Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Khulna -9203, Bangladesh. Phone: 8409
Mail : md.islam@me.kuet.ac.bd
Website : www.kuet.ac.bd/me/ashraf_mech/

Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a Professor in August, 2022. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia in 2018. He also completed his Master's in Aerospace Engineering from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan in 2012, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 2005.

The major research areas of Dr. Islam are: Aerospace Structure and Design, UAV Design: VTOL UAV, micro flying robot, Drone application in sustainable resource management and industry 4.0: Bio and nature inspire materials, Metamaterials, Additive manufacturing, ; Computational Mechanics: CFD and FEA of advances systems.

Educational Records

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Bangladesh. (2000-2005)
Department: Mechanical Engineering, Student Type: Regular fulltime, Merit Position: 2nd ,
Result: First class, Marks: 78.28%,
Remarks: Thesis: Development of particulate pollutant measurement devices
 
Masters in Aerospace Engineering
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, , Taiwan. (2010-2012)
Student Type: Regular fulltime, Result: First class, Marks: 84.94%, CGPA: Award,
Thesis Title: Design and Development of Electromagnetic Shock Wave Generator
 
PhD in Aerospace Engineering
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia, Australia. (2014-2018)
Result: First class, CGPA: Award,
Thesis Title: Mechanics of Closed-cell Cellular Materials
 


Scholarship/Award Received

Best Paper Award, TMS, USA, 2017
30-Nov-2017
Special Research Fellowships- Travel, UNSW, Australia (2017)
10-Oct-2017
PRSS Travel Grant, UNSW, Australia (2016)
22-Nov-2016
APA Award, Australian Government, (2015-2018)
1-Mar-2015
Australian Post-graduate Award by Australian Government
NCKU Postgraduate Studentship (PGS), NCKU, Taiwan (2010-2012)
16-Oct-2012
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, NCKU, Taiwan KS (2011-2012)
4-Oct-2011
Research Assistantship, NCKU, Taiwan (2010-2011)
13-Sep-2010
NCKU Distinguished International Student Scholarship
12-Sep-2010
e8 Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Development ,2009
3-Mar-2009
Merit-Based Scholarship from Institution of Engineers (IEB), Bangladesh (2004-2005)
11-Jan-2004
University Merit Scholarships, RUET, Bangladesh
1-Jan-2002


Service Record

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
From 17-Dec-2020 to Present
OrganizationType: University
Location: Khulna Bangladesh
Position: Associate Professor
Department/Section: Mechanical Engineering
Responsibility:  Lecturing and coordinating different undergraduate and graduate course  Supervising projects and theses of undergraduate and graduate students  Performing different administrative works such as preparing undergraduate results.  Conducting research and publication  Laboratory in charge in Applied Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Worked with faculty to maintain ABET assessment.  Configure and installing of different tools/software in Mechanical Engineering laboratories
University of New South Wales (UNSW) , Canberra
From 1-Apr-2014 to 10-Oct-2018
OrganizationType: University
Location: ADFA@ Canberra
Position: Academic Casual (Part-time)
Responsibility:  preparing the tutorial materials, preparing the PPT slides, re-designing the lectures.  Delivering high-quality teaching as measured by students’ feedback evaluations.  Instructed students in weekly labs, Materials Engineering Labs for 6 semesters.  Taught principles and concepts of Materials Engineering to 100+ students through experiments including mechanical testing methods, metallography, microstructure analysis, and heat treatment.  Supervised and trained students in material testing: hardness, impact, tensile, compression, fatigue, creep tests, hardenability, cold rolling, microhardness, and metallography.  Providing consultation and assistance to the students.  Demonstrating the lab classes by performing physically and teaching students.
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
From 20-Sep-2010 to 20-Jul-2012
OrganizationType: University
Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Position: Research Assistant (Part-time)
Department/Section: Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Responsibility:  Installation, Maintenance and Repair of materials testing.  Troubleshooting using service manuals, computerized diagnostics & general technical experience  Data requisition from complex experimentation for materials testing.  Test set up for various undergraduate students’ projects.  Supervised and trained students on lab test setup.  Led discussion sessions on experimental results and graded lab reports  .Develop & maintain key relationships with significant other laboratory personnel
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
From 29-Dec-2009 to 16-Dec-2020
OrganizationType: University
Location: Khulna, Bangladesh
Position: Assistant Professor
Department/Section: Mechanical Engineering
Working Area: University Teaching
Responsibility:  Lecturing and coordinating different undergraduate and graduate course  Supervising projects and theses of undergraduate and graduate students  Performing different administrative works such as preparing undergraduate results.  Conducting research and publication  Laboratory in charge in Applied Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Worked with faculty to maintain ABET assessment.  Configure and installing of different tools/software in Mechanical Engineering laboratories
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
From 29-Dec-2009 to 16-Dec-2020
OrganizationType: University
Location: Khulna, Bangladesh
Position: Assistant Professor
Department/Section: Mechanical Engineering
Working Area: University Teaching
Responsibility:  Supervising and examining projects and theses of undergraduate and graduate students  Performing different administrative works such as preparing undergraduate results.  Designing and preparing the Lab Sheets of different undergraduate courses  Preparing the testing reports and consultancy documents  Trained and supervised students and conducted Engineering projects and theses Configured and installed different tools/software in Mechanical Engineering laboratories
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
From 17-Jul-2006 to 29-Dec-2009
OrganizationType: University
Location: Khulna, Bangladesh
Position: Lecturer
Department/Section: Mechanical Engineering
Working Area: University Teaching
Responsibility: -Supervising and examining projects and theses of undergraduate and graduate students; Performing different administrative works such as preparing undergraduate results; Designing and preparing the Lab Sheets of different undergraduate courses; Preparing the testing reports and consultancy documents -Trained and supervised students and conducted Engineering projects and theses; Configured and installed different tools/software in Mechanical Engineering laboratories.

