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Dr Ahmed Elmasry

Research Fellow

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I have over 12 years of experience in research and academic education, with a strong background in both academia and industry. I earned my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in May 2023. My work primarily focuses on using lightweight materials for high-performance structural applications in the automotive industry.

During my MSc research, I investigated the formability of tailor-welded blanks of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) for automotive body-in-white (BIW) applications. I aimed to optimise the use of varying thickness sheets/blanks of similar or different steel types in accordance with the specific requirements of the high-stress areas subjected to severe loading conditions, ultimately reducing the overall weight of the components.

In my PhD research, I developed and modelled multiphase nanocomposites for automotive lightweighting and crashworthiness analysis, which has been instrumental in my current research and professional endeavours.

I have actively participated in various national and international projects, including EU Horizon 2020, EU Horizon Europe (e.g., SALIENT, GIANCE, ZEVRA), which has equipped me with a diverse skill set and knowledge, making me versatile and innovative in the field.

My key competencies encompass a broad range of expertise and skills. I also possess a deep understanding of sustainable engineering practices and circular design strategies, in addition to my proficiency in modelling and simulation, including the development of user-defined subroutines for commercial CAE systems. I am skilled in programming and algorithm development, with extensive experience in C++, Fortran, Python, and finite element analysis (FEA), which enables me to create complex algorithms. My expertise extends to advanced numerical and multiscale modelling techniques, where I have demonstrated several applications and published the results in high-impact journal papers, maintaining a high level of professionalism and clarity.

Ahmed Elmasry

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  • Modelling of hybrid biocomposites for automotive structural applications, Elmasry, A., Azoti, W., Ghoniem, E., Elmarakbi, A. 26 May 2024, In: Composites Science and Technology
  • A comparative review of multiscale models for effective properties of nano- and micro-composites, Elmasry, A., Azoti, W., El-Safty, S., Elmarakbi, A. 1 Feb 2023, In: Progress in Materials Science
  • Advanced Shape Memory Hybrid Composites for Enhancing Crashworthiness, Elmasry, A., Ghoniem, E., Azoti, W., Elmarakbi, M., Fu, Y., Elmarakbi, A. 12 Sep 2023, Proceedings of the FISITA 2023 World Congress, Bishops Stortford, FISITA
  • Modelling and design of hierarchical fibre-graphene nanoplatelets reinforced elasto-viscoplastic polymer matrix composites to improve crashworthiness and energy absorption, Elmasry, A., Azoti, W., Elmarakbi, A. 15 Apr 2023, In: Composite Structures
  • Finite Element-Incorporated Multiscale Micromechanics Modelling of Vehicle Crashworthiness for 3-Phases Hybrid Fibres Reinforced Graphene Nano-Composite Materials, Elmasry, A., Azoti, W., Elmarakbi, A. 30 Oct 2022, Proceedings of the ASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 9: Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Fluids; Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging; Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis; Research Posters. Columbus, Ohio, USA. October 30–November 3, 2022., New York, US, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Interaction modelling of the thermomechanical behaviour of spatially-oriented graphene platelets (GPLs) reinforced polymer matrix, Elmasry, A., Azoti, W., Elmarakbi, M., Elmarakbi, A. 1 Dec 2021, In: International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Advances in graphene reinforced metal matrix nanocomposites: Mechanisms, processing, modelling, properties and applications, Chen, W., Yang, T., Dong, L., Elmasry, A., Song, J., Deng, N., Elmarakbi, A., Liu, T., Lv, H., Fu, Y. Dec 2020, In: Nami Jishu yu Jingmi Gongcheng/Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering
  • Selection and Characterization of Commercial Precursors, GIC-based, for Industrial Production of Bulk Graphene Nanoplatelets, Cristiano, F., Bertocchi, F., Elmarakbi, M., Elmasry, A., Elmarakbi, A. 12 Jul 2020

  • Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons)
  • Manufacturing Engineering MSc
  • Mechanical Engineering PhD


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