Nur Azam joined the Department of Mechanical (Aerospace) Engineering at The University of Sheffield in June of 2015 as a PhD student. He was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Aerospace Engineering) from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2012. He also been awarded as the Best Student (Academic) for Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) during 28th IIUM Convocation Ceremony. Later, he received the fellowship scheme award and continued his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 and graduated in 2014 at the same institution. Teaching experience covers tutor and grader for Statics, Dynamics, Rigid Body Dynamics, Structural Dynamics, Aerospace Dynamics and Vibration Laboratory.




July 2012 – continuing Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF)

Position : Officer

Project:Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU)

Experience :4 years


1st Lieutenant of PSSTUDM (30 Sept 2014 – now)

2nd Lieutenant of PSSTUDM (17 July 2012 - 30 Sept 2014)

Responsible in assisting trainers by conducting physical training/ military education for ROTU Airforce cadets.


June 2012 – January 2014 International Islamic University Malaysia

Position : Research Assistant

Experience :

Responsible for conducting research in aeroelasticity field of study. Use MSC Nastran software to develop finite element code system. Publishing several journal papers and attending some conference to demonstrate updated research.





Nur Azam bin Abdullah

CA2M PhD Researcher

Contact, links,...

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Portobello Building

Mappin Street

S1 3JD, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 6077








esearch Interests

His specific research areas of interest include computational and experimental aircraft design, aeroelasticity, finite element method (FEM) analysis, unsteady aerodynamics, composite structure and shape memory alloys (SMA).


- BSc Dissertation: “Design, Built, and Test Geobat Flying Saucer”. International Islamic University Malaysia, 2012.


- MSc Thesis: " Aeroelastic Tailoring of Oscillating Supersonic Wing". International Islamic University Malaysia, 2014.

ecnical Publications

1.Abdullah, N.A. and Sulaeman, E. (2014) “Aeroelastic flutter analysis of supersonic wing with multiple external stores.” IIUM Engineering Journal, 15 (2). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1511-788X

2.Abdullah, N.A. and Sulaeman, E., “Aeroelastic Tailoring of Oscillating Supersonic Wing with External Stores,” Proceeding of International Conference on Intelligent Materials and Mechatronics (IMM 2013), 1-2 November 2013, Hong Kong.

3.Abdullah, N.A. and Sulaeman, E., “Aeroelastic Tailoring of Oscillating Supersonic Wing with External Stores,” Applied Mechanics and Material Vol. 464 (2014), pp. 110-1015 © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, (Scopus Index), ISSN 1660-9336.

4.Abdullah, N.A. Syafizan, T., and Sulaeman, E.,“Preliminary Aeroelastic Stability Analysis of Butterfly Wing Planform,” MSC Software 2013 Malaysia User Conference, Subang, Malaysia, 9th October 2013.

5.Abdullah, N.A. and Sulaeman, E., “Flutter Analysis of Supersonic Wing with External Stores”, Proceeding of International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAAE 2013), 2 July 2013, Malaysia.

6.Sulaeman, E. Legowo, A., and Abdullah, N.A., “Equivalent Asymmetric Bernoulli-Euler Beam for Aeroelastic Ground Vibration Test Model,” International Society of Intelligent Unmanned Systems Singapore (ICIUS 2012), 22-24 October 2012, SIM University, Singapore.

7.Omar, A.A., Abdullah, N.A. and Simat A.Z.M.A., “Development of IIUM Circular Planform Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (IIUM-CPUAV),”Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Engineering & ICT (ICEI2012), 4-6 April 2012, Melaka, Malaysia.