Solid mechanics research area covers a very wide range of activity across the discipline. Biomechanics is a branch of solid mechanics that applies mechanical principles to study living organisms such as the human body.

The Solid Mechanics and Biomechanics group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Khalifa University has expertise in metallic and non-metallic materials including but not limited to composite and lattice material, shape memory alloys (SMAs), and biological material and undertakes research using advanced numerical and analytical methods, validated by experimental testing.

Current research includes:

  • Advanced materials and 3D printing
  • Damage and fracture mechanics of materials and structures
  • Testing and constitutive codelling of the time and temperature dependent mechanical behavior of high-density polyethylene
  • Optical biosensors and smart contact lenses
  • Computational biomechanics of the human musculoskeletal system

List of MEEN faculty members in the field of Solid Mechanics and Biomechanics: