Yas K. Khalil

Yas K. Khalil


Yas is educated to a PhD level from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, with a knowledge of major conventional and innovative manufacturing processes. He is experienced in Materials Engineering, Polymers Processing, Polymer Composite, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Yas is currently working as a Research Fellow within the Future Manufacturing and Processes group and the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. This role is part of an EPSRC Healthcare Technology Challenge Award funded project to enable greater understanding of osteoarthritis in the hip. Yas is investigating fabrication methods that allow the production of case-specific phantoms of the hip anatomy with selected elements of fidelity. This involves exploring different materials and manufacturing processes to fabricate these phantoms.

Research interests

Yas is interested in advanced manufacturing technologies, materials engineering and product development, mainly in aerospace, automotive and medical applications. His research interest focuses on materials characterisation and process optimisation. Past research activities involved the analysis, development, testing and evaluation of new materials for Additive manufacturing, specificlly laser sintering (collaboration with different industrial partners such as Unilever plc and also a major UK materials manufacturer). Yas is also interested in developing a multi-material additive manufacturing capability for fabrication, characterisation, and printing of polymer/ceramic composite materials for antennas and other radio frequency (RF) devices.


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering - Advanced Manufacturing
  • MSc in Advanced Engineering - Computer-aided design and engineering
  • MSc in Production Engineering
  • BSc in Production Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering