Dr Payam Khazaeinejad

About

I obtained my PhD in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. I am a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. Additionally, I am a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a Member of the Institute of Physics (IOP), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), EPSRC Peer Review College, and Chartered Management Institute (CMI). I serve as the the Vice Chair of the Structural Technology and Materials Group (STMG) board at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

My research expertise and interests are deeply rooted in solid mechanics and advanced computational methodologies, particularly focusing on the innovative application of biological paradigms in materials and system design. This approach leverages nature's inherent genius to develop materials and systems with unparalleled properties and adaptability, spanning micro to macro scales. My work involves the use of sophisticated algorithms and simulations to explore the behaviour of advanced materials, pushing the boundaries beyond traditional experimental techniques to uncover hidden structural elements. Beyond the scope of materials science, I have a profound interest in understanding and mitigating failure mechanisms in various structures, particularly under extreme thermomechanical actions. This aspect of my research highlights my keen interest in ensuring resilience and reliability in engineering designs, a crucial factor in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics

Qualifications

  • 2023: Chartered Manager Bootcamp (CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership)
  • 2021: Chartered Engineer (CEng) – UK Engineering Council
  • 2021: Certificate in Innovation in Teaching (Laspau – Affiliated with Harvard University)
  • 2019: Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework (KAPS) Certificate
  • 2016: PhD in Engineering - The University of Edinburgh
  • 2015: Fire Dynamics & Fire Safety Engineering Design Certificate – The University of Edinburgh
  • 2006: MSc Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
  • 2004: BSc Mechanical Engineering - Solid Mechanics

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE
  • Becas Santander Skills: Innovation in Teaching - Laspau (Affiliated with Harvard University)
  • Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework (KAPS) Certificate - Kingston University
  • Edinburgh Award (Work Experience) - The University of Edinburgh
  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Engineering mechanics and materials

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

In the dynamic field of materials science and engineering, my research stands at the forefront of understanding and manipulating the intricate inner structures of structural components. My work is driven by the fundamental belief that by tailoring these structures, we can customise components to meet specific application needs and performance criteria. My approach blends advanced computational analysis with experimental techniques. I explore the complexities of material structures, unraveling the interactions that govern their behaviour under various loading and support scenarios. This dual-methodology offers a comprehensive understanding, highlighting the synergistic dynamics of load-carrying mechanisms within structures.

A key aspect of my research is the integration of bio-inspired paradigms into material and system design. This innovative angle enables me to leverage nature's ingenuity, crafting materials and systems with unparalleled properties and adaptability across scales. My work employs state-of-the-art algorithms and simulations to extend the capabilities of conventional experimental methods. Moreover, my research encompasses the investigation and mitigation of failure mechanisms in structures, especially under extreme thermomechanical conditions. This focus underscores my dedication to ensuring resilience and reliability in engineering designs, a critical consideration in our rapidly advancing technological world.

Case Studies

Pharmaceutical Tablets: Utilising EDEM software's discrete element modeling, the compaction process in orodispersible tablets was simulated, enhancing their suitability for patients with swallowing difficulties.

Bone Regeneration: A series of sophisticated finite element models were developed for bio-inspired piezoelectric scaffolds. These models, optimised using the Taguchi method and calibrated with experimental results, exhibit self-adaptability, mimicking natural bone regeneration.

Floating Solar Panels: Innovatively reducing computational demands, a finite element approach was formulated for heat transfer in floating solar panels, using only a fraction of the degrees of freedom typically required in software simulations.

Structures in Fire: Through large-scale tests on plates with unrestrained edges, my research revealed the formation of a 'compressive ring', akin to a trampoline's rigid ring, under certain conditions. This phenomenon was successfully simulated, offering new insights into structural behaviour in fire.

Subsea Pipelines: Focusing on marine risers, essential in transporting fluids between floating vessels and subsea wells, the static and dynamic behaviour of risers were analysed. This research is crucial in understanding the resilience of these multi-layered components under oceanic conditions.

Qualifications and expertise

  • UK EPSRC Summer School on Meshless Methods in Mechanics, Cardiff University (UK)
  • Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (OpenSees), The University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Fire Dynamics & Fire Safety Engineering Design CPD, BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering (UK)
  • Fire Science and Fire Investigation CPD, BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering (UK)
  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials

Areas of specialism

  • Computational modelling and simulation
  • Smart materials, structures and systems
  • Bio-inspired design and biomaterials
  • Architected materials and structures
  • Failure mechanisms of structural systems and components

Scholarly affiliations

  • Member, EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Chartered Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member, Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 31.

Article

Akbari, Sadaf and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2023) Geometrical and mechanical analysis of polylactic acid and polyvinylidine fluoride scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Engineering with Computers, ISSN (print) 0177-0667 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Papathanasiou, T K, Markolefas, S, Khazaeinejad, P and Bahai, H (2017) An efficient structural finite element for inextensible flexible risers. IOP Conference Series : Materials Science and Engineering, 276(1), 012023. ISSN (print) 1757-8981

Gheisari, M., Nezamabadi, A. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2017) On buckling of cylindrical shells under combined loading. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 11(2), pp. 9-18. ISSN (print) 1985-3157

Khazaeinejad, P. and Usmani, A. S. (2016) On thermo-mechanical nonlinear behaviour of shallow shells. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 82, pp. 114-123. ISSN (print) 0020-7462

Khazaeinejad, P. and Usmani, A. S. (2016) Temperature-dependent nonlinear analysis of shallow shells : a theoretical approach. Composite Structures, 141, pp. 1-13. ISSN (print) 0263-8223

Khazaeinejad, P., Usmani, A. S. and Laghrouche, O. (2015) Temperature-dependent nonlinear behaviour of thin rectangular plates exposed to through-depth thermal gradients. Composite Structures, 132, pp. 652-664. ISSN (print) 0263-8223

Khazaeinejad, P., Usmani, A.S. and Laghrouche, O. (2014) An analytical study of the nonlinear thermo-mechanical behaviour of thin isotropic rectangular plates. Computers & Structures, 141, pp. 1-8. ISSN (print) 0045-7949

Khazaeinejad, P, Usmani, AS and Laghrouche, O (2012) Nonlinear stress analysis of plates under thermomechanical loads. Journal of Physics : Conference Series, 382, 012022. ISSN (print) 1742-6588

Najafizadeh, M. M., Mohammadi, J. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2012) Vibration characteristics of functionally graded plates with non-ideal boundary conditions. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 19(7), pp. 543-550. ISSN (print) 1537-6494

Khazaeinejad, P., Najafizadeh, M. M., Jenabi, J. and Isvandzibaei, M. R. (2010) On the buckling of functionally graded cylindrical shells under combined external pressure and axial compression. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 132(6), 064501. ISSN (print) 0094-9930

Najafizadeh, M M, Mahdavian, M and Khazaeinejad, P (2010) Superposition buckling analysis of rectangular plates composed of functionally graded materials subjected to non-uniform distributed in-plane loading. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 224(11), pp. 2299-2307. ISSN (print) 0954-4062

Khazaeinejad, P and Najafizadeh, M M (2010) Mechanical buckling of cylindrical shells with varying material properties. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 224(8), pp. 1551-1557. ISSN (print) 0954-4062

Khorramabadi, M. Karami and Khazaeinejad, P. (2009) On stability of stiffened cylindrical shells with varying material properties. International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, 3(8), pp. 898-903. ISSN (online) 1307-6892

Najafizadeh, M.M., Hasani, A. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2009) Mechanical stability of functionally graded stiffened cylindrical shells. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 33(2), pp. 1151-1157. ISSN (print) 0307-904X

Conference or Workshop Item

Akbari, Sadaf, Suarez Bolivar, Vanessa and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2022) A finite element study of geometrical design of bone tissue scaffolds. In: The 2022 Annual Conference of the UK Association for Computational Mechanics; 20-22 Apr 2022, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Jenabi, J., Khazaeinejad, P. and Nezamabadi, A. (2020) Size-dependent nonlinear analysis of composite laminated micro skew plates reinforced with functionally graded graphene sheets. In: UK Association for Computational Mechanics (UKACM) Conference 2020; 2020, Loughborough, U.K..

