Dr Kubba qualified with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Nahrain University in 2002. He went on to study for an MSc in Applied Mechanics from the same university, then pursued his doctoral studies and was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2013 where he continued to work as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant and now holds the position of Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical Engineering.
In 2012, he became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
At the University of Birmingham, he acted both as a personal tutor and project supervisor, and co-supervised first- and second-year students within the School of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he has taught modules in Applied Mechanics, Electronics and Computer Systems, Mechatronics, Matlab for engineers, Mathematics, Vehicle Engineering, Analytical Techniques, MS Project and several Applied Mechanics laboratories. Furthermore, he has facilitated internships of students within the School of Mechanical Engineering, which enabled them to carry out a range of tasks as part of Fusion Innovations Ltd. projects. More recently, Dr Kubba has been involved in the University of Birmingham mentoring scheme of students in the School of Mechanical Engineering, following the initiative of the Career Network.
He has also conducted research in the fields of Micro Electromechanical Systems, vehicle dynamics, Energy Harvesting, Micro Systems, Environment Pollution and tyre monitoring systems technologies, among others.