Experience

Dec 2017 – Present: EPSRC Research Fellow, Bristol Interaction Group (BIG), University of Bristol, UK

·      3D printing of electronics onto complex, shape-changing topologies.

Dec 2016 – Nov 2017: Research Associate, Bristol Interaction Group (BIG), University of Bristol, UK

·      Implementing outputs from material science to create morphing interactive devices within the Human Computer Interaction community.

Apr 2016 – Oct 2016: Research Assistant, ACCIS, University of Bristol, UK

·      Recycling of High Performance Discontinuous Fibres (HiPerDiF) for 3D printing in the Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS).

Sept 2014 – June 2016: Teaching Assistant, University of Bristol, UK

·      Assisting in Design and Manufacture (Mechanical Engineering) and Design and Computing (Aerospace) courses for undergraduate students

·      Provided project support to final year research project students

Sept 2013 – Aug 2015: Placement Manager (Africa Region), Engineers without Borders UK

·      Developing new partnerships with NGOs based in Africa

·      Creating and managing international engineering placements and recruiting volunteers

July 2010 – Sept 2010: Internship, AgustaWestland, Yeovil UK

·      Internship within the Rotor Dynamics and Loads team


Education

2011 – 2017, PhD, University of Bristol, UK

·      Thesis title: “Development of 3D Printed Vascular Networks for Repeated Self-Healing”

·      Undertaken within the ACCIS Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) which included a one year MRes course in Advanced Composite Materials

·      PhD supervisors: Prof. Richard Trask, Prof. Ian Bond

2007 – 2011, MEng in Aeronautical Engineering (First Class Honours), University of Bristol, UK

·      Research project title: “Damage Tolerant Composite Body Armour – Biomimicry of Nature’s Materials”

·      MEng supervisor: Prof. Richard Trask


Publications

·      2017, The ASME 2017 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS): I.P.S. Qamar, R.S. Trask, Development of Multi-Dimensional 3D Printed Vascular Networks for Self-Healing Materials, Snowbird, Utah

·      2015, Smart Materials and Structures 24(3): J. M. Hall, I. P. S. Qamar, T. Rendall, R. S. Trask. A computational model for the flow of resin in self-healing composites.

·      2014, 55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference: J. Hall, I. Qamar, T. C. S. Rendall, R. Trask. A computational model for the flow of resin in self-healing composites. National Harbour, Maryland


Conferences

·      April 21-26 2018: The ACM CHI 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Isabel Qamar, Rainer Groh, David Holman, Anne Roudaut, “HCI meets Material Science - A Literature Review of Morphing Materials for the Design of Shape-Changing Interfaces”, Montreal, QC, Canada

·      Sept 18-20 2017: The ASME 2017 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), I.P.S. Qamar, R.S. Trask, “Development of Multi-Dimensional 3D Printed Vascular Networks for Self-Healing Materials”, Snowbird, UT, USA

·      Sept 21-23 2015: The ASME 2015 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), I.P.S. Qamar, R.S. Trask, “Additive Manufacturing of Vascular Networks for Repeated Healing Cycles”, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

·      July 19-24 2015: The 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), I.P.S. Qamar, R.S. Trask, “Additive Layer Manufacturing of Vascular Networks for Repeated Self-Healing Functionality”, Copenhagen, Denmark

·      Oct 15-17, 2014: The Second International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials (NICE), I.P.S. Qamar, R.S. Trask, I.P. Bond, “Development of Porous Networks, through Additive Manufacture, for Controlled Release of Self-Healing Functionality”, Nice, France

·      Jun 16-20 2013: The Fourth International Conference on Self-Healing Materials (ICSHM), I.P.S. Qamar, R.S. Trask, I.P. Bond, “Controlled Repeated Release of Self-Healing Functionality”, Ghent, Belgium


Awards

·      June 2014, DTC International Placement - Secured funding for an extension of stay at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA based on a submitted proposal and presentation

·      June 2013, ICSHM 2013 Young Scientist Travel Award, granted at ICSHM 2013 to undertake research under Prof. Chris Hansen at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA for a submitted research proposal on 3D printing of microfluidic networks

·      Dec 2013, Bristol PGR Award, which recognises students that have gained significant professional and life skills through work experience, volunteering and other extra-curricular activities

·      Jan 2013, Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award


Talks and Seminars

·      HCI Guest Lecture: Fabrication, Dec 17

·      Session Co-Organiser: Additive Manufacturing, SMASIS, Sept 17

·      Invited speaker at Swansea University, Mar 17

·      Dagstuhl Shape Changing Seminar, Feb 17

·      EPSRC Breaking The Glass seminar, Jan 17