With over two decades of experience, I’m at the intersection of physics-based and AI-driven data simulations in solids and structures. As a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and Senior Fellow of Advance HE, I’m committed to innovation in mechanical engineering while transforming engineering education. I actively contribute to leadership groups like AM-TLG and ETP Hydrogen Theme Leadership Group. I look forward to connecting with fellow professionals and collaborators to shape the future of engineering and sustainable technologies.

Below are selected five research areas that showcase the breadth and depth of my ground breaking contributions to the fields of materials science, advanced manufacturing, computational mechanics, and structural analysis. My work has not only advanced the fundamental understanding of these areas but has also had significant practical implications for various industrial applications.

1. Ultrasonic Welding and Thermomechanical AnalysisI developed a pioneering thermomechanical analysis of the ultrasonic welding process, unveiling the significant role of thermal and acoustic softening effects. This research has since revolutionized the way ultrasonic welding is approached, leading to more precise and efficient welding processes.

2. Peridynamic Modelling for Structural AnalysisMy work on peridynamic modelling, particularly in predicting the behaviour of composite laminates under explosive loading conditions, introduced a ground-breaking approach for simulating extreme loading scenarios. This research has direct applications in the defence and safety industries, providing insights into structural integrity under high-stress conditions.

3. Crystal Plasticity and Interface FractureMy extensive research in crystal plasticity, including the study of stress-corrosion cracking and interface fracture using advanced computational models, has significantly advanced our understanding of materials behaviour at the microscale. These findings have led to improved materials design and durability, particularly in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

4. Multiscale Materials ModellingI have pioneered the development of multiscale constitutive models for various materials, including nanocrystalline metals and shape memory alloys. This research has bridged the gap between different length scales, allowing for more accurate predictions of material properties and behaviour. It has broad applications in materials science and engineering.

5. Hydrogen-Induced Damage in Stainless SteelMy research on the effect of hydrogen and defects on deformation and failure in austenitic stainless steel has uncovered critical insights into the mechanisms of hydrogen-induced stress corrosion cracking. This work is essential in ensuring the structural integrity of critical components in various industries, including energy and infrastructure.,

Education & Qualifications

Research Fellow

PhD (Dr.-Ing.)

Mechanical Engineering
2006

Masters (Computational Mechanics)

MSc

Computational Mechanics
2003

Associate Professor

BEng

Mechanical Engineering
1998

PG Certificate

Advanced Academic Studies
2014

Career Path

Associate Professor

Professor (UK Reader)

Mechanical Engineering
2021-present

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering
2014-2021

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Design, Manuf & Eng Management
2012-14

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Advanced Manufacturing
2012-14

Research Fellow

Computational Solid Mechanics
2010-11

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
2009-10

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mechanical Engineering Dept
2007-08

Research Fellow

Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research
2003-06

Researcher

NVH Research Group
2002-03

Researcher

Ball Bearing Group
2002

Publications and Funding Track Record

Publications
0 +
H-index
0
Funded Grants
0 +
Book Chapters
0
Invited Talks
0
PhD's
0

Elsevier - Most cited articles published in mechanics of materials

Elsevier - Science direct top25 hottest articles

ASME Top10 Hot Articles

Research Impact

Ranked within world top 2% scientists with highest impact 2020-21 and 2021-22

Stanford University & Elseivier

Knowledge exchange and commercialisation Award Grant 2020

University of Aberdeen

Awards & Achievements

Excellence in Leadership Award Nomination 2022

University of Aberdeen

Teaching Excellence Award Nomination 2016, 2021, 2022

University of Aberdeen

Research Supervision Excellence Award Nomination 2022

University of Aberdeen

Best Teacher Award in Automotive Engineering 2010

NED University

Max Planck Research Fellowship 2003-06

University of Stuttgart

Session Chair UKACM 2016

UKACM Conference Cardiff, UK

Management & Leadership

Advisory Board Member Sense Digital Ltd

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Founder Professor 3MEC

Deputy Programme Lead

UG Mechanical Engineering, University of Aberdeen

Member of Advanced Manufacturing Thematic Leadership Group

Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering & National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Member Hydrogen Theme Steering Committee

Energy Transfer Partnership (ETP) Scotland

Member of Employability & Entrepreneurship Committee

University of Aberdeen

Editorial & Reviewer

Professional Affiliations

Recent Committees & Conference Organisation

Feedback & Reviews

Below are some of the feedback and reviews from my students and collaborators. For more reviews and feedback, please checkout my linkedIn profile.

“Dr Siddiq acted as my academic supervisor for my Renewable Energy Engineering MSc. I am very grateful for his support and expertise in Abaqus software, FEA and Wind Energy. Without his help I would not have been able to successfully complete me dissertation project.”

Harry Goodson

RWE Renewables

“I’ve had the pleasure of working on projects with Dr Amir during his courses in both “Subsea Integrity” and “Pipelines” at Aberdeen University. Above all, I was impressed by his ability to break down problems using basic and simple engineering mechanics. That skill often takes years to develop, and won’t be possible if not for his extensive knowledge in academia and expertise in the subject matter.”

Muhammad Hamizan

Baker Hughes

“I have known Amir for almost 10 years now and had the opportunity to collaborate with him during my Project work in University of Strathclyde. We worked together investigating the formability of Aluminium alloys by Incremental Sheet Metal Forming (ISF) process by experimental and Finite Element (FE) analysis. Based on the work, we could publish four peer reviewed publication. He was always available for discussion on the project topics despite his busy schedule in University. His knowledge in FE modelling of materials deformation from nano-scale to multi scale is extremely good. The results he produced during the project work were of highest quality in deformation and failure in ISF produced parts and their fracture initiation during forming.”

Rahul Bhattacharya

Ametek