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Rasoul Khandan


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Before joining University of Northampton as a senior lecturer in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Dr Khandan was teaching at school of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering at Loughborough University for over 4 years (2014 - 2018).

He was a Project officer at Swansea University working on ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) project for about two years (2012-2014). This 27-million-pound project was designed to stimulate growth in the manufacturing sector across Wales by applying advanced engineering technologies to manufacturing challenges, driving cutting-edge research, development and innovation (RD&I).

Dr Khandan received his PhD, MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2013, 2008 and 2005 respectively.


Research Interest:

Dr Khandan has been involved in various research project. He is the founder of SAMS (Smart, Adaptive Materials and Structures) research group which was set up by researchers in Materials science and Engineering, to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration between groups working on this area, to facilitate an effective use of existing human/equipment resources, and provide a forum for integrated planning of research, sharing of facilities and joint any research and student supervision. The research group aims at future development and covering a wide range in:  

-          Advanced Manufacturing

-          Lattice Structure Design

-          Composite Materials

-          Smart Materials & Structures

-          Modelling & Simulation



Teaching Responsibility:

-          Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems Technology

-          Analytical Methods for Technology

-          Lean Manufacturing and Quality Applications



Professional affiliations:

Fellowship of Higher Education Academy

- Project management, Prince 2

Research Output 2008 2017

Numerical and experimental vibration analysis of olive tree for optimal mechanized harvesting efficiency and productivity

Khandan, R., 1 Jan 2017, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 132, p. 34-48 15 p.

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Open Access

FE design tool for laminated composite plates

Khandan, R., 2013, In : Applied Mechanics and Materials.

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A semi-analytical model for buckling of laminated plates with the NKQ method

Khandan, R., 2012, In : Applied Mechanics and Materials.

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The development of laminated composite plate theories: A review

Khandan, R., 2012, In : Journal of Materials Science.

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