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Dr Khurram Wadee

Senior Lecturer


Telephone: 01392 723654

Extension: (Streatham) 3654

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I graduated from Imperial College with a first class Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering in 1989. I then undertook research in the same department and got my doctorate in 1993. After three further years at Imperial I came to Exeter in 1995 as a lecturer. I became a senior lecturer in 2003. I am a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Mathematician and Chartered Scientist, a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications.  I am the Programme Lead for Civil Engineering.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the application of the theory of elastic stability to structures i.e. nonlinear structural mechanics. In particular I am interested in the study of localized buckling patterns. Current research fronts include: 

  • Double-scale perturbations;
  • Variational methods;
  • Extensions to the Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin techniques;
  • Application of solitary-wave-type solutions to structural problems;
  • Multi-modal homoclinic solutions (multi-humped localizations as soliton interactions). Use of exponential asymptotics.
  • Modelling of elastic tubes in bending: localization and kink formation.

Teaching Interests

Engineering Mathematics; Solid Mechanics; Theory of Elasticity; Structural Engineering.

Announcing the new Exeter MSc in Structural Engineering, first intake September 2015.


Qualifications          : B.Eng., A.C.G.I., Ph.D., D.I.C., C.Eng., C.Math., C.Sci., M.I.Struct.E., M.I.M.A.

Research grants

GR/N05666/01 `Elastic localization and restabilization in the post-buckling of model structures' 2000-03 funded by EPSRC, value: GBP138K.

See Dr Wadee’s personal web page for further information including a full publications list.

Acted as referee for the following academic journals:

and for grant applications submitted to EPSRC.