Nataliia Luhyna

Senior Lecturer In Engineering (Advanced Materials and Testing)

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After completing a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Chernihiv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine) Nataliia was awarded a fully sponsored International Studentship in MSc Manufacturing at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, 2012. Her MSc research involved manufacturing carbon nanotubes composites for aerospace applications. She presented her research at the international conference and published a review paper.

She completed a PhD in Composite Materials titled ‘Cure kinetics of epoxy nanocomposites during conventional and microwave cure for aerospace applications’. Nataliia studied cure kinetics of novel epoxy nanocomposites (reinforced with carbon nanotubes) using different curing techniques.

Nataliia has worked on EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub with Prof Richard Day, on the Hub funded Feasibility study "Microwave in line heating to address the challenges of high rate deposition". 

Before becoming a Lecturer at the University she worked as ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) Project Officer to adopt more advanced manufacturing technologies into Welsh manufacturing. Nataliia has worked with a number of manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) across Convergence Area in Wales.

Nataliia is a Programme Leader for MSc Composite Materials Engineering.

She is a member of WES Women’s Engineering Society, and actively supports STEM events for girls and women who want to study and pursue careers in STEM.


Year Publication Type
2020 Novel carbyne filled carbon nanotube - polymer nanocomposites. , [DOI]
Luhyna N;Rafique R;Iqbal Sadia S;Khaliq J;Saharudin Mohd S;Wei J;Qadeer Q;Inam F
Other Publication

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01-09-2016 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy

Programs/ Modules Coordinated

Title Subject
Materials and Manufacturing ENG490
Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics, and Sustainability ENG5A4
Composite Materials ENG691
Advanced & Composite Materials ENG742
Analysis, Testing & QA of Composites ENG799
QA, Assembly and repair of composites ENG758
Composite Manufacture, Assembly and Repair ENG798
Materials and Environment ENG4B4
Environmental & Sustainable Aspects of Composites ENG7A1
The Skills You Need FY301
Materials and Processes ENG5AF
Materials Engineering ENG5A1