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Farhad Nabhani

Farhad Nabhani

About Farhad Nabhani

Professor Nabhani has been course leader for several MSc programmes such as MSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Advanced Manufacturing and MSc Engineering Management. He is currently the MSc course leader for Mechanical Engineering. His previous positions, before joining Teesside University, include Research Fellow at the University of Hull after completing his PhD, working with De Beers Company and British Aerospace industry on the project of Machining of Aerospace alloys. Prior to that he was working with WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at University of Warwick where he did his MSc in Manufacturing Systems. Professor Nabhani is a Professional Engineer and member of Engineering Professors' Council of UK and also Senior Member of the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  He has written over 60 journals and 120 refereed conference papers, including a contribution to various chapters in Lean Manufacturing and Biomechanical books, which were based on studies with some companies.  Professor Nabhani has been a member of the editorial boards of 4 journals: “Robotic and Computer Integrated Manufacture”, “Journal of Machines”, “Journal of Industrial Mathematics” and “Manufacturing Research”. Professor Nabhani is nationally and internationally known for his research in the field of Manufacturing and Biomechanics. He was the organizer and Chair of FAIM International Conference2009 (Flexible Automation and Integration Manufacturing).  

Research interests and activities

Professor Nabhani is an active member of the school research staff and his research over the past years has resulted in the publish of 60 journal papers and 120 refereed international conference papers. Since his joining Teesside University, 26 PhD programs have been successfully completed under his supervision, with 2 more PhD students are ready to be examined in the spring of 2018. Currently he is involved in supervising 7PhD students.

PhD research programs completion since 2010

  • Edward Bradley, “Optimisation of femoral neck fracture fixation”

  • Christopher John Connor, “Finite Element and Contact Analysis of the Talus Bone” -2010

  • Abbas Ali Jasim, “Corrosion Behaviour of Low Carbon Steels at Different Aqueous Solutions”, 2010

  • Ali Reza Shokri “Application of a Six Sigma methodology in food distribution SMEs” - 26 October 2011

  • Mohamad Swessi, “Monitoring and Control Instrumentation of Gravity Crude Separator” –March 2012

  • Pierre Lagadec, “A real-time simulation of the anthropomorphic limbs during strenuous activity: real-time estimation of muscle forces”, January 2013.

  • Khalid Tariq, “Development of a novel investment casting moulding”, July 2013.

  • Amal Mahdi Metak, “The Potential Effects of Nanocomposite Food Packaging on Safety and Shelf-life”, March 2014

  • David Hughes “Biomechanical Evaluation of Optimal Humeral Fracture Fixation Devices” – February 2014

  • Yuosef Adraider, “Surface Engineering - Through Laser Induced Reaction of Sol-Gel Chemical Coatings”, April 2014

  • Martin McKie “Research and Development of Sustainable Technology Improvement Model for the Foundry Industry”, January 2015

  • Temilade Ladokun “Stress Analysis and material Optimisation of Pressure Vessel” February 2015.

  • Christian Uhl “Methodical approach for the development of a purchasing strategy with integrated variance-analysis and -optimization at the automobile supplier industry” Examination February2018.

  • Hadi Parvizi “Hydraulic Fracturing Optimisation in Tight Gas Reservoirs” Examination March 2018.

 

Professor Farhad Nabhani's research interests include:
·  Biomechanics
·  Designing mechanicals aids
·  Effect of flooring in reducing hip fractures
·  Developing novel mechanical test rigs for hips, spines lumbers and patella bones
·  Creating 3D computer models of bones and stress analysis using FE methods
·  Manufacturing systems and design process.
·  ERP implementations, benchmarking, materials process technology
·  Lean manufacturing, 
·  Supply chain management and Six Sigma

Research projects & external funding

Current Research Projects;

  • Application of “Lean Six Sigma” to promote Lean and Green food supply chain: an innovative resource efficiency strategy to reduce environmental impact of food life cycle.

  • Methodical approach for the development of a purchasing strategy with integrated variance-analysis and-optimization at the automobile supplier industry.

  • Parametric Design of Transformers and Inductors Subjected to Higher Order Harmonics of Significant Amplitudes.

  • Experimental characterization and parametric computer modelling of a spray paint deposition process.

  • Manufacturing methodologies for ultra-low cost and highly functional micro-bioreactor.

  • Evaluating & Implementing a new Quality Strategy at the Automotive Industries.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Optimisation in Tight Gas Reservoirs.

  • Healthcare product optimization using metal/plastic additive manufacturing technology.

