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Dr Abolfazl Zahedi

Job: Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

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

T: +44 (0)116 201 3971




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

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Research interests/expertise

  • Experimental and Computational Biomechanics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture Analysis
  • Dynamics & Vibrations of Structures

Areas of teaching

ENGT 5150 Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

ENGD 2005 Mechanical Vibrations 

Membership of professional associations and societies


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

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