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    Computational Solid Mechanics; Multiscale Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes; Stress Corrosion Cracking; Residual Stress Measurement and Predictions; Soft Biological Materials, Data Driven Computational Mechanics

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    I am a professor (UK Reader) at University of Aberdeen. I am currently deputy programme lead for UG mechanical engineering and also employability coordinator for the school of engineering.I am also a member of advanced manufacturing leadership group as part of scottish research partnership in engineering. I have been a university wide committee member which devise the employability framework for the students.

    Previously, I have worked at Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research (Germany), Robert BOSCH GmbH (Germany), SKF GmbH (Germany), University of Sheffield (UK), NED University (Pakistan), KAUST (KSA), University of Strathclyde (UK), and Advanced Forming Research Centre (UK). I have authored/co-authored more than 80 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences. I holde a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany. I am also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy of UK, a Chartered Engineer and a member of IMechE UK.

    My research has been focused on multiscale mechanics of materials, structures and manufacturing processes which include

    • data driven computational mechanics
    • machine learning based constitutive modelling
    • advanced manufacturing
    • integrity assessment
    • deformation and failure in materials and their interfaces 
    • residual stress measurement and predictions
    • renewable energy systems
    • stress corrosion cracking

    My overall grant portfolio as a PI includes a number of research council funded projects, in addition I have been a Co-I on a number of projects funded by different industries. Some of my articles have been in the list of hottest articles on Elsevier and ASME lists. One of my articles had been in the list of most cited papers in Mechanics of Materials. I have also delivered many invited talks on different industrial and academic forums.


    Jul 2003  Jul 2006

    Dr.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering

    Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research (MPI-MF) & Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials (IMWF), Uni­versity of Stuttgart,Germany

    Adviser: Professor Dr. Siegfried Schmauder (IMWF), Professor Dr. Manfred Ruehle (MPI-MF)

    Thesis: Modelling of Crystal Plasticity Effects in the Fracture of Metal/Ceramic Interfaces – Bridging the Length Scales

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

    External positions

    Advisory Board Member, Sense Digital

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    Area of Expertise

    • Engineering: Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing


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