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 COHMAS 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.

Research Scientist

Fei Han, PhD

Fei is currently an associate professor in Dalian University of Technology, PRC

Research Interest: Nanocomposites, Coupling Strategies, Computational Strategies

Prof. Frederic Roger

​Visiting Professor

Research Interest: Materials modeling

Matthieu Mulle, PhD

PhD (Toulouse III), MS (Bordeaux I), Diploma (Southampton)​​

Research Interest: Aging of Composite Structures, Sensors, Degradation of Composite Structures, Mechanical Characterisation, Manufacturing - nanoreinforced composite materials

Postdoctoral Fellow

Abderrazak Traidia, PhD

​SAUDI Aramco

Research Interest: Coupling Strategies, Hydrogen Induced Cracking, Sustainable Design

Archana Khute, PhD

Research Interest: Nanocomposites, Functionality of nanofillers

Ariful Rahaman Shaikh

Research Interest: Nanomaterials, Advanced Ceramics, Nanocomposites

Devendra Singh, PhD

Research Fellow in Nat'l Univ Singapore

Research Interest: Nanomaterials, Multi-functional Materials

Dr. Marco Alfano

Research Interest: Elastic Characterization, Computational Fracture Mechanics, Computational Strategies, Damage Modeling

Hedi Nouri, PhD

Research Interest: Degradation of Composite Structures, Nanocomposites

Jalal El Yagoubi, PhD

Research Interest: Degradation of Composite Structures, Ceramics Matrix Composites, Mechanical Characterisation, Thermal Characterisation, Advanced Ceramics

Jian Zhou, PhD

​Associate Professor in Sun Yat Sen University

Research Interest: Nanocomposites, Multi-functional Materials

Jiangping Xu, PhD

Research Interest: Finite Element Method, FE-Meshfree Method, Heterogeneous Materials

Renaud Gras, PhD

Research Interest: Composite Materials, Identification Methods, Digital Image Correlation

Tushar Kanti Bera, PhD

Research Interest: Scientific visualization, Sensors, Spectroscopic and Microscopic imaging system, Damage Characterization, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites, Thin Film Electrodes

Xuezhu Xu, PhD

Research Interest: Composite Materials, Functionality of nanofillers, Advanced Fibers, Multifunctional Nanocomposites, Nanocomposites, Nanomaterials

Yangguang Xu, PhD

Research Interest: Multi-functional Materials, Mechanical Characterisation

Yanlong Tai, PhD

Research Interest: Sensors, Multifunctional Nanocomposites

Liping Yu, PhD

PhD, MS (Beihang University), BS (Tianjin University)

Research Interest: Digital Image Correlation, Composite Materials, Mechanical Characterisation

Yunteng Wang, PhD

PhD and BS (Chongqing University)​​​​

Research Interest: Non-local models, Peridynamic Theory, Fracture mechanics, Computational Strategies, Coupling Strategies, Multi-scale methods

Saad Nauman, PhD

P​hD (Université de Lille)​, BSc (NCTE)

Research Interest: Sensors, Degradation of Composite Structures, Multi-functional Materials, Mechanical Testing, Flexible Electronics, Composite Materials

PhD Student

Vu Anh-Quan

MSc (UGA), Engineering Degree (NUCE)​​

Research Interest: Mechanical Characterisation, Composite Materials, Digital Image Correlation

Ali Moussawi, Ph.D.

Engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., NYC, USA

Research Interest: Identification - Full Field Measurement, Computational Strategies

Angel Mora, Ph.D.

Living in Mexico.​​

Research Interest: Nanocomposites, Computational Strategies, Damage Modeling, Continuum Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Thin Film Electrodes

Ditho Ardiansyah Pulungan

​PhD (KAUST), MS (KAIST), BS (ITB)

Research Interest: Finite Element Method, Coupling Strategies, Damage Modeling, Nanocomposites

Husam Wafai, Ph.D.

Living in Melbourne, Australia.​

Research Interest: Materials modeling, Degradation of Composite Structures, Damage Characterization, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites, Composite Materials, Solar Energy

Isaac Aguilar Ventura, Ph.D.

Working in SAUDI ARAMCO​

Research Interest: Nanomaterials, Mechanical Testing, Manufacturing - nanoreinforced composite materials

Khaled Almuhammadi

​SAUDI ARAMCO

Research Interest: Nanocomposites, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites, Damage Characterization, Mechanical Degradation, Degradation of Composite Structures

Lakshmi Selvakumaran, Ph.D.

