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Dr Mazher Iqbal Mohammed

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Senior Lecturer Digital Fabrication

Dr Mazher Iqbal Mohammed is a senior lecturer in digital fabrication, a member of the Digital Design and Fabrication Research Group within the Loughborough University Design School and an Honorary Research Fellow with Deakin University’s School of Medicine.

His qualifications include a combined undergraduate Master’s in physics (MPhys) from the University of Edinburgh and an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in medical device biotechnology from the University of Strathclyde. Dr Mohammed has worked in academia for over ten years across several institutes both in the UK and Australia, including roles at Heriot Watt University, the Australian National University (ANU) and Deakin University. During this time, he has developed a highly multidisciplinary skill set working at the intersection of design, manufacturing, material sciences, chemistry and biomedical engineering.

Dr Mohammed’s research interests focus on digitally driven fabrication technologies, aimed at positively impacting human development and longevity. He is particularly interested in the intersection of disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing, design and data driven processes to develop innovative and practical solutions in fields ranging across healthcare, humanitarian technologies, closed-loop sustainable manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Notable Research Achievements

Development of a functional microfluidics prototype for the point of care detection of troponin cardiac biomarkers, for use in a clinical setting

Demonstrated use of CAD and 3D printing technologies to manufacture functional auricular facial prosthetic for a patient case study

Co-development of a world first basal osseointegrating combined maxilla-dental implant for a patient case study

World first demonstration of solar powered mobile waste plastic resource recovery and 3D printing system for the in-situ manufacturing of humanitarian aid supplies in remote developing nation setting.


Publications listed below from 2015 onwards. For a full list of publication please see my google scholar page -

J. Nomani, D. Wilson, M. Paulino and M. I. Mohammed - Effect of layer thickness and cross-section geometry on the tensile and compression properties of 3D printed ABS - Materials Today Communications, 100626S, 2019,

M. I. Mohammed, D. Wilson, E. Gomez-Kervin, B. Tang and J. Wang - Investigation of closed loop manufacturing with Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) over multiple generations using Additive Manufacturing - ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.2019, 7, 16, 13955-13969,

Das, M. I. Mohammed, I. Gibson, L. Weerasiri, A. McDonnell, J. Xiang and L. Yeo - Oscillation characteristics of low Weber number impinging micro-droplets - Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 1-17, 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s00162-019-00489-9

A. M. Khorasani, I. Gibson, A. Ghaderi and M. I. Mohammed - Investigation on the effect of heat treatment and process parameters on the tensile behaviour of SLM Ti-6Al-4V parts - The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-15, 2018.

M. I. Mohammed, D. Wilson, E. Gomez -Kervin, L. Rosson, and J. Long - EcoPrinting: Investigation of Solar Powered Plastic Recycling and Additive Manufacturing for Enhanced Waste Management and Sustainable Manufacturing – IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech) 2018, 1-6, DOI: 10.1109/SusTech.2018.8671370.

M. I Mohammed and P. Fay - Design and 3D printing of patient specific polymer hand splint concept- Proceedings of 28th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, 873-886, 2018

M. I Mohammed, D. Wilson, E. Gomez -Kervin, C. Vidler, L. Rosson, and J. Long - The recycling of E-Waste ABS plastics by melt extrusion and 3D printing using solar powered devices as a transformative tool for humanitarian aid - Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, 80-92, 2018

C. Li, S. Rana, S. Gupta, V. Nguyen, S. Venkatesh, A. Sutti, D. Rubin, T. Slezak, M. Height, M. I Mohammed and I. Gibson - Accelerating Experimental Design by Incorporating Experimenter Hunches - Conference: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 257-266, 2018

M. I Mohammed and I Gibson - Design of three dimensional, triply periodic unit cell scaffold structures for Additive Manufacturing - Journal of Mechanical Design, 2018, doi:10.1115/1.4040164

