Leila Ladani

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Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
191 Auditorium Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3139
Office: UTEB-356
Phone: (860) 486-8994
Email: lladani@engr.uconn.edu



  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007
  • M.S., University of Maryland, 2005


Research Focus

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Manufacturing of nanomaterial and micro/nanoelectronics
  • Material characterization and mechanics
  • Multi-scale modeling and simulation


Current Publications

Choudhury, S., and Ladani, L.,” Grain Growth and Anisotropy in Cu6Sn5 Intermetallic: Nanoindentation and Electron Backscatter Analysis”, Manuscript accepted at Journal of Electronic Materials.

Magee, A., and Ladani, L.,”Temperature dependency of Mechanical Behavior and Strain rate Sensitivity of an Al-Mg alloy with Bimodal Grain Size”, Materials Science and Engineering:A, Vol. 582, pp. 276-283, 10 October, 2013. Link

Abdelhadi,O, and Ladani, L.,” Effect of Joint Size on Microstructure and Growth Kinetics of Intermetallic Compounds in Solid- liquid Interdiffusion Sn 3.5Ag/Cu substrate Solder Joints,”, Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol 135(2), Mar 28, 2013.

Abdelhadi,O., Magee,A., and Ladani,L.,”Optimization of Preparation Process for Successful Electron Backscatter Diffraction of Multilayer Specimens: Application to Lead Free Solders,”, Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research, Vol. 8, pp. 10-20, 2013.

Magee, A., Ladani, L., ” Temperature dependency of mechanical behavior and strain rate sensitivity of an Al-Mg alloy with bimodal grain size,” Materials Science and Engineering:A, vol 582, pp. 276-283, October 2013.

Ladani, L., Harvey, E., Choudhury, S., and Taylor, C., “ Effect of Varying Test Parameters on Elastic-plastic properties Extracted by Nanoindentation Tests,” Journal of Experimental Mechanics, DOI:10.1007/s11340-013-9732-7

Razmi, J., Ladani, L., and Aggour, M.S.”Fatigue life analysis of piles in integral abutment bridges ” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Available online, Doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000434.

Magee, A., Ladani, L., Toping, T., and Lavernia, E.J., ” Effects of Tensile Test Parameters on the Mechanical Properties of a Bimodal Al-Mg Alloy” Acta Materialia, Available online.

Harvey, E., and Ladani, L., ” Complete mechanical characterization of nanocrystalline Al-Mg alloy using nanoindentation” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 52, pp. 1-11, September 2012.

Abdelhadi, O., and Ladani, L., “IMC growth of Sn-3.5Ag/Cu system: combined chemical reaction and diffusion mechanisms” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 537, pp. 87-99, October 2012.