Dr M. Amir Siddiq

Dr M. Amir Siddiq
Dr.-Ing., FHEA, CEng MIMECHE

Senior Lecturer

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Dr M. Amir Siddiq
Dr M. Amir Siddiq

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The University of Aberdeen Room 271
Fraser Nobel Building
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3UE
Aberdeen
Web Links

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirsiddiq/


Biography

Dr Muhammad Amir Siddiq is currently a Faculty Member (Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering) in the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. He received his PhD (Dr.-Ing) in mechanical engineering and MSc in computational mechanics of materials and structures (COMMAS) from the University of Stuttgart and Max-Planck institute for metal research Stuttgart, Germany.

Before joining University of Aberdeen, he has worked at Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research (Germany), Robert BOSCH GmbH (Germany), SKF GmbH (Germany), University of Sheffield (UK), NED University (Pakistan), KAUST (KSA), University of Strathclyde (UK), and Advanced Forming Research Centre (UK). This involved to work and look after fundamental and applied research including industry related technical projects. Industrial partners included Rolls Royce, BOEING, Barnes Aerospace, Aubert & Duval and Timet. He was also a member of the Simulation Forum with in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

His research portfolio over 15 years has been focused on multiscale mechanics of materials, structures and manufacturing processes which include

  • deformation and failure in materials and their interfaces (aluminium and alloys, titanium based alloys, niobium, austenitic steels, nickel based superalloys, soft biological materials, shape memory alloys, composites and ceramics)
  • additive manufacturing (ultrasonic consolidation, 3d metal printing)
  • subtractive manufacturing (material removal through machining)
  • conventional and nonconventional (ultrasonic assisted) forming processes (sheet metal forming, incremental sheet forming, extrusion, wire drawing)
  • subsea structural integrity and pipeline design
  • residual stress measurement and predictions
  • renewable energy systems (wind and wave energy systems)
  • stress corrosion cracking

Amir has authored over 70 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences, 3 book chapters, and several industrial reports. His current grant portfolio as a PI includes 2 EPSRC and 1 university of Strathclyde projects, in addition he has been a Co-I on a number of projects funded by DSTL, Lloyds Register, Rolls Royce plc., BOEING, Barnes Aerospace, Timet, and Aubert & Duval. Some of his articles have been in the list of hottest articles on Elsevier and ASME lists. One of his articles had been in the list of most cited papers in Mechanics of Materials published since 2007. He has also delivered many invited talks on different industrial and academic forums.

 

Research

Research Interests

Amir's research interests fall in the broad category of experimental and computational investigation of materials and manufacturing processes. These include to some extent, the experimental supervision and in great detail the formulating and application of computational frameworks and material constitutive models for metals, soft materials and their interfaces at different length scales. His interests in these models are broad, spanning a wide range of macro-, micro- and nano-scale phenomena. Main areas of his research in the recent past and present include

  • deformation and failure in materials and their interfaces (aluminium and alloys, titanium based alloys, niobium, austenitic steels, nickel based superalloys, soft biological materials, shape memory alloys, composites and ceramics)
  • additive manufacturing (ultrasonic consolidation, 3d metal printing)
  • substractive manufacturing (material removal through machining)
  • conventional and nonconventional (ultrasonic assisted) forming processes (sheet metal forming, incremental sheet forming, extrusion, wire drawing)
  • subsea structural integrity and pipeline design
  • residual stress measurement and predictions
  • renewable energy systems (wind and wave energy systems)
  • stress corrosion cracking

Amir's Multiscale Mechanics Group's Focus

 

Selected Research Projects

Additive Manufacturing: Metal 3D Printing Using Foils and Powder

a) Laser Assisted 3D Metal Printing

 b) Ultrasonic Consolidation [URL]

  

Substractive Manufacturing: Surface Defect Machining [URL]                   

Conventional and Ultrasonic Assisted Forming Processes [URL]

 

Stress Corrosion Cracking [URL]

     

Metal/Ceramic Bicrystal Interface Fracture [URL]

 

Failure Mechanism of Sutured Human Linea Alba Tissue [URL]

Ductile Damage due to Void Growth and Coalescence [URL]

Porous Shape Memory Alloys [URL]

Biomechanical Modelling of Knee Joint [URL]

 

Details about some of the projects can be found on the external link [Please Click Here]

Research Group

  1. Ahmad Basem Hany Alsawy (Post doc., 2014-2015)
  2. Eugene Ogosi (PhD Student, Primary)
  3. Umair Bin Asim (PhD Student, Primary, Graduated 2019)
  4. Kamel Bou Kamel (PhD Student, Second, Graduated 2019)
  5. Madhava Solanga Arachchige (PhD Student, Second)
  6. Joachim Kölblin (PhD Student, Second)

Current Research

Amir's research group focusses on a variety of materials and their behaviour along with different types of industrial manufacturing processes. We currently are working on the following projects.

  • Additive Manufacturing: Metal 3D Printing, Ultrasonic Consolidation
  • Effect of Microstructure and Defect Morphology on Microstructure based Failure of Aluminium Alloys
  • Deformation and failure in single and dual phase titanium alloys 
  • Multiscale Mechanics of Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Effect of Ultrasonic Energy on Ductile Damage of Metal

We are always looking for outstanding PhD students, if you are interested in working on any of the above projects then please don't hesitate to contact myself.

