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Arif Rochman
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Arif Rochman obtained his “Dipl-Ing. (FH)” degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Munich in 2000. He finalised his undergraduate study with a successful thesis at the former DaimlerChrysler Aerospace in Ottobrunn (Munich) where he worked on the failure analysis of fire protected glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP). Driven by his experience and interest in long fibre reinforced plastics, he furthered his studies in Polymer Technology at postgraduate level at Aalen University in Germany where he obtained his MSc Degree in 2002. He subsequently joined the Institute of Polymer Science and Processing at Aalen University, where he worked on several research projects in the field of polymer processing and polymer testing as well as on simulations of polymer processing.

In July 2010, he obtained his PhD degree from Queen's University Belfast (UK). His research work dealt with the development of a novel processing method for manufacturing thin-walled micro components made from engineering and high-performance polymers. In cooperation with one of the industrial research partners, the developed processing method, named Thermo Flow Forming (TFF), has been patented. TFF process enables the manufacturing of microparts made not only from standard polymer but also from high performance polymers, which are mostly high viscous and some of which not processable using injection moulding process.

Since January 2009, he works at the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (DIME) at University of Malta. Besides his activities as Lecturer in Tool and Die Design and Manufacturing, he is interested in further research activities especially in the following fields:

  • Tool Design and Manufacturing
  • Polymer Processes and Micromoulding
  • Processing of Engineering and High Performance Polymers
  • Simulation of Polymer Processing
  • Characterisation of Polymer Materials and Polymer Parts
  • Composite Design, Manufacturing and Testing
  • Rapid Tooling
  • Additive Manufacturing
He is highly interested in pursuing further research cooperation with the industry and research institutions on a National, European and International level.


Dr Arif Rochman
Dipl.Ing.(HM Munich),M.Sc.(HTW Aalen),Ph.D.(QUB Belfast)

Senior Lecturer
Room 004, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Malta
Msida MSD 2080
Tel.: (+356)2340 2394
Fax: (+356)2134 3577

Last Updated: 9 June 2016

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