005 M.Sc Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
June 2000 B.Sc Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
October 2002 September 2005 Research assistant at Institute of Lightweight Structures Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
October 2005 September 2008 PhD Student Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
October 2008 August 2015 Research Associate University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
April 2013 July 2013 Teaching Assistant University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
September 2015 February 2017 Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Northumbria University, United Kingdom
December 2016 December 2016 Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship HEA Fellow, United Kingdom
March 2017 Present Senior Lecturer in College of Engineering Swansea University, United Kingdom

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
1999 Educational Board Scholarship
2014 Best Post-Doctoral Paper

Key Grants and Projects

  • Grant for EAPs Lab, Northumbria University 2016

Invited Presentations, Lectures and Conferences

Date Description
August 2015 A comprehensive electro-mechanically coupled characterization of electro-active polymers
July 2016 On comprehensive electro-mechanically coupled characterization of electro-active polymers


  • GAMM, International Association of Applied Mathematics ands Mechanics
    2015 - Present
  • GACM, German Association of Computational Mechanics
    2015 - Present
  • ACME, Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, UK
    2014 - Present
  • EUROMECH, European Mechanics Society
    2015 - Present
  • IEB, Institution of Engineers’ Bangladesh
    2002 - Present