Imperial College London

DrZahraSharif Khodaei

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Structural Integrity



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Brief Biography:

Zahra Sharif Khodaei is a reader (Associate Professor) in structural integrity. She obtained her PhD from Czech Technical University in Prague in numerical modelling of functionally graded materials in 2008. Prior to her lectureship post in 2014, she was a research associate at Imperial College London, department of Aeronautics since 2009 where she conducted research in fatigue modelling and analysis of metallic and Fibre Metallic Laminates (FML) and more significantly in developments of technologies and methodologies for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of composite structures.



Lambinet F, Khodaei ZS, 2021, Development of Hybrid Piezoelectric-Fibre Optic Composite Patch Repair Solutions, Sensors, Vol:21

Yue N, Khodaei ZS, Aliabadi MH, 2021, Damage detection in large composite stiffened panels based on a novel SHM building block philosophy, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol:30, ISSN:0964-1726

Goossens S, Berghmans F, Sharif Khodaei Z, et al., 2021, Practicalities of BVID detection on aerospace-grade CFRP materials with optical fibre sensors, Composite Structures, Vol:259, ISSN:0263-8223, Pages:1-12

Lambinet F, Khodaei ZS, 2020, Damage detection & localization on composite patch repair under different environmental effects, Engineering Research Express, Vol:2


Goossens S, Geernaert T, Khodaei ZS, et al., 2021, Barely visible impact damage detection and location on composite materials by surface mounted and embedded aerospace-compatible optical fibre Bragg grating sensors, Conference on Optical Sensing and Detection VI, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN:0277-786X

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