Adel Abdelwahab


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Dr Abdel-Wahab was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK (2011), His research work focused on experimental and numerical analysis of deformation and fracture of cortical bone tissue. The aim of his PhD study was to acquire a robust experimental-based material data of cortical bone tissue to enable adequate numerical modelling of its deformation and fracture behaviours under impact loading at various time and length scales.

Immediately after his PhD, Dr Abdel-Wahab started working as a Postdoc Research Associate at Loughborough University on an EPSRC-funded project to design and develop miniature ultrasonic cutting devices for high precision minimal access orthopaedic surgical procedures. In 2012, he was appointed as a lecturer in mechanics of materials in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. Then, he moved to work as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering in KSA between 2014 and 2017. Dr Abdel-Wahab returned to the UK in 2017 to work as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). While working at UWS, has obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and become a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Dr Abdel-Wahab is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Finite-element modelling of deformation and fracture of engineering materials exposed to quasi-static, fatigue and impact loading regimes. 
  • Characterization of mechanical properties of engineering materials and composites.
  • Computational mechanics and micromechanics of micro-structured materials.
  • Multi-scale analysis of damage and failure evolution in advanced materials.
  • Effect of microstructure on effective properties and performance of advanced engineering materials.
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and optimization in the mechanics of materials.
  • Applications of magnetorheological fluid (MRF) in active vibrations and biomedical fields.


Past Research Projects 

  • CEPS IV, Hand Rehabilitation Device Feasibility Study for Ho Ho Design, Innovate UK.
  • TAMER Trans-Atlantic Micromechanics Evolving Research "Materials containing inhomogeneities of diverse physical properties, shapes, and orientations" EC-funded, Grant IRSES-GA-2013-610547

KTP (Innovate UK)

  • KTP - SME -Touch-less Hygiene and UWS #11519
  • KTP - SME - Phoenix Instinct Limited and UWS #11724 


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, 2011
  • PGCAP, the University of the West of Scotland, UK, 2019
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, 2018
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), UK, 2012
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), UK, 2012
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 2006
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 2002

Education/Academic qualification

PGCAP, University of the West of Scotland


Award Date: 17 Nov 2019

Doctor of Engineering, Loughborough University


Award Date: 19 Dec 2011

Master of Engineering, University of Alexandria


Award Date: 25 Oct 2006

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Alexandria


Award Date: 1 Jun 2002


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • biomedical
  • Bio-inspired systems
  • Finite Element Simulations
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Bone Tissue
  • deformation and fracture of engineering materials
  • Composites
  • Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Optimisation
  • magnetorheological fluid (MRF)


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