Haidar AL-Qrimli



I was born in Iraq and moved to the UK with my family at the age of 2. After spending part of my teenage years attending International Schools across the Middle East, I went on to graduate as one of the top 10 candidates from the University of Technology in Baghdad with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. I also commenced a period of industrial training related to civil engineering for a multinational construction company based in Qatar before ultimately deciding to embark upon further study and begin research within the field of Mechanical Engineering. Following this I obtained an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and subsequently went on to complete my PhD at The University of Nottingham, majoring in applied mechanics with specific research focuses on composite materials and robotics. I was esteemed to have been awarded a Patent (No. PI 2012002538) in recognition of my outstanding research which resulted in the development of a hybrid robotic arm. Throughout this research I coalesced my main areas of research interest to develop an innovative composite material which was then used to create a unique bevel gear. Ultimately this then became a component within the design of a robotic arm with 7 degrees of movement, equal to that of the human arm, which encompasses a variety of industrial applications. More recently I have been working as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering or Curtin University, teaching a variety of subjects including Thermodynamics, AutoCAD and Design for Manufacturing. My responsibilities included development of the Mechanical Engineering Department website and the organisation of academic training related to engineering design softwares. I have been welcomed as a full member of the British Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and am registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council UK. After that I worked as an Assistant Professor at Heriot- Watt University. I taught several undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as Design for manufacturing, introduction to robotics, Automotive Technology, dynamics and strength of materials. During my time in HWUM he served as the principle organiser of the Heriot-Watt University Shell Eco-Marathon and leader of the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (Formula SEA-A) race car teams, including overseeing all aspects of promotion of the events, the team development, car design, fabrication, marketing, sponsorship pursuit, liaison with industry and competition organisers. Prior to oil and gas industry in 2018, I was employed for 2 years by Ignite Professional Development as a director. On top of that I led to completion few successful and highly national and international funded research projects.

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