University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Engineering

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Ai Bao Chai

Assistant Professor,



Ir. Dr. Chai Ai Bao received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with first class honor from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Upon completion of her degree, she focused her professional career on the area of research and development of rubber sealing components where she worked as a product development engineer in a multinational rubber seals manufacturing company in Malaysia for 3 years. She then pursued Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in University of Malaya, Malaysia. Upon obtaining her Ph.D., she is appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia.

Expertise Summary

  • Rubber processing and technology
  • Soft materials characterization and testings
  • Constitutive materials modeling
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Shape memory polymers
  • Biocomposites

Teaching Summary

Individual Postgraduate Project (MSc)

Advanced Technology Review (Level 4)

Mechanics of Solids (Level 2)

Design, manufacture and Project (Level 2)

Statics and Dynamics (Level 1)

Engineering Design and Design Project (Level 1)

Selected Publications

Faculty of Engineering

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