Dr Meisam Abdi

Job: Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6447

E: meisam.abdi@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Meisam Abdi is a lecturer (VC2020) in Mechanical Engineering. His research interest includes development and application of design and optimization strategies suitable for designing parts fabricated through additive manufacturing (3D printing) processes. His research expertise lies in the following areas:

  • Topology optimization
  • 3D printed lattice structures
  • Design for selective laser melting (SLM)
  • Numerical modelling and simulation through FEM, XFEM, meshfree methods

Dr Abdi received his PhD from University of Nottingham in 2015. Before joining DMU in 2017, Dr Abdi was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at the University of Nottingham.

He worked on an Innovate UK funded project in partnership with Rolls-Royce called “Advanced Laser-additive layer Manufacture for Emissions Reduction (ALMER)”.

Publications and outputs 

Abdi, M., Ashcroft, I., & Wildman, R. D. (2018). Design optimization for an additively manufactured automotive component. International Journal of Powertrains, 7(1-3), 142-16.

Abdi, M., Ashcroft, I., & Wildman, R. (2018). Topology optimization of geometrically nonlinear structures using an evolutionary optimization method. Engineering Optimization, in press.

Panesar, A., Abdi, M., Hickman, D., & Ashcroft, I. (2018). Strategies for functionally graded lattice structures derived using topology optimisation for Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing, 19, 81-94.

Abdi, R., Rezazadeh, N., & Abdi, M. (2017). Reduction of fluid forces and vortex shedding frequency of a circular cylinder using rigid splitter plates. European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 26(3), 225-244.

Abdi, M., Ashcroft, I., Wildman, R. (2015). Topology Optimization of Geometrically Non-Linear Structures using Iso-XFEM Method. Key Engineering Materials, 627, pp. 121-124.

Abdi, M., Ashcroft, I., Wildman, R. (2014). An X-FEM based approach for topology optimization of continuum structures. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 256, pp. 277-289.

Abdi, M., Wildman, R., Ashcroft, I. (2014). Evolutionary topology optimization using extended finite element method and isolines. Engineering Optimization, 46 (5), pp. 628-647.

Abdi, M., Karami Mohammadi, A. (2009). Numerical Simulation and Active Vibration Control of Piezoelectric Smart Structures. International Review of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.175-181.

Research interests/expertise

Topology optimization

3D printed lattice structures

Design for selective laser melting (SLM)

Numerical modelling and simulation through FEM, XFEM and meshfree methods

Areas of teaching

ENGD1005 Mechanical Principles

ENGD3038 Dynamics and Control

ENGD2005 Theory of Machines and Thermodynamics


PhD in mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, university of Nottingham (awarded 2015)

MSc in Mechanical Engineering- Applied Design, Shahrood University of Technology (awarded 2009)

BSc in Mechanical Engineering- Solid Mechanics and Design, University of Tabriz (awarded 2006)

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