TECH EXPERT
Dr Hamid Saeedipour

Dr Hamid Saeedipour

Principal Lecturer (Industry)

Republic Polytechnic

EXPERTISE:
Logistics - Product Design & Development, Prototype Build
Manufacturing - Product Design & Development, Prototype Build, Test & Verification/Clinical Trials
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LOCATION:
Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Hamid Saeedipour is Principal Lecturer (Industry) at Republic Polytechnic. With more than 25 years of experience in the aircraft industry and academia, Hamid is an expert in the area of aerospace and mechanical engineering design, smart MRO systems and composite structure repair. He also provides innovative engineering solutions to industry and is currently principal investigator of several industry-application projects. 

Prior to joining Republic Polytechnic, Hamid held various roles, including associate dean, deputy director, aircraft designer and lecturer, with organisations in UK, Iran, Malaysia and Singapore such as Avcen Limited, University of Science Malaysia, and Taylor’s University. He has also been Adjunct Faculty/Supervisor for Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Newcastle University and University of Glasgow in Singapore since 2012.

Hamid received the Most Innovative Project Award from JEC Group (France) in 2015, was conferred the Crescendas Medal for Outstanding Applied Physics Research from Institute of Physics Singapore (IPS) in 2017, MOE Outstanding Innovator Award 2018 and PST ExCEL Innovation Champion Award 2018. He wrote chapters of 2 books and profiled in IES book (2020): “Who’s Who in Engineering, Singapore”.

Hamid received his PhD & MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Manchester University, BEng (1st Class Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran University and MBS Post-Graduate Certificates in International Business and Finance from Manchester Business School.

Hamid has over 100 publications in aircraft design, composite repair, MRO systems, aviation management & engineering education. He supervised final projects of over 20 PhD/MSc, 80 BSc & 140 diploma graduates at 9 universities & polytechnics.

PORTFOLIO

Integrated Three-Layered Composite Material Air Conditioning Hose for Aircraft Cabin Repair and Maintenance

Hamid successfully developed and licensed a three-layered composite hose material for a complete industry-applicable setup to provide more effective supplementary cooling air inside the cabin for aircraft cabin repair and maintenance, overcoming challenges such as loss of cool airflow and condensation.

The integrated air hose setup consists of the three-layered composite hose, guided vanes, inline connectors, wye (Y) connectors, corner connectors / bends, flaps, airflow converters / adaptors, hooks, stretchable cables, hooking straps, orifices and end-plate section with and without orifice. The technology, its add-on components and supplementary accessories provide an efficient field-applicable setup to use potentially by aircraft manufacturers, repair workshops, aircraft hangars and maintenance centres.  
 


Expertise Provided
  • Materials - Product Design & Development, Test & Verification/Clinical Trials
Reusable Flexible Vacuum Blanket with Seal Tube and Procedure for Air Leakage Detection

Detecting air leakage is key, and highly regulated in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centers for aviation, defense and marine industries as it is to ensure the safety of the large vehicles such as transport aircraft. Challenges of the existing method concern pressurization, technicians’ safety and health, cabin structure expansion and fatigue, uncomfortable working environment inside the pressurised cabin, low efficiency and test uncertainty. 

Hamid designed reusable flexible vacuum blankets with seal tube as well as an innovative procedure for the air leakage detection around doors and windows of large vehicles e.g. aircraft passenger cabin, without using air pressurization.
 


Expertise Provided
  • Manufacturing - Product Design & Development, Test & Verification/Clinical Trials, Process/Industrial Engineering
Semi-auto Defect Assessment Knocking Test System for Non-destructive Testing on Metallic and Composite Structures

Designed, developed and licensed an innovative equipment to make controlled impacts on load-carrying structures by semi-auto knocking mechanism using small hammers with different heads, as well as a non-destructive system and procedure to analyse damages, defects and surface imperfections on composite and metallic structures. This enabled the assessment severity of in-service damages and defects due to impact, corrosion, delamination, extreme heat, hot-air effects, and analysis of the repair work on load-carrying structures.

This equipment was developed for two industry-application research projects focusing on 1. the development of an effective assessment and repair strategy for galvanic corroded composite-aluminium hybrid aerostructure of aging aircraft, and 2. hot air effects and thermal defect analysis on prepreg carbon-fiber composite aerostructure.
 


Expertise Provided
  • Manufacturing - Product Design & Development, Test & Verification/Clinical Trials, Process/Industrial Engineering
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