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 scientist, 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, Interim Dean for the PSE Division

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

Research Scientist

Arief Yudhanto, PhD

PhD (TMU), MEng (NUS), BS (ITB)​​

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Mechanical Characterisation, Measuring Damage Mechanisms, Fracture mechanics

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ahmed Wagih Abdel Hady, PhD

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

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Mechanical Degradation, Damage Modeling

Hussein Nesser, PhD

​PhD, MS (Université de Bordeaux), BS (Lebanese Univ)​​

Research Interests: Electromagnetics and optoelectronics, Multifunctional Nanocomposites, Electro-mechanical coupling of thin films in flexible elctronics, Flexible Electronics

Ruslan Melentiev, PhD

PhD (Univ College Dublin), MS (ONPU), BS (ONPU)

Research Interests: micro/nano texturing

Xiaole Li, PhD

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

Research Interests: Computational Strategies

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

Mohammed Bahabri

MSc (KAUST), BSc (UW-Madison)

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Structural and Chemical Characterizations

Nurlat Bekdullayev

BEng (Nazarbayav)

Research Interests: Digital Image Correlation, Finite Element Method, Mechanical Testing, Identification - Full Field Measurement, Optical Measurements

Ping Hu

​MSc (Beihang Univ), BSc (Beihang Univ)​​​​

Research Interests: Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Damage Modeling, Coupling Strategies, Degradation of Composite Structures, Interface Degradation

Wael Badeghaish

​MSc (CUA), BSc (KFUPM)​​​​

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Mechanics of thin films

Master Student

Altayebmohd Alshedayfat

BEng (Carleton)

Research Interests: Composite Materials, Flexible Electronics, Mechanical Characterisation, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites, strain sensing

Jaafar A. Al Hadab

BS (University of Rochester)

Research Interests: Finite Element Method, Topology Optimization, 3D Printed Composites

Mohammad Subah

BS (Colorado)

Research Interests: Mechanical Testing, Composite Materials

Research Technician

Muhammad "Moha" Seraj

MSc (Massey University)

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