Ataullah Khan

School of Engineering Sciences

Dr. Mohd. Ataullah Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering. Dr. Ataullah Khan did his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Masdar Institute, U.A.E. Prior to joining MEC, he worked as a Research Assistant at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

  • 2014-2017: Doctorate (Ph.D.) (Mechanical and Materials Engg.), Masdar Institute, a part of Khalifa University of Sci. and Tech. , U.A.E, in collaboration with MIT CGPA. Fully funded research scholarship from MI-MIT collaborative project for a period of 48 months from Jan-2014 to Dec-2017. Published three international peer-reviewed journal articles and one peer-reviewed conference paper. Additionally, nine journal articles are in submission.
  • 2009-2011: Master of Engineering (M.E.) (Structural Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, CGPA. Secured all India rank 5 with a percentile score of 99.94 in GATE-2009 which was conducted by IITs and IISc.
  • 2005-2009: Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (B.E.), Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India, Aggregate percentage.

Ph.D. Thesis:

Title Compliance-Tailored Multilayers: Theory, Computation, 3D Printing and Testing Supervisors Dr. Kumar Shanmugam, Associate Prof., Dept. of Mech. and Mat. Engg., Khalifa University of Sci. & Tech. , Abu Dhabi, U. A. E Description Mitigation of stress concentrations in multilayered materials and structures, particularly at free-edges, represents a significant opportunity for performance enhancement of such systems. Undesirable edge effects can be mitigated by appropriately spatially tuning the material properties. The emergence of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, especially multi-material 3D printing, offers the possibility of cost-effective automation of the fabrication process and provides greater flexibility for locally tailoring the material architecture in three-dimensions across scales. This study is therefore focused on theoretical and computational modeling, additive manufacturing and experimental evaluation of compliance-tailored multilayers.

Masters Thesis:

Title Polynomial chaos characterized eigenvalue problem for large sparse systems Supervisors Dr. Debraj Ghosh, Associate Prof., Dept. of Civil Engineering, IISc Bangalore Description The Randomness in the properties (like Stiffness) of structural systems was modelled using chaos theory. This Stochastic finite element model was implemented using C++ as a platform using open source libraries like LAPACK and BLAS. The accuracy of results were tested against the classical Mote-Carlo algorithm and found to be in close proximity while the computation time needed was only a fraction of that needed for classical Monte-Carlo.

Published Journals

  • Khan, M. A., and S. Kumar. "Performance enhancement of tubular multilayers via compliance-tailoring: 3D printing, testing and modeling." International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 140 (2018): 93-108. I.F. 3.57
  • M. A. Khan, S. Kumar and W. Cantwell. "Additively Manufactured Cylindrical Bonded Systems with Stiffness-Tailored Interface." International Journal of Solids and Structures, just-accepted,, I.F. 2.57.
  • Khan, M. A., and S. Kumar. "Interfacial stresses in single-side composite patch-repairs with material tailored bondline." Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures 25.4 (2018): 304-318. I.F. 2.65
  • Kumar, S., and M. A. Khan. "An elastic solution for adhesive stresses in multi-material cylindrical joints." International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 64 (2016): 142-152. I.F. 2.06
  • Kumar, S., and M. A. Khan. "A shear-lag model for functionally graded adhesive anchors." International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 68 (2016): 317-325. I.F. 2.06

Journals in Review:

  • M. A. Khan, S. Kumar and J. N. Reddy. "Theoretical Analysis of Material-Tailored Single-Lap Joints", Submitted to International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (SUBMIT2IJMS_2018_1396) I.F. 3.57.

Journals in Preparation:

  • M. A. Khan, R Tipireddy and S. Kumar. "Stochastic Analysis of an Adhesively Bonded Double Lap Joint under the Influence of a Random Moduli Field", manuscript in preparation
  • M. A. Khan, J Ubaid and S. Kumar. "Novel Analytical & Semi-Analytical Solutions for Stresses In Bi-adhesive Anchors", manuscript in preparation
  • S.Kumar, B.L. Wardle and M. A. Khan. "Mechanics of Anchor Pullout with Spatially-varying Adhesive Compliance", manuscript under preparation
  • H. Alhashmi, S. Kumar, M. A. Khan and P. R. Budarapu. "Stress Transfer Through Graded Interphases in Three-phase Composites", manuscript under preparation

Published Conferences

  • Khan, M. A., S. Kumar, and Priyank Upadhyaya. "Modeling of stresses in an axisymmetric composite patch-repair system." 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. 2015.
  • Khan, M. A., and S. Kumar. "MITIGATING EDGE EFFECTS IN ADHESIVELY BONDED COMPOSITE TUBULAR LAP JOINTS UNDER AXIAL, PRESSURE AND TORSIONAL LOADING VIA STIFFNESS-TAILORING." 21st international conference on composite materials, Paper id = 4208, url = , Xi'an China, 20-25th August 2017.
  • Jan 2014 - Jul 2018: Research Assistant (Ph.D.), Masdar Institute, A Part of Khalifa Uni. of Sci. & Tech., Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    1. Research on performance enhancement of multi-material structural systems through modeling and experimentation in the presence of mechanical/thermal stimuli.
    2. Novel use of the 3D printer in prototyping and manufacturing of bio-inspired materially-tailored structural systems depicting enhanced strength and toughness.
    3. Continuum-scale theoretical modeling of multi-material systems with tailored material architectures.
    4. Computational modeling to validate the proposed analytical models.
  • Jan 2012 - Jan 2014: Structural Engineer, SGB Barroom, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
    1. Static and dynamic analysis of high-rise temporary structures using in-house packages and commercial tool ROBOT SAP.
    2. Design, on-site investigation and ensuring the safety and reliability of the building design in accordance with British standards.
  • Sept 2011 - Jan 2012: Customer Support Engineer (Technical), Ramboll India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India.
    1. Structural analysis and design of Transmission lines and Micro-wave towers using commercial package iTowersTL and iTowersMW and implementing the relevant structural steel design standards in the iTowersTL.
  • August 2009 - July 2011: Masters Student (M. E. ), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
    1. Stochastic finite element methods for quantifying uncertainties in the dynamic behavior of structures.
    2. Chaos characterized eigenvalue problem was solved for large sparse systems using C++.