Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Honorary Senior Lecturer



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4.35Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Hari is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. He did his undergraduate studies 2004-2008 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he also later completed his PhD titled "Blast loading of fibre reinforced polymer composite structures". 

His current research interests are focussed on lung mechanics, working with the Centre for Blast Injury Studies. This involves both macro- and micro-scale evaluation of thoracic structural response to blast. The aim of the research is to improve the understanding of underlying failure mechanisms occurring within the lungs to improve both the injury treatment and injury prevention. 

Other research interests include:

  • Full-scale explosive resilience evaluation of structures in air and underwater
  • Development of novel experimental techniques and numerical models to optimise the design of blast and ballistic resistant materials
  • Development of macro- and micro-scale finite element models to predict deformation and fracture behaviour of various structural and biological materials under a range of strain conditions
  • Extension and validation of micromechanics analytical models for application in the design of composite materials

Hari's research publications can be found at the tab above or on Google ScholarHari is currently a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University leading a research group within the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering.



    Rolfe E, Quinn R, Irven G, et al., 2020, Underwater blast loading of partially submerged sandwich composite materials in relation to air blast loading response, International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, ISSN:2588-8404

    Ranunkel O, Guder F, Arora H, 2019, Soft robotic surrogate lung, Acs Applied Bio Materials, Vol:2, ISSN:2576-6422, Pages:1490-1497

    Del Linz P, Liang X, Hooper P, et al., 2018, A numerical method for predicting the deformation of crazed laminated windows under blast loading, Engineering Structures, Vol:172, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:29-40

    Rolfe E, Kaboglu C, Quinn R, et al., 2018, High velocity impact and blast loading of composite sandwich panels with novel carbon and glass construction, Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Vol:4, ISSN:2199-7446, Pages:359-372


    Rolfe E, Arora H, Hooper PA, et al., 2018, Hybrid composite sandwich panels under blast and impact loading, ISSN:2101-6275

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