Welcome to Dr Amir Hosein Sakhaei – Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is delighted to welcome Dr Amir Hosein Sakhaei as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr Amir Hosein Sakhaei attained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore under the 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). During this time, he performed research on Modelling the Advanced Materials and Structures fabricated with Additive Manufacturing Technologies (4D Printing, High stretchable elastomers, Meta materials).

Before joining the University of Kent, Dr Sakhaei was a Lecturer at the 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 a 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.

Please check out his Google Scholar page for further information regarding his research.