Rumana Sultana 
Dr Rumana Sultana 







Dr Rumana Sultana 

Unit Coordinator and Unit Lecturer 

School of Mechanical and Civil Engineering 

Bentley Campus Mechanical Engg, PhD in Mechanical Engg. 


Dr Rumana Sultana is a committed mechanical engineer with a range of skills and knowledge in materials science and engineering. She has 20+ years of experience of working as an academic in different top universities in Australia and overseas. She has taught Mechanical and Materials Engineering and multidisciplinary subjects and supervised engineering students at Bachelor and Master levels. She has experience working as a consultant for different mining industry partners.  

She has accomplished her PhD in Mechanical Engineering through the University of Western Australia where she has won several academic awards to supplement her work and resultant publications. She has acquired a reputation both nationally and internationally through her research activities and published works in reputed international and national conferences and the topmost journals in the field of Materials Engineering. 

In her current position as a Unit Lecturer and Unit Coordinator in Engineering at EIT she has been working hard for the development and improvement of the Bachelor and Master engineering courses. She is a passionate Lecturer. Her teaching and flexible learning methods motivate students to participate in class actively and thus enhance their knowledge for professional development. She is an advocate of active learning and project-based learning strategies. She promotes collaborative learning in the classroom by using different instructional strategies. She has expertise in delivering engineering lessons in online, blended, and face-to-face modes.  

Fields of Research
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering
  •  Biomaterials
  •  Advanced ceramics
  • Micro-structured wear resistant Alumina 
Research Interest
  • Wear resistant ceramics
  • Advanced materials, 3D printing, Renewable energy systems      

Administrative Responsibilities
  • Academic Assistant


Currently Teaching courses/programs
  • BSC109C Industrial Research Project Experience
  • BME208S (Energy Systems)
  • MME501 (Materials for Engineers)
Teaching Experience


  • 21 years

  • Sultana R, Yang JZ, Sun Z, Hu XZ “Interface design and processing of bio-active micro-porous calcium phosphate coatings on load-bearing zirconia substrate” Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology 2017; 08, 2: 265-276 (Citation = 1, IF= 0.92) 
  • Yang JZ, Hu XZ, Sultana R, Day R, Ichim P “Structure design and manufacturing of layered bio-ceramics scaffold for load bearing bone reconstruction” Biomedical Materials 2015; 10,4:5006 (Citation= 9, IF=3.715) 
  • Yang JZ, Sultana R, Hu XZ, Ichim P “Novel layered Hydroxyapatite/Tri-calcium phosphate-zirconia scaffold composite with high bending strength for load-bearing bone implant application” International Journal of Applied Ceramics Technology, 2014;11 [1] 22-30 (Citation=18, IF=1.968) 
  • Yang JZ, Sultana R, Ichim P, Hu XZ, Huang ZH, Yi W, Jiang B, Xu YG “Micro-porous calcium phosphate coatings on load-bearing zirconia substrate: processing, property and application” Ceramics International, 2013, 39 (6): 6533-42 (Citation= 12, IF=4.527) 
  • Sultana R, Yang JZ, Hu XZ “Deposition of Micro-Porous Hydroxyapatite/Tri-Calcium Phosphate Coating on Zirconia-Based Substrate” Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2012; 95:1212-1215 (Citations=25, IF=3.784) 
  • Yang JZ, Sultana R, Hu XZ, Huang ZH “Porous Hydroxyapatite Coating on Strong Ceramic Substrate Fabricated by Low Density Slip Coating-Deposition and Coating-Substrate Co-sintering” Journal of the European Ceramic Society 2011; 31: 2065-2071. (Citation=21, IF=5.302)  
  • Sultana R, Yang J, Hu X. Processing of layered Hydroxyapatite ceramic composite. Advanced Materials Research. 2011; 275:143-6 (citation=4) 

Conference Paper  

  • Sultana R, Yang J, Hu X. Processing of layered Hydroxyapatite ceramic composite, presented at SIF conference at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011
  • Hu X, Ichim P, Sultana R, Yang, J, Huang Z. Scaffold-like Hydroxyapatite on load-bearing zirconia core for bone replacement implant applications. Presented at Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, 17th Annual Scientific Meeting, 1-2 September 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4059. 

Publications and News

EIT publication

Interface design and processing of bioactive microporous calcium phosphate coatings on load-bearing zirconia substrate

1 June, 2017
This study presents the design and processing of interlocked interfaces of graded bioactive calcium phosphate coatings on a load-bearing zirconia substrate. Such interfacial structures can effectively enhance bonding between the coating and substrate, and suppress the residual stress across the interfacial region. Multiple coating layers with graded interconnected micropore structures,...Read More
EIT publication

Structure design and manufacturing of layered bioceramic scaffolds for load-bearing bone reconstruction

8 July, 2015
Bioceramic scaffolds with desired bone regeneration functions have the potential to become real alternatives to autologous bone grafts for reconstruction of load-bearing and critical-sized segmental bone defects. The aim of this paper was to develop a layered scaffold structure that has the biodegradable function of common monolithic scaffolds and adequate...Read More
EIT publication

Micro-porous calcium phosphate coatings on load-bearing zirconia substrate: Processing, property and application

25 January, 2013
This study presents the design, processing, properties and potential applications of a novel layered bio-ceramic composites consisting of three different micro-porous calcium phosphate coatings on strong zirconia cores manufactured using a recently developed slip coating-deposition and coating-substrate co-sintering technique. Detailed microstructures of the three graded micro-porous calcium phosphate coatings, and...Read More
EIT publication

Novel Layered Hydroxyapatite/Tri-Calcium Phosphate–Zirconia Scaffold Composite with High Bending Strength for Load-Bearing Bone Implant Application

18 January, 2013
The integration of biological and mechanical requirements remains a challenge in developing porous hydroxyapatite (HA) and tri-calcium phosphate (TCP) scaffolds for load-bearing bone implant application. W ith the newly developed slip-deposition and coating-substrate co-sintering technique, a strong layered HA/TCP-zirconia scaffold composite structure was successfully fabricated. The bending strength (321 MPa)...Read More
EIT publication

Deposition of Micro-Porous Hydroxyapatite/Tri-Calcium Phosphate Coating on Zirconia-Based Substrate

2 March, 2012
Scaffold-like hydroxyapatite/tri-calcium-phosphate (HA/TCP) coatings have been deposited on strong zirconia-substrates using a unique HA-slip coating-deposition and coating-substrate co-sintering process. Bending strength of such layered composites is over 300 MPa, higher than the upper strength limit of natural bones. Thick scaffold-like HA-coatings with open pores larger than 100 μm can be deposited onto...Read More
EIT publication

Processing of Layered Hydroxyapatite Ceramic Composites

4 July, 2011
Layered hydroxyapatite (HA) based ceramic composites consisting of a strong ceramic composite core, 3 mol% yttrium stabilized zirconia (3Y-TZP) with 30 or 40 vol% HA, and a HA-rich porous coating were fabricated using a coating deposition and co-sintering process in the present study. The aim is to develop HA-based bio-ceramic...Read More
EIT publication

Porous hydroxyapatite coating on strong ceramic substrate fabricated by low density slip coating-deposition and coating-substrate co-sintering

17 May, 2011
This study aims at developing a process technique, which can deposit porous scaffold-like hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings on strong ceramic substrates. As a first trial, micro-porous HA coatings on strong zirconia-based substrates are fabricated by the following technique—consisting of low-density HA-slip coating-deposition on the micro-porous substrates pre-sintered at 900 °C, and coating-substrate co-sintering...Read More
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