Dr. Rehan Umer

Dr. Rehan Umer

dr. rehan umer

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Address: Abu Dhabi, UAE, P.O.Box: 127788

Telephone: +971 (0)2 501 8337

Fax: +971 (0)2 447 2442



  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland (NZL), 2008
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Dalarna University Sweden (SWE) & Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern (GER), 2003
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (PAK), 2000
  • Engineering Materials
  • Composites Manufacturing
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Composites Manufacturing
  • Nano Composites
  • Bio Composites
  • Aerospace Coatings



  • Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites (2015) Editors; Y. Dong, R. Umer and K. T. Lau. Woodhead Publishers. ISBN : 9780081000793.


  • H. Alhussein, R. Umer, S. Rao, E. Swery, S. Bickerton and W.J. Cantwell(2016), Characterization of 3D woven reinforcements for liquid composite molding processes, Journal of Materials Science, 51, 3277-3288. DOI 10.1007/s10853-015-9640-6.
  • H.Z. Jishi, R. Umer and W.J. Cantwell (2016). The fabrication and mechanical properties of novel composite lattice structures. Materials and Design, 91, 286-293. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.11.112
  • S. Rao, R. Umer, J. Thomas and W.J. Cantwell (2016), Investigation of peel resistance during the fibre placement process, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 35, 275-286. DOI: 10.1177/0731684415613634
  • R. Umer, Y. Li, Dong, Y., H. Haroosh, H. and K. Liao (2015), The effect of graphene oxide (GO) nanoparticles on processing of epoxy/glass fiber composites using resin infusion, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 81, 2183-2192. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-015-7427-1
  • R. Umer, S. Balawi, P. Raja and W.J. Cantwell (2014), The Energy Absorbing Characteristics of Polymer Foams Reinforced with Bamboo Tubes, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 16, 108-122. DOI: 10.1177/1099636213509644
  • Y. Li, R. Umer, Y. Samad, L. Zheng, K. Liao (2013), The effect of ultrasonication on the mechanical properties of graphene oxide enhanced polymer matrix composites. Carbon, 55, 321-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2012.12.071
  • R. Umer, E. M. Waggy, M. Haq, A. C. Loos (2012), Experimental and numerical characterizations of flexural behavior of VARTM-infused composite sandwich structures . Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 31, pp67-76. DOI: 10.1177/0731684411431357
  • R. Umer, S. Bickerton, A. Fernyhough (2011), The effect of yarn length and diameter on permeability and compaction response of flax fibre mats, Composites Part-A 42, 723-732. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.02.010
  • R. Umer, S. Bickerton, A. Fernyhough (2008), Modelling the application of wood fibre reinforcements within Liquid Composite Moulding Processes, Composites Part-A 39, 868-873. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2007.08.023.