Mohammad Islam

Senior Research Fellow (UNSW)

Dr Mohammad S Islam completed his PhD in Materials and Process Engineering from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He held Research Fellow positions at the University of Sydney in Australia, at the University of Minho in Portugal, at CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering in Australia and Materials Scientist position in Pultron Composites, New Zealand. Dr Islam is an Associate Editor of Journal of Modern Polymer Chemistry and Materials. He is also editorial board member of three journals: Composite Materials of Science Publishing Group, Engineering: Current Trends and Advanced Materials Science and Engineering. He has also joined the Editorial Board of "Coatings" as a Topic Editor.

His research focuses on toughening of composite materials for cryogenic fuel tank applications, development of FRP prepreg materials, development of properties of composites manufactured using automated fibre placement method, development of fire-retardant materials and their applications, synthesis of nano-materials and their multifunctional applications, designing and developing materials testing methods,  fracture mechanics of materials and developing coating and lining materials for oil and gas infrastructures.

 

Journal articles
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Cheng X; Zhou Y; Charles ADM; Yu Y; Islam MS; Peng S; Wang J; Rider AN; Lim M; Timchenko V; Wang CH, 2021, 'Enabling contactless rapid on-demand debonding and rebonding using hysteresis heating of ferrimagnetic nanoparticles', Materials and Design, vol. 210, pp. 110076 - 110076, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2021.110076
2021
Islam M; Menghe M, 2021, 'Manufacture and characterization of hemp-Acrodur biocomposites: Variation of process parameters Fibers and Polymers', Fibers and Polymers
2021
Salahuddin B; Faisal SN; Baigh TA; Alghamdi MN; Islam MS; Song B; Zhang X; Gao S; Aziz S, 2021, 'Carbonaceous materials coated carbon fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites', Polymers, vol. 13, pp. 2771 - 2771, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym13162771
2021
Islam MS; Benninger LF; Pearce G; Wang CH, 2021, 'Toughening carbon fibre composites at cryogenic temperatures using low-thermal expansion nanoparticles', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 150, pp. 106613 - 106613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106613
2021
Zhou Y; Cheng X; Tynan B; Sha Z; Huang F; Islam MS; Zhang J; Rider AN; Dai L; Chu D; Wang D; Han Z; Wang CH, 2021, 'High-Performance Hierarchical MnO2/CNT Electrode for Multifunctional Supercapacitors', Carbon, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2021.08.051
2021
Roy AK; Faisal SN; Spickenheuer A; Scheffler C; Wang J; Harris AT; Minett AI; Islam MS, 2021, 'Loading dependency of 2D MoS2 nanosheets in the capacitance of 3D hybrid microfibre-based energy storage devices', Carbon Trends, vol. 5, pp. 100097 - 100097, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cartre.2021.100097
2021
Chen J; Zhou Y; Islam MS; Cheng X; Brown SA; Han Z; Rider AN; Wang CH, 2021, 'Carbon fiber reinforced Zn–MnO2 structural composite batteries', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 209, pp. 108787 - 108787, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2021.108787
2021
Chang W; Rose LRF; Islam MS; Wu S; Peng S; Huang F; Kinloch AJ; Wang CH, 2021, 'Strengthening and toughening epoxy polymer at cryogenic temperature using cupric oxide nanorods', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 208, pp. 108762 - 108762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2021.108762
2021
Islam M; Faisal SS; Tong L; Roy AK; Zhang J; Haque E; Minett AI; Wang CH, 2021, 'N-doped reduced graphene oxide (rGO) wrapped carbon microfibers as binder-free electrodes for flexible fibre supercapacitors and sodium-ion batteries', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 37, pp. 102453 - 102453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2021.102453
2021
Zhou Y; Qi H; Yang J; Bo Z; Huang F; Islam MS; Lu X; Dai L; Amal R; Wang CH; Han Z, 2021, 'Two-birds-one-stone: Multifunctional supercapacitors beyond traditional energy storage', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 14, pp. 1854 - 1896, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ee03167d
2021
Zhang J; Liu M; Pearce G; Yu Y; Sha Z; Zhou Y; Yuen ACY; Tao C; Boyer C; Huang F; Islam M; Wang CH, 2021, 'Strain stiffening and positive piezoconductive effect of liquid metal/elastomer soft composites', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 201, pp. 108497 - 108497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108497
2021
Zhang F; Hu H; Islam M; Peng S; Wu S; Lim S; Zhou Y; Wang CH, 2020, 'Multi-modal strain and temperature sensor by hybridizing reduced graphene oxide and PEDOT:PSS', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107959
2020
Islam MS; Deng Y; Tong L; Faisal SN; Roy AK; Minett AI, 2020, 'High grafting strength from chemically bonded 2D layered material onto carbon microfibres for reinforced composites and ultra-long flexible cable electronic devices', Materials Today Communications, vol. 24, pp. 100994 - 100994, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.100994
