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Professor Gholamhossein Liaghat

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Researcher in Impact of Composite Materials


I hold a PhD, and MSc from the UMIST Manchester, UK and BSc from Shiraz University in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining to Kingston University as visiting professor in 2012, I have been working for Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (1990-present). I act as Postgraduate Research Director (PGRC), and Head of the Applied Mechanics Engineering group.

I have taught in UG and PG programs in School of Mechanical Engineering since 1990. I have directed more than 115 MSc and 30 PhD projects and so far I have completed supervision of 25 PhDs.

My work experience includes a professorship at Tarbiat Modares University, as well as several visiting professor appointments at Kingston University. I have led a number of research projects in the area of  Impact mechanics and High speed metal forming. I have contributed about 114 papers and 4 books to the open press.

Areas of specialism

  • Impact Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  • Dynamic Plasticity
  • High Speed Metal Forming
  • Nanocomposites
  • Multiscale modelling Delamination of FRP composite materials
  • Experimental and computational structural mechanics
  • Buckling of composite materials
  • CNG pressure vessel Design and Manufacturing
  • Experimental Stress Analyses
  • Research Methods


  • PhD, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK
  • MSc, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK
  • MSc, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA (UC)
  • MSc, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (UC)
  • BSc, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


Working as a full time university professor at Tarbiat modares University(Tehran, Iran), also currently at Kingston University(London, UK).Main activity is in the field of impact mechanics and analytical modelling of high strain rate processes. It is also concerned with experimental and numerical modelling of different kind of structures when subjected to impact loading.Frequently invited as keynote speaker at conferences and workshops.Have published more than 275 scientific papers in national and International journals and conferences. Also chaired many international conferences and serving as a member of central scientific committee of some of them.Currently working on the applied projects such as experimental study of impact behavior of multi-layer composite panels( metal , polymer , ceramic , metal foam and cermet ).Have taught Executive Education classes at different universities on " Impact Strength of Materials" and "High Speed Metal Forming" and "Dynamic Plasticity".


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Domun, Nadiim, Kaboglu, Cihan, Paton, Keith R., Dear, John P., Liu, Jun, Blackman, Bamber R.K., Liaghat, Gholamhossein and Hadavinia, Homayoun (2019) Ballistic impact behaviour of glass fibre reinforced polymer composite with 1D/2D nanomodified epoxy matrices. Composites Part B: Engineering, 167, pp. 497-506. ISSN (print) 1359-8368

Khodadadi, Amin, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Reza Bahramian, Ahmad, Ahmadi, Hamed, Anani, Yavar, Asemani, Samaneh and Razmkhah, Omid (2019) High velocity impact behavior of Kevlar/rubber and Kevlar/epoxy composites : a comparative study. Composite Structures, 216, pp. 159-167. ISSN (print) 0263-8223

Zaiemyekeh, Z., Liaghat, G.H., Ahmadi, H., Khan, M.K. and Razmkhah, O. (2019) Effect of strain rate on deformation behavior of aluminum matrix composites with Al[sub]2O[sub]3 nanoparticles. Materials Science and Engineering A, 753, pp. 276-284. ISSN (print) 0921-5093

Khodadadi, A., Liaghat, Gh, Vahid, S., Sabet, A.R. and Hadavinia, H. (2019) Ballistic performance of Kevlar fabric impregnated with nanosilica/PEG shear thickening fluid. Composites Part B: Engineering, 162, pp. 643-652. ISSN (print) 1359-8368

Khodadadi, Amin, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Ahmadi, Hamed, Bahramian, Ahmad Reza, Anani, Yavar, Razmkhah, Omid and Asemeni, Samaneh (2019) Numerical and experimental study of impact on hyperelastic rubber panels. Iranian Polymer Journal, 28(2), pp. 113-122. ISSN (print) 1026-1265

Roudbeneh, Fatemeh Hassanpour, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Sabouri, Hadi and Hadavinia, Homayoun (2018) Experimental investigation of quasistatic penetration tests on honeycomb sandwich panels filled with polymer foam. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, ISSN (print) 1537-6494 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Ghalami-Choobar, Mehran, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Sadighi, Mojtaba and Ahmadi, Hamed (2018) Eccentric low-velocity impact on fiber-metal laminates under in-plane loading using unified zigzag theory. Composite Structures, 201, pp. 315-325. ISSN (print) 0263-8223

