Mohammad Hamidul Islam

Research Fellow (Graphene-Based Printed Electronics and Smart Composites)

Dr Mohammad Hamidul Islam is a Research Fellow for Graphene-Based Printed Electronics and Smart Composites at the Centre for Print Research (CFPR), UWE Bristol (UK). Mohammad has 20 years experience in Universities and companies related to polymer science, textile technology, composites and materials science. He is currently investigating graphene and other 2D materials-based technologies aimed at developing scalable and cost-effective natural and synthetic fibre smart composites and wearable textiles.

Mohammad completed his second PhD in Material Science from the University of Manchester on the topic of Tow scale dry fibre architecture for high-performance ductile composites. His PhD research was part of collaborative research with the University of Bristol under the EPSRC program of High-Performance Ductile Composites Technology (HiperDuCT). He also completed two industrial projects – one with Volute, USA and another one with AMRC, Sheffield.

Mohammad obtained an MSc (1998) and another PhD (2001) from Shinshu University (Japan) on Materials Science and Engineering. He graduated as a Textiles Engineer (1994) from Bangladesh University of Textiles and worked for one year as a post-doctoral research fellow (2002-2003) at Shinshu University, studying the bending actuation of the PU film with carbon nanofiber as an electrode. He also worked as a Manager (QCA) (2001-2002 and 2003-2006) for Padma Textile (Beximco), the largest textile industry in Bangladesh.

Mohammad’s current research interests include process development for graphene or nanomaterials based natural or synthetic fibre preforms for high-performance smart composites and developing a process for manufacturing a graphene-based multi-functional filament for smart textile. He is also interested in making graphene-based printed electronics for personalised healthcare and high-performance functional clothing applications.

Experiences and Expertise: 

Dry fibre hybrid architecture (carbon/glass micro-wrapped hybrid tow, commingling tape).

Textile manufacturing process (Spinning, 2D and 3D weaving, dyeing, printing and coating).

Composite manufacturing, multi-scale testing and characterization

Manufacturing of complex shape composites and added multi-functionality to the composites such as a heating element.

Graphene and other 2D materials

Research Topics/Interests
Graphene-Based Printed Electronics and Smart Composites
BSc, MSc, PhD
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