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 Science and Physics. Dr. El Kadiri authored and co-authored over 90 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 at the mesoscale such as crystal plasticity and phase field. 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: Crystal plasticity, Twinning and slip Interactions, in HCP structures, Interfacial defect theory, High Temperature Oxidation, Phase field, Phase transformation.

Hobbies: Scuba-diving, Partridge Hunting, Soccer

Publications: El Kadiri, H., Wang, J., & Tome, C. N. (2015). Why Are {10-12} Twins Profuse in Magnesium? Acta Materialia. Pergamon. 85, 354-361.

El Kadiri, H. (2014). Impact of Deformation Faceting on {10-12}, {10-11}, and {10-13} Embryonic Twin Nucleation in Hexagonal Close-packed Metals. Acta Materialia. 70, 137161.

El Kadiri, H. (2014). The Roles of Grain Boundary Dislocations and Disclinations in the Nucleation of {10-12} Twinning. Acta Materialia. Pergamon. 63, 1-15.

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., Molins, R., Bienvenu, Y., & Horstemeyer, M. (2005). Abnormal High Growth Rates of Metastable Aluminas on FeCrAl Alloys. Oxidation of Metals. Springer Science and Business Media. 64(1), 63-97. [Abstract]

Total Publications by this Author: 102