Our team is characterized by international diversity (e.g., France, Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Italy, India, Vietnam, etc.), combined with training in diverse backgrounds, including applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, aeronautics & astronautics, material science, civil engineering, and computer science.

The Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility Team consists of five groups: (1) Research scientists, (2) Postdoctoral Research Fellows, (3) PhD Students, (4) Masters Students (who are encouraged to undertake a successful career in research) and (5) Visiting Students.

Principal Investigator

Gilles Lubineau, PhD, HDR

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean for Faculty (PSE Division)

Research Interest: 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 Interest: 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 Interest: Nanomaterials, Mechanical Degradation, Damage Modeling

Hussein Nesser, PhD

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

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

Ran Tao, PhD


Research Interest: Identification - Full Field Measurement, Computational Strategies, Mechanical Testing, Fracture mechanics, Digital Image Correlation

Ruslan Melentiev, PhD

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

Research Interest: micro/nano texturing

Xiaole Li, PhD

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

Research Interest: Computational Strategies

PhD Student

Abraham "Bram" Lagerweij

MSc (TU Delft), BSc (TU Delft)​

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

Hassan Mahmoud

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

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

Mjed H. Hashem

BSc (Manchester) MSc (KAUST)

Research Interest: Composite Materials, Materials modeling, Mechanical Characterisation, Interface Degradation, Aerospace, Measuring Damage Mechanisms, Damage Characterization, Oil and Gas

Nurlat Bekdullayev

BEng (Nazarbayav)

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

Ping Hu

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

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

Wael Badeghaish

​MSc (CUA), BSc (KFUPM)​​​​

Research Interest: Composite Materials, Mechanics of thin films

Yangyang Xin

​M​E (Beihang), BE (Harbin)

Research Interest: Sensors, Multifunctional Nanocomposites

Master Student

Lujain Fatta

BSc (Rose-Hulman)

Research Interest: Mechanical Characterisation, Mechanical Testing, Composite Materials

Mohammad Subah

BS (Colorado)

Research Interest: Mechanical Testing, Composite Materials

Research Assistant

Huiping Chen


Research Technician

Muhammad (Moha) Seraj

MSc (Massey University)

Research Intern



Research Interest: Composite Materials, Finite Element Method, Mechanical Testing, Thermal Characterisation, Mechanical Characterisation