School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Hassan Izadi Gonabadi

Research Associate in Energy Materials



I came to Newcastle in 2013 when I started my PhD program in Materials Science and Engineering. I completed my PhD with the thesis Performance of Low Cost Composite for Tidal Turbine Applications. 

Since Dec 2018 I am a Research Associate in the School of Engineering (Advanced Materials Group). My main areas of research are Materials Failure, Fatigue, Tribology and Finite Element Modelling. I also supervise research students (MSc and MEng).


  • PhD, Newcastle University 2019
  • MSc in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran
  • BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Previous Position

Metallurgy Engineer in Automotive Parts Manufacturers using Forging/Heat Treatment, Casting and Powder Metallurgy Processes


Current Research:

  • Tidal Energy Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis of Composite Tidal/Wind Turbine Blades
  • Mechanical Performance of Polymer Based Composites
  • Fatigue/Static Failure Analysis of Composites
  • Nano-indentation 
Other expertise
  • Failure Analysis Techniques: SEM/EDX, Digital image Correlation, XRD.
  • Metallurgical and Metallographic Analysis of Heat Treated Automotive Components 
  • Heat Treatment
  • ANSYS Stress Analysis of Automotive Parts