Dr Hossein Mirzaii


I joined Kingston University in September 2006 and am the course creator and curriculum developer of MSc in renewable energy engineering with the programme successfully running at the school of Engineering and the Environment since 2009 to present time.

With an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from university of Westminster and a master degree in renewable energy from Reading university, I received my doctorate from Imperial College for research into environmental fatigue behaviour of bonded aluminium alloy structures sponsored by Alcan International and successfully established mechanisms of fatigue failures in adhesively bonded aluminium alloy structures commonly now used in the motor vehicle industries.

My professional career included working as a consultant fatigue and damage tolerance engineer for the British Aerospace airbus structural integrity division at Filton in the UK, technical advisor to undersecretary of the ministry of agriculture in Iran for agricultural machineries and developing renewable energy projects. In June 2004 I was duly elected as a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society in recognition for my professional experiences. 

My academic career included working as a research assistant at the City University on sponsored solar assisted heat pump project, research assistant at the Imperial College on Alcan International (Banbury Laboratory, UK) sponsored project in adhesion of aluminium alloy structures, senior academic lecturer for various universities in UK since 1995 at undergraduate and postgraduate level of studies in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. I am a technical editor and member of the world renewable energy congress (WREC) and awarded pioneer membership of WREC in 2018 for my contribution to promote renewable energy worldwide since 1983.  My teaching specialism and research interest includes materials engineering, fatigue and fracture of light metallic and composite structures, wind turbine and solar thermal power engineering and applications.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Alternative Energy for the Developing Countries
  • PhD Materials Engineering
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Diploma of the Imperial College of Technology
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society


Research student supervision