Dr. Andreas Schiffer
Dr. Andreas Schiffer Assistant Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Dr. Andreas Schiffer is a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. He obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Oxford in 2013, graduating with a thesis on the response of submerged structures subject to underwater blast. Before joining the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in April 2014, Dr. Schiffer was granted an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship at Imperial College London where he worked for one year as a Research Associate in the Department of Aeronautics.

Dr. Schiffer’s research interests cover multiple themes in the broad area of Mechanics of Materials and are currently focused on the design, modelling and testing of advanced lattice materials and multifunctional composites processed via additive manufacturing. He is also interested in studying the response of materials and structures subject to extreme environments, such as blast and shock loading, and he also conducts research in the area of nondestructive testing using solitary wave-based diagnostic schemes.

Education
  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, University of Oxford (UK), 2013
  • Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, Graz University of Technology (Austria), 2009
Teaching Areas
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Machine Element Design
  • Materials Strength and Fracture
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
  • Introduction to Computing using Matlab
  • Finite Element Analysis
Research Interests
  • Composites and lattice materials
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Blast and impact
  • Finite element modelling
  • Nonlinear wave dynamics
  • Non-destructive testing