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    Biography

    I am a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a member of Advanced Composites Research Group at Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to joining QUB, I was a lecturer in mechanical engineering and design in the School of Engineering at Ulster University. I have also worked in the School of Engineering, at the University of Glasgow as post-doc between 2013 and 2017. I have received my PhD in Computational Solid Mechanics from the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University. I graduated from UET Peshawar with BSc in Mechanical Engineering, which was followed by an MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics and Design) from UET Taxila.    

     I am a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and a Chartered Engineer. I am also holding a fellowship of the higher education academy (FHEA).

       

    Research

    My research interests are broadly in computational mechanics. As a PhD student, I have worked on the development of adaptively coupled finite element-meshless methods for the solution of problems subjected to both material and geometrical nonlinearities. As part of the EPSRC funded multi-university and multi-disciplinary project, I have also worked on the development of finite element based multi-scale and multi-physics models for the prediction of long-term performance of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites subjected to harsh hygro-thermal environmental conditions in addition to mechanical loading. As part of the Royal Academy of Engineering and EDF energy project, I have worked on the development of novel contact algorithms. Moreover, as part of the same project, I have worked on the analysis fracture prediction within the graphite bricks.

     

    Research Interests

    • Finite elements, meshless and other advanced numerical methods
    • Multi-scale and Multi-physics (hygro-thermo-mechanical) modelling of FRP composites
    • Damage and fracture mechanics
    • Contact mechanics
    • Error estimation and adaptive analysis
    • Finite deformation and elasto-plasticity
    • Coupling of finite element and meshless methods
    • Stochastic finite element method and reliability analysis
    • High-performance computing

    Willingness to take PhD students

    Yes

    PhD projects

    Multi-scale and multi-physics modelling of 3D-textile composites

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