Imperial College London

Professor M Ahmer Wadee

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics



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Ahmer Wadee is Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics in the Structures Section and leads the research group specializing in the field of Nonlinear Structural Stability. His primary research interests involve modelling buckling instabilities in metallic and composite material structures using analytical methods. In 2014, he was listed as one of the 100 leading UK practising scientists by The Science Council.

Ahmer has won prizes for his research work from the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He serves as an Associate Editor for the international journal Thin-Walled Structures and on the Editorial Board of Structures, the research journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers. He served as Chair of the Stability Committee of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute from 2017-19. He was also co-editor of the book 50 Visions of Mathematics published by Oxford University Press

Ahmer delivered his Professorial Inaugural Lecture in 2016. He is the Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department and oversees the academic progression of PhD students. In 2018, he received an Imperial President's Award for Excellence in Research Supervision.


  • 1994: BEng (1st class honours) - Civil Engineering at Imperial College London
  • 1995: MSc (Distinction) - Structural Steel Design at Imperial College London
  • 1998: PhD - Nonlinear Mechanics Group, Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
  • 2011: FIMA - Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • 2019: MASCE - Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2002: CMath - Chartered Mathematician
  • 2005: CSci - Chartered Scientist

Brief career history

News links

  • Top 100 Practising Scientists (College News Link and University of Bath Link)
  • 50 Visions of Mathematics (College News Link)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hadjipantelis N, Gardner L, Wadee MA, 2018, Prestressed cold-formed steel beams: concept and mechanical behaviour, Engineering Structures, Vol:172, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:1057-1072

Shen J, Wadee MA, 2018, Length effects on interactive buckling in thin-walled rectangular hollow section struts, Thin-Walled Structures, Vol:128, ISSN:0263-8231, Pages:152-170

Bai L, Wang F, Wadee MA, et al., 2017, Nonlinear mode interaction in equal-leg angle struts susceptible to cellular buckling, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:473, ISSN:1364-5021

Yu J, Wadee MA, 2017, Mode interaction in triple-bay prestressed stayed columns, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Vol:88, ISSN:1878-5638, Pages:47-66

Madrazo Aguirre F, Wadee MA, Ruiz-Teran AM, 2015, Non-linear stability of under-deck cable-stayed bridge decks, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Vol:77, ISSN:1878-5638, Pages:28-40

Wadee MA, Bai L, 2014, Cellular buckling in I-section struts, Thin-Walled Structures, Vol:81, ISSN:0263-8231, Pages:89-100

Wadee MA, Farsi M, 2014, Cellular buckling in stiffened plates, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:470, ISSN:1364-5021

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