Hom Dhakal | University of Portsmouth | United Kingdom
Hom is active in research and consultancy work at the Advanced Polymer and Composites (APC) research group associated with polymeric composite Materials Engineering specialising in natural fibre composites, thermoplastic and thermosets nanocomposites. His research focuses on the characterisation, analysis, design and manufacturing and evaluation of various properties of these advanced and modern materials. Hom supervises numerous undergraduate, MSc and PhD research projects in the areas of sustainable composites and nanocomposites, metallic and non-metallic materials, lean manufacturing (LM) and total quality management (TQM). Hom's current research projects include developing light materials using renewable resins based on natural fibre reinforcements and investigate their mechanical, thermal and environmental properties for variety of applications.