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Assoc Prof Mainul Islam

Assoc Prof Mainul Islam
Name Mainul Islam
Position Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Engineering
Office Z406
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1338
Extension 1338
Qualifications BScEng Bangladesh IT Khulna , MEng Kyushu , PhD Newcastle
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Associate Professor Dr Mainul Islam is an academic in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Composite Materials and current Discipline Lead (Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering) in the School of Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. He also belongs to the Centre for Future Materials at USQ for conducting research. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is a graduate and also former Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering of Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Bangladesh. He got Master degree in Structural Engineering from Kyushu University, Japan. He has been with USQ since 2008 just after completing PhD. His current research interests are in the areas of smart and sustainable composites and shape memory polymeric materials especially for infrastructure and biomedical applications. He has over 150 research publications based on his research outcomes. He has been able to secure a total of over $1.5M research funding jointly and individually during his academic career so far. He has supervised over 15 PhD students to their completion. He serves as Editorial Board member for several renowned journals and Technical Committee member for several international conferences. He is a Fellow (FIEAust) and Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) of Engineers Australia. He is also a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA) based in UK.

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401799 )
  • Mechanical Engineering ( 401700 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )

Sustainable smart composites for various applications
Green composites for infrastructure and biomedical applications
Syntactic foams and foam-core sandwich composites
First year experience in engineering education

Fellow of Advance Higher Education, UK (FHEA)
Fellow of Engineers Australia (EA), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus)
Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ)
Fellow, Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (FIEB)
Member of Composites Australia (CA)
Member of International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Member of Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)

Member - School of Engineering, Academic Affairs, UniSQ
Member - Centre for Future Materials (CFM), UniSQ
Member - Engineering Education Research Group (EERG), Academic Affairs, UniSQ
Member - Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)
Participant - Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
Guest Editor - Processes (MDPI)
Guest Editor - Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Guest Editor - Journal of Multifunctional Composites
Topic Editor - Process (MDPI)
Editorial Board Member - Journal of Fibers and Polymer Composites
Editorial Board Member - Diyala Journal of Engineering Sciences
Editorial Board Member - World Journal of Textile Engineering and Technology
Editorial Board Member - Research & Development in Material Science
Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Materials Engineering
Editorial Board Member - Advance Research in Textile Engineering
Editorial Board Member - Acta Materialia Turcica
Editorial Board Member - Evolutions in Mechanical Engineering
Editorial Board Member - Educational Research Applications
Reviewer - Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Reviewer - Materials and Design
Reviewer - Materials Science and Engineering A
Reviewer - Journal of Composite Materials
Reviewer - Fibers and Polymers
Reviewer - Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Reviewer - Composites Part B
Reviewer - Construction and Building Materials
Reviewer - Journal of Cleaner Production
Reviewer - Journal of Industrial Textiles
Reviewer - Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Reviewer - International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials
Reviewer - Industrial Crops and Products
Reviewer - European Journal of Engineering Education

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

Current Teaching:
CVL1201 Civil Engineering Foundation A (AE)
ENP1002 Engineering Foundations B (AE)
MEC2901 Mechanical Practice 1 (E)
MEC3203 Materials Technology (E)
MEC6203 Advanced Materials Technology (E)
MTR1201 Mechatronic Engineering Foundation A (AE)

Previous Teaching:
MEC1201 Engineering Materials (AE, M)
MEC2202 Manufacturing Processes (M)
MEC2301 Design of Machine Elements (AE)
MEC2402 Stress Analysis (AE)
MEC3204 Production Engineering (M)
MEC3302 Computational Mechanics in Design (M)
MEC3903 Mechanical Practice 3 (M)
ENG4004 Engineering Project and Operations Management (E)
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design (AE)
ENG8803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites (AE, M)

Current Postgraduate Supervision:
Principal Supervision: 2 PhD
Associate Supervision: 3 PhD

Previous Postgraduate Supervision:
Principal Supervision: 3 PhD, 1 MENR (Completed)
Associate Supervision: 10 PhD, 1 MENR (Completed)

19 Years

6 Years

Discipline Lead (Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering), School of Engineering (May 2023 - Current)
Acting Associate Head (Research), School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (March-April 2020)
Acting Discipline Leader (Mechanical Engineering), School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering/School of Engineering (August-October 2020, March 2021, September-December 2022)
Major Convenor, Mechanical Engineering (Undergraduate programs - till June 2023)
Strand Leader, Materials and Manufacturing (till February 2023)
Member, Board of Examiners
Member, Assessment Working Committee

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401799 )
  • Mechanical Engineering ( 401700 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )