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:
He is highly interested in pursuing further research cooperation with the industry and research institutions on a National, European and International level.
- Tool (Mould and Die) Design and Manufacturing
- Polymer Micromoulding Processes
- Processing of Engineering and High Performance Polymers
- Simulation of Polymer Processing
- Characterisation of Polymer Materials and Polymer Parts
- Composite Design, Manufacturing and Testing
Dr Arif Rochman
Rm 316, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Malta
Msida MSD 2080
Tel.: (+356)2340 2394
Fax: (+356)2134 3577