Zan Prevost Smith Professor
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Mohammed A. Zikry is the Zan Prevost Smith Professor at North Carolina State University in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, his M.S. from the Johns Hopkins University, and his B.S. from the University of Kansas.
Amongst his recent awards, he has received the Jefferson Science Award as a senior science advisor to the U.S. State Department, Senior Research Fulbright Award to Egypt and France, the ALCOA Distinguished Research Award, the Research Excellence Award (NCSU) and the Ralph Teetor Research Award from the Society of Automotive Engineering.
He has been awarded a Professeur, Premiere Classe, Strasbourg University, and he is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), the Regional Editor for Mechanics of Materials, and is co-chair of the Executive Committee of ASME’s National Materials Division. He has been a senior research advisor to the Army Research Office and the Department of Defense, and a consultant to numerous industries and organizations.
University of California, San Diego
Johns Hopkins University
University of Kansas
Computational Modeling and Mechanics: hierarchical models spanning the nano to the macro scales; prediction of material and structural response based on physically based material models Failure models for heterogeneous ductile and brittle systems: fracture mechanics; plasticity; microstructural effects due to grain-boundaries, cell walls, sub-grains and grain morphology Dynamic behavior of structures and materials: stress waves in solids; structural dynamics; mechanical behavior of composite structures subjected to high impact velocities; grain-boundary and interfacial effects Experimental Solid Mechanics: AFM, TEM, and SEM quantitative measurements of nano and micro failure surfaces; universal scaling laws, dynamic failure Micromechanics: strengthening and toughening mechanisms in composites; mechanical behavior and structural integrity; mechanical response of ceramics, intermetallics, and polymers; interfacial fracture mechanics Active materials: structural stability and design of smart structures and materials; integration of embedded devices within host systems
Honors and Awards
- R.J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension, 2015
- Differentiating between intergranular and transgranular fracture in polycrystalline aggregates
- Bond, D. M., & Zikry, M. A. (2018), Journal of Materials Science, 53(8), 5786–5798.
- Effects of thermo-mechanical behavior and hinge geometry on folding response of shape memory polymer sheets
- Mailen, R. W., Dickey, M. D., Genzer, J., & Zikry, M. (2017), Journal of Applied Physics, 122(19). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5000040
- Microstructural modeling of intergranular fracture in tricrystals with random low- and high-angle grain boundaries
- Bond, D. M., & Zikry, M. A. (2017), JOM: the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 69(5), 856–862.
- Oxidation-induced failure in semi-crystalline organic thin films
- Zhao, B. X., & Zikry, M. A. (2017), International Journal of Solids and Structures, 109, 72–83.
- Significance of randomness in establishing hotspots in crystals
- Chen, M., Steer, M. B., & Zikry, M. A. (2017), In Southeastcon 2017.
- A fully coupled thermo-viscoelastic finite element model for self-folding shape memory polymer sheets
- Mailen, R. W., Dickey, M. D., Genzer, J., & Zikry, M. A. (2017), Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics, 55(16), 1207–1219. https://doi.org/10.1002/polb.24372
- A predictive framework for dislocation-density pile-ups in crystalline systems with coincident site lattice and random grain boundaries
- Bond, D. M., & Zikry, M. A. (2017), Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 139(2).
- Anisotropic elastic modulus of oriented regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) films
- Awartani, O. M., Zhao, B. X., Currie, T., Kline, R. J., Zikry, M. A., & O’Connor, B. T. (2016), Macromolecules, 49(1), 327–333.
- Coupled infrared laser-thermo-mechanical response of RDX-PCTFE energetic aggregates
- Brown, J. A., & Zikry, M. A. (2016), Computational Mechanics, 57(4), 611–628.
- Dynamic fracture of aluminum-bonded composites
- Khanikar, P., Wu, Q. F., & Zikry, M. A. (2016), Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 138(3).
- Modeling of Vibration-Enhanced Underground Sensing (VENUS)
- US Army - Army Research Office(9/08/17 - 9/07/19)
- Understanding AM Solidification Profile Effects on Material Inhomogenieties, Defects, and Qualification
- US Navy(6/01/17 - 12/01/17)
- Development of a Mechanistic Hydride Behavior Model for Spent Fuel Cladding Storage and Transportation
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/17 - 9/30/20)
- Feasibility Project: Mechanical Experiments for Adhesion Strengths of ITO and IZO Thin Films
- Eastman Chemical Company(1/15/16 - 9/15/16)
- Army Research Proposal for a Workshop on Nanomanufacturing
- US Army - Army Research Office(9/03/12 - 10/02/13)
- Mechanical Properties of Organic Solar Cells
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(5/01/12 - 4/30/16)
- DESIGN OF A NEW MARS MINI-ROVER
- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(10/17/11 - 2/29/12)
- ONR Proposal
- US Navy-Office Of Naval Research(6/01/11 - 9/30/15)
- Microstructurally Based Prediction of High Strain Failure Modes in Crystalline Solids
- US Army - Army Research Office(7/23/12 - 1/22/16)
- Consortium for Advanced Simulations for Light Water Reactors (CASL) - Oak Ridge National laboratory
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(11/30/-1 - 9/30/19)