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The Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility Laboratory team is characterized by international diversity, combined with training in diverse backgrounds, including applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, aeronautics & astronautics, material science, civil engineering, and computer science. Our team consists of research scientists, postdoctoral research fellows, PhD candidates/students,  Masters students (who are encouraged to undertake a successful career in research), visiting students, and administrative/research support staff.

Principal Investigator

Gilles Lubineau, PhD, HDR

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, PI of Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility (MCEM)

Research Interests: Aging of Composite Structures, Computational Strategies, Damage Modeling, Coupling Strategies, Degradation of Composite Structures, Environmental Degradation, Mechanical Degradation

Research Scientist

Ahmed Wagih Abdel Hady, PhD

PhD, MS (Universitat de Girona), BS (Zagazig University)​​​​​

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Mechanical Degradation, Damage Modeling

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fatih Ertuğrul Öz, PhD

PhD (Bogazici University), MSc (Bogazici University), BSc (Istanbul Technical University)

Research Interests: Damage Mechanics, Mechanical Characterisation, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites, Composite Materials

Xiaole Li, PhD

PhD (Univ. Portsmouth), PhD (HIT), MS (HIT), BS (HIT)​​​

Research Interests: Computational Strategies

Yahya Kara, PhD

PhD (BME), MS (BME), BS (Ataturk University, Erzurum)

Research Interests: 3D Printed Composites, Composite Materials, Damage Characterization, Mechanical Testing, Nanocomposites, Thermal Characterisation, Sustainable Design, Mechanical Characterisation

PhD Student

Abraham "Bram" Lagerweij

MSc (TU Delft), BSc (TU Delft)​

Research Interests: Finite Element Method, Continuum Mechanics, Peridynamic Theory, Damage Mechanics, Digital Image Correlation, Data-Driven Modeling

Hassan Mahmoud

MSc (Cairo University), BSc (Cairo University)​

Research Interests: Finite Element Method, Peridynamic Theory, Computational Mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Mechanical Testing

Houssem Eddine Rekik

BEng (Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie)

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Mechanical Characterisation

Karim Chouchen

BEng (Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie)

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Computational Damage Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Damage Characterization, Damage Mechanics, Damage Modeling, Finite Element Method

Mohammed Bahabri

MSc (KAUST), BSc (UW-Madison)

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Structural and Chemical Characterizations

Wael Badeghaish

​MSc (CUA), BSc (KFUPM)​​​​

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Mechanics of thin films

Master Student

Alan Espinos Chávez

BSc (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico)

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Continuum Mechanics, Degradation of Composite Structures, Mechanical Characterisation

Ali M Alghamdi

BSc (Penn State)​

Research Interests: Aging of Composite Structures, Composite Materials, Mechanical Testing, Oil and Gas, Structural and Chemical Characterizations, Thermal Characterisation

Research Technician

Muhammad "Moha" Seraj

MSc (Massey University)

Admin Assistant

Presentation Designer & Outreach Support