Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Honorary Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 1434hari.arora04




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.



    Arora H, Del Linz P, Dear JP, Damage and deformation in composite sandwich panels exposed to multiple and single explosive blasts, International Journal of Impact Engineering, ISSN:1879-3509

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

    Rolfe E, Quinn R, Sancho A, et al., Blast resilience of composite sandwich panels with hybrid glass-fibre and carbon-fibre skins, Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments and Design, ISSN:2520-8160

    Linz PD, Liang X, Hooper PA, 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

    Logan NJ, Arora H, Higgins CA, 2017, Evaluating Primary Blast Effects In Vitro, Jove-journal of Visualized Experiments, ISSN:1940-087X

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