Abdullah Azam


Abdullah is currently working as a Research fellow (March 2014 - ) at the Institute of Functional Surfaces in the School of mechanical Engineering and in parallel studying, in the third year of PhD studies at the prestigious institute, The University of Leeds.

Abdullah was working as a teaching professional at the University of Lahore, in Pakistan before joining University of Leeds (October 2012 to January 2014). He did his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2012. His thesis was related to modelling the morphology of nanoparticles and in general using atomistic modelling techniques to back up and complement experimental work.

He completed his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010, from U.E.T. Lahore, Pakistan.

Research interests

EHL modelling

Mixed lubrication modelling

Tribocorrosion modelling

Modelling the morphology of nanoparticles

Atomistic modelling of small-scale phenomenon (Ab-initio and classical static and dynamic molecular simulations)

Multiscale computer models for complex phenomenon


  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • MS Mechanical Engineering

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Functional Surfaces