Imperial College London

DrIdris KevinMohammed

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow







City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Idris Kevin Mohammed (MEng ACGI PhD DIC PGCert FHEA) is a Teaching Fellow for Solid Mechanics Teaching Subject Group (TSG). He lectures on on the ME2 Dynamics modules and is a tutor for ME1 Mechanics, Materials, Stress Analysis & ME2 Dynamics, Materials, Stress Analysis and Design.

Idris graduated from Imperial College London with a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. He then joined the Soft Solids group to pursue a PhD titled “The Mechanical Characterisation of Confectionery Wafers” for which he was awarded the Margaret Fishenden Centenary Memorial Prize. The aim of the project was to predict and simulate the material deformation of confectionery wafers. This was done experimentally, analytically and numerically at both the macroscopic and microscopic level. The published work was the 2013 March finalist for the Robert W. Cahn prize in the Journal of Materials Science.

After obtaining his PhD in 2011, he continued to be a part the Soft Solids group as a Research Associate. The PostDoc research was to design and develop a drug loaded patch for the treatment of fungal infections. Pressure sensitive adhesives were characterised and the material model was implemented into a cohesive zone finite element peeling simulation which calculated the force required for safe removal. Idris was awarded the ‘Best Poster Prize’ at the International Conference on Adhesion 2013 for this work. His other post doctoral research included the thermo-mechanical properties of expoxy encapsulants, micro-modelling of the sintering of powder particles and the microstructural characterisation of crisps.



Zhang X, Mohammed IK, Zheng M, et al., 2019, Temperature effects on the low velocity impact response of laminated glass with different types of interlayer materials, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol:124, ISSN:0734-743X, Pages:9-22

Butt S, Mohammed I, Raghavan V, et al., 2018, Quantifying the differences in structure and mechanical response of confectionery products resulting from the baking and extrusion processes, Journal of Food Engineering, Vol:238, ISSN:0260-8774, Pages:112-121

Zhang B, Mohammed IK, Wang Y, et al., 2018, On the use of HCP and FCC RVE structures in the simulation of powder compaction, Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, Vol:53, ISSN:0309-3247, Pages:338-352

Kinloch AJ, Rizi K, Mohammed IK, et al., 2018, A systematic approach to the formulation of anti-onychomycotic nail patches, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Vol:127, ISSN:0939-6411, Pages:355-365

arora H, nila A, Vitharana K, et al., 2017, Microstructural consequences of blast lung injury characterised with digital volume correlation, Frontiers in Materials, Vol:4, ISSN:2296-8016

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