Administrative Experience Record

7th international conference (ICMIEE, 2022)
From 1-Apr-2022 to 30-Sep-2022
Position: Joint Secretary (Technical Committee)
Department/Section: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, KUET
Working Area: Technical committee
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
From 3-Jan-2021 to 31-Dec-2021
OrganizationType: Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
Location: Bangladesh
Position: Member
Department/Section: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Responsibility: Undergraduate OBE curriculum design
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
From 17-Dec-2020 to 31-Dec-2021
OrganizationType: Academic Council
Location: Khulna Bangladesh
Position: Member
Department/Section: Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
6th international conference (ICMIEE, 2020)
From 1-Apr-2020 to 31-Dec-2020
Position: Member (Technical committee)
Department/Section: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, KUET

Professional Training

MATLAB programming, October, 2011
Organization: KUET
Duration: 6 months
Training on Machine shop practice basic operation Lathe, Milling machine, KUET, Bangladesh 2008
Organization: KUET Bangladesh
 Training on LabView Core 1, LabView Core 2 and Data Acquisition & Signal conditioning at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 2012.
Organization: NCKU Taiwan
Duration: 6 months
 Training and regular operation of Universal material testing machine, Drop tower impact machine, Split Hopkinson Pressure bar (SHPB) and Gas gun during PhD study at UNSW
Micro -X-ray computed tomography training at Australian National University, Australia, July 2014
Organization: Australian National University, Australia
Duration: 6 months
3D image rendering and Image Analysis software training at Australian National University, Australia, 2014.
Organization: ANU Australia
Duration: 4 month
Optical Microscopy, SEM/TEM, EBSD Training at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Organization: UNSW
Duration: 1 month
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) training, EMC, UNSW Sydney, 19 Jan – 27 Jan 2015
Organization: UNSW
Duration: 1 month
Introduction to X-ray diffraction (XRD-GBC), Metallurgy Lab, UNSW, 15th July 2016
Organization: UNSW
Duration: 1 month
Microhardness measurement, Stuart Durscan-70 tester, and Matsuzawa Via-F, EMC, 29 June 2018
 3D Printer Operation and Maintenance, CAD & CAM Lab, KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2019
Organization: Department of Mechanical Engineering, KUET
Duration: 1 month

Professional Body Membership

IEEE
Member Type: Member
Former Graduate Members of Engineers Australia
Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB)
Member Type: Members