2020
Islam MS; Miao M, 2020, 'Nonwoven Hemp Fibre Reinforced Acrodur Biocomposites and their Mechanical Performance in Immersed Water', Research & Development in Material Science, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.31031/rdms.2020.14.000838
2020
Sha Z; Han Z; Wu S; Zhang F; Islam MS; Brown SA; Wang CH, 2019, 'Low-temperature plasma assisted growth of vertical graphene for enhancing carbon fibre/epoxy interfacial strength', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 184, pp. 107867 - 107867, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107867
2019
Deng Y; Islam M; Tong L, 2018, 'Effects of grafting strength and density on interfacial shear strength of carbon nanotube grafted carbon fibre reinforced composites', Composites Science and Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.09.025
2018
Faisal SN; Subramaniyam CM; Haque E; Islam M; Noorbehesht N; Roy AK; Islam MS; Liu HK; Dou SX; Harris AT; Minett AI, 2018, 'Nanoarchitectured Nitrogen-Doped Graphene/Carbon Nanotube as High Performance Electrodes for Solid State Supercapacitors, Capacitive Deionization, Li-Ion Battery, and Metal-Free Bifunctional Electrocatalysis', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 1, pp. 5211 - 5223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b00845
2018
Faisal SN; Haque E; Noorbehesht N; Liu H; Islam MM; Shabnam L; Roy AK; Pourazadi E; Islam MS; Harris AT; Minett AI, 2018, 'A quadrafunctional electrocatalyst of nickel/nickel oxide embedded N-graphene for oxygen reduction, oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution and hydrogen peroxide oxidation reactions', Sustainable Energy and Fuels, vol. 2, pp. 2081 - 2089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8se00068a
2018
Islam MS; Deng Y; Tong L; Roy AK; Faisal SN; Hassan M; Minett AI; Gomes VG, 2017, 'In-situ direct grafting of graphene quantum dots onto carbon fibre by low temperature chemical synthesis for high performance flexible fabric supercapacitor', Materials Today Communications, vol. 10, pp. 112 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2016.11.002
2017
Islam MS; Tong L, 2017, 'Effect of hygrothermal conditioning on the energy release rate and failure mechanism of metal only adherend-glass fibre prepreg co-cured single lap joints', Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 31, pp. 2219 - 2233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01694243.2016.1262317
2017
Islam MS; Tong L, 2016, 'Influence of pinning on static strength of co-cured metal-GFRP hybrid single lap joints', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 84, pp. 196 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.01.011
2016
Islam MS; Tong L, 2016, 'Effects of hygrothermal and ambient humidity conditioning on shear strength of metal-GFRP single lap joints co-cured in and out of water', International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, vol. 68, pp. 305 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2016.04.008
2016
Islam MS; Deng Y; Tong L; Faisal SN; Roy AK; Minett AI; Gomes VG, 2016, 'Grafting carbon nanotubes directly onto carbon fibers for superior mechanical stability: Towards next generation aerospace composites and energy storage applications', Carbon, vol. 96, pp. 701 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2015.10.002
2016
Islam MS; Tong L, 2015, 'Effects of initial blister radius and shaft diameter on energy release rate of metal-polymer composite coating', International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, vol. 62, pp. 107 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2015.07.007
2015
Islam MS; Pickering KL, 2014, 'An empirical equation for predicting mechanical property of chemically treated natural fibre using a statistically designed experiment', Fibers and Polymers, vol. 15, pp. 355 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12221-014-0355-0
2014
Islam MS; Miao M, 2014, 'Optimising processing conditions of flax fabric reinforced Acrodur biocomposites', Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 48, pp. 3281 - 3292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998313508995
2014
Islam MS; Tong L; Falzon PJ, 2014, 'Influence of metal surface preparation on its surface profile, contact angle, surface energy and adhesion with glass fibre prepreg', International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, vol. 51, pp. 32 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2014.02.006
2014
Islam MS; Church JS; Miao M, 2011, 'Effect of removing polypropylene fibre surface finishes on mechanical performance of kenaf/polypropylene composites', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 42, pp. 1687 - 1693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.07.023
2011
Islam MS; Pickering KL; Foreman NJ, 2011, 'The effect of accelerated weathering on the mechanical properties of alkali treated hemp fibre/epoxy composites', Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 25, pp. 1947 - 1959, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/016942410X537305
2011
