Mohammed A. Zikry, Zan Prevost Smith Distinguished Professor
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 Thurston Award from ASME for recognition for contributions to fundamental research, 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 Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Society of Engineering Science (SES), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). He is also an Honorary Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
He is the Editor in Chief of the ASME Journal Of Engineering Materials, an Editor for Mechanics of Materials, and is on the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, Metals, and Applications in Engineering Science. He has been Chair of the Executive Committee of ASME’s National Materials Division, was a senior research advisor to the Army Research Office and the Department of Defense, and a consultant to numerous industries and organizations.
Research Areas of Interest
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
- Phillips, M., Chen, M., Islam, M.D., Ryu, J. and Zikry, M. (2023), Predicting and Controlling Ribbing Instabilities of Carbon Nanotube–PDMS Thin-Film Systems for Multifunctional Applications. Adv. Eng. Mater. 2300582. doi: 10.1002/adem.202300582
- L. Granger, M.-J. Chen, D. Brenner, and M. Zikry, “The Challenges of Modeling Defect Behavior and Plasticity across Spatial and Temporal Scales: A Case Study of Metal Bilayer Impact,” Metals, vol. 12, no. 12, p. 2036, Nov. 2022, doi: 10.3390/met12122036.
- M. Elbadry, J. Wetherington, and M. A. Zikry, “Coupled electromagnetic and mechanical modeling and detection of buried objects,” Applications in Engineering Science, vol. 10, p. 100106, 2022.
- M. Elbadry, J. Wetherington and M. A. Zikry, “Electromagnetic Finite-Element Modeling of Induction Effects for Buried Objects in Magnetic Soils,” in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2022)
- Mohamed, I., Hasan, T., and Zikry, M. A. (July 19, 2021). “Thermomechanical Microstructural Predictions of Fracture Nucleation of Zircaloy-4 Alloys With δ and ɛ Hydride Distributions.” ASME. J. Eng. Mater. Technol. January 2022; 144
- A. T. Motta et al., “Hydrogen in zirconium alloys: A review,” J. Nucl. Mater., vol. 518, pp. 440–460, 2019
- Ziaei, S., Wu, Q., Fitch, J. et al. Channel Cracking and Interfacial Delamination of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Nano-Sized Films on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Substrates: Experiments and Modeling. Exp Mech 59, 703–712 (2019).
- Zhao And M.A. Zikry (2017), Oxidation-Induced Failure In Semi-Crystalline Organic Thin Films, International Journal of Solids And Structures, 109 (2017) 72–83.
- Russell W. Mailen, Michael D. Dickey, Jan Genzer, and M.A. Zikry (2017), Effects of Thermo-Mechanical Behavior and Hinge Geometry on Folding Response of Shape Memory Polymer Sheets, Journal of Applied Physics, 122, 195103-109.
- D. M. Bond And M.A. Zikry (2017), Differentiating Between Intergranular and Transgranular Fracture in Polycrystalline Aggregates, Journal of Materials Sciences, 53(8), 5786-5798
Drs. Mohammed Zikry and Donald Brenner receive $8.5M Department of Defense grant for extreme materials
Muh-Jang Chen defended his thesis in September 2023
Matthew Phillips was awarded the Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Travel Award, ASME Applied Mechanics Division for his upcoming presentation at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in New Orleans, LA
Tamir Hasan is now at McKinsey Consulting
Matt Bond is now a Senior Engineer at Google
Mohamed Elbadry is now Computational Mechanics Software Engineer at Third Wave Systems in Minneapolis, MN
Tamir Hasan defended his thesis in August 2022.
Mohamed Elbadry defended his thesis in October 2021 and is currently a Post Doctoral Research at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
Ismail Mohamed defended his thesis in August 2019 and is currently a Post Doctoral Research at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
Shoayb Ziaei is now a Senior Engineer at Intel Corporation in Portland, OR
Dr. Mohammed Zikry has been named the recipient of the 2017 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Society Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Matt Bond defended his thesis in June 2017 and is currently a Senior Engineer at Intel Corporation in Chandler, AZ.
Russell Mailen defended his thesis in March 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Auburn University, AL.
Matt Bond was awarded the Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Travel Award, ASME Applied Mechanics Division, for the presentation “Microstructural Modeling of Grain Boundary Effects and Fracture in Crystalline Materials” given at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 13-17, 2016.
Bingxiao Zhao defended her thesis in May 2016 and is currently a Senior Engineer at Intel Corporation in Chandler, AZ.
Shoayb Ziaei defended his thesis in April 2016 and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Mohammed Zikry received the R.J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension from North Carolina State University.
Mohamed Elbadry has been awarded the Provost Doctoral Fellowship in August 2015
Judy Brown defended her thesis in May 2015 and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Appointee, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.
Judy Brown was awarded the Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Travel Award, ASME Applied Mechanics Division, for the presentation “Modeling of Laser Interactions and Microstructural Behavior of Energetic Systems” given at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, Nov. 14-20, 2014.
Qifeng Wu defended his thesis in December 2014 and is currently at Intel Corporation in Portland, OR.
Drew LaBarbera defended his thesis in August 2014 and is currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM.
Letisha McLaughlin Lam defended her thesis in 2013 and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher for ABB in Raleigh, NC.
Prasenjit Khanikar defended his thesis in 2013 and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University in New York City, NY.
Siqi Xu defended her thesis in 2012, and is currently a Research Engineer at Schlumberger, Houston.
Khalil Elkhodary is an Associate Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Tarek Hatem is an Assistant Professor at the British University of Egypt.
Pratheek Shanthraj, defended his Ph.D. in October 2011, and is currently a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany.
William Lee defended his Ph.D. in October, 2011, and is currently Lead Engineer at Stewart Haas Racing, Charlotte.
Tarek Hatem defended his Ph.D. in March, 2009, is currently Research Associate, NCSU
Jibin Shi defended his Ph.D. in February, 2009, is currently a Research Scientist, Schlumberger International
James Pearson defended his Ph.D. in February, 2009, is currently a Research Scientist, Applied Research Associates
William Lee has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, see at NDSEG website