Brahim Attaf works as an independent Expert/Researcher in the field of composite materials and structures. He obtained his Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique of Algiers (ENPA), Algiers, Algeria, in 1985, and then his Ph.D. degree from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, in 1990. He has previously worked as a Lecturer/Researcher (Maitre de Conferences) within the Departments of Aeronautics, Mechanics and Civil Engineering at the University of Blida in Algeria (1990–2000), and he was responsible for design office and quality assurance with composite firms in France (2000–2003). Since 2003 he has been independently involved in sustainability research actions leading to ecodesign of composite materials and structures through the integration of environmental and health aspects into product lifecycle. His main research and teaching interests focus on vibration and stability analyses of composite structures subjected to hygrothermomechanical loading using finite-element approach and experimental investigations. Dr. Attaf has published many scientific papers, edited two books, and successfully trained/supervised many engineers and postgraduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.’s).
Biography Updated on 24 July 2012