Mr Muhammad Aleef Abdul Rahman

Mr Muhammad Aleef Abdul Rahman

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary


Mr Aleef Rahman graduated from Newcastle University with honours, in 2019. He studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mech). For his honours thesis, Mr Aleef Rahman studied the dynamic behaviour of an innovative conveyor system aptly named, the Rail Conveyor. His thesis targeted the impact of using carriages as an alternative to traditional idlers. In addition to this, with the supervision of Dr Peter Robinson, Dr Michael Carr and Prof Craig Wheeler, Mr Aleef Rahman developed models to predict major drag resistances along the belt, and analysed how carriages can be utilised to improve current limitations of modern belt conveyors.

During his undergraduate studies, Mr Aleef Rahman took up an internship role with CBSPT where he worked as a Research Assistant with the University of Newcastle. The collaboration with CBSPT allowed him to publish a conference paper which was presented at the ICBMH 2019. After completing his studies, Mr Aleef Rahman continued his role as a casual research assistant where he was involved in several other projects. Projects included the Rail Conveyor Friction Model and Data Analysis for a Coal ship loader.

Currently Mr Aleef Rahman is completing a journal publication for the Dynamics of Modern Conveyor System at Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER).


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical), University of Newcastle


  • Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation
  • Dynamics
  • Rail Conveyor


  • English (Fluent)
  • Malay (Mother)

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering



Year Award
2018 Honor & Award Awarded the Centre for Bulk Solids Research Scholarship (Belt Conveying
The University of Newcastle



Year Title / Rationale
2019 13th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Rahman A, Robinson P, Carr M, Wheeler C, 'A Dynamic Analysis of the Rail Conveyor System', International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation: ICBMH 2019 Conference Proceedings, Gold Coast, Australia (2019) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Michael J Carr, Peter W Robinson

Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 1

Mr Muhammad Aleef Abdul Rahman


Research Associate
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

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