Over a five-year span in the flexible composites industry, Haseeb gained comprehensive experience in nonwoven technologies and mechanical recycling of fibrous materials. As Senior Scientist at E-Leather Ltd., he led and supported major R&D projects concerning flame-retardant aviation seating and cladding materials, and performance-footwear substrates. Previously, Haseeb completed his BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees in Textile Science & Technology at The University of Manchester in 2006 and 2010, respectively.
His PhD, an industry-led collaboration with Autoliv Inc., focussed on developing novel materials and joining techniques for automotive airbags. This study allowed him to establish a solid understanding of fabric mechanics, 3D weave structures, and textile adhesion. This collaboration continued under the EPSRC KTA programme, where Haseeb was PDRA from 2011-2015. He investigated thermo-mechanical behaviour of airbag materials. Subsequently, his role in the EPSRC CIMComp Hub involved developing multi-functional composite structures by integrating smart textiles to serve aerospace applications.