RAE/BE Professor of Structural Integrity
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
+44 (20) 75947133
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Professor Nikbin has worked at Imperial College, London since 1979 and holds
the Royal Academy/British Energy research chair in "Structural Integrity" at
the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has over 200 peer reviewed publications.
His aim has been to direct the advanced metals group"s research activities to
achieve an overall goal of developing predictive techniques of failure using
fracture mechanics, continuum damage mechanics, micro to meso-scale multi-scale
modelling techniques and validating the results with appropriate focussed experiments.
He has vast experience in advanced structural alloys" structural failure response
under creep, fatigue and environmental corrosion and degradation. to He has
been involved with industry and research establishments on numerous multi-disciplinary
projects dealing with different aspects of fracture ranging from cryogenic to
very high temperatures. In particular his main impetus has been in the field
of high temperature creep/fatigue crack growth, by considering the experimental,
metallurgical, micro-modelling and numerical predictions associated with it.
His interdisciplinary approach to structural integrity has advanced the high
temperature design and life assessment modelling methodologies available to
Professor Nikbin"s findings have been integrated in numerous standards and
life assessment codes. He is an executive member of ASTM committee E08 in the
USA on crack growth, chairman of the international VAMAS (Versailles agreement
on materials and standards), BSI committees and the European ESIS/HTMC-TC11,
COST and Brite/Euram collaborative networks.