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Samir El Shawish

Senior expert and research associate

Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 5885 375
Fax: +386 1 5885 377
E-mail: samir.elshawish@ijs.si

 

 

 

 

NEW: Open PhD position in autumn 2021

 

Research interests

  • Active:
    • structural integrity and ageing of safety related nuclear components
    • crystal plasticity and irradiation damage of steels
    • computational solid and fracture mechanics (finite element simulations)
  • Inactive (2002 - 2011):
    • colloidal molecular crystals (Monte Carlo simulations)
    • frustrated spin systems (exact diagonalization methods)

Education

  • 2001 - 2006: Ph.D. in condensed matter physics at FMF, University of Ljubljana
  • 1996 - 2001: B.Sc. in condensed matter physics at FMF, University of Ljubljana

Awards

  • 2001: faculty Prešern award for diploma thesis

Teaching

Professional experience

Principle researcher of national research projects

  • 2007 - 2008: postdoctoral project
  • 2013 - 2014: bilateral project Slovenia-CEA
  • 2015 - 2017: bilateral project Slovenia-CEA

Principle researcher of international research projects

Computer skills

  • Specialized in finite element method, advanced user of Abaqus, user of Salome Meca and Code Aster, advanced user of Linux, Unix and Windows operating systems, coding skills in Fortran, Perl, Python, Bash, Mathematica

Publications in SCI journals

The full list of publications is maintained by SICRIS.

Computational solid mechanics, irradiation damage of steels:

