Areas of expertise


Dr Ali Mehmanparast (PhD, CEng MIMechE, MEng, FHEA, PGCAP) received his MEng degree in 2008 and PhD degree in 2012, both from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College London. Prior to joining Cranfield University as a Lecturer in 2014, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London where he conducted research on environmental damage and service exposure effects on structural integrity assessment of high temperature components.

Academic Background:

• Master of Engineering (MEng & ACGI), Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College London, 2004-2008

• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD & DIC), Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College London, 2008-2012

• Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Cranfield University, 2015-2016


Career History:

• Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College London, 2012-2014

• Lecturer in Structural Integrity, Cranfield University, 2014-Present

• REMS CDT Manager, 2014-Present

• Structural Integrity Lab Manager, Cranfield University, 2014-Present 

Current activities

Dr Mehmanparast is a Lecturer in Structural Integrity and the Manager of the Cranfield - Oxford University Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Centre for Doctoral Training. He also sits on the Engineering Integrity Society (EIS) Durability and Fatigue Committee and the UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI Council). Dr Mehmanparast is a Chartered Engineer (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) and a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. His current research interests are:

• Life Prediction/Extension of Engineering Components and Structures

• Engineering Critical Assessment

• Fracture Mechanics 

• Fatigue Crack Initiation and Growth 

• Creep Deformation and Crack Growth 

• Fracture Toughness

• Residual Stress Measurement 

• Finite Element Modelling 

• Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Measurement


Dr Mehmanparast is currently the principal supervisor of the following PhD/EngD students:

• Miss Anais Jacob: The Influence of Residual Stresses on Structural Integrity of Renewable Energy Marine Structures (Sponsored by STFC), Started in 2015

• Mr Victor Igwemezie: Corrosion-Fatigue in Renewable Energy Marine Structures (Sponsored through TETFUND), Started in 2015

• Miss Jessica Taylor: Assessment of Crack Arrest Behaviour in Modern Structural Steels (Sponsored by NSIRC, TWI and Lloyd's Register), Started in 2016

• Miss Satya Anandavijayan: Material Pre-straining Effects on Fatigue and Fracture Behaviour of Offshore Wind Monopile Structures (Sponsored by EPSRC), Started in 2016

• Mr Ali Hamedany: Residual Stress Effects on Structural Health Monitoring of Offshore Wind Monopiles (Sponsored by KCI-Netherlands), Started in 2017


The following PhD/EngD student(s) have successfully completed their studies under Dr Mehmanparast's supervision:

• Dr Ali Alturaihi: The Influence of Partial Peening on Fatigue Crack Growth, Completed in 2017   


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Carbon Trust


Lloyd's Register


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Davies CM & Mehmanparast A (2013) Creep crack growth modelling in 316H stainless steel. In: Advanced materials modelling for structures. Holm Altenbach, Serge Kruch (ed.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p. 109-120.