Islam MS; Pickering KL; Foreman NJ, 2011, 'Influence of alkali fiber treatment and fiber processing on the mechanical properties of hemp/epoxy composites', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 119, pp. 3696 - 3707, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.31335
2011
Islam MS; Pickering KL; Foreman NJ, 2010, 'Influence of Hygrothermal Ageing on the Physico-Mechanical Properties of Alkali Treated Industrial Hemp Fibre Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites', Journal of Polymers and the Environment, vol. 18, pp. 696 - 704, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10924-010-0225-9
2010
Islam MS; Pickering KL; Foreman NJ, 2010, 'Influence of accelerated ageing on the physico-mechanical properties of alkali-treated industrial hemp fibre reinforced poly(lactic acid) (PLA) composites', Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 95, pp. 59 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2009.10.010
2010
Islam MS; Pickering KL; Foreman NJ, 2010, 'Influence of alkali treatment on the interfacial and physico-mechanical properties of industrial hemp fibre reinforced polylactic acid composites', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 41, pp. 596 - 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.01.006
2010
Islam MS; Pickering KL; Foreman NJ, 2009, 'Curing kinetics and effects of fibre surface treatment and curing parameters on the interfacial and tensile properties of hemp/epoxy composites', Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 23, pp. 2085 - 2107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/016942409X12526743387962
2009
Uddin MT; Islam MS; Islam MA; Abedin MZ, 2008, 'Uptake of phenol from aqueous solution by burned water hyacinth', Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, vol. 10, pp. 43 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/v10026-008-0027-1
2008
Islam MS; Pickering KL, 2007, 'Influence of alkali treatment on the interfacial bond strength of industrial hemp fibre reinforced epoxy composites: Effect of variation from the ideal stoicheometric ratio of epoxy resin to curing agent', ADVANCED MATERIALS AND PROCESSING IV, vol. 29-30, pp. 319 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.29-30.319
2007
Uddin MT; Islam MS; Abedin MZ, 2007, 'Adsorption of phenol from aqueous solution by water hyacinth ash', ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol. 2, pp. 11 - 17, https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/45739262/ADSORPTION_OF_PHENOL_FROM_AQUEOUS_SOLUTI20160518-2827-1fontju.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1529983889&Signature=LZVamnQdqi3v
2007
Mottaleb MA; Abedin MZ; Islam MS, 2004, 'Determination of volatile organic compounds in river water by solid phase extraction and gas chromatography', Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol. 16, pp. 497 - 501, https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-environmental-sciences/jes16-3-31
2004
Mottaleb MA; Abedin MZ; Islam MS, 2003, 'Determination of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene in River Water by Solid-Phase Extraction and Gas Chromatography', Analytical Sciences, vol. 19, pp. 1365 - 1369, http://dx.doi.org/10.2116/analsci.19.1365
2003
Patents
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Islam M; Benninger LF; Wang C-H, 2021, Storage Vessels with Fiber Composite Reinforcement, Patent No.
2021
Book Chapters
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Faisal S; Shabnam L; Aziz S; Dalal MH; Islam MM; Hassan M; Islam M, 2021, '3D Graphene-based Materials for Enhancing the Energy Density of Sodium Ion Batteries', in Graphene-based 3D Macrostructures for Clean Energy and Environmental Applications, Royal Society of Chemistry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781839162480-00086
2021
Islam MS, 2020, 'Polyvinylalcohol and Polyvinyl acetate', in Mamun AA; Chen JY (ed.), Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and their Environmental Impact, edn. 1, CRC Press T&F
2020
Islam MS; Roy AK, 2016, 'Surface preparation of fibres for composite applications', in Fibrous and textile materials for composite applications, Springer, Singapore, pp. 301 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0234-2_9
2016
Islam MS, 2011, 'Synthesis of Polylactic Acid for Biomedical, Food Packaging and Structural Applications: A Review', in Polylactic Acid: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 219 - 233, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28744
2011
Conference Abstracts
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Islam M; Wang C-H, 2020, 'Nanoparticle toughened multiscale carbon-epoxy laminated composites for cryogenic liquid hydrogen fuel tank', in International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2020), Brisbane, presented at International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2020), Brisbane, 09 February 2020 - 13 February 2020
2020
Islam M; Chang W; Wang C, 2019, 'Incorporation of nanoscale materials to toughen fibre reinforced composites for cryogenic applications​', in 13th International Conference on Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (ICM-13), Melbourne, Australia, presented at 13th International Conference on Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (ICM-13), Melbourne, Australia, 11 June 2019 - 14 June 2019