 

Professor Nabhani’s research income have been over the past years has exceed One million pounds (£1000,000), the following are some examples of the project he has been involved with it;

Thermal Transfer Ltd, KTP, 2004, £99,000.

Hedley Purvis Ltd, KTP, 2004, £99,000.

Direct Line Supply Ltd, KTP, 2005, £99,000.

Stockton Casting Ltd, KTP, September 2006, £99,044.

Stanley Vickers Ltd, KTP, June 2008, £100,544.

Cottam Brush Ltd, KEI (12 Months), £33,000, September 2009

RFID project with One North East – to research the implementation of RFID and Six Sigma at Stanley Vickers Ltd. The grant level was £48,000, July 2010

Cummins Engine Ltd, KTP, August 2011, £120.000

Peel Jones Cooper Ltd, KTP project, October 2017 (Jointly with Dr David Hughes), £120,000

PhD and research opportunities

Professor Nabhani’s area of research interest would be the following;

  • Biomechanics
  • Designing mechanicals aids
  • Effect of flooring in reducing hip fractures
  • Developing novel mechanical test rigs for hips, spines lumbers and patella bones
  • Creating 3D computer models of bones and stress analysis using FE methods
  • Manufacturing systems and design process.
  • ERP implementations, Benchmarking, Materials Process Technology
  • Lean manufacturing, 
  • Supply Chain Management and Six Sigma

 

Currently numbers of PhD students doing research on the above fields

External roles and professional activities

Postgraduates Programme Examinations:

Internal examiner to 12 PhD programmes

External examiner to 8 PhD Programmes

 

MSc External Examiner:

University of Lincolnshire – MSc Advanced Materials – 2000 -2005

University of Huddersfield – MSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Automotive Engineering, MSc Engineering Management and MSc computer Design Engineering – 2014 – Present

 

Member of Teesside IMechE Committee                                 

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Machines                                   

Editorial Journal of Industrial Mathematics                            

Member of Cleveland Institution of Engineers                                      

Member of North East Automotive Association

External research collaborations

The current research of Optimizations of the purchasing variance through a lean–driven method: the variance cube of purchasing, is on-going an international project between the Teesside University (UK), the University of Ravensburg/ Weingarten (Germany) and the global acting company Bosch Ltd (TIER1 supplier) in Germany

Learning and teaching interests

Professor Nabhani is member of Mechanical Engineering section within the Engineering Department in the School of Science, Engineering and Design. Apart from his current responsibility of MSc course leader, he also teaches various modules at the MSc and BEng/MEng level.

Enterprise interest and activities

Professor Nabhani was a part of the extended senior management team within SSE for 7 years (from 2010 to March2017) with responsibility for leading the Enterprise and Business Engagement across the School, particularly for Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and Knowledge Exchange Internship (KEI) and consultancy. He is currently assisting and liaising closely with the Associate Dean on a fortnightly basis to discuss the school business engagement and enterprise.  

Professor Nabhani has successfully completed 11 KTP/KEI projects over the past years, of which more than 60% of them have been rated as outstanding with grade “A”. 

Publications

Professor Nabhani is an active member of the school research staff and his research over the past years has resulted in practically of 60 Journal papers and 120 refereed International Conference papers.

Journal Publications since 2010:

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., Zarei, S. (2010) ‘AIDC Feasibility within a Manufacturing SME’. Journal of Assembly Automation, Volume 30, issue 2

Nabhani, F., Bradley, E., Hodgson, S. (2010) ‘Comparison of two tools for the measurement of interfragmentary movement in femoral neck fractures stabilised by cannulated screws’.  Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Volume 26, Issues 6. Pp610-615.

Nabhani, F., McKie, M. (2010) ‘Implementation of a sustainable alternative to the disposal of Spent Foundry Sand at Landfill’. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Volume 184 No. 3675

Shokri, A., Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S. (2010). ‘Supplier Development in a food Supply Chain through Six Sigma’. Robotics & Computer Integrated Manufacturing Journal; Vol. 26, issue 6, 2010, pp 639 – 646.

Klonis, A. and Nabhani, F. (2010). ‘Linear barcodes, direct part marking and RFID for material handling applications’.  In Proceedings of IJMTM (International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management). 208-224.

Mander, T., Cheung, R., Nabhani, F. (2010) ‘Power system DNP3 data object security using data sets’. Computers & Security, Vol:29(4): 487-500 (2010)

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., Zarei, S. (2010). ‘AIDC Feasibility within a Manufacturing SME’. Journal of Assembly Automation, Volume 30, issue 2, 2010.

