Professor Kameel Sawalha

Kameel Sawalha

Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor

Phone number: 0121 204 3607
Email: k.d.sawalha@aston.ac.uk
Room number: L79


I joined the University in 1985 as a PhD student researching metal fatigue of zinc aluminium copper alloys.  Prior to that I worked within the oil industry in senior management positions in the Middle East.

During the PhD Programme I undertook part time lecturing in Mechanical and Production Engineering.  After completing the PhD in 1990 I worked as a Senior Research Engineer working on projects for the DTI and MoD. 

I currently supervise students at Aston at Masters level across a range of programmes with the Schools of Engineering & Applied Science and also Life & Health Sciences in the use of electro microscopy...  I have also become involved in lecturing to students from industry on work based learning undergraduate programmes such as the Foundation Degree Gas Transmission Engineering.

I am also a Visiting Professor of Materials to Sakarya University in Turkey.

  • BSc Mechanical & Production Engineering Napier Polytechnic, 1983
  • MSc, Manufacturing system Engineering, Warwick University 1986
  • PhD in Materials Engineering,  Aston University  1991
Investigation into materials’ failure, corrosion, processing, plating, metallographic, microscopy and electron microscopy.
  • Visiting Teaching Fellow on a project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering & Ove Arup Foundation

  • MSc Professional Engineering
  • Foundation Degree Gas Transmission Engineering
  • CDIO
  • Chartered Engineer 
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mining Minerals and Materials
  • Electron Microscopy study into phase transformation 1990
  • Comparison of Fatigue of properties of commercial zinc aluminium alloys 1993 (International fatigue conference, ecole Polytechnic Canada)
  • Fatigue properties of ZA27 alloy, International Zinc conference Mexico 1994.
  • Patent on Continuous fibre metal matrix composite 1994