Imperial College London

M H Ferri Aliabadi

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Chair in Aerostructures



+44 (0)20 7594 5077m.h.aliabadi




Miss Lisa Kelly +44 (0)20 7594 5056




CAGB323City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Professor Aliabadi’s research interests are in the areas of computational structural mechanics, Structural Health Monitoring, fracture mechanics and fatigue, multiscale modelling, and boundary, meshless and finite element methods. .

PhD opportunities exists for self funded students in the following areas:

  • Structural Health Motioning of Composite Structures
  • Robust and Reliability optimisation of structures
  • Multiscale modelling of textile composites
  • Multiscale Modelling of Polycrystalline Materials
  • Residual Strength Evaluation of Composite Airframe

Principal Investigator on recently external funded projects:

SHERLOC - Structural Health Monitoring, Manufacturing and Repair Technologies for Life Management of Composite Fuselage, Coordinator, JU Cleansky 2, 10M Euros (2015-2023)

SCOPE - Self-sensing Curved composite panel under Operational load: methodology Platform for prediction of damage Event- JTI Cleansky, PI, 400KEuros (2013-12015)

Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures (SARISTU), EU, FP7  - PI, approx 1MEuros (2013-2015)

Multi-level Based Design and Optimisation Techniques for Stiffened Panel, Alenia, Finmeccanica, PI,  400KEuros, (2012-2014)

Smart Methodologies and Multilevel/Multiscale Analysis of Composite Stiffened Panel for Structural Health Monitoring, JTI Clean Sky, EU, PI,  420KEuros (2013-2014)

Three-dimensional multiscale model for material degradation and fracture in polycrystalline, EU, MCF 210KEuros (2011-2013)

Smart Technologies for Stress Free Travel, SEAT, EU Project, 3.2 MEuros (WWW.SEAT.-Porject.Org) Coordinator.

Structural Adhesive Bonding of Thick Components for Advanced Engineering Design (SABCAD), TSB, PI,  £342K

Innovative Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Methods for the Application of New Structural Concepts, DaTon, EU Project - PI , 150KEuros

Research Staff


Sharif Khodaei,Z

Research Student Supervision

Chen,B, Meshfree modeling of dynamic failure and fracture of 3D orthogonal woven composites

Li,L, MeshFree methods for modelling woven composites

Salehzadeh Nobari,A, PhD Students

Salmanpour,M, Damage detection in composite materials using ultrosonic guided waves

Zou,F, Structural Health Monitoring using Piezoelectric Transducers