Shaker A. Meguid, PhD, P.Eng., CEng, SAIAA (Lifetime), FIMechE, FASME, FEIC

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Aircraft design; multifunctional nanocomposites; NEMS beam switches; computational nanomechanics; multiscale modelling; coupled field problems; smart materials; dielectric elastomers; fracture & failure analysis; crashworthiness.

Laboratory: Mechanics and Aerospace Design Laboratory (MADL)

Email: | Tel: 416-978-5741 | Office: MB102

Research Areas

  1. Applied Mechanics and Design
  2. Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering


Professor Shaker Meguid obtained his PhD in Applied Mechanics from UMIST, England. He taught different branches of Applied Mechanics in 4 continents, including Oxford University, Cranfield University (England), University of Toronto, Cairo University (Egypt) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU-Singapore). His research activities have contributed significantly to the areas of nanoengineering, computational mechanics, advanced and smart composites, fracture mechanics and failure prevention. He has published over 400 papers in leading tier-1 scientific journals and international conferences and symposia including the most recently the 4th International Conference on Integrity, Reliability and Failure in June 2013. He not only organised but also contributed to numerous symposia as keynote and plenary speaker. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Guest Editor to a number of Journals, Former Technical Associate Editor, for two consecutive terms, of ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, and a member of the editorial board of numerous journals. He is also the Editor of six international conference proceedings and author of two textbooks. Professor Meguid is the founding head of the Aerospace Division of NTU, Singapore. He holds the titles of Distinguished Visiting Professor in Tongji University (China), Porto University (Portugal), external examiner to Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), University of Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), and an Engineering Consultant to the United Nations. He is a lifetime member of AIAA, member of the American Academy of Mechanics, Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (P.Eng.), Chartered Engineer in Great Britain (CEng), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Fellow of IMechE. He works closely with the aerospace and automotive industries and is regularly approached by members of the media for clarification of engineering issues. Professor Meguid and his students have won many awards including the recent innovation award in nanoengineering by ASME. Professor Meguid is currently hosted by Peking University as Globex Fellow to teach Mechanics of Solids under the Global Exchange Program.

Recent Publications


Y.L. Li, S.A. Meguid, Y.M. Fu, D.L. Xu, “Nonlinear Analysis of Thermally and Electrically Actuated Functionally Graded Material Microbeam”, Proc. R. Soc. A, 470 (2162), 20130473, 2014.

S.I. Kundalwal, M.C. Ray and S.A. Meguid, “Shear Lag Model for Regularly Staggered Short Fuzzy Fiber Reinforced Composite”, J Appl Mech-T ASME, Accepted June 1, 2014.

Z. Chen, F. Yang, S.A. Meguid, “Three Dimensional Finite Element Simulations of Arc-Height Development in Shot-Peened Almen Strip”, ASME J. Eng. Mater. Technol., Accepted April 19, 2014.

X.W. Yin, P. Verberne and S.A. Meguid, “Multiphysics Modelling of the Coupled Behaviour of Precision-Guided Projectiles Subjected to Intense Shock Loads”, Int J Mech Mater Des, DOI 10.1007/s10999-014-9255-0, 2014.

Y. Wang, G.J. Weng, S.A. Meguid and A.M.S. Hamouda, “A Continuum Model with a Percolation Threshold and Tunneling-Assisted Interfacial Conductivity for Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanocomposites”, J Appl Phys, 115, 193706,, 2014.

J.M. Wernik and S.A. Meguid, “Multiscale Micromechanical Modeling of the Constitutive Response of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Structural Adhesives”, Int. J. Solid Struct.,, 2014.

S.A. Meguid, Z. Chen and F. Yang, “Effective Mitigation of Shock Loads in Embedded Electronic Packaging using Bi-layered Potting Materials”, ASME J Electron Packag, DOI:10.1115/1.4026542, 2014.

S.A. Meguid and F. Al Jahwari, “Modeling the Pull-out Test of Nanoreinforced Metallic Matrices using Molecular Dynamics”, Acta Mech, 225 (4-5), pp.1267-1275, 2014.

J.M. Wernik and S.A. Meguid, “On the Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Epoxy Adhesives”, Mater. Des., 59, pp.19-52, 2014.

F. Yang, Z. Chen, S. A. Meguid and M. Guagliano, “Realistic 3D FE Modelling of Peening Residual Stresses of Strain-Rate Sensitive Materials with Oblique Incident Angles”, Experimental Mechanics, 8, pp.215-220, 2014.

F. Yang, Z. Chen and S.A. Meguid, “3D FE Modeling of Oblique Shot Peening using a New Periodic Cell Model”, Int J Mech Mater Des, 10 (2), pp.133-144, 2014.


W.S. Bao, S.A. Meguid, Z.H. Zhu, Y. Pan and G. J. Weng, “Effect of Carbon Nanotube Geometry upon Tunneling Assisted Electrical Network in Nanocomposites”, J. Appl. Phys., 113 (23), 234313, 2013.

F. Yang and S.A. Meguid, "Efficient Multi-scale Modelling Technique for Determining Effective Board Drop Reliability of PCB Assembly”, Microelectron Reliab, 53 (7), pp.975-984, 2013.

S.A. Meguid, J.M. Wernik and F. Al Jahwari, "Toughening Mechanisms in Multiphase Nanocomposites", Int J Mech Mater Des, 9 (2), pp.115 - 125, 2013.

Y.L. Li, S.A. Meguid, Y.M. Fu and D.L Xu, “Unified Nonlinear Quasistatic and Dynamic Analysis of RF-MEMS Switches”, Acta Mech, 224, pp.1741–1755, 2013.

Y. Pan, G.J. Weng, S.A. Meguid, W.S. Bao, et al., “Interface Effects on the Viscoelastic Characteristics of Carbon Nanotube Polymer Matrix Composites”, Mech. Mater., 58, pp.1-11, 2013.

P.F. Yang, S.A. Meguid and X. Zhang, “Accurate Modelling of the Crush Behaviour of Thin Tubular Columns using Material Point Method”, Mechanics & Astronomy, 56 (6), pp.1209 - 1219, 2013.


M.S. Attia, S.A. Meguid and H. Nouraei, “Nonlinear FEA of the Crush Behaviour of Functionally Graded Foam-Filled Columns”, Finite Elem Anal Des, 61, pp.50–59, 2012.

W. S. Bao, S. A. Meguid, Z. H. Zhu, and G. J. Weng, “Tunneling Resistance and its Effect on the Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites”, J. Appl. Phys., 111 (9), 093726, 2012.

J.M. Wernik, B.J. Cornwell-Mott and S.A. Meguid, “Determination of the Interfacial Properties of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites using Atomistic-based Continuum Model”, Int J Solids Struct, 49 (13), pp.1852 – 1863, 2012.

Z.H. Zhu, M.A. Post and S.A. Meguid, “The Potential of Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Measurement of Residual Stresses by Modal Frequency Spacing using Leaky Lamb Waves”, Exp Mech, 52 (9), pp.1329 – 1339, 2012.

W.S. Bao, S.A. Meguid, et al., “A Novel Approach to Predict the Electrical Conductivity of Multifunctional Nanocomposites”, Mech. Mater., 46, pp.129 – 138, 2012.

V.P. Galantai, A.Y.N. Sofla, S.A. Meguid, “Bio-inspired Wing Morphing for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Intelligent Materials”, Int J Mech Mater Des, 8 (1), pp.71-79, 2012.


Y. Pan, G.J. Weng, S.A. Meguid, et al., “Percolation Threshold and Electrical Conductivity of Two-Phase Composite Containing Randomly Oriented Ellipsoidal Inclusion”, J Appl Phys, 110 (12), pp.123715 - 123715-5, 2011.

W.S. Bao, S.A. Meguid, Z.H. Zhu, M.J. Meguid, “Modeling Electrical Conductivities of Nanocomposites with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes”, Nanotechnology, 22 (48), 485704, 2011.

F. Sabri and S.A. Meguid, “Flutter Boundary Prediction of an Adaptive Morphing Wing for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”, Int J Mech Mater Des, 7 (4), pp.307-312, 2011.

J. Hoover and S.A. Meguid, “Performance Assessment of the Suspended-Load Backpack”, Int J Mech Mater Des, 7 (2), pp.111-121, 2011.

A.I. Hussein, J. C. Stranart, S. A. Meguid and E. R. Bogoch, “Biomechanical Validation of Finite Element Models for Two Silicone Metacarpophalangeal Joint Implants”, J Biomed Eng-T ASME, 133 (2), 024501, 2011.

J.M. Wernik, and S.A. Meguid, “Recent Developments in Multifunctional Nanocomposites using Carbon Nanotubes”, Applied Mechanics Reviews, 63 (5), 050801 (40pages), 2011.