Ghalami-Choobar, Mehran, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Sadighi, Mojtaba, Razmkhah, Hamed Ahmadia Omid and Aboutorabi, Akbar (2018) Static analysis of highly anisotropic laminated beam using unified zig-zag theory subjected to mechanical and thermal loading. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 141, pp. 491-501. ISSN (print) 0020-7403

Haghbin, A., Liaghat, G.H., Arabi, A.M., Hadavinia, H. and Pol, M.H. (2018) Investigations on electrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotubes on glass textures to improve polymeric composites interface. Composites Science and Technology, 155, pp. 197-204. ISSN (print) 0266-3538

Haghbin, Amin, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Hadavinia, Homayoun, Arabi, Amir Masoud and Pol, Mohammad Hossein (2017) Enhancement of the electrical conductivity and interlaminar shear strength of CNT/GFRP hierarchical composite using an electrophoretic deposition technique. Materials, 10(10), p. 1120. ISSN (online) 1996-1944

Domun, Nadiim, Hadavinia, Homayoun, Zhang, Tao, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Vahid, Samireh, Spacie, Chris, Paton, Keith R. and Sainsbury, Toby (2017) Improving the fracture toughness properties of epoxy using graphene nanoplatelets at low filler content. Nanocomposites, ISSN (print) 2055-0324 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Khodadadi, A, Liaghat, GH, Sabet, AR, Hadavinia, H, Aboutorabi, A, Razmkhah, O, Akbari, M and Tahmasebi, M (2017) Experimental and numerical analysis of penetration into Kevlar fabric impregnated with shear thickening fluid. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, ISSN (print) 0892-7057 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Afrouzian, Ali, Movahhedi Aleni, Hossein, Liaghat, Gholamhossein and Ahmadi, Hamed (2017) Effect of nano-particles on the tensile, flexural and perforation properties of the glass/epoxy composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 36(12), pp. 900-916. ISSN (print) 0731-6844

Cadavid, M Ospina, Al-Khudairi, O, Hadavinia, H, Goodwin, D and Liaghat, G (2017) Experimental studies of stiffness degradation and dissipated energy in glass fibre reinforced polymer composite under fatigue loading. Polymers and Polymer Composites, 25(6), pp. 435-446. ISSN (print) 0967-3911

Shanazari, H, Liaghat, GH, Hadavinia, H and Aboutorabi, A (2017) Analytical investigation of high-velocity impact on hybrid unidirectional/woven composite panels. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 30(4), pp. 545-563. ISSN (print) 0892-7057

Shanazari, H, Liaghat, GH, Feli, S and Hadavinia, H (2017) Analytical and experimental study of high-velocity impact on ceramic/nanocomposite targets. Journal of Composite Materials, 002199831769265. ISSN (print) 0021-9983 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Moeinifard, Majid, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Rahimi, Gholamhossein, Talezadehlari, Ali and Hadavinia, Homayoun (2016) Experimental investigation on the energy absorption and contact force of unstiffened and grid-stiffened composite cylindrical shells under lateral compression. Composite Structures, 152, pp. 626-636. ISSN (print) 0263-8223

Domun, Nadiim, Hadavinia, H., Zhang, T., Sainsbury, T., Liaghat, G.H. and Vahid, S. (2015) Improving the fracture toughness and the strength of epoxy using nanomaterials : a review of the current status. Nanoscale, 7(23), pp. 10294-10329. ISSN (print) 2040-3364

Pol, M Hossein, Liaghat, Gholamhossein, Zamani, E and Ordys, A (2015) Investigation of the ballistic impact behavior of 2D woven glass/epoxy/nanoclay nanocomposites. Journal of Composite Materials, 49(12), pp. 1449-1460. ISSN (print) 0021-9983

Ahmadi, H, Liaghat, GH, Shokrieh, M M, Hadavinia, H, Ordys, A and Aboutorabi, A (2015) Quasi-static and dynamic compressive properties of ceramic microballoon filled syntactic foam. Journal of Composite Materials, 49(10), pp. 1255-1266. ISSN (print) 0021-9983

Ahmadi, H., Liaghat, G.H., Shokreih, M. M., Aboutorabi, A., Hadavinia, H. and Ordys, A. (2014) Compressive properties of nanoclay-reinforced syntactic foams at quasi-static and high strain rate loading. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 53(10), pp. 990-999. ISSN (print) 0360-2559

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