Research interests:

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


  1. & Numerical modelling of thermo-electro-viscoelasticity with field-dependent material parameters. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 106, 13-24.
  2. & Modelling electro-active polymers with a dispersion-type anisotropy. Smart Materials and Structures 27(2), 1-18.
  3. & Towards a thermo-magneto-mechanical coupling framework for magneto-rheological elastomers. International Journal of Solids and Structures 128, 117-132.
  4. & A novel spectral formulation for transversely isotropic magneto-elasticity. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 22(5), 1158-1176.
  5. & On nonlinear thermo-electro-elasticity. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science 472(2190), 20160170

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    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Ian Masters
    Other supervisor: Dr Mokarram Hossain

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