HPC MSU
Name:Haitham El Kadiri
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Faculty
Email: elkadiri@cavs.msstate.edu
Office:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, 2184
Office Phone:(662) 325-5568
Alternate Phone:(662) 617-4790

Biography:Dr. El Kadiri, Haitham is an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Mississippi State University since fall 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris (ParisTech) in France. He received his DEA-Masters in the Shaping Center (CEMEF) at the same school in Materials Physics. Dr. El Kadiri authored and co-authored over 70 papers since 2004. His research is driven by an interest to develop a fundamental understanding of how interfaces govern the behavior of polycrystalline microstructures under the influence of stress, temperature, and aggressive environment, with the rigor needed to identify advanced numerical models. This exercise requires often a combined multiscale characterization and modeling approach, because there are key mechanisms that operate at different scales. Current work focuses on leveraging knowledge of interfacial problems to several areas including interactions involving slip, twinning, and grain boundaries in hexagonal close-packed structures, interfacial defect theory, bi-crystallography, grain boundary atomic structure, damage, multi physics involved in high-temperature oxidation, interdiffusion, growth stresses, fatigue crack growth, phase transformations, and interfacial instability. Dr. El Kadiri has led several teams in the area of multiscale modeling applied to several contemporary industrial issues, with a down-top paradigm for science and a top-down paradigm for engineering. He developed an interest in both the sharp interface and diffusive interface approaches. His passion is to use applied mathematics to model a natural evolving system after a fundamental understanding supported by experimentation.

Research Interest: Twinning and slip in HCP structures, Interfacial defect theory, Crystal plasticity, Phase field, Phase transformation.

Hobbies: Scuba-diving, Partridge Hunting, Soccer

Publications: Oppedal, A. L., El Kadiri, H., Tomé, C. N., Vogel, S. C., & Horstemeyer, M. (2013). Anisotropy in Hexagonal Close-packed Structures: Improvements to Crystal Plasticity Approaches Applied to Magnesium Alloy. Philosophical Magazine. Taylor & Francis. 93(35), 4311-4330. DOI:10.1080/14786435.2013.827802. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Oppedal, A. L., El Kadiri, H., Tomé, C. N., Kaschner, G. C., Vogel, S. C., Baird, J., & Horstemeyer, M. (2011). Effect of Dislocation Transmutation on Modeling Hardening Mechanisms by Twinning in Magnesium. International Journal of Plasticity. Elsevier. 30-31, 41-61. DOI:10.1016/j.ijplas.2011.09.002. [Document Site]

El Kadiri, H., & Oppedal, A. L. (2010). A Crystal Plasticity Theory for Latent Hardening by Glide Twinning Through Dislocation Transmutation and Twin Accommodation Effects. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. Elsevier. 58(4), 613--624. [Abstract]

El Kadiri, H., Horstemeyer, M., & Bammann, D. (2008). A Theory of Stress-Driven Interfacial Damage upon Cationic Selective Oxidation of Alloys. In K. Bhattacharya and H. Gao (Eds.), Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids. Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, OX5 1GB, United Kingdom. 56(12), 3392-3415. [Abstract]

El Kadiri, H., Xue, Y., Horstemeyer, M., Jordon, J. B., & Wang, P. (2006). Identification and Modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms in a Die-cast AM50 Magnesium Alloy. In Elsevier (Ed.), Acta Materialia. Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, OX5 1GB, United Kingdom. 54(19), 5061-5076. [Abstract]

Total Publications by this Author: 91