Project description

The main objective of my PhD project is to improve the practical execution of single fibre tests and provide an automated and robust experimental methodology. A multi-axial measurement solution needs to be developed to characterize the anisotropy of fibres. This development will also lead to a better understanding of the mechanical behaviour of both carbon fibres and the in-situ matrix. During the project, I would also try to capture the effects of anisotropy, fibre packing and porosities on time-dependent development of damage in fibre composites.

Several secondments planned at different universities and industries would help me to acquire an advanced understanding of polymer science, to automate single fibre tests and to experimentally validate models using computed tomography (CT).


PhD researcher at MINES ParisTech (2017-present).

Integrated Master, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2010-2015).

Research interests

Fibre composite materials, Experimental characterization, Design of experiments, Tensile failure

Personal note

Apart from research activities, I like drawing portrait sketches, exploring food from different locations and hiking. Research has also helped me in travelling around different countries of the world.

In sports I follow cricket very closely. I am also very fond of watching TV series.

Latest publications by Faisal Islam

Towards accurate and efficient single fibre characterization to better assess failure strength distribution

18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM18), 24 - 28 June 2018, Athens, Greece

Improvements in determination of carbon fibre strength distribution using automation and statistical data analysis

The Fiber Society's Spring 2018 Conference, 12-14 June 2018, Tokyo, Japan