Imperial College London

ProfessorZahraSharif Khodaei

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor in AerospaceStructural Durability&HealthMonitoring



+44 (0)20 7594 5116z.sharif-khodaei




329City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Brief Biography:

Zahra Sharif Khodaei is a Professor in Aerospace structural durability and health monitoring. 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.

She is a Fellow of the royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of Women in engineering society.



Ceri S, Khodaei ZS, 2024, Numerical investigation of hypervelocity impact simulation with FEM/SPH formulation for space structures, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol:187, ISSN:0734-743X

Li Y, Sharif-Khodaei Z, 2024, A novel damage detection method for carbon fibre reinforced polymer structures based on distributed strain measurements with fibre optical sensor, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol:208, ISSN:0888-3270

Morse L, Giannakeas IN, Mallardo V, et al., 2024, Multi-objective SHM sensor path optimisation for damage detection in large composite stiffened panels, Structural Health Monitoring, ISSN:1475-9217

Ren F, Giannakeas IN, Sharif Khodaei Z, et al., 2024, The temperature effects on embedded PZT signals in structural health monitoring for composite structures with different thicknesses, Ndt and E International, Vol:141, ISSN:0963-8695


Ren F, Giannakeas IN, Alibadi F, et al., 2024, The Sensitivity Analysis of Group Velocity to Temperature Variations in Composite Structures, Pages:730-739

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