M. I Mohammed, B Cadd, G Peart, I Gibson - Augmented patient-specific facial prosthesis production using medical imaging modelling and 3D printing technologies for improved patient outcomes – Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 1-13, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/17452759.2018.1446122

M. I Mohammed, A Das, E Gomez-Kervin, D Wilson, I Gibson - EcoPrinting: Investigating the use of 100% recycled Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) for Additive Manufacturing - Proceedings of 28th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, 532-542, 2017

M. I Mohammed, MG Ridgway, I Gibson - Development of virtual surgical planning models and a patient specific surgical resection guide for treatment of a distal radius osteosarcoma using medical 3D modeling and additive manufacturing processes - Proceedings of 28th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, 2398-2408, 2017

A Fitzpatrick, M. Mohammed, P Collins, I Gibson - Design Optimisation of a Thermoplastic Splint - Proceedings of 28th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, 2409-2418, 2017

M. I Mohammed, PS Badwal, I Gibson - Design and fabrication considerations for three dimensional scaffold structures - KnE Engineering 2 (2), 120-126, 2017

M. I Mohammed, M Mohan, A Das, MD Johnson, PS Badwal, D McLean and Gibson I. - A low carbon footprint approach to the reconstitution of plastics into 3D-printer filament for enhanced waste reduction - KnE Engineering 2 (2), 234-241, 2017

M. I Mohammed, AP Fitzpatrick, I Gibson - Customised design of a patient specific 3D printed whole mandible implant - KnE Engineering 2 (2), 104-111, 2017

M. I Mohammed, J Tatineni, B Cadd, G Peart, I Gibson - Advanced auricular prosthesis development by 3D modelling and multi-material printing - KnE Engineering 2 (2), 37-43, 2017

Fitzpatrick, AP, Mohammed, M. I, Collins, PK and Gibson - Design of a Patient Specific, 3D printed Arm Cast - KnE Engineering 2 (2), 135-142, 2017

MF Samad, AZ Kouzani, MF Hossain, M. I Mohammed, MNH Alam - Reducing electrowetting-on-dielectric actuation voltage using a novel electrode shape and a multi-layer dielectric coating - Microsystem Technologies, 1-9, 2016

S Adams, AZ Kouzani, M Mohammed, C Usma, SJ Tye - Fabrication of biocompatible enclosures for an electronic implant using 3D printing - International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing 6 (1), 17-32, 2016

M. I Mohammed, MNHZ Alam, A Kouzani, I Gibson - Fabrication of microfluidic devices: improvement of surface quality of CO2 laser machined poly (methylmethacrylate) polymer - Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 27 (1), 015021, 2016

M. I Mohammed, AP Fitzpatrick, SK Malyala, I Gibson - Customised design and development of patient specific 3D printed whole mandible implant - Proceedings of 27th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, 1708-1717, 2016

M. I Mohammed, J Tatineni, B Cadd, G Peart, I Gibson - Applications of 3D topography scanning and multi-material additive manufacturing for facial prosthesis development and production - Proceedings of 27th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, 1695-1707, 2016

M. I Mohammed, K Quayle, R Alexander, E Doeven, R Nai, SJ Haswell and Gibson, I. - Improved manufacturing quality and bonding of laser machined microfluidic systems - Procedia Technology 20, 219-224, 2015

S Adams, AZ Kouzani, M Mohammed, C Usma, SJ Tye - 3D printed biocompatible enclosures for an implantable DBS microdevice - Procedia Technology 20, 155-161, 2015

M. I Mohammed, S Haswell, I Gibson - Lab-on-a-chip or Chip-in-a-lab: Challenges of Commercialization Lost in Translation - Procedia Technology 20, 54-59, 2015

Mazher has practical experience in a range of prominent advanced manufacturing and design technologies and processes, including:
Additive Manufacturing, Design for Additive Manufacturing and Scanning/digitisation technologies
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Microsystems technologies – Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and biosensors
Device/Product Engineering - Medical devices and advanced instrumentation
Multidisciplinary skills - Analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biosensing and bio-integration