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Dr Al Shaer, a lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and a member of the IET and the IMechE, joined UCLan in 2017 after obtaining his PhD in laser welding of light-weight alloys from the University of Manchester (UoM). In 2016, he was nominated for the prestigious President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for his exceptional and dedicated work at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at UoM.
After obtaining his MSc. Degree (with Distinction) in 2012 in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management from UoM, he worked in the industry for more than three years for different employers including Jaguar-Land Rover (working on launching the Discovery car) and Advanced Laser Technology Ltd. He worked during this period on various publically- and privately-funded projects for developing cutting-edge technology for laser additive manufacturing, welding and cleaning.
Dr Al Shaer’s research area covers materials laser processing including additive manufacturing, laser welding and cleaning for industrial applications. Beside the experimental work, he is investigating laser processing, and heat and mass transfer phenomena using Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH) modelling. His rigour and novel SPH model, which modelled Aluminium laser ablation, is currently investigating different laser processing phenomena.
Dr Al Shaer is currently working closely with the IMechE’s Greater Manchester Area Committee for organising engineering events. Additionally, he is currently applying for the engineering chartership and working towards the fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
A.W. AlShaer, B. Rogers and L. Li (2017).“Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) modelling of transient heat transfer in pulsed laser ablation of Al and associated free-surface problems”. Computational Materials Science, 127, pp. 161-179.
A.W. AlShaer, L. Li and A. Mistry (2014) “The effects of short pulse laser surface cleaning on porosity formation and reduction in laser welding of aluminium alloy for automotive component manufacture”. Optics & Laser Technology, 64, pp. 162-171
A.W. AlShaer, L. Li and A. Mistry (2015) “Understanding the Effect of Heat Input and Sheet Gap on Porosity Formation in Fillet Edge and Flange Couch Laser Welding of AC-170PX Aluminium Alloy for Automotive Component Manufacture” ASME J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 137(2), 021011
A.W. AlShaer, L. Li and A. Mistry (2015) “Effect of filler wire properties on porosity formation in laser welding of AC-170PX aluminium alloy for light-weight automotive component manufacture”. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture 1–13, doi: 10.1177/0954405415578584