• Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Materials Science & Engineering

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University - 2015
  • M.S., Materials Science, Florida State University - 2011
  • B.S., Nuclear Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt - 2008

Research Interests

    • Modeling and simulations of irradiation effects in nuclear materials
    • Multi-scale modeling of materials
    • Co-evolution of microstructure
    • Physical properties of materials under extreme conditions.

Selected Publications

  • K. Ahmed, M. Tonks, Y. Zhang, B. Biner, and A. El-Azab, “Particle-grain boundary interactions: A phase field study” Computational Materials Science 134, 25, 2017.
  • K. Ahmed , T. Allen, and A. El-Azab, “phase field modeling for grain growth in porous solids” Journal of Materials Science 51, 1261, 2016.
  • A. El-Azab, K. Ahmed, S. Rokkam, and T. Hochrainer, “Diffuse interface modeling of void growth in irradiated materials. Mathematical, thermodynamic and atomistic perspectives”, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science 18, 90, 2014.
  • K. Ahmed, J. Pakarinen, T. Allen, and A. El-Azab, “Phase field simulation of grain growth in porous uranium dioxide”, Journal of Nuclear Materials 446, 90, 2014.