Mechanical Engineering would like to welcome new Assistant Professor Dr. Fadi Abdeljawad. Fadi Abdeljawad will join the Mechanical Engineering Department in Fall 2018. He is currently a Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Computational Materials and Data Science Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He received his B.S./M.S. from North Carolina State University in 2006. He then spent the next two years working as a stress engineer for Butler Inc./Sikorsky Aircraft. He joined Princeton University in September 2008, where he was the recipient of the five-year Francis Upton and Martin Summerfield fellowships, and received his M.A. and Ph.D., both in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, in 2010 and 2014, respectively.
His research work lies at the intersection of materials science, engineering, and applied mathematics. In broad terms, the theme of his research can be stated as: “Can we fundamentally understand materials micro/nano-structures, their formation and evolution, and quantitatively predict their performance given a set of external stimuli.” He works on a wide range of problems, such as nano-materials, energy devices, interface thermodynamics, metallic glasses, and additive manufacturing. He is a reviewer for several leading peer-reviewed journals, such as J. App. Phys., App. Phys. Lett., Acta Materialia, Nature Scientific Reports, Scripta Materialia, J. Comp. Phys., MSMSE, J. Mater. Sci., Comp. Mater. Sci., MRS J. Mater. Res., and served as a guest editor for the Journal of Materials (JOM) from 2016-2017. He is the recipient of the 2016 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award.