Dr Ramy Abdallah

Dr Ramy Abdallah

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Teaching Fellow

Contact details

School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ramy has more than ten years of extensive teaching and research expertise. He was employed as a research fellow in the machining research group as part of a joint project with the University of Birmingham and other prestigious universities (Oxford, Imperial college, and Southampton).

He is currently a teaching fellow at the department of mechanical engineering.His research interests include non-traditional machining of composites and superalloys, hybrid machining techniques, surface integrity assessment, and material characterization.


Teaching Fellow at School of Engineering, University of Birmingham

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2020
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt, 2014
  • B.SC (Hons) in Production Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt, 2008

Achievements and awards

  •  Awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Birmingham, UK, 2022.
  • Fellow of Advance Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, 2022
  • Volunteer in Egypt Scholars organisation, Egypt, 2022.
  • Awarded 2nd winning prize of SOE research symposium, University of Birmingham, UK, 2019
  • Selected as one of the two best Egyptian researchers in the UK with a presidential invitation for the Global Forum for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt, 2019
  • Competent PhD scholarship (out of 2000 candidates) awarded by Egyptian government, securing £150 K funding, Egypt, 2016.


  • Assisting in teaching mechanics 2 to second-year students
  • Supervising multiple projects for postgraduate and final-year students


Ramy’s research interests mainly focus on

  • Non-conventional machining processes such as abrasive water jet machining (AWJM), electrical discharge machining (EDM) and laser beam machining (LBM) of high-performance materials.
  • Surface integrity and material characterisation
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Design of experiment (DoE)


  •  [1] Abdallah, R., Hood, R., and Soo, S. L. (2022) The Machinability Characteristics of Multidirectional CFRP Composites Using High-Performance Wire EDM Electrodes, Journal of Composites Science, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 159 (1-16).
  • [2] Abdallah, R., Soo, S. L. and Hood, R. (2021) The influence of cut direction and process parameters in wire electrical discharge machining of carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 113, no. 51699-1716.
  • [3] Abdallah, R., Soo, S. L. and Hood, R (2018) A feasibility study on wire electrical discharge machining of carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites, Procedia CIRP, vol. 77, pp. 195-198.
  • [4] Abdullah, R. Mahrous, A.  and Barakat, A. (2016) Surface quality of marble machined by abrasive water jet, Cogent Engineering, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 1178626.

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