Dr. Sana Waheed
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Computational Solid Mechanics, small-scale mechanics, discrete dislocation plasticity
Ph. D. Imperial College London, UK B. A & M. Eng. University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Sana Waheed received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial
College London, UK in 2018, prior to which she completed her B.A. and M. Eng. from
the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research focuses on using planar discrete
dislocation plasticity simulations to investigate various small-scale phenomena
including reverse plasticity in confined volumes, dislocation mobility effects
in BCC materials and the micromechanics of strain rate sensitivity in Ti alloys
used in the aerospace industry. During her training, Dr Sana has also developed
expertise in the finite element (FE) method and crystal plasticity FE
Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarship (2015-2018)
University of Cambridge 800th Anniversary Scholarship (2010-2014)
Imperial College Union - Student Academic
Choice Award nomination for teaching (2018)
Murray Edwards Rosemary Scholarship
Cambridge University Engineering Department
DAAD RISE Scholarship (2013)
Waheed, S., Zheng, Z., Balint, D. S. and Dunne, F. P.
E., (2019), “Microstructural effects on strain rate and dwell sensitivity in
dual phase titanium alloys”, Acta Mater.,
Zheng, Z.,Waheed, S., Balint, D. S. and Dunne, F. P.
E., (2018), “Slip transfer across phase boundaries in dual phase titanium alloy
and the effect on strain rate sensitivity”, Int.
J. Plast., 104:23-28.
Waheed, S., Hao, R., Zheng, Z., Wheeler, J. M.,
Michler, J., Balint, D. S. and Giuliani, F., (2018), “Temperature-dependent
plastic hysteresis in highly confined polycrystalline Nb films”, Model.
Waheed, S., Butcher, A. L. and Oyen, M. L., (2018),
“The viscoelastic response of electrospun poly (vinyl alcohol) mats”, J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater.,
Patel, M.*, Waheed, S.*, Wenman, M. R., Sutton, A. P.
and Balint, D. S., (2017), “Discrete Dislocation Plasticity Modelling of
Hydrides in Zirconium under Thermal Cycling”, MRS Advances, 2(55):3353-3358 (*equal first authorship).
Waheed, S., Hao, R., Bhowmik, A., Balint, D. S. and
Giuliani, F., (2017), “A unifying scaling for the Bauschinger effect in highly
confined thin films: a discrete dislocation plasticity study”, Model. Simul. Mater. Sc. Eng.,