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Professor Shaker A. Meguid
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design

Office: MB102
Phone: 416-978-5741
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  Research Areas of Interest
Aircraft Design and Analysis; Computational Mechanics in Aerospace Engineering; Variational Inequalities in Aviation; Novel and Emerging Engineered Materials; Smart Structures and Adaptive Materials; Thermo-mechanical Analysis of Functionally Graded Materials; Multi-scale Analysis of Nano-reinforced Composite Structures for Aerospace Applications; Condition Monitoring; Ultra Light Foam Filled Structures; Crashworthiness, Micromechanics and Damage.

Examples of Current Research Projects
1. Modelling and Characterisation of Aerial Refuelling
2. Fatigue Fracture of Aeroengine Compressor Disc Assemblies
3. Fatigue Crack Growth of Airframe Alloys in the Presence of Residual Stresses
4. Dynamic Contact Formulations Using Variational Inequalities
5. Multiscale Modelling of Nano-Reinforced Interfaces in Aerospace Engineering
6. Mechanically Induced Residual Stresses and their Relaxation in Turbine Discs
7. Micromechanics and Damage of Novel and Emerging Materials
8. FE Modelling of Multiple Impact Phenomena
9. Crashworthiness of Ultra Light Structures


Post Doctoral Fellow and Tutor, Engineering Science Department, Oxford University
MSc, Institute of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England

Professor Shaker Meguid obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from UMIST, England. He taught different branches of Applied Mechanics in 4 continents, including Oxford University, Cranfield University (England), University of Toronto, Cairo University (Egypt) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU-Singapore). His research activities have contributed significantly to the areas of computational mechanics, nano-engineering, advanced and smart composites, fracture mechanics and failure prevention. He has published over 400 papers in leading tier-1 scientific journals and international conferences and symposia. He not only organised but also contributed to numerous symposia as keynote and plenary speaker. In fact, he has recently delivered the plenary lecture for the Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM11) in June 2011 in Vancouver. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. J of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Guest Editor to a number of Journals, Former Technical Associate Editor of ASME J. of Engineering Materials and Technology (for two consecutive terms), and a member of the editorial board of numerous journals. He is also the Editor of six international conference proceedings and author of two textbooks. He is the founding head of the Aerospace Division of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds the titles of Distinguished Visiting Professor in Tongji University (China), Porto University (Portugal), external examiner to Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), University of Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), and an Engineering Consultant to the United Nations. He is a lifetime senior member of AIAA, member of the American Academy of Mechanics, Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario PEng, Chartered Engineer in Great Britain CEng, Fellow of ASME, and Fellow of IMechE. He works closely with the aerospace and automotive industries and is regularly approached by members of the media for clarification of engineering issues. Professor Meguid and his students won many awards including the recent innovation award in nano-engineering by ASME. He was bestowed the honour of being a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for his excellent contribution to Engineering in Canada.
Collaboration with Aerospace Industry
Professor Meguid worked closely with the aerospace industry during his tenure at Cranfield Institute of Technology and Toronto. Typical companies include:
Rolls Royce plc, England
Pratt and Whitney Canada
Department of National Defence, Canada
Republic of Singapore Air Force, Singapore
General Motors of Canada
Materials and Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, Canada
Kongsberg Weapons Factory, Norway

Recent Journal Publications

Z.X. Chen, Y. Su and S.A. Meguid,  The Effect of Field-Orientation on the Magnetoelectric Coupling in Terfenol-D/PZT/Terfenol-D Laminated Structure , J Appl Phys, 116, 173910, 2014;
J. Zhang and S.A. Meguid,  Buckling of microtubules: An Insight by Molecular and Continuum Mechanics , Appl. Phys. Lett., 105, 173704, 2014;
F. Yang, Z. Chen and S.A. Meguid,  Effect of Initial Surface Finish on Effectiveness of Shot Peening Treatment using Enhanced Periodic Cell Model , Int J Mech Mater Des, DOI:10.1007/s10999-014-9273-y, 2014.
S. Gong, Z.H. Zhu and S.A. Meguid,  Carbon Nanotube Agglomeration Effect on Piezoresistivity of Polymer Nanocomposites , Polymer, 55 (21), pp. 5488-5499, 2014.
Z. Chen, F. Yang, S.A. Meguid,  Three Dimensional Finite Element Simulations of Arc-Height Development in Shot-Peened Almen Strip , ASME J. Eng. Mater. Technol., 136 (4), 041002 (7 pages), 2014.
S.I. Kundalwal, M.C. Ray and S.A. Meguid,  Shear Lag Model for Regularly Staggered Short Fuzzy Fiber Reinforced Composite , J Appl Mech-T ASME, 81 (9), 091001 (14 pages), 2014.
Z. Zheng, S. Gong, J. Li and S.A. Meguid,  Modeling and Characterization of CNT Agglomeration Effect on Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites , J. Appl. Phys. 116, 194306, 2014.

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Recent Conference Presentations

S.A. Meguid,  Energy Absorption in Axial Crushing of Ultralight Structures , 6th Int l Conf. on Mechanics and Material in Design, Azores, Portugal, July 26-30, 2015. Keynote Lecture.
S.A. Meguid,  Multiscale Modelling of Multifunctional Nanocomposites: Challenges and Prospects , 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, Melbourne, Australia, November 23-26, 2014. Keynote Lecture.
S.A. Meguid and P. Roy,  Transient Response of Jet Engine Subject to Fan Blade-off , ASME 2014 Int l Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, November 14-20, 2014.
S.A. Meguid,  Multiscale Modelling of Multifunctional Nanocomposites , ASME 2014 Int l Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, November 14-20, 2014. Invited Presentation.
S.A. Meguid,  Multiscale Modelling of Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Aerospace Applications , 39th Solid Mechanics Conf., Zakopane, Poland, September 1-5, 2014. Keynote Lecture.
C. Boyle and S.A. Meguid,  Finite Element Modeling of Copper Coated Used Fuel Containers for Long-Term Storage in a Deep Geological Repository , 19th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, Vancouver, Canada, August 24-28, 2014.
S.A. Meguid,  Energy Absorption in Axial Crushing of Foam Filled Thin Walled Conical Frusta , 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Barcelona, Spain, July 20-25, 2014. Keynote Lecture.

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Sample of Awards & Distinctions