Nabhani, F. (2010). ‘View Point’. Journal of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, ISSN: 07365845, Vol: 26, Issue: 6, page:541-542.

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., Zarei, S., Shelton, P., Askari, V. (2011). ‘RFID Opportunities within Manufacturing SMEs’. Journal of Manufacturing Research, Vol.6, No.4.

Adraider, Y., Pang, Y., Nabhani, F., Hodgson, SN. (2011). ‘Laser deposition of sol-gel alumina coating on stainless steel at wet condition’.  Journal of Surface and Coatings Technology

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., Zarei, S. (2011) ‘RFID in association with ERP systems with the manufacturing industry to improve data transfer reliability’. International Journal of Automated Identification Technology, 3(2), July-December 2011, pp. 81-88

Nabhani, F., Mander, T., Hodgson, S. (2012) ‘Critical Infrastructure Protection Security Layer for DNP3 Devices’. Journal of Manufacturing Research, Volume 6, No 4

Adraider, Y., Pang, YX., Nabhani, F., Hodgson, SN, Sharp, MC., Al-Waidh, A. (2012) ‘Structure characterisation and mechanical properties of crystalline alumina coatings on stainless steel fabricated via sol–gel technology and fibre laser processing’. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 32 (2012) 4229–4240

Adraider, Y., Pang, YX., Nabhani, F., Hodgson, SN., Sharp, MC., Al-Waidh, A. (2013) ‘Deposition of alumina coatings on stainless steel by a combined laser/sol–gel technique’. Materials Letters 91(2013) 88–91, volume 91

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., and McKie, M. (2013) ‘A case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sand’. Int. J. of Sustainable Manufacturing, 2013 Vol.3, No.1, pp.1 – 19

Adraider, Y., Pang, Y., Nabhani, F., Hodgson, SN., and Sharpe, M. (2013) ‘Fabrication of zirconium oxide coatings on stainless steel by combining laser/sol-gel technique Ceramics International’. J. Ceramics International, 39, pp9665–9670

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., Hughes, D. (2014) ‘Design and validation of a novel combined ex-vivo testing medium for investigating forces in the glenohumeral joint’. Journal of Current Orthopaedic Practice, Volume 25, Number 3

Shokri, A., Oglethorpe, D., Nabhani, F. (2014). ‘Evaluation of sustainability in the UK fast Food Supply Chain’. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol.25 No. 8, pp. 1224-1244.

Shokri, A., Oglethorpe, D., Nabhani, F. (2014). ‘Application of Six Sigma in food distribution SME to improve logistical measures’. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 998-1027

Metak, AM., Nabhani, F., Connolly, SN. (2015). ‘Migration of engineered nanoparticles from packaging into food products’. Journal of Food Science and Technology 64 (2015) 781-787

Shokri, A., and Nabhani, F. (2015). ‘LSS, a problem solving skill for graduates and SMEs: Case Study of investigation in a UK Business School curriculum’. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 176-202

Nabhani, F., Moore, B., Askari, V. (2017). ‘Sensitivity Analysis of Wall Coating Thickness to Paint Characteristics in the Spray Painting Process’. Journal Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 47 (2017) 11-16

Shokri, A., and Nabhani, F. (2017). ‘Quality management vision of future early career Operations Managers: a model approach’. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management– under Review

Shokri, A., and Nabhani, F. (2017). ‘Reducing the scrap rate in an electronic manufacturing SME through Lean Six Sigma methodology’. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma - Under Review

Nabhani, F., Shokri, A., Uhl, C., Kauf, F. ‘Optimisation of the purchasing variance in the automotive industry through a lean–driven method’. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management- under Review.

Parvizi, H., Rezaei-Gomari, S., Nabhani, F., Turner, A. (2017) ‘Evaluation of heterogeneity impact on hydraulic fracturing performance’. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, V 154, pp. 344-353, 2017.

Parvizi, H., Rezaei-Gomari, S., and Nabhani, F. (2017) ‘Robust and Flexible Hydrocarbon Production Forecasting Considering the Heterogeneity Impact for Hydraulically Fractured Wells’. Journal Energy Fuels, July 19, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00738.

Uhl, C., Nabhani, F., Kauf, F., Shokri, A., and Hughes, D. (2017) ‘Purchasing  Management: The Optimisation of Product Variance’. Journal of Procedia Manufacturing, volume 11, pp1366 – 1374.

