Dr Nishar Hameed

Dr Nishar Hameed

Swinburne University of Technology
Research Field: Materials Science & Engineering

Carbon fibre composites are stronger than steel and lighter than aluminium, and as such have potential to significantly reduce vehicle weight, which would significantly reduce fuel requirements of those vehicles. These high-end composites are not currently cost-effective, or produced at a high enough rate for use in domestic vehicles.

Dr Hameed is developing techniques and methods that allow the manufacture of higher quality carbon fibres at a lower cost. He is also working to develop new, scalable and ultra-fast curing resins, that can be processed in a few seconds, and the combination of these two technologies has the potential to enable the creation of stronger, lighter domestic vehicles.

Nishar is passionate about science communication and community engagement, participating in veski’s inspiring students (& teachers) program, as well as Famelab and Fresh Science, and giving print and radio media interviews on his research. Dr Hameed received his PhD from Deakin University in 2011, and is currently an ARC DECRA Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology.