Mahmoodul Haq

Mahmoodul Haq

Mahmoodul Haq

Associate Professor, Structural Engineering & Mechanics of Materials; Adjunct Assistant Professor of ECE, ChEMS and ME; Director, Composite Vehicle Research Center


Research Interests:

(a) Multi-material joining: Development of robust structural joints (adhesives, bolted, hybrid, reversible) consisting of composites and dissimilar materials with improved mechanical properties, enhanced damage resistance, along with sensing and healing capabilities. (b) Computational design of materials and structures: multi-scale simulations and establishing structure-property relationships and modeling of key phenomena of composites and hybrid materials. (c) Application of non-destructive tools for health monitoring and repair of structural joints and other structural components, including embedded fiber-optic sensors, guided wave sensing, digital image correlation, IR thermography, thermo-elastic stress analysis and optical techniques. (d)  Development of tailorable, multi-functional, eco-friendly, and hybrid materials for aerospace, marine, defense, automotive and other structural applications. (e) Implementation of novel nanocomposite materials (graphene, nanotubes, nanoclays, etc.) to introduce multi-functionality in conventional engineering materials. (f) Development of design tools (charts, guidelines, thumb-rules) for novel materials and structural components through integration of simulations and experiments using innovative measurement and experimental techniques.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Structural Analysis (CE 305)


  • Khomenko A, Haq M, and Cloud G., “Scanning interferometry technique for through-thickness defect/ damage evaluation in multi-layered transparent structures.” U.S. Prov. Patent App. No. 62/041,415.
  • Haq, M and Drzal LT. “Novel, Multi-Impact, Energy Absorbing, Repairable Helmets,” Invention Disclosure Ref. TEC2013-0085.
Research Area
Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Spring 2009)
Governor’s Gold Medal – University of Madras - India, (1998-2002 batch) for securing the top position in Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Michigan State University, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
Kamar N.T., Hossain M.M., Khomenko A., Haq M., Drzal L., Loos A., (2015) “Interlaminar Reinforcement of Glass Fiber/Epoxy Composites with Graphene Nanoplatelets”, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 70: 82-92.
Haq M, Burgueño R, Mohanty AK, Misra M. (2014) “Hybrid bio-based composites from UPE/EML blends, natural fibers and nanoclay,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299: 1306-1315.
Koricho E.G., Khomenko A., Fristedt T., Haq M. (2014), “Innovative Tailored Fiber-Placement Technique for Enhanced Damage Resistance in Notched Composite Laminate”, Composite Structures, 120: 378-385.
Karpenko O, Haq M, Khomenko A, Udpa L, Udpa S. (2014). “Lamb wave based monitoring of delamination growth in mode I and mode II fracture tests.” Fracture and Fatigue, 7:33-43.
Umer R, Waggy EM, Haq M, Loos AC. (2012) “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Flexural Behavior of VARTM-Infused Composite Sandwich Structures,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 31: 67-76.