Before joining Western Engineering, Hamid Abdolvand 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 with Prof. Philip Withers at the University of Manchester, developing finite element codes for Rolls-Royce and AMEC-Europe.
Haimd Abdolvand received his PhD in 2012 from Queen’s University, Canada. He was a member of the nuclear materials research group and developed a crystal plasticity finite element code for modelling deformation of polycrystalline materials such as zirconium and magnesium alloys.
- 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.