Dr. Rehan Umer
Adjunct Associate 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
Dr. Rehan Umer received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2008. He then worked as a Research Engineer at CRC-ACS, Brisbane, Australia. He started his postdoctoral research career at the Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC), Michigan State University, USA on polymer composites processing. In 2012, he was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi UAE. He is the co-founder of Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC), a 15 million dollar joint venture between Khalifa University and Mubadala Aerospace. He later became Associate Professor and Associate Director of ARIC. Dr. Umer’s research has been focused on advanced composites manufacturing covering both experimental and modeling studies. Dr. Umer has several industrial collaborations including, Strata, Solvay, UK and NLR, Netherlands. Dr. Umer has edited a book, authored and co-authored many papers in refereed journals, book chapters, and presented at number of international conferences. Dr. Umer’s research interests are in Liquid composites moulding (LCM), Pultrusion, Filament winding, multifunctional nano-composites, Automated fiber placement (AFP), lightweight lattice and sandwich structures.
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Auckland (NZ), 2008
- M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Dalarna University (SWE) & TU Kaiserslautern (GER), 2003
- B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (PAK), 2000
- Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing
- Aerospace Materials
- Advanced Composite Materials
- Mechanics of Solids
- Automated fiber placement using serial and parallel kinematic robots
- Automation and control of composites manufacturing processes
- Industry 4.0 initiatives.
- Smart manufacturing of smart structures using graphene based sensors.
- Modeling, simulations and augmented reality of advanced composite manufacturing processes such as liquid composite molding (LCM), filament winding and pultrusion.
- Mechanical characterization and optimization of properties, µCT analysis of composites during manufacture, experimental characterization including compaction and permeability measurements.
- Additive manufacturing using 3D printing of sandwich, lattice and bionic structures, and smart shape memory alloys and composites.
- (2018) N.V. Viet, W. Zaki, R. Umer. Bending models for superelastic shape memory alloy laminated composite cantilever beams with elastic core layer. Composites Part B. 147: 86-103.
- (2018) R. Umer, P. Schubel, E.K.G. Boateng. Modelling Heat Transfer through an Optical Fibre. Composites Part A. 109: 184-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.02.031
- (2017) AR Aziz, MA Ali, X Zeng, R Umer, P Schubel, WJ Cantwell. Transverse permeability of dry fiber preforms manufactured by automated fiber placement. Composites Science and Technology, 152, 57-67.
- (2017) MA Ali, R Umer, KA Khan, YA Samad, K Liao, WJ Cantwell. Graphene Coated Piezo-resistive Fabrics for Liquid Composite Molding Process Monitoring. Composites Science and Technology, 148, 106-114.
- (2017) A Al-Antali, R Umer, J Zhou, WJ Cantwell. The Energy-absorbing Properties of Composite Tube-reinforced Aluminum Honeycomb. Composites Structures. 176: 630-639.