Dr. Amir Hosein Sakhaei is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts at the University of Kent.
He attained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore under Singapore International Graduate Award in 2014. His PhD research was focused on Micromechanical Modelling of Shape Memory Alloys and its application in Smart Structures. Upon finishing his PhD, Dr Sakhaei worked for almost three years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Singapore University of Technology and Design within the Digital Manufacturing and Design centre (2015-2017). There, he was performing research on Modelling the Advanced Materials and Structures fabricated with Additive Manufacturing Technologies (4D Printing, High stretchable elastomers, Meta materials, …)
Before joining University of Kent, Dr Sakhaei was a Lecturer in University of Exeter for almost two years where he was teaching Mechanical Engineering modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as performing research under EPSRC grant ADAPT (Analysis and Design for Accelerated Production and Tailoring of composites).
Dr Sakhaei has extensive research experience and rapidly growing international profile in Applied Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Smart Materials, Additive Manufacturing (3D and 4D printing), Novel Methods in mechanical Design and Finite Element Analysis. This is evidenced by his strong publication records and his three Design Awards. Furthermore, his research outputs (published in Nature Scientific Reports and Advanced Materials) appear in popular media outlets, including the MIT News, Nature World News, ScienceDaily, and MaterialsToday.