Dr. Hessam Ghasemnejad holds a full-time lectureship in Engineering Design at the School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering, Kingston University London. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran, in 2005, and obtained a Master in Automotive Engineering from Kingston University London in 2006. Upon finishing his Master with Distinction he was awarded a PhD studentship from the Kingston University London and recently he completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in less than 3 years. His teaching subjects include Engineering Design CAD/CAM/CAE, Engineering Materials, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and Composite Materials. His research areas are focused on the interlaminar and intralaminar failure modes in the laminated composite materials and structures under various loading conditions such as buckling, post-buckling, fatigue and impact. He experimentally, analytically and numerically has studied the effect of the interlaminar crack propagation in Mode-I, Mode-II and Mixed Mode I/II on the progressive crushing modes and energy absorption capability of laminated FRP composite box structures. He has also studied buckling, post-buckling and impact behaviour of delaminated 3D (Z-pinned) composite materials. Recently his research has focused on failure analysis in composite materials applied in horizontal axis wind turbine blades (HAWT). His research interests are in the topic of Composite Materials and Structures, Fracture Mechanics, Delamination and Damage Characterisation of Composite Structures, Crashworthiness, Continuum Damage Mechanics, Post-buckling/Buckling Analysis, 3D-Composite Materials, Natural Composites, Hybrid Composites, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, ALE & SPH explicit algorithms, Structural Impact, Cohesive Zone Modelling of Composites, Large Plastic Deformations and Marine & Wind Turbine Structures.