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Dr Akram Zitoun
Research Fellow II


Akram is a Research Fellow who joined the Brunel Composite Centre in August 2020. The Brunel Composites Innovation Centre (BCC) is a shared research and technology capability specialising in novel composites processing and joining technologies, applied to industrial environments.

Akram is a Chartered Engineer and an Artificial Intelligence enthusiast. He is working on publicly funded research projects and client oriented consultancy and research projects focusing on developing non-detructive testing procedures and structure health monitoring systems for composite materials across multiple industries. He has industrial and project management experience as he was involved in developing mid-to-high TRL equipment for the Oil & Gas industry and the Aerospace industry prior joining BCC.


  • Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member of the Welding Institute


The key responsibilities while working in BCC include:

  • Managing collaborative research projects
  • Managing and providing technical consultancy to clients through research projects
  • Analysing opportunities, developing ideas and writing project proposals
  • Writing research papers and dissemination materials
  • Designging exepriments and conducting experimental activities

Newest selected publications

Zitoun, A., Dixon, S., Kazilas, M. and Hutchins, D. (2023) 'Defect Detection and Imaging in Composite Structures Using Magnetostrictive Patch Transducers'. Sensors, 23 (2). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1424-8220 Open Access Link

Journal article

Zitoun, A., Fakis, D., Jayasree, N., Omairey, S., Oikonomidis, F., Stoeva, Z. and et al. (2022) 'Graphene-based strain sensing in composites for structural and health monitoring applications'. SN Applied Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 2523-3963 Open Access Link

Journal article

Zitoun, A., Dixon, S., Kazilas, M. and Hutchins, D. (2022) 'The Effect of Changes in Magnetic Field and Frequency on the Vibration of a Thin Magnetostrictive Patch as a Tool for Generating Guided Ultrasonic Waves'. Sensors, 22 (3). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 1424-8220 Open Access Link

Journal article

Asareh, M., Pouchias, A., Zitoun, A., Yasaee, M., Kazilas, M. and Skordos, A. (2021) 'Electrical and Mechanical Behaviour of Copper Tufted CFRP Composite Joints'.SAMPE Europe Conference (SAMPE Europe 21). Baden/Z├╝rich, Switzerland. 29 - 30 September.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Zitoun, A., Dixon, S., Edwards, G. and Hutchins, D. (2020) 'Experimental Study of the Guided Wave Directivity Patterns of Thin Removable Magnetostrictive Patches'. Sensors, 20 (24). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 1424-8220 Open Access Link

Journal article
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