Ahmed Wagih Abdel Hady, PhD

Research Scientist

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



Dr. Ahmed Wagih Abdel Hady a senior research scientist at the Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility (MCEM) lab. at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST). He obtained his Ph.D degree from Girona University, Spain in 2018. He was a postdoc fellow at Chalmers University of Technology until 2019. Finally, he joined KAUST as a postdoctoral fellow until 2022. His research interest includes experimental investigation and analytical and numerical simulation of failure/fracture in composite materials/structures. During his career, he published more than 75 papers in highly-ranked journals, 3 US patents, and communicated more than 10 conference presentation.


Research Interests

  • ​Mechanics of composite materials: including damage in isotropic, orthotropic and anisotropic materials, fracture mechanics, homogenization techniques, micro- and macro-mechanical modeling and stress analysis of complex structures. 
  • Manufacturing and characterization of new nanocomposites. This include manufacturing metal and polymer matrix nanocomposites and their characterization (tensile, compression, bending, indentation, mode I, II and mixed mode fracture toughness, translaminar fracture toughness and shear testes). Additionally, Mechanical, wear, electrical, thermal and physical properties of these new materials are also included.
  • Chemical modifications of materials for structural applications. This include surface coating of metals ceramics and polymers.


  • Ph.D., Technology (Mechanical Engineering), ​​AMADE, University of Girona, Spain, ​May 2018
  • M.Sc., Technology (Mechanical Engineering), AMADE, University of Girona, Spain, July 2014
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Design and Production Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt, May 2011

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, Sep 2019 - now
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chalmers University, Sweden, Nov 2018 - Aug 2019​
  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Zagazig University, Egypt, May 2018 - now
  • PhD research intern, University of Porto, Portugal, Feb - May 2017


  • ​Best PhD Thesis, University of Girona, 2018
  • Best poster award, COMPTEST (7th International Conf Composite Testing and Model Identification), 2015
  • Excellence in studies, Zagazig University, 2011

Research Interests Keywords

Nanomaterials Mechanical Degradation Damage Modeling