Dr Mehmet Kartal

Dr Mehmet Kartal

Senior Lecturer

Dr Mehmet Kartal
Dr Mehmet Kartal

Contact Details

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


Work Experience

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

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

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


Research Interests

Micromechanical modelling

Contact mechanics

Residual stresses and eigenstrain theory

Experimental mechanics

Mechanics of materials

Research 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, awarded in 07/2018
  • 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), £260k, awarded in 08/2018
  • M.E.Kartal, A. Karadimos and R.D. Neilson. Designing new Umbelicals for deep sea applications (Phase 1). Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, £68k, awarded in 07/2017
  • M.E. Kartal. Multiscale Experimental and Computational Techniques for Optimizing Selective Laser Melting Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters. NSIRC/TWI PhD Sponsorship 2016, £44k, awarded in 04/2016
  • M.E. Kartal. Three-dimensional in-situ measurements of deformation using the x-ray microscope and microtest stage. The Royal Society Research Grant, £15k, awarded in 03/2015.
  • 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, awarded in 09/2011.

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

Further Info

External Responsibilities

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

Admin Responsibilities

Programme coordinator for the MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Coordinator of non-destructive testing services (μCT)


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  • Hastie, JC, Kartal, M, Carter, LN, Attallah, MM & Mulvihill, DM 2020, 'Classifying shape of internal pores within AlSi10Mg alloy manufactured by laser powder bed fusion using 3D X-ray micro computed tomography: influence of processing parameters and heat treatment', Materials Characterization, vol. 163, 110225. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2020.110225
  • Ogosi, E, Siddiq, A, Asim, UB & Kartal, ME 2020, 'Crystal Plasticity based Study to Understand the Interaction of Hydrogen, Defects and Loading in Austenitic Stainless Steel Single Crystals', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
  • Jaber, SB, Hamilton, A, Xu, Y, Kartal, ME, Gadegaard, N & Mulvihill, DM 2021, 'Friction of flat and micropatterned interfaces with nanoscale roughness', Tribology International, vol. 153, 106563. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2020.106563
  • Ogosi, EI, Asim, UB, Siddiq, MA & Kartal, ME 2020, 'Modelling Hydrogen Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking in Austenitic Stainless Steel', Journal of Mechanics, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 213-222. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/jmech.2019.60
  • Georgilas, K, Khan, RHU & Kartal, ME 2020, 'The influence of pulsed laser powder bed fusion process parameters on Inconel 718 material properties', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 769, 138527. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2019.138527
  • 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, vol. 122, pp. 188-211. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijplas.2019.07.002
  • Hastie, JC, Kartal, ME, Attallah, MM & Carter, LN 2019, 'Analysing size and shape of internal processing defects within selective laser melted aluminium alloy using x-ray micro computed tomography', Alloys for Additive Manufacturing Symposium 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, 18/09/19 - 20/09/19 pp. 49-49.
  • Georgilas, KP, Khan, RHU & Kartal, ME 2019, 'Characterisation of heat treated, additively manufactured Inconel 718', Paper presented at The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) Conference 2019, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2/07/19 - 3/07/19.
  • Georgilas, KP, Kartal, ME & Khan, RHU 2019, 'Effect of post-thermal treatments on microstructure and mechanical properties of L-PBF IN718 material', Paper presented at European Conference on Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials (ESIAM19), Trondheim, Norway, 9/09/19 - 11/09/19.
  • Eerden, J, Kartal, M, Gröning, F & Kerckhofs, G 2019, 'Enhancing soft tissue contrast for microCT imaging of human Achilles tendon enthesis', The Scottish Microscopy Society’s Symposium, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3/12/19 - 3/12/19.
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