 

Conference Publications 2015:

Nabhani, F., Uhl, C., Kauf, F., and Hughes, D. ‘Control centre purchasing: a lean method for the optimization of variance. FAIM 2015, Wolverhampton, UK, 23 – 26 June 2015.

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K., Hodgson, S., Askari, V., and Hughes, D. ‘Leakage Inductance Estimation of Mva Range Single Phase Transformers’. FAIM2015, Wolverhampton, UK, 23 – 26 June 2015

Moore, B., Nabhani, F., Askari, V. ‘Analysis of Effectiveness of Wall Film & Accretion Models in predicting Automotive Paint Deposition’. FAIM 2015, Wolverhampton, UK, 23 – 26 June 2015.

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., and Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Development of High Power, High Frequency Magnetics for the Future Power Electronics Applications’. PCIM,19-21- 05 2015-Germany - Pending acceptance

Nabhani, F., Hodgson, S., and Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Estimation of Temperature Rise in MVA Range Dry-Type Transformers and Practical Verification Based on Simulated’. IAENG Conferences - WCE -2015- July 2015, London, UK.

Shokri, A., Nabhani, F., Catchpole, D. ‘Lean Six Sigma approach to increasing operational efficiency: An action research in a meter supply contractor for energy providers’. 25th International FAIM Conference – Wolverhampton, UK, June 2015,

Alkunie, A., Nabhani, F.*, Hughes, D., and Askari, V. ‘Assessment of Microstructural Effect on Weld Fatigue Prediction in the Oil and Gas Sector’. 25th International FAIM Conference – Wolverhampton, UK, June 2015.

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Theoretical Estimation and Practical Verification of the Impedance and Leakage Inductance of MVA Range Single Phase Transformers’. FAIM (Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing) UK2015, England

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Development of High Power, High Frequency Magnetics for the Future Power Electronics Applications’. PCIM (International Conference and Exhibition for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management) May 2015, Nuremburg, Germany

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Entwicklung von magnetischen Komponenten fürhohe Leistungen und Frequenzen für zukünftige Anwendungen in der Leistungselektronik’. PCIM (International Conference and Exhibition for PowerElectronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management) May2015, Nuremburg, Germany

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Estimation of Temperature Rise in MVA Range Dry-Type Transformers and Practical Verification Based on Simulated Loading’. WCE (World Congress in Engineering) July 2015, London, England

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Magnetics Approach to a Stable Multiple Electric Vehicle Rapid Charger’. Darnell's Energy Summit, September2015, Los Angeles CA, USA.

Parvizi, H., Gomari, SR., Nabhani, F., Turner, A., and Feng, WC.  Hydraulic Fracturing Performance Evaluation in Tight Sand Gas Reservoirs with High Perm Streaks and Natural Fractures, SPE 174338 presented at the 77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition held in Madrid Spain, 1-4 June 2015.

Parvizi, H., Gomari, SR., Nabhani, F., Feng, W-C.  A Practical Workflow for Offshore Hydraulic Fracturing Modelling: Focusing on Sothern North Sea, SPE 174339, presented at the 77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition held in Madrid Spain, 1-4 June 2015.

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘High Power, High Frequency Magnetics for the Future Power Electronics Applications’. Darnell's Energy Summit, September 2015, Los Angeles CA, USA.

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Development of a 100kW, 20 kHz Nanocrystalline Core Transformer for DC / DC Converter Applications’. PCIM (International Conference and Exhibition for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management) May 2016, Nuremburg, Germany

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Optimization of 12 pulse and 18 pulse rectifier systems by the selection of optimum parameters for magnetics’. PCIM (International Conference and Exhibition for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management) May2016, Nuremburg, Germany

Nabhani, F., Warnakulasuriya, K. ‘Verification of Temperature Rise Estimation of MVA Range Single Phase Dry-Type Transformers Based on Simulated Loading’. CWIEME, May 2016 Berlin, Germany

Uhl, C., Nabhani, F., Kauf, F., Shokri, A., and Hughes, D. ‘Purchasing Management: The Optimisation of Product Variance, 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM2017, 27-30 June 2017, Modena, Italy

Nabhani, F., Bala, S., Evans, G., and Shokri, A. ‘Review of implementing Lean Six Sigma to reduce environmental wastes of internal supply chains in food industry’. ICMR2017, London, September 2017.

Rezaie-Gomari, S., Parvizi, H., Nabhani, F. ‘Optimizing the hydraulic fracturing job to govern its environmental impact’. 3rd UK InterPore Conference on Porous Media, September 4th-5th 2017, University of Warwick, UK.

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