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Dr Kevin Hayward

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5711, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.350
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5711
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.350  


Kevin is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering within the School of Engineering.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.


Recent Research Grants

  • Design, Microstructure and Properties of Biomedical Titanium Alloys,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $76,000.
  • Polymer/ rare earth nano-sized Gadolinium metal hybrid materials-preparation methods, characterization and application,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2014 - 2017,  $60,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Hayward, K., Tolouei Rad, M., (2017), Sensitivity analysis for justification of utilising special purpose machine tools in the presence of uncertain parameters. International Journal of Production Research, 55(13), 3842-3861, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1308032.
  • Ayres, T., Hayward, K., Guzzomi, N., (2017), Design of a Custom FSAE Engine. SAE-A Vehicle Technology Engineer, 3(1), 15, Werribee, Victoria, The Society of Automotive Engineers-Australasia.
  • La, L., Leatherday, C., Qin, P., Leong, Y., Hayward, K., Jiang, B., Zhang, L., (2017), The interaction between encapsulated Gd2O3 particles and polymeric matrix: the mechanism of fracture and X-ray attenuation properties. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 535(December 2017), 175-183, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.09.038.
  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Hayward, K., Tolouei Rad, M., (2017), Drilling reconfigurable machine tool selection and process parameters optimization as a function of product demand. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 45(August 2017), 58-69, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2017.08.004.
  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Tolouei Rad, M., Hayward, K., (2016), New cost model for feasibility analysis of utilising special purpose machine tools. International Journal of Production Research, 54(24), 7330-7344, Taylor and Francis Ltd., DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2016.1181283.
  • La, L., Leong, Y., Leatherday, C., Au, P., Hayward, K., Zhang, L., (2016), X-ray protection, surface chemistry and rheology of ball-milled submicron Gd2O3 aqueous suspension. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 501(2016), 75-82, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.04.058.
  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Tolouei Rad, M., Hayward, K., Abhary, K., (2016), Technical feasibility analysis of utilizing special purpose machine tools. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 39(2016), 53–62, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2016.02.003.
  • La, L., Leong, Y., Watts, HP., Au, P., Hayward, K., Zhang, L., (2016), A novel approach for the preparation of nanosized Gd2O3 structure: The influence of surface force on the morphology of ball milled particles. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 506(2016), 13-19, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.06.005.

Conference Publications

  • Vafadarshamasbi, A., Tolouei Rad, M., Hayward, K., (2017), Evaluation of the effect of product demand uncertainty on manufacturing system selection. Procedia Manufacturing, 11(27-30June, 2017), 1735-1743, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.301.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Feasibility Analysis Of Using Special Purpose Machines For Drilling-related Operations

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  From Gd2o3 Suspension To Nanocomposite: Synthesis, Properties And Radiation Protection
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