Name:Haitham El Kadiri
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Email: elkadiri@cavs.msstate.edu
Office:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, 2184
Office Phone:(662) 325-4777
Alternate Phone:(662) 617-4790

Biography:Dr. El Kadiri, Haitham is a Whiteside and Coleman Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Mississippi State University. 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., Barrett, C. D., Wang, J., & Tome, C. N. (2015). Why Are {10-12} Twins Profuse in Magnesium? Acta Materialia. Pergamon. 85, 354-361.

Barrett, C. D., & 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.

Barrett, C. D., & 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.

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]

Total Publications by this Author: 115