About Me

Education & Qualifications

Research Fellow

PhD (Dr.-Ing.)

Mechanical Engineering

Masters (Computational Mechanics)


Computational Mechanics

Associate Professor


Mechanical Engineering

PG Certificate

Advanced Academic Studies

Career Path

Associate Professor

Professor (UK Reader)

Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Design, Manuf & Eng Management

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Advanced Manufacturing

Research Fellow

Computational Solid Mechanics

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Automotive Engineering

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mechanical Engineering Dept

Research Fellow

Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research


NVH Research Group


Ball Bearing Group

Publications and Funding Track Record

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Funded Grants
Book Chapters
Invited Talks

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

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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