Dr Hamidul Islam

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Dr Mohammad Hamidul Islam is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), UWE Bristol, UK. He is currently investigating into graphene and other 2D materials-based technologies aimed at developing scalable and cost-effective natural and synthetic fibre reinforced smart composites and wearable electronic textiles.

He has about twenty years of academic and industrial job experiences related to polymer science, textile technology, composites and materials science. He has the knowledge and expertise on textile manufacturing, coating, printing of textile materials using graphene, carbon nanotubes and other polymeric material. He has developed the novel processes of hybrid dry fibre architectures to produce low-cost textile preform for high-performance ductile/pseudo-ductile composites and also functionalised them with graphene for smart composites.

He graduated as a Textile Engineer from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and obtained MSc and PhD in Materials Science from Shinshu University, Japan. He 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. During his PhD study, he also completed two industrial projects one with Volute, USA and another one with AMRC, Sheffield.

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

Area of expertise

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


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