Published: 09 May 2016

Graduate dedicates book to former professor

A book dedicated to the memory of Professor Len Hollaway, an expert in Composite Structures, has been edited by PhD graduate Dr Brahim Attaf.

An open access publication, it is entitled ‘Research and Innovation in Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites’ and provides an overview of scientific and technical advances that will shape the future evolution of composite materials reinforced with carbon nanotubes.

Professor Hollaway, who died in 2013, joined Battersea College of Technology in 1962 as a lecturer in civil engineering and also in a pastoral role as the assistant warden of Ralph West Hall of Residence in London. At the opening of the Surrey campus, he continued in his post before promotion to senior lecturer in 1976. In 1984, Len was made a Reader of Composite Structures and was then promoted to a personal Chair in Composite Structures in 1988.

Dr Attaf, who graduated in Civil Engineering in 1990, said: “Professor Hollaway’s fructuous advice and successful supervision during my PhD research study will remain highly appreciated and never be forgotten. I will keep in mind forever all those memories deep in my heart.”

The book is available at

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