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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.


Visiting Student

Abdullah Al-Jaafari

​Visiting Student from Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Aerospace, Composite Materials, Sensors

Saud Messaed Al-Thagafi

​Visiting Student from Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Finite Element Method, Flexible Electronics, Composite Materials, Sensors, strain sensing

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

Xiaole Li, PhD

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

Research Interests: Computational Strategies

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

Nidhin C. Divakaran, PhD

PhD (Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences), MS (VIT), BS (GTU)​​​

Research Interests: 3D Printed Composites, Flexible Electronics, Manufacturing - nanoreinforced composite materials, Materials modeling, Mechanical Characterisation, Sensors, Thermal Characterisation

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

Hassan Mahmoud

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

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

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

Research Technician

Caroline Chaix

ENERCOMP Research Technician

Muhammad "Moha" Seraj

MSc (Massey University)

Admin Assistant

Mireia Sanchez Prosper

ENERCOMP Admin Assistant

Presentation Designer & Outreach Support

Lina María Gómez

Industrial Designer

MS/PhD Student

Alaa Abdou

MS(Arizona State University), BSc(German University in Cairo)

Research Interests: Multi-functional Materials, Mechanical Testing, Sustainable Design, Fracture mechanics, Oil and Gas

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

Research Consultant

Asif Khan

PhD, M.S (Dongguk University), B.S. (UET)

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Computational Damage Mechanics, Damage Characterization, Degradation of Composite Structures, Finite Element Method