Dr Frank Abraham

Dr Frank Abraham

Associate Professor Mechanical & Marine Engineering

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Frank Abraham is the Associate Head (Engineering) of the School of Marine Science and Engineering at Plymouth University, UK. 

He is responsible for the Mechanical & Marine Engineering subject group and oversees the Civil and Coastal Engineering group as well. 

As an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Marine Engineering he is teaching in the fields of Engineering Design, CAD and Materials as well as leading research and development projects. 

Frank Abraham has conducted several state and industrial funded projects in different fields. 

He has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at Department of Mechanical and Design Engineering (now School of Engineering) at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Previous employments include, Postdoctoral Researcher Department Engineering Sciences, University of Oxford, UK, Tutorial Lecturer at St Anne’s College and St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, UK, as well as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Dundee, UK; Postdoctoral Researcher at the ACC, Automotive Competence Centre of the Hochschule Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany; Researcher at the Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V., DIK, (German Institute of Rubber Technology), Hannover and Researcher at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, Germany.

Research interests

  • Rubber technology
  • Fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Engineering design            
  • Advanced dynamic testing