Originally from Beni-Mellal, Morocco, i am currently based in Aarhus, Denmark, where i am a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering section within the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University.

I was educated and trained in Morocco, France, the United States, Germany, and Denmark in engineering, mechanics, and mathematics. At the crossroads of these fields, my research interests lie within the general area of theoretical solid mechanics with a view on industrial applications such as in mechanical, structural, and materials engineering; and on exploring the mechanics of naturally occurring phenomena, such as biological growth and morphogenesis.

My other passions in life include dance, hiking, and sailing.


  • Solid Mechanics
  • Nonlinear Elasticity
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Soft Materials
  • Morphoelasticity


Research Experience

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Jan 2022 – Present Aarhus, Denmark
Postdoctoral Researcher
Aug 2019 – Dec 2021 Aarhus, Denmark
Dresden Junior Fellow
Feb 2019 – May 2019 Dresden, Germany
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Jan 2017 – Jan 2019 Leipzig, Germany
Graduate Research Assistant – Fulbright Scholar
Aug 2012 – Dec 2016 Atlanta, GA, USA

Recent Publications

(2022). On Local Kirigami Mechanics II: Stretchable Creased Solutions. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 161(104812).

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(2021). On Local Kirigami Mechanics I: Isometric Conical Solutions. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 151(104370).

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