Dr Mehmet Kartal

Dr Mehmet Kartal
Dr Mehmet Kartal
Dr Mehmet Kartal


Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272495
Office Address

School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Fraser Noble Building (room 252), King’s College Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, United Kingdom

School of Engineering


Work Experience

Reader n Mechanical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, 08/2021 - Present

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, 08/2016 - 07/2021

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, 09/2014 - 07/2016 

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford, 01/2008 - 08/2014

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Coordinator of Post-Graduate Research Students

Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Advanced Structural Engineering

Coordinator of Non-Destructive Testing Services (μCT)

External Memberships

A panel member of the Royal Society’s Committee (2016-Present)

A Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (2020-Present)

Act as External Examiner for PhD viva (2016-Present)

A reviewer for

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • International Journal of Fatigue
  • Wear
  • Materials & Design
  • Composites Part A
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design
  • Tribology International
  • ZAMM - Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
  • The Journal of Engineering
  • Strojniški vestnik – Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping

Research Overview

Micromechanical modelling

Contact mechanics

Residual stresses and eigenstrain theory

Experimental mechanics

Mechanics of materials

Funding and Grants

External Grants Awarded

  • M.E. Kartal. 3D in-situ based methodology for optimizing the mechanical performance of selective laser melted aluminium alloys. EPSRC, £101k, 2018-2021
  • M.E. Kartal, A. Karadimos and R.D. Neilson. Designing new Umbelicals for deep sea applications (Phase 2). Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (Phase 2), £260, 2018-2020
  • M.E.Kartal, A. Karadimos and R.D. Neilson. Designing new Umbelicals for deep sea applications (Phase 1). Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, £68k, 2017-2018
  • M.E. Kartal. Multiscale Experimental and Computational Techniques for Optimizing Selective Laser Melting Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters. NSIRC/TWI PhD Sponsorship 2016, £44k, 2016-2019
  • M.E. Kartal., I. Guz and M. Kashtalyan. KTP between University of Aberdeen and Westerton. Department of Trade and Industry (Knowledge Transfer Partnership), £150k, 2016-2017.
  • M.E. Kartal. Three-dimensional in-situ measurements of deformation using the x-ray microscope and microtest stage. The Royal Society Research Grant, £15k, 2015-2016.
  • A.C.F. Cocks and M.E. Kartal. Measurements of residual stresses in ultra-thick steel welds and analysis of relationship between residual stresses and fatigue fracture. Welding and Joining Research Group Technical Research Laboratories POSCO, $50k, 2011-2013.

Teaching Responsibilities

EM3028:Engineering Materials

EG4529/EM4529 Nonlinear Mechanics

EG5096 Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

EG50T7 Subsea Construction, Inspection and Maintenance

EG5565 MEng Group Design

EG4013 MEng/BEng Individual Projects in Mechanical Engineering


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