Collaborations

Collaborators and Research Funders - Present and Past 

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Research Grants

  • Induced Ductile to Brittle Transition Impact Cut (IDBTIC), Scottish Funding Council and Clockwise Technologies (Ltd), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), 2019-2023, Total funding = £ 122.28k
  • A Multiscale Constitutive Model for Metals during Sheet Metal Forming Process (EPSRC), M. Amir Siddiq (PI), Period Dec 2014 - Dec 2016 (£98,867.00)
  • A Computational Framework for Underwater Shock Response of Marine Structures (DSTL), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), Period 01-Apr-2014 - 31-Oct-2014 (£27,250.00)
  • Multi-scale Modeling of Stress Corrosion Cracking by Using Peridynamics (DSTL), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), Period 01-Apr-2014 - 31-Oct-2014 (£27,255.00 + £15,000.00)
  • Disc project - measurement and prediction of residual stress in quenched components (AFRC, BOEING, Rolls Royce, Timet, Aubar & Duvel, Barnes Aerospace), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), Period 01-Jul-2013 - 30-Jun-2014 (£300k )
  • Sheet metal forming and incremental sheet forming of titanium alloys (AFRC, BOEING, Rolls Royce, Timet, Aubar & Duvel, Barnes Aerospace), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), Period 01-Jul-2013 - 30-Jun-2014 (£330k )
  • EPSRC Small Equipment Grant Scheme for microstructure based modelling of polycrystalline materials (EPSRC), M. Amir Siddiq (PI), Period 01-Nov-2012 (£6.4k)
  • Residual Stress Measurement and Predictions (AFRC, BOEING, Rolls Royce, Timet, Aubar & Duvel, Barnes Aerospace), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), Period 01-Aug-2012 - 31-Jul-2013 (£ 175k)
  • Sheet Press Forming of Titanium Alloys (AFRC, BOEING, Rolls Royce, Timet, Aubar & Duvel, Barnes Aerospace), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), Period 01-Feb-2012 - 31-Jul-2013 (£ 118k)
  • Rate sensitivity effects in nanocrystalline materials during intergranular failure, M. Amir Siddiq (PI), Period 01-Feb-2012 (£5k)
  • Incremental Sheet Metal Forming (BOEING), M. Amir Siddiq (Co-PI), Period 01-Feb-2012 - 31-Jul-2013 (£ 125k)
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • EG5085 (2014-15): ADVANCED TOPICS
  • EG55M2/EG55M6: RENEWABLE ENERGY 3 - WIND ENERGY
  • EG50F8/EG50G8: SUBSEA INTEGRITY
  • EG55F2/EG55G2: PIPELINE AND SOIL MECHANICS

Coordinator/Organiser

  • EG4578 : GROUP DESIGN PROJECT (BENG Mechanical)
  • EG50F8/EG50G8: SUBSEA INTEGRITY
  • EG55F2/EG55G2: PIPELINE AND SOIL MECHANICS
  • EG59M9: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN MSc ADVANCED MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Supervision Responsibilities

  • EG4013 : MEng INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
  • EG4014 : BEng ENGINEERING PROJECTS
  • EG5565 : MEng GROUP DESIGN PROJECTS
  • EG5908 : MSc INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS (OIL & GAS)
  • EG5906/EG5910 : MSc INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS (SAFETY AND RELIABILITY)
  • EG59F9/EG59G9 : MSc INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS (SUBSEA ENGINEERING)
  • EG59M9: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN MSc ADVANCED MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • EG4578 : GROUP DESIGN PROJECT (BENG)

Courses Taught in the Recent Past:

University of Aberdeen: Advanced Topics, Renewable Energy (Wind), Subsea (Offshore) Integrity, Subsea Pipeline Design, UG/PG individual and group projects.

University of Strathclyde: Advanced Forming Technology and Systems, Advances in Machining, Integrating Studies, Professional Practice, Introduction to Production Engineering, UG/PG individual and group projects.

NED University of Engineering and Technology: FEM: Applications in Automotive Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Automotive Vechicle Dynamics, Kinematics and Rigid Body Dynamics, Advanced Stress Analysis, Advanced Vehicle Dynamics, UG group projects.

University of Sheffield (as tutor): Engineering Mechanics, Materials under Stress, Thermo-Fluids.

 

Further Info

External Responsibilities

 
  • Book Reviewer: Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (JMET)
  • Proposal Reviewer: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Leverhulme Trust, Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO)
  • On the reviewer board of a number of international research journals
  • External PhD Examiner (5x Students)
  • Internal PhD Examiner (2x Students)
  • Annual PhD/EngD Reviewer, University of Strathclyde, UK, 2012-2014.
  • Annual PhD Assessor, University of Aberdeen, UK, 2015-todate.
  • B.Eng. & MSc Projects Supervision > 40
  • PhD Thesis Supervision/Co-supervision = 07 (4x graduated)

 

Achievements, Awards and Honours:

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA UK)
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award (University of Aberdeen) 2015-16
  • Successfully Funded Proposals = 16
  • Journal Publications = 32; Conference Papers/Proceedings = 41; Book Chapters = 03
  • Internal Research Reports = 09; Invited Talks/Lectures = 13
  • Elsevier – Most cited articles published in mechanics of materials (see publications)
  • Elsevier – Science-Direct Top25 Hottest Articles (see publications)
  • ASME Top10 Hot Article (see publications)
  • Session Chair for UKACM 2016 conference held in Cardiff, UK
  • Best Teacher Award in Automotive Engineering Department, NED University, 2010
  • 2003-2006, Max-Planck Institute Research Fellowship

 

Management and Leadership

  • Member of Advanced Manufacturing Thematic Leadership Group (AM-TLG) as part of National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland (2018-todate).
  • Member of University of Aberdeen Positive Outcome Taskforce to develop Career Development Framework for Students (2016 – todate).
  • Undergraduate Deputy Programme Leader (Mechanical Engineering), University of Aberdeen (2016-todate).
  • Employability Coordinator, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen (2016-todate).
  • Deputy Programme Coordinator (MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering), University of Aberdeen (2017-2018).

 

Committees & Organiser: Conferences, Workshops and Events

  • Scientific Committee Member for International Workshop on Computational Mechanics 28 of Materials (IWCMM28), Glasgow, UK, 2018.
  • Co-organiser of topical session on Micromechanics of Materials from Atomistic Techniques to Crystal Plasticity Approaches, International Workshop on Computational Mechanics 28 of Materials (IWCMM28), Glasgow, UK, 2018.
  • Co-organiser of 1st International Conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Quetta, Pakistan, 2018.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member of Conference on Computational Materials Science and Thermodynamic Systems (CMST2018), Cambridge, UK, 2018.
  • Organiser of EPSRC sponsored one-day symposium/workshop on Multiscale Mechanics of Deformation and Failure in Materials at University of Aberdeen, 2016.
  • Advisory Board Member for International Mechanical Engineering Congress since 2016.
  • Scientific Committee Member MMME’14 and MMME’15 (International Conference).
  • Co-organiser of Modelling workshop, Advanced Forming Research Centre, UK, 2012.
  • Organiser Sheet metal forming workshop, Advanced Forming Research Centre, UK, 2012.
  • Co-organiser of mini-symposium on Multiscale constitutive modelling of materials, US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM) 11, Minnesota, USA, 2011.
  • Organiser of Materials Modelling Colloquium in IMWF, Stuttgart, 2004-2006.
Publications

Publications 

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  • Asim, UB, Siddiq, MA & Kartal, ME 2019, 'A CPFEM based study to understand the void growth in high strength dual-phase Titanium alloy (Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al)' International Journal of Plasticity. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijplas.2019.07.002
  • Asim, UB, Siddiq, MA & Kartal, ME 2019, 'Representative volume element (RVE) based crystal plasticity study of void growth on phase boundary in titanium alloys' Computational Materials Science, vol. 161, pp. 346-350. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.02.005
  • Siddiq, A 2019, 'A porous crystal plasticity constitutive model for ductile deformation and failure in porous single crystals' International Journal of Damage Mechanics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 233-248. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1056789518757294
  • Ur Rehman Siddiqi, M, Corney, JR, Sivaswamy, G, Amir, M & Bhattacharya, R 2018, 'Design and validation of a fixture for positive incremental sheet forming' The Journal of Engineering Manufacture, vol. 232, no. 4, pp. 629-643. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0954405417703423
  • Ogosi, EI, Asim, UB, Siddiq, MA & Kartal, ME 2018, 'Hydrogen effect on plastic deformation and void growth in austenitic stainless steel' Paper presented at 28th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM28), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10/09/18 - 12/09/18, .
  • Asim, UB, Siddiq, MA & Kartal, ME 2018, 'RVE based crystal plasticity study of void growth on phase boundary in titanium alloys' Paper presented at 28th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM28), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10/09/18 - 12/09/18, .
  • Kartal, ME, Dugdale, LH, Harrigan, JJ, Siddiq, MA, Pokrajac, D & Mulvihill, DM 2017, 'Three-dimensional in situ observations of compressive damage mechanisms in syntactic foam using X-ray microcomputed tomography' Journal of Materials Science, vol. 52, no. 17, pp. 10186-10197. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1177-4
  • Asim, U, Siddiq, MA & Demiral, M 2017, 'Void growth in high strength aluminium alloy single crystals: A CPFEM based study' Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 25, no. 3, 035010. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-651X/aa5bcc
  • Mir, A, Luo, X & Siddiq, A 2017, 'Smooth particle hydrodynamics study of surface defect machining for diamond turning of silicon' The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology , vol. 88, no. 9, pp. 2461–2476. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-016-8940-6
  • Khan, R, Siddiq, MA, Asim, UB & Abdelghaffar, A 2017, 'A Thermomechanical Approach of Modeling Martensitic Transformation Using Crystal Plasticity Theory' International Conference on Martensitic Transformations , Chicago, UNITED STATES, 9/07/17 - 14/07/17, .
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