Computer Proficiency


Programming languages: Python, MATLAB, C/C++ FEA tool: ABAQUS, ANSYS- LS-DYNA, ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS – CFX/Fluent, Workbench, CFD Meshing, Simulink. Six Sigma Tools: Statistical Analysis, ANOVA, Design of Experiments, (Design- Expert 10, Minitab, Statgraphics). Solid modelling: SolidWorks, Auto CAD, Design Modeler, Autodesk Inventor Professional Graphical package: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator


Research

 Aerospace Structure and Materials: Bio and nature inspire materials, Polymer composite, Metamaterials  UAV Design: VTOL UAV, micro flying robot, Drone application in sustainability resource management and industry 4.0)  Computational Mechan
I have research collaboration with following universities as evidenced in joint publications  Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia  Sydney University (SU), Sydney, Australia  Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia  Cranfield University of Technology, UK  National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan


Books

M.A. Islam, M.A. Kader, P.J. Hazell, J.P.Escobedo, A.D. Brown and M. Saadatfar, , Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Ma, TMS, 2018

M. A. Kader, P. J. Hazell, M. Saadatfar, M. A. Islam, A. D. Brown, J. P. Escobedo, The Influence of Microstructure on the Collapse Mechanisms and Specific Energy Absorption Capacity of Aluminium Alloy Foams, Presented in Characterisation of Minerals, Metals, and Materials, TMS 147th Annual Meeting and Exhibitio, 2018

M.A. Islam, MA Kader, AD Brown, PJ Hazell, JP Escobedo, M Saadatfar, Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Behaviour of Closed-Cell Aluminium Foams Under Drop Weight Impact, Characterisation of Minerals, Metals, and Materials, TMS 2017, 2017

A.D Brown, WD Hutchison, M.A. Islam, MA Kader, JP Escobedo, PJ Hazell, Effects of Thermal Processing on Closed-Cell Aluminium Foams,

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National/International Journal

(Selected Papers)

15 P. Das, M.A. Islam, S. Somadder, M.A. Hasib, "Analytical and numerical solutions of pressurized thick-walled FGM spheres", Archive of Applied Mechanics, (Submitted) 2022
14 M. Zulkarnaen, M.A. Islam, A. Al-Faruk, M.R.I. Paranto, D. Mondal, M.I. Mukut, "Numerical Analysis of Aerodynamic and Shock Wave Characteristics of Biconvex and Double-Wedge Shape Airfoils for Supersonic Flow", Computers and Fluids, 2022
13 A. Rahman, M. A. Hasib, M. A. Islam, I. Alam, S. Chanda, "Fabrication and Performance Investigation of Natural-Glass Fiber Hybrid Laminated Composites at Different Sticking Orientations", Journal of Natural Fibers, vol. 20, (Accepted ) 2022
12 M. Hasan, M.A. Islam, Z. Huang, J. Zhao, Z. Jiang, "Influence of sintering time on diffusion bonding of WC-10Co and AISI4340 by spark plasma sintering", Materials Science and Technology, 2022(Accepted)
11 S. Somadder, P. Das, M.A. Islam, "Numerical Investigation of Interfacial Stress Distribution in Adhesive-Bonded Joints for Different Adhesive Materials", International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2022 (In press)
10 M.A. Islam, M.A. Hasib, M. Hasan, S. Talapatra, "Deformation Behaviour and Mechanical Response of Closed-cell Cellular Materials under Projectile Impact Using Various Shapes Impactors", International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, vol. 19, issue 3, 2022
9 P. Das, M.A. Islam, S. Somadder, M.A. Hasib, "Analytical and numerical analysis of functionally graded (FGM) axisymmetric cylinders under thermo-mechanical loadings", Materials Today Communications , vol. 22, 2022
8 M. A. Kader, P. J. Hazell, M. A. Islam, S. Ahmed, M.M. Hossain, J.P. Escobedo, M. Saadatfar, "Strain-Rate Dependency and Impact Dynamics of Closed-Cell Aluminium Foams", Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 818, pp. 141379 , 2021
7 M.A. Islam, M.A. Kader, P.J. Hazell, M.A. Islam, J.P. Escobedo, A.D. Brown, M. Saadatfar , "Effects of impactor shape on the deformation and energy absorption of closed cell aluminium foams under low velocity impact", Materials Design, vol. 191, pp. 108599, 2020
6 M.A. Islam; M.A. Kader, P.J. Hazell, A.D. Brown; M. Saadatfar, M.Z. Quadir, S. Xu, D. Ruan , "Mechanical response and dynamic deformation mechanism of closed-cell aluminium alloy foams under pulse loading", International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 114, pp. 111-122, 2018
5 M. A. Kader, M. A. Islam, M. Saadatfar, P. J. Hazell, A. D. Brown, S. Ahmed and J. P. Escobedo, "Macro and micro collapse mechanisms of closed-cell aluminium foams during quasi-static compression", Materials and Design, vol. 118, pp. 11-21, 2017
4 M.A. Islam, M.A. Kader, P.J. Hazell, A.D. Brown; M. Saadatfar, M.Z. Quadir, J. P. Escobedo, "Investigation of microstructural and mechanical properties of cell walls of closed-cell aluminium alloy foams ", Materials Science and Engineering A , vol. 201, pp. 245 -256, 2016
3 M. A Kader, M. A. Islam, P. J. Hazell, J. P. Escobedo, M. Saadatfar, A.D. Brown, G.J. Appleby-Thomas , "Modelling and characterisation of cell collapse in aluminium foams during dynamic loading ", International Journal of Impact Engineering, , vol. 96, pp. 78-88, 2016
2 M.A. Kader, M. A. Islam, P.J Hazell, J.P. Escobedo, M. Saadatfar, A.D. Brown, "Computational modelling of closed-cell aluminium foams to investigate structural deformation under quasi-static loading", Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 846, pp. 133-1138, 2016
1 M. A. Islam, P. J. Hazell, J. P. Escobedo, M. Saadatfar, "In-situ quasistatic compression and microstructural characterisation of aluminum foams of different cell topology", International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 1285-1290, 2014


