H. Abdolvand

Assistant Professor

PhD., Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 2012



My Research Group


Hamid Abdolvand is a faculty member of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department. His research focuses on deformation and failure mechanisms of engineering materials across length and time scales. Before joining Western Engineering, he was a postdoc researcher at the University of Oxford where he spent three years working on electron and synchrotron x-ray diffraction analysis of engineering materials. Prior to Oxford, he worked at the University of Manchester, developing finite element codes for Rolls-Royce Plc and AMEC-Europe.

Hamid Abdolvand received his PhD in 2012 from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. During his PhD, he developed a series of finite element codes for modelling deformation of polycrystalline materials such as zirconium.

Research Interests:

  • Mechanics of materials across length and time scales- both modeling and experimental
  • Fatigue, fracture, and (irradiation) creep
  • Finite element, crystal plasticity, and dislocation dynamics
  • Synchrotron x-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction/tomography