  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, MEDE, Timon, HURE, Jeremy. A single grain boundary parameter to characterize normal stress fluctuationsin materials with elastic cubic grains. European journal of mechanics. A, Solids. [Print ed.]. 2021, vol. 89, str. 104293-1-104293-18. ISSN 0997-7538. DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2021.104293. [COBISS.SI-ID 61737987].
  • GIANNONE, Louis, EL SHAWISH, Samir, HERRMANN, A., KALLENBACH, Arne, SCHUHBECK, K.-H., VAYAKIS, George, WATTS, C., ZAMMUTO, Irene. Shunt and Rogowski coil measurements on ASDEX upgrade in support of DEMO detachment control. Fusion engineering and design. [Print ed.]. 2021, vol. 166, str. 112276-1-112276-7. ISSN 0920-3796. DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2021.112276. [COBISS.SI-ID 49535747].
  • LIANG, D., HURE, Jeremy, EL SHAWISH, Samir, TANGUY, Benoit. A micromechanical analysis of intergranular stress corrosion cracking of an irradiated austenitic stainless steel. Acta materialia. [Print ed.]. [in press] 2020, 38 str. ISSN 1359-6454. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.116482. [COBISS.SI-ID 38466051].
  • IMRIANI, Vito, BONAVOLONTÀ, Ugo, DI GIRONIMO, Giuseppe, EL SHAWISH, Samir, FURDSON, Mike, GIANNOVE, Louis, MARZULLO, Domenico, MAZZONE, Giuseppe, VISCA, Eliseo, YOU, Jeon-Ha. Insulated fixation system of plasma facing components to the divertor cassette in eurofusion-DEMO. Fusion engineering and design. [Print ed.]. 2020, vol. 58, str. 111710-1-111710-8. ISSN 0920-3796. DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.111710. [COBISS.SI-ID 12996099].
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, GIANNONE, Louis. Shunt analysis in the isolated-target divertor model for plasma detachment measurement in DEMO. Fusion engineering and design. [Print ed.]. 2020, vol. 161, str. 112058-1-112058-9. ISSN 0920-3796. DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.112058. [COBISS.SI-ID 33853187].
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, VINCENT, Pierre-Guy, MOULINEC, Hervé, CIZELJ, Leon, GÉLÉBART, L. Full-field polycrystal plasticity simulations of neutron-irradiated austenitic stainless steel : a comparison between FE and FFT-based approaches. Journal of nuclear materials. [Print ed.]. 2020, vol. 529, str. 151927-1-151927-14. ISSN 0022-3115. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.151927. [COBISS.SI-ID 32917287].
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, HURE, Jeremy. Intergranular normal stress distributions in untextured polycrystalline aggregates. European journal of mechanics. A, Solids, ISSN 0997-7538. [Print ed.], 2018, vol. 72, str. 354-373, doi: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2018.05.011. [COBISS.SI-ID 31473703].
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, GIANNONE, Louis, KALLENBACH, Arne. Study of electromagnetic disruption forces for plasma detachment measurements in DEMO. Fusion engineering and design. [Print ed.]. 2018, vol. 138, str. 372-378. ISSN 0920-3796. DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2018.12.023. [COBISS.SI-ID 31982887].
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon. Combining single- and poly-crystalline measurements for identification of crystal plasticity parameters : application to austenitic stainless steel. Crystals, ISSN 2073-4352, 2017, vol. 7, no. 6, str. 181-1-181-20, doi: 10.3390/cryst7060181. [COBISS.SI-ID 30587943].
  • GARRIDO, Oriol Costa, EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon. Assessment of thermal fatigue predictions of pipes with spectral methods. Journal of nuclear engineering and radiation science, ISSN 2332-8975, 2017, vol. 3, no. 4, str. 041001-1-041001-8, doi: 10.1115/1.4036736. [COBISS.SI-ID 30660903].
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon. Numerical investigation of grain misorientations at and close to the free surface of FCC polycrystalline metals. Computational materials science, ISSN 0927-0256. [Print ed.], feb. 2016, vol. 113, str. 133-142, doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.11.032. [COBISS.SI-ID 29093415].
  • GARRIDO, Oriol Costa, EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon. Uncertainties in the thermal fatigue assessment of pipes under turbulent fluid mixing using an improved spectral loading approach. International journal of fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123. [Print ed.], 2016, vol. 82, part 3, str. 550-560, doi: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2015.09.010. [COBISS.SI-ID 28868903].
  • HURE, Jeremy, EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon, TANGUY, Benoit. Intergranular stress distributions in polycrystalline aggregates of irradiated stainless steel. Journal of nuclear materials, ISSN 0022-3115. [Print ed.], avg. 2016, vol. 476, str. 231-242, doi: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.04.017. [COBISS.SI-ID 29487911].
  • GARRIDO, Oriol Costa, EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon. Stress assessment in piping under synthetic thermal loads emulating turbulent fluid mixing. V: Special section NENE 2013, 22nd International Conference Nuclear Energy for New Europe, September 9-12, 2013, Bled, Slovenia, (Nuclear engineering and design, ISSN 0029-5493, Vol. 283, 2015). Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2015, vol. 283, str. 114-130, doi: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2014.10.016. [COBISS.SI-ID 28134183].
  • GARRIDO, Oriol Costa, EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon. A novel approach to generate random surface thermal loads in piping. Nuclear Engineering and Design : international journal devoted to the thermal, mechanical and structural problems of nuclear energy, ISSN 0029-5493. [Print ed.], jul. 2014, vol. 273, str. 98-109, doi: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2014.02.027. [COBISS.SI-ID 27652903].
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, CIZELJ, Leon, SIMONOVSKI, Igor. Modeling grain boundaries in polycrystals using cohesive elements: qualitative and quantitative analysis. Nuclear Engineering and Design: international journal devoted to the thermal, mechanical and structural problems of nuclear energy, ISSN 0029-5493. [Print ed.], avg. 2013, vol. 261, str. 371-381, doi: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.01.023. [COBISS.SI-ID 26668327].
  • GARRIDO, Oriol Costa, CIZELJ, Leon, EL SHAWISH, Samir. The role of the axial heat fluxes in the thermal fatigue assessment of piping. Nuclear Engineering and Design : international journal devoted to the thermal, mechanical and structural problems of nuclear energy, ISSN 0029-5493. [Print ed.], avg. 2013, vol. 261, str. 382-393, doi: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.01.024. [COBISS.SI-ID 26591527].