National/International Conference

(Selected Papers)

22 G. Rabbi, M . A. Hasib, A. K. Debnath, M. A. Islam, "Fracture Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Joints as a Function of Temperature", International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Process Engineering (ICMMPE -2022), CUET, Bangladesh, 2022
21 M. A. Islam, Md. Zulkarna-En, Md. A. Hasib and M.I. Mukut, "Numerical Simulation of Aerodynamic Performance of Biconvex Supersonic Airfoil", International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Process Engineering (ICMMPE-2022), Gazipur, Bangladesh, 2022
20 M.A. Islam, "Mechanical Behaviour of Closed-cell Cellular Composite Under Drop Weight Impacts", International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy, ICMERE 2021, CUET,Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2021
19 M.A. Islam, M. Hasan, S.M. Mahbub, H. Roy, "Finite Element Prediction of Deformation of Closed-cell Cellular Materials for Sustainable Materials Characterisation", International Conference on Science & Contemporary Technologies (ICSCT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp.1-5, 2021
18 C. Gunturi, J.P. Escobedo, and M.A. Islam, "Comparative Analysis of Dynamic Impact Tests Between the Charpy V-Notch Test and the Drop Tower Test", TMS 2019, USA, pp.553-560, 2019
17 M. A. Kader, P. J. Hazell, M. Saadatfar, M. A. Islam, A. D. Brown, J. P. Escobedo, "The Influence of Microstructure on the Collapse Mechanisms and Specific Energy Absorption Capacity of Aluminium Alloy Foams", haracterisation of Minerals, Metals, and Materials, TMS 147th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, pp.11-15 , March, 2018
16 M.A. Kader, M.A. Islam, A. D. Brown, P.J. Hazell, M. Saadatfar, J.P. Escobedo, "Deformation mechanisms of closed cell-aluminium foams during drop weight impact", TMS 2017, San Diego, USA, pp.233-239, 2017
15 M.A. Islam, M. A. Kader, AD Brown, PJ Hazel.l, J. P Escobedo, M. Saadatfar, "Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Behaviour of Closed-Cell Aluminium Foams Under Drop Weight Impact", TMS 2017, San Diego, USA, pp.2017-2024, 2017
14 AD Brown, WD Hutchison, MA Islam, MA Kader, JP Escobedo, PJ Hazell, "Effects of Thermal Processing on Closed-Cell Aluminium Foams", TMS 2017, San Diego, USA, pp.217-224,
13 M.A. Kader, M. A. Islam, M. Saadatfar , M. Turner, P.J. Hazell, A.D. Brown and J.P. Escobedo, "Computed tomography based structural analysis and computational modelling to investigate deformation mechanism in aluminium foams during low-velocity impact", VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS Congress 2016, Crete Island, Greece, 2016
12 M.A. Islam, M.A. Kader, P.J. Hazell, J.P. Escobedo and G.J. Appleby-Thomas, "Dynamic Crushing Response of Closed-cell Aluminium Foam at Variable Strain Rates", 19th Biennial APS Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, APS SCCM-2015, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A, June 14-19,2015
11 M.A. Kader, M.A. Islam, P.J. Hazell, J.P. Escobedo and M. Saadatfar, "Numerical Modelling of Closed-cell Aluminium Foam Under Dynamic Loading", 19th Biennial APS Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, APS SCCM-2015, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A, June 14-19,2015
10 M. A. Kader, M. A. Islam, M. Saadatfar, P. J. Hazell, A. D. Brown,, S. Ahmed, M. Turner, J. P.Escobedo, "Pore scale collapse mechanism of closed-cell aluminium foams during quasi-static compression", 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures, Lund, Sweden, 26-30 June 2017
