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Dr Fuad Khoshnaw

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8886




Personal profile

Dr. Fuad Khoshnaw has joined De Montfort University since 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development. His speciality focuses on structural integrity and failure analysis, considering stress analysis, materials selection and the operation conditions of mechanical components. He has published more than 40  papers in different international journals and conferences in the fields of corrosion, welding, biomaterials and fracture mechanics.

From 2010 to  2016, he worked as a Professor of Materials and Manufacturing as well as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering at Koya University, Kurdistan, Iraq. Before that, from 1996 to 2004, he worked as Lecturer/Associate Professor at Salahaddin University, Hawler, Iraq. 

He received PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 2010. He has become a Chevening scholar through joing Chevening Technology Enterprise CTES programme, finished the Innovation and Technology course at London Business School in 2005. Previously, he studied Production and Metallurgical Engineering BSc in 1986 at the Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq, from where he received MSc in 1991 and PhD in 1995.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Engineering Sciences (IES) 

Publications and outputs 

Recent Publications 2019-2020

Journal Papers


1-     P. Mishra, R. Ishaq, F. Khoshnaw "Mitigation Strategy of Carbon Dioxide Emissions through Multiple Muffler design exchange and Gasoline-Methanol blend replacement" Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 286, 2021.

2-     F. Khoshnaw, R. Yamanoglu, U. Basci, O, Muratal "Pressure Based Bonding of Stainless Steel on Titanium Alloy Using Powder Metallurgy" Materials Chemistry and Physcis, Vol. 259, 2021.

3-     A. Choudhary, A. Banerjee, P. Mishra, F. Khoshnaw “An FEA Material Strength Modelling of a Coated Engine Piston” Materials Today Proceedings, accepted, 2020.

4-     F. Khoshnaw, V. Vitry, F. Delaunois "Recovery of the Microstructural Changes of Different Duplex Stainless-Steel Alloys" Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 6, 2020.

5-     T. Aljohani, M. Geesi, A. Kaiba, A. Al-Mayouf, F. Khoshnaw "Characterization of Gamma-Ray Irradiation Influence on the Corrosion Behaviour of Austenitic Stainless Steel" Materials Today Communications, Vol. 24, 2020.

6-     B. Hu, H. Zhang, F. Khoshnaw "Mechanical Behavior Associated with Metallurgical Aspects of Friction Stir Welded Al-Li Alloy Exposed to Exfoliation Corrosion Test" Materials Research Express, May 2020.

7-     R. Yamanoglu, F. Khoshnaw, I. Daoud, E. Efendi "Effect of Silver Content on the Wear and Mechanical Properties of Powder Metallurgical Ti-5Al-2.5Fe-xAg Alloys" Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Metallurgy, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2020, pp. 119-125.

8-     F. Khoshnaw, V. Vitry, F. Delaunois "Feasibility Study of using Thermal Simulator to Observe Metallurgical Aspects of Welding Duplex Stainless Steel” International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJASEAT), Vol. 7, Issue 4, 2019, pp. 50-55.

9-     R. Yamanoglu, F. Khoshnaw, F. Kolayli, H. Uzuner "Antibacterial Properties of Stainless Steel Coated on Ti6Al4V Alloy" International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering (IJMPE), Vol. 7, No. 9, 2019, pp 53-56.




1- Corrosion Atlas Book Case Studies, Fuad Khoshnaw, Rolf Gubner, Dec. 2019, Elsevier.

Research interests/expertise

Welding Technology, Corrosion Engineering and Surface Protection, Powder Metallurgy, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics and Electronics Packaging

Areas of teaching

Mechanics of Materials, Engineering Design, Materials Engineering, Fracture Mechanics, Corrosion, Welding and Casting Technology


PhD (2010), Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK,

BSc (1986), MSc (1991) and PhD (1995) - University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

Courses taught

MSc Module: Structural Integrity - Design against Failure

Materials Engineering

Mechanics of Materials

Design of Machine Elements

Corrosion Engineering and Surface Protection

Welding Technology

Honours and awards

Winning fully funded Chevening Scholarship to study Commercialization of Technology Course in London Business School, London, 2005.

Membership of external committees


Membership of professional associations and societies

CEng., MIET 2008

Forthcoming events


Externally funded research grants information

Winning a research grant funded by FNRS at Mons University in Belgium. The research started in 2018/2019 for 2 months. The title of the research project is "Effect of Metallurgical Aspects during Welding Duplex Stainless Steel Alloys"

ORCID number


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