Dr. Wael Zaki
Dr. Wael Zaki Professor & Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Chair For Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Wael Zaki is a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in solid mechanics from Ecole Polytechnique, in 2003 and 2006 respectively, before completing a Habilitation Degree (HDR) at Pierre & Marie Curie University – Paris VI (now part of Sorbonne University) in 2014.

Dr. Zaki specializes in constitutive modeling and fatigue analysis of advanced solids, including shape memory alloys and their composites. He is the recipient of Khalifa University’s Excellence in Research award for outstanding faculty research. He is also accredited “high-end foreign expert” in the area of smart materials by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China. Dr. Zaki is currently working on developing research in the area of additive manufacturing of nitinol shape memory alloys.

  • Habilitation degree (HDR), Pierre and Marie Curie University – Sorbonne Université (France), 2014
  • PhD, Solid Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique (France), 2006
  • MSc, Solid Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique (France), 2003
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Lebanese University (Lebanon), 2002
Teaching Areas
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Mechanics of Deformable Solids (Theory of Elasticity)
  • Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
  • Advanced Continuum Mechanics
  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids and Materials
  • Computational Inelasticity
Research Interests
  • Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM)
  • Constitutive modeling of shape memory alloys (SMAs)
  • Fatigue and fracture analysis
  • Analytical modeling of SMA-reinforced smart composites
  • Additive manufacturing of SMAs