​Living in India

Research Interest: Environmental Degradation, Degradation of Composite Structures, Coupling Strategies, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites, Damage Modeling, Computational Mechanics

Shahid Saghir

Research Interest: Environmental Degradation, Interface Degradation

Shuai Lu

​​MS (Beihang), BS (CUMT)​​​

Research Interest: Computational Damage Mechanics, Computational Mechanics

Vinicius Lube

MS​c (UBC), BSc (UFES)​​

Research Interest: Plant Science, 3D Visualization Techniques, X-ray micro-Computed Tomography

Yan Azdoud, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University, USA​​​

Research Interest: Coupling Strategies, Computational Mechanics, Non-local models, Multi-scale methods

Yongwei Wang

​MSE (UCAS), BS (CUG) 

Research Interest: Coupling Strategies, Peridynamic Theory, Continuum Mechanics, Computational Fracture Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Computational Mechanics

Master Student

Anwar A. Al-Sulaimani

Research Interest: Degradation of Composite Structures

Daniel Traudes

Research Interest: Damage Characterization, Transverse Cracking, Measuring Damage Mechanisms

Edwin Hernandez

Research Interest: Damage Modeling, Composite Materials, Damage Characterization

Faisal K. Kamal

BS (Rochester)

Research Interest: Composite Materials, Thermal Characterisation, Solar Energy

Gustavo Quino Quispe

Research Interest: Degradation of Composite Structures, Mechanical Characterisation, Fracture mechanics

Hussain Al Sinan

Research Interest: Mechanical Testing, Degradation of Composite Structures

Kelly Edmond

Research Interest: Heterogeneous Materials

Lyazzat Zhanshayeva

Research Interest: Computational Strategies, Manufacturing - nanoreinforced composite materials, Computational Mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Continuum Mechanics

Mohamed Nasr Saleh

Research Interest: Mechanics of thin films, Aging of Composite Structures, Environmental Degradation, Electro-mechanical coupling of thin films in flexible elctronics

Mohammed A. Al-Abbad

Research Interest: Multifunctional Nanocomposites

Mohammed S. Almulhim

BS (Colorado)

Research Interest: Mechanical Characterisation, Solar Energy, Composite Materials

Natanael O. Favero Bolson

Natanael works on solar energy harvesting device​​​​ and PEDOT:PSS​​​

Research Interest: Nanomaterials, Solar Energy, Mechanical Characterisation, Multifunctional Nanocomposites, Composite Materials, Nanocomposites

Philip Danser

Research Interest: Nanocomposites

Thirupathi Maloth

Research Interest: Composite Materials, Computational Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics

Wei Zhou

Research Interest: Composite Materials, Damage Characterization, Transverse Cracking, Measuring Damage Mechanisms

Yasir Alowayd

BS (KFUPM​)

Research Interest: Mechanical Degradation, Mechanical Characterisation, Mechanical Testing, Fracture mechanics

Yifan Liao

Research Interest: Materials modeling

Visiting PhD Student

Bo Wang

​Visiting Student from Beihang University
​​

Research Interest: Identification - Full Field Measurement, Digital Image Correlation

Research Assistant

Xianhou Nie

Senior Administrative Assistant - He's currently working for Core Lab at KAUST

Xinying Zhang

​Senior Research Assistant​​​​ - She's currently living in Beijing, China

Research Technician

Margherita Zocca

Research Technician​​​

Research Intern

Nouf Alamri

​KGSP​​ Student​​

Research Interest: Mechanical Testing, Advanced Fibers

Omar Alqahtani

​KGSP​​ Student​​

Research Interest: Fracture mechanics, Composite Materials

Shiva G. Kumar

VSRP Student​

Research Interest: Mechanical Characterisation, Composite Materials

Valentina Favaron

​Visiting Student from University of Padova​

Research Interest: Electro-mechanical coupling of thin films in flexible elctronics, Multi-functional Materials, Structural and Chemical Characterizations, Mechanical Characterisation, Nanocomposites, Nanomaterials

Veronica Colombo

​VSRP Student from University of Padova

Research Interest: Materials modeling, Nanocomposites, Multi-functional Materials, Composite Materials

Victor Champaney

Visiting Student​​​​

Research Interest: Mechanical Characterisation, Composite Materials, Digital Image Correlation

Visiting Researcher

Shuai Chen, PhD

Business Visitor​​​​​​