Papathanasiou, Theodosios, Khazaeinejad, Payam and Bahai, Hamid (2017) Finite element analysis of heat transfer in thin multilayered plates. In: UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC2017); 04 - 05 Sep 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Papathanasiou, T K, Markolefas, S, Khazaeinejad, P and Bahai, H (2017) An efficient structural finite element for inextensible flexible risers. In: First Conference of Computational Methods in Offshore Technology; 30 Nov - 01 Dec 2017, Stavanger, Norway.

Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif S. (2016) Visualisation of internal structures in thin composite plates and shells. In: 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP2); 11-14 Jul 2016, Porto, Portugal.

Khazaeinejad, P., Dai, X. and Usmani, A. (2015) Analysis of heated beams : modelling benchmarks. In: The First International Conference on Structural Safety under Fire and Blast (CONFAB) 2015; 02-04 Sep 2015, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif (2015) Anatomy of the "compressive ring" in plates under fire. In: ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference; 16 - 19 Jun 2015, Stanford, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif S. (2014) Analytical solutions for nonlinear response of plates under thermal loading. In: 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF'14); 11 - 13 Jun 2014, Shanghai, China.

Khazaeinejad, Payam (2014) Demystifying the compressive ring in slabs under fire. In: 16th Young Researchers' Conference; 05 Mar 2014, London, U.K..

Khazaeinejad, Payam, Usmani, Asif S. and Laghrouche, Omar (2013) Transient thermoelastic analysis of plates by hybrid-Trefftz method. In: ICOVP-2013 : 11th International Conference on Vibration Problems; 09 - 12 Sep 2013, Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)

Khazaeinejad, Payam (2013) Thermo-mechanical analysis of shells using a hybrid-Trefftz formulation. In: 15th Young Researchers' Conference; 14 Mar 2013, London, U.K..

Jiang, Jian, Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif (2012) Nonlinear analysis of shell structures in fire using OpenSees. In: ACME2012 : 20th UK Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering; 27 - 28 Mar 2012, Manchester, U.K..

Khazaeinejad, P., Najafizadeh, M.M., Wang, X.H. and Tanbakuei Kashani, M. (2010) FEM buckling analysis of functionally graded toroidal shells. In: The Second Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures (ACMFMS 2010); 22 - 25 Oct 2010, Nanjing, China. (Unpublished)

Jenabi, J. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2010) The effect of combined loading on buckling loads of functionally graded cylindrical shells surrounded by an elastic medium. In: 2nd International Conference Topical Problems of Continuum Mechanics (TPCM2010); 04 - 08 Oct 2010, Dilijan, Armenia. (Unpublished)

Isvandzibaei, M. R., Najafizadeh, M. M. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2009) Influence of symmetrical boundary conditions on free vibration of functionally graded cylindrical shells with ring support. In: ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference; 26 - 30 Jul 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.

Khorramabadi, Mehdi Karami, Najafizadeh, Mohammad Mehdi, Shahraki, Jamshid Alibabaei and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2008) Effect of shear theories on free vibration of functionally graded plates. In: World Congress on Science, Engineering and Technology; 17 - 19 Dec 2008, Bankok, Thailand.

Narimani, Ramin, Khorramabadi, Mehdi Karami and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2007) Mechanical buckling of functionally graded cylindrical shells based on the first order shear deformation theory. In: ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference; 22 - 26 Jul 2007, San Antonio, Texas, U.S..

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Qualifications and expertise

  • External Examiner – University of East London
  • External Adviser (Validation of MSc Mechanical/Automotive/Motorsport/ Motorcycle Engineering) – University of Wales
  • External Panel Member (Engineering Periodic Subject Review) – University of Northampton

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Vice Chair - IMechE Structural Technology and Materials Group (STMG)
  • Member - EPSRC Peer Review College
  • IMechE MPDS Scheme Owner - Kingston University
  • Book Reviewer - Perason Global Editions
  • Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Liaison Officer - Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Chartered Member - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Member - Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Member - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Senior Member - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Leadership and management

Qualifications and expertise

  • CMI Chartered Manager Bootcamp (CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership)

University responsibilities

  • School Director of Postgraduate Research
  • Course Leader of Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Programmes
  • Member of ECE Faculty Research Degrees Committee
  • Member of ECE Faculty Course Portfolio Task Group

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