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Dr Sumsun Naher becomes a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)

By Mr John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer), Published

Dr Sumsun Naher, a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in the School of Science and Technology, has become a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM).

703128The award recognises those who have made a significant contribution or established a record of achievement in the materials, minerals or mining fields, or other disciplines within the technical outreach of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

The award of Fellowship is a measure of esteem for both those working in academia and industry.

Dr Naher possesses a well-established research profile in the design and development of advanced materials for challenging environments, high temperature materials processing, and the optimization of material properties and process parameter selection, building on the results of modelling and simulation.

To date she has edited five books, co-authored 14 book chapters, and published more than 150 high-impact journal and conference papers. As a researcher and a Principal/Collaborative-Investigator, she has secured and managed projects from Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, The Royal Society, Co-operation of Science and Science and Technology (COST) Action, Europe, European Commission, EPSRC-GCRF and Research England.

Academic mentorship and research supervision

She is presently an elected member of the Board of Directors for the European Materials Forming Association (ESAFORM). She was a management committee member for 5 COST Action European projects which allowed her to travel and collaborate with more than 100 Higher Education Institutions in EU countries.

Dr Naher has organised/co-organised more than 20 local, national and international events such as International Conferences on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology, International Conferences on Sustainable and Environmental Protection; International Symposium for Engineering Education and the International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming. As Chair/Co-Chair of these conferences and events, Dr Naher has worked with colleagues from all over the world. To date she has supervised/co-supervised nine PhD students to completion.

Her mentorship and supervision is reflected in the record of her past postgraduate students who are holding prestigious positions in academic and non-academic sectors. Their positions include Associate Professor, University Malaysia Pahang and Professor, University Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP). Other past graduates in Ireland include, Process Development Manager in DuPuy, Cork, Ireland. In the UK, such positions include a Lecturer at University College London (UCL), a Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire (UH), Research Fellows in the University of the Warwick and post-doctoral positions at London South Bank University (LSBU).


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