2019
Islam M; Wang C, 2018, 'Toughening of nanocomposites for applications in cryogenic fuel tank', in Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, 22nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Tokyo, Japan, September 19-21, 2018, Tokyo, Japan, presented at 22nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Tokyo, Japan, September 19-21, 2018, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Islam M, 2018, 'KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ON Nanomaterials in polymer composites for applications from aerospace and corrosion protection to energy storage', in Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, 22nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Tokyo, Japan, September 19-21, 2018, Tokyo, Japan, presented at 22nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Tokyo, Japan, September 19-21, 2018, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Islam M; Miao M; Finn N, 2010, 'Influence of kenaf fibre preform processing routes on the mechanical properties of thermoplastic composites', in Proceedings of the 5th CSIRO Advanced Materials Conference and Workshops (CAM2010), Melbourne, Australia, presented at The 5th CSIRO Advanced Materials Conference and Workshops (CAM2010), Melbourne, Australia
2010
Islam M; Miao M; Finn N, 2010, 'Optimization of processing conditions for flax reinforced Acrodur composites', in Proceedings of the 5th CSIRO Advanced Materials Conference and Workshops (CAM2010), Melbourne, Australia, presented at Advanced Materials Conference and Workshops (CAM2010), Melbourne, Australia
2010
Conference Papers
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Islam M; Pearce G; Djukic L; Benninger L; Wang C, 2019, 'Development of multiscale toughening technique to address the micro-cracking problem of composites at cryogenic temperature', in TWENTY-SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS (ICCM22), Melbourne, Australia, presented at TWENTY-SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS (ICCM22), Melbourne, Australia, 11 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
2019
Islam MS; Tong L; Falzon PJ, 2012, 'Metal surface profile and residual stress: Persuasion of adhesion', in Metal surface profile and residual stress: Persuasion of adhesion, 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials ACMSM 22, Sydney, NSW, Australia, presented at 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials ACMSM 22, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11 December 2012 - 14 December 2012
2012
Islam MS; Pickering KL, 2007, 'Influence of alkali treatment on the interfacial bond strength of industrial hemp fibre reinforced epoxy composites: Effect of variation from the ideal stoicheometric ratio of epoxy resin to curing agent', in Advanced Materials Research, pp. 319 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/0-87849-466-9.319
2007
Islam MS; Pickering KL; Beckermann GW, 2005, 'The effect of fibre treatment using alkali on industrial hemp fibre/epoxy resin composites', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering …, 6th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering,(ICME2005), Dhaka, Bangladesh, presented at 6th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering,(ICME2005), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 December 2005 - 30 December 2005
2005
Books
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Islam MS; Pickering KL, 2011, Properties and Ageing of Biocomposites: Effect of Natural Fibre Treatments & Processing and Variation in Composites Manufacturing Processes & Conditions, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
2011
Theses / Dissertations
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Islam MS, 2009, The influence of fibre processing and treatments on hemp fibre/epoxy and hemp fibre/PLA composites
2009
  •       Foundation for Science and Technology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, Portugal (2011-2013) 
  •       New Zealand Post Graduate Study Abroad Award (NZPSAA) (2007)
  •       Department of Engineering Scholarship, The University of Waikato (2007)
  •       The University of Waikato Scholarship (2007)
  •       Technology for Industry Fellowship (TIF) Scholarship, New Zealand (2004-2007)
  •       Departmental Scholarship of Materials and Process Engineering, New Zealand (2004-2005)

Chun H. Wang, Mohammad S. Islam, Garth Pearce, Manufacture and commercialisation of composite tanks for the hydrogen and space transport markets, OMNI TANKER PTY LTD - ADVANCED MANUFACTURING GROWTH CENTRE COMMERCIALISATION FUND SHARED GRANT, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING GROWTH CENTRE COMMERCIALISATION FUND SHARED GRANT, RG211547, (2021)

Chun H. Wang, Mohammad S. Islam, Garth Pearce, Suppression of microcracking in composite tank for cryogenic liquid hydrogen, RG192377, (2019)

Liyong Tong and Mohammad S Islam, Environmental aging effect on the durability of fibre-reinforced polymer composite materials for aircraft structures, Defense Science and Technology Group (2017)

Composite Cryotanks - Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP)