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Mostafa El Sayed

Associate Professor
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 4138
    Building:Canal Building, Room 3206
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:B.Sc., M.Sc. (Military Technical College), Ph.D. (McGill University), P.Eng. (PEO)


    Dr. Mostafa El Sayed is the Director of the Aerospace Structures and Materials Engineering Laboratory (ASME-Lab) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University. He received his B.Sc. (1997) and M.Sc. (2002) from the Military Technical College and his Ph.D. (2010) from McGill University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. El Sayed was an Aircraft Loads Engineering Specialist at Bombardier Aerospace. He was involved in all of Bombardier’s new development programs, as well as in the Research and Development of the company’s strategic technologies and future aircraft concepts. His contributions included the implementation of a wide range of dynamic loads analyses for aircraft structural design and optimization. He was also the knowledge owner of the aircraft Water Ditching and Sustained Engine Imbalance (SEI) analyses and a member of the in-service support team. Dr. Mostafa El Sayed is a certified Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario (PEO).

    Research Interests

    • Multiscale Mechanics of Ultra-light, Multifunctional Architectured Meta-Materials and Structures.
    • Additive manufacturing and Applications for Green Technologies
    • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI).
    • Structural Optimization.
    • Applied Mechanics: Airframes Critical Loads Recovery Applications and Design Optimization with Applications to Future Concepts of Passenger & Cargo Transports, Spacecraft and UAVs.

    Research Opportunities

    Graduate/undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in any of the research areas listed above are encouraged to consult the Opportunities section of the ASME-Lab for currently open positions. Researchers will be working in a cutting edge research that is both challenging and stimulating and will be exposed to hands on experience in the implementation of practical design techniques and strategies currently used in the aerospace industry.


    See a list of Prof. El Sayed’s publications here.