Colloidal molecular crystals, soft matter:

  • IVOŠEVIĆ DENARDIS, Nadica, RUŽIĆ, Ivica, PEČAR-ILIĆ, Jadranka, EL SHAWISH, Samir, ZIHERL, Primož. Reaction kinetics and mechanical models of liposome adhesion at charged interface. Bioelectrochemistry. [Print ed.], 2012, vol. 88, str. 48-56, doi: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2012.05.003.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, TRIZAC, Emmanuel, DOBNIKAR, Jure. Phase behaviour of colloidal assemblies on 2D corrugated substrates. J. phys., Condens. matter, 2012, vol. 24, no. 28, str. 284118-1-284118-7, doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/28/284118.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, DOBNIKAR, Jure, TRIZAC, Emmanuel. Colloidal ionic complexes on periodic substrates : ground-state configurations and pattern switching. Phys. rev., E Stat. nonlinear soft matter phys. (Print), 2011, vol. 83, no. 4, str. 041403-1-041403-10.
  • TRIZAC, Emmanuel, EL SHAWISH, Samir, DOBNIKAR, Jure. Dimeric and dipolar ground state orders in colloidal molecular crystals. An. Acad. Bras. Cienc., 2010, vol. 82, no. 1, str. 87-94.
  • HOČEVAR BREZAVŠČEK, Ana, EL SHAWISH, Samir, ZIHERL, Primož. Morphometry and structure of natural random tilings. The European physical journal. E, Soft matter, 2010, vol. 33, no. 4, str. 369-375.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, DOBNIKAR, Jure, TRIZAC, Emmanuel. Ground states of colloidal molecular crystals on periodic substrates. Soft matter, 2008, vol. 4, no. 7, str. 1491-1498.

Frustrated spin systems, strongly correlated electrons:

  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, CÉPAS, O., MIYASHITA, S. Electron spin resonance in S=1[over](2) antiferromagnets at high temperature. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2010, vol. 81, no. 22, str. 224421-1-224421-9.
  • ZORKO, Andrej, EL SHAWISH, Samir, ARČON, Denis, JAGLIČIĆ, Zvonko, LAPPAS, Alexandros. Magnetic interactions in [alpha]NaMnO[sub]2: quantum spin-2 system on a spatially anisotropic two-dimensional triangular lattice. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2008, vol. 77, no. 2, str. 024412-1-024412-7, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.024412.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, RAMŠAK, Anton, BONČA, Janez. Thermal entanglement of qubit on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2007, vol. 75, iss. 20, str. 205442-1-205442-10, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.75.205442.
  • BONČA, Janez, EL SHAWISH, Samir, SEGA, Igor. Spin dynamics of Shastry-Sutherland model. Phys., B Condens. matter. [Print ed.], 2006, 384, str. 208-211.
  • HARAVIFARD, S., DUNSIGER, S. R., EL SHAWISH, Samir, GAULIN, B. D., DABKOWSKA, H. A., TELLING, M. T. F., PERRING, T. G., BONČA, Janez. In-gap spin excitations and finite triplet lifetimes in the dilute singlet ground state system SrCu[sub](2-x)Mg[sub]x(BO[sub]3)[sup]2. Phys. rev. lett., 2006, 97, str. 247206-1-247206-4.
  • JAGLIČIĆ, Zvonko, EL SHAWISH, Samir, JEROMEN, Andrej, BILUŠIĆ, Ante, SMONTARA, Ana, TRONTELJ, Zvonko, BONČA, Janez, DOLINŠEK, Janez, BERGER, Helmuth. Magnetic ordering and ergodicity of the spin system in the Cu[sub]2Te[sub]2O[sub]5C[sub]2 family. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2006, vol. 73, str. 214408-1-214408-9, doi: 10.11.03/PhysRevB.73.214408.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, BONČA, Janez. Spin-polaron excitations in a doped Shastry-Sutherland model. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2006, vol. 74, no. 17, str. 174420-1-174420-5.
  • JORGE, G. A., STERN, R., JAIME, M., HARRISON, N., BONČA, Janez, