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 (College News Link and University of Bath Link). He is also co-editor of the book 50 Visions of Mathematics published by Oxford University Press (College News Link).

Ahmer delivered his Professorial Inaugural Lecture on 23 June 2016. He is also the Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department that oversees the running of the PhD programme.


  • BEng 1994 (Civil Engineering at Imperial College London, 1st class honours)
  • MSc 1995 (Structural Steel Design at Imperial College London, with Distinction)
  • PhD 1998 (Nonlinear Mechanics Group, Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications 2011 (Member: 2002-11)
  • Chartered Mathematician 2002
  • Chartered Scientist 2005

Brief career history

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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

Liu EL, Wadee MA, Liu EL, et al., 2016, Geometric factors affecting I-section struts experiencing local and strong-axis global buckling mode interaction, Thin-Walled Structures, Vol:109, ISSN:0263-8231, Pages:319-331

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

Bai L, Wadee MA, Bai L, et al., 2016, Slenderness effects in thin-walled I-section struts susceptible to local-global mode interaction, Engineering Structures, Vol:124, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:128-141

Bai L, Wadee MA, Bai L, et al., 2015, Imperfection sensitivity of thin-walled I-section struts susceptible to cellular buckling, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:104, ISSN:0020-7403, Pages:162-173

Zschernack C, Wadee MA, Völlmecke C, et al., 2016, Nonlinear buckling of fibre-reinforced unit cells of lattice materials, Composite Structures, Vol:136, ISSN:1879-1085, Pages:217-228

Madrazo Aguirre F, Wadee MA, Ruiz-Teran AM, et al., 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, Farsi M, Ahmer Wadee M, et al., 2014, Cellular buckling in stiffened plates, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:470, ISSN:1364-5021, Pages:20140094-20140094

Wadee MA, Gardner L, Wadee MA, et al., 2012, Cellular buckling from mode interaction in I-beams under uniform bending, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:468, ISSN:1364-5021, Pages:245-268

Wadee MA, Voellmecke C, Haley JF, et al., 2012, Geometric modelling of kink banding in laminated structures, Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:370, ISSN:1364-503X, Pages:1827-1849


Parc S, 2014, 50 visions of mathematics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, ISBN:9780198701811

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