9 M.A. Islam, J.P. Escobedo, P.J. Hazell, G.J. Appleby-Thomas and M.Z. Quadir, "Characterisation of Closed-cell Aluminium Foams Subjected to Compressive Loading", proceedings of Characterisation of Minerals, Metals and Materials, 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, USA, 2015
8 M.A. Islam, M.R. Islam, G.M. H. Hasan, "Design and Numerical analysis of vertical axis wind turbine for low wind velocity", Proceedings of 15th Annual Paper Meet(APM), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013
7 M.N. Uddin, M.A. Islam, M. Mashud, "Fracture properties of thin papers made from grapheme oxide", 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy(ICMERE), CUET, Bangladesh, 2013
6 M.A. Islam, C.E. Lin, S. M. Liang, "Design of a Finite Amplitude Electromagnetic Shock Wave Generator for Biomedical Application ", International Conference on Engineering Research,Innovation and Education, ICERIE 2013, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 2013
5 M. A. Islam, Chin E. Lin, "Development of a Finite Amplitude Liquid Shock Wave Generator by Electromagnetic Coil Repulsion", Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE2012), Khulna, Bangladesh, 2012
4 M.A. Islam, C. Gau, "Experimental Steady state Heat Transfer characteristics through a silicon microstructured microchannel", International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE2012), Department of Mechanical engineering, Khulna University of Engineering &Technology, Bangladesh, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2012
3 M. Hasan, M. A. Islam, R. Bunchan , "A Binary Hyper Redundant Elephant Trunk like Robot controlled by Microcontroller and PLC-WINCC", International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, (ICME2011), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011
2 Mahadi Hasan, Mongkol Ekpanyapong, Md Abdul Wakil, Md Ashraful Islam, Abhisesh Silwal, Jakkit Sivapornsatian, "PD controller for balancing an Inverted pendulum cart", Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2011 (ICME2011), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011
1 M. A. Islam and S. Talapatra, "Design, construction and performance study of parabolic type solar collector for the generation of superheated steam", International Conference of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2008




Course Conduction


Undergraduate  ME-4019 – Aerodynamics (Current semester)  ME-3111 – Fluid Mechanics and Machinery  ME 4021- Introduction to Flight Dynamics  ME- 4021- Flight Dynamics  ME 3221 – Numerical computation for Mechanical Engineer  ME 3209 - Finite Element Analysis  ME- 3205 -Heat Transfer-II  MSE 2120 Computer Aided Drawing  ME -2221 Computer Programming Graduate  ME 6209- Advanced Aerodynamics ( Current semester)  ME-6403 – Machine Computation  ME-6404 - Advanced Numerical Analysis  ME 3209 - Finite Element Analysis  ME- 6409 – Advanced Mathematics

Supervision


Project/ Thesis( Current): Project 1. Active removal of Space derbies Student: Himel Roy (Postgraduate Student) Project 2.Drag reduction of Hypersonic flow using Energy Deposition Student: Mukit( Undergraduate Student) Project 3:Numerical simulation of Functional Graded Metal Matrix Composite ad Aerospace Structure Student: Yasin (Undergraduate)


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Last Update: 23 Sep 2022