- Ph.D., University of Metz, France, 1995
- M.S.M.E., University of Metz, France, 1991
Research Areas and Descriptors
- Mechanics of Materials and Micro and Nano Engineering: Nuclear and Radiation Damage, Bioengineering and Biocompatible Materials, Substitution Materials (Lead and Cadmium free), Micro and nanomechanics, multiscale transition methods, crystal plasticity, High Strength Steels, phase transformation, smart materials, Design and processing of multifunctional materials.
Dr. Cherkaoui is currently a full tenured Profeesor. He began as a Professor at the Georgia Tech Lorraine Program in Metz, France in February 2005. Prior he was a Professor at the University of Metz.
The central aim of Dr. Cherkaoui's research activity is to develop advanced modeling, simulation and both processing and characterization techniques together with methodologies to design Functionally Graded Material (FGM) components with high thermomechanical capabilities. FGMs belong to those advanced composite materials such as nanostructured materials that are expected to substantially improve the performance of lightweight thermally loaded structures, in particular in aerospace and nuclear applications, and generate multifunctions in microelectronics components together with bioengineering applications such as Prosthetic ACL Replacement Medical Devices. Dr. Cherkoui is currently leading an international consortium to study the irradiation-related properties of Nanoscale Metallic Multilayer Composites for the next generation of nuclear plants.
Dr. Cherkaoui has authored over 100 publications in referred journals. He is an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. He is also author of the first textbook in the area of micromechanics (Fundamentals of Micromechanics of Solids, published by John Wiley & Sons Book, 2006). Dr. Cherkaoui has been recognized in various ways for his outstanding research achievements. He received the CNRS medal, awarded to the best young scientist in mechanical and aerospace engineering. He also received the Lorraine region Lorraine Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer of ultra high-strength steels for lightweighting and body safety in ground transportation. Dr. Cherkaoui is a member of the Moroccan Academy of Science and expert of the European commission. He is also co-founder of the International Joint Units (UMI), which is a new operational structure for research located in France and created in March 2005, jointly by CNRS (a French government research institution) and Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Most cited paper in JMPS, highest impact factor journal in Mechanical Engineering, 2010
- Member of the Moroccan Academy of Science, 2006-Present
- European Commission funded project and workpackage leader, 2007-present
- Associate Editor, Journal of Engineering Material and Technology, 2002-2007
- French government award, best research work with direct industrial applications, 2001
- CNRS Medal, awarded to the best young scientist in mechanical engineering, 2000
- French Academy of Science award, best PhD work, 1996
Dingreville, R., Qu, J., Cherkaoui, M., (2005). Surface free energy and its effect on the elastic behavior of nano-sized particles, wires and films. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 53 (8), 1827-1854.
Capolungo, L., Cherkaoui, M., Qu, J., (2007). On the elastic-viscoplastic behavior of nanocrystalline materials. International Journal of Plasticity 23 (4), 561-591.
Schillebeeckx, C., Berbenni, S., Capolungo, L., Cherkaoui, M., (2011). A new micromechanics-based scale transition model for the strain-rate sensitive behavior of nanocrystalline materials. Philosophical Magazine 91 (5), 657-681.
Berbenni, S., Cherkaoui, M., (2010). Homogenization of multicoated inclusion-reinforced linear elastic composites with eigenstrains: Application to thermoelastic behavior.Philosophical Magazine 90 (22), 3003-3026.
Ma, Q., El Kadiri, H., Oppedal, A.L., Baird, J.C., Horstemeyer, M.F., Cherkaoui, M., (2011). Twinning and double twinning upon compression of prismatic textures in an AM30 magnesium alloy. Scripta Materialia64, 813–816.
Ye, Wei; Paliwal, Bhasker; Ougazzaden, Abdallah; Cherkaoui, Mohammed. (2013). Analytical close-form solutions to the elastic fields of solids with dislocations and surface stress. PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE Volume: 93 Issue: 19 Pages: 2497-2513
Berbenni, Stephane); Paliwal, Bhasker); Cherkaoui, Mohammed, (2013). A micromechanics-based model for shear-coupled grain boundary migration in bicrystals, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY Volume: 44 Pages: 68-94
McPhie, M. G.; Capolungo, L.; Dunn, A. Y.; Cherkaui, (2013). M. Interfacial trapping mechanism of He in Cu-Nb multilayer materials. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS Volume: 437 Issue: 1-3 Pages: 222-228
Qu, J., Cherkaoui, M., (2006). Fundamentals of Micromechanics of Solids. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Cherkaoui, M., Capolungo, L., (2008). Atomistic and Continuum Modeling of Nanocrystalline Materials:Deformation Mechanisms and Scale Transition. In R. Hull, R.M. Osgood, Jr., J. Parisi, H. Warlimont, Eds. Springer Series in Material Science 112. New York: Springer-Verlag.