Dr Abolfazl Zahedi

Job: Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 201 3971

E: Abolfazl.Zahedi@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/abolfazl-zahedi-39546b32

Social Media: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/abolfazl-zahedi-39546b32


Personal profile

Dr Abolfazl Zahedi awarded his PhD (2013) in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University. Following the completion of his PhD, Abolfazl received a Marie Curie research fellow, which provided funding for a year to extend his collaboration with Mechanics of Advanced Material research group in Loughborough University. After finishing his fellowship, he joint to Advance Forming Research Centre (AFRC) in University of Strathclyde as a research associate. He ran industrial projects for Aerospace in metal forming and advanced manufacturing disciplines. Abolfazl started his position (2015) as a research fellow in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) in the University of Manchester. Since 2016 Abolfazl has appointed a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University. His main research interests are computational material modelling, additive manufacturing, biomechanics, and tissue engineering. Furthermore, He is interested to use applied mathematics to solve engineering problems. In particular, analytical methods to facilitate design and the associated issues for vibrations. 

Research group affiliations

Institute of Engineering Science 

Key research outputs

I explore basic research into the science and engineering underlying medical device development which affects the nature and flow of new technology. I carry out both numerical and experimental investigations in order to enhance the quality of medical equipment and reduce patient recovery time. 

Research interests/expertise

My research interests are tissue engineering, computational biomechanics, additive manufacturing technology and applied mechanics to solve engineering design problems

Areas of teaching

 I am currently a MSc final-year project coordinator in the school of engineering, deputy program leader of MSc mechatronic, and module leaders of mechanical vibration and advanced dynamic and control.  



Courses taught

ENGT 5201 Dynamical and Control Systems

ENGD 2108 Mechanical Vibrations

ENGT 5301 MSc Final-year project  

Honours and awards

Most impactful publication award in DMU Engineering School (2019)

Membership of external committees

Review board member of Symmetry journal 

Membership of professional associations and societies

 EPSRC peer review associate college (2018)

Recent research outputs

 A Zahedi, C Kodsi, F Berto (2019) "Numerical predictions of U-notched sample failure based on a discrete energy argument", Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 100, 298-306

  • BI Oladapo, A Zahedi, AOM Adeoye (2019) "3D printing of bone scaffolds with hybrid biomaterials", Composites Part B: Engineering 158, 428-436
  • BI Oladapo, A Zahedi, SC Chaluvadi, SS Bollapalli, M Ismail (2018) "Model design of a superconducting quantum interference device of magnetic field sensors for magnetocardiography", Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 46, 116-120
  • S Li, A Zahedi, V Silberschmidt (2017) "Numerical Simulation of Bone Cutting: Hybrid SPH-FE Approach", Book chapter
  • A Zahedi, V. Babitsky (2016) "Modelling of autoresonant control of a parametrically excited screen machine" Journal of sound and vibration, Vol. 380, pp 78–89
  • A Zahedi, A. Jivkov (2016) "Two-parameter fracture characterization of a welded pipe in the presence of residual stresses" Structural integrity journal, Vol. 2, pp 777-784
  • A Zahedi, A. Roy, V.V. Silberschmidt (2015) "Modelling of vibration assisted machining fcc Single Crystal" Procedia CIRP, Vol. 31, pp 393–398
  • A. Zahedi, Murat Demiral, Anish Roy, Vadim V. Silberschmidt, (2013) "FE/SPH modelling of orthogonal micro-machining of f.c.c. single crystal" Computational Materials Science, Vol. 78, pp 104–109
  • A. Zahedi, A. Roy, V.V. Silberschmidt (2013) "Modelling of micro-machining single crystal fcc metals" Procedia CIRP, Vol. 8, pp 346–350

Current research students

Mr Meysam Nasr Azadani, PhD student (1st supervisor)

Mr Oluwole Kingsley Bowoto , PhD student (1st supervisor)

Mr Bankole Ibrahim Oladapo, PhD student (1st supervisor)

Mr Hafiz Ali, PhD student (2nd supervisor)

Externally funded research grants information

Newton travel fund to attend UK-INDIA interdisciplinary workshop on advanced biomaterials and biosensors in November 2018

Internally funded research project information

Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) research projects (Nos. 0042.07 and 0043.06) to manufacturing of splint and apply hybrid material  for bone implants through the integration of two biomaterials into 3D printing machine.