Dr Abbas Amini is an associate lecturer, a registered member of Western Sydney University graduate supervisory board at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, and the member of Work Health and Safety Committee of the same university. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he had conducted research with other Australian universities and CSIRO, at Monash University, Deakin University, and the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a book published in 2016. Abbas started his teaching, industrial and scientific journey from obtaining an associate’s degree in mathematics, BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering, and PhD in both nanotechnology and mechanical engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has also updated himself by several Australian and Canadian nationally recognized professional certificates and diplomas, e.g., FULT (Foundations of University Learning and Teaching from Western Sydney University), TAE, WHS, CNC etc., since then. With his intense schedule, he has been extensively involved in teaching for many years, and worked in industry, e.g., Magna Powertrain, Toronto, Canada, as a professional engineer and industrial designer for a period of six years. Dr Amini is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an active reviewer for and editor of several ISI journals, and a committee member of 14 international conferences to-date, including the co-chair of 8th International Conference of ICCAE 2016, Melbourne, Australia, Mar. 3-4, 2016. Dr Amini is supervising four PhD candidates at present, and is open for scientific and funding collaborations.
Dr Amini's research focus in particular covers a wide range of multidisciplinary aspects: biomedical materials, bioplastics, shape memory alloys, water treatment, drug delivery systems, piezoelectric materials, graphene, graphane, CNTs, biodegradable polymeric nano-composites, TiO2, ZnO, environmental sustainability and water efficiency, experimental analysis, multi-scale (nano to macro) modelling of multi-physics phenomena, indentation methods, 3D printing, phase transition, mechanics of materials, fabrication of modern composites, manufacturing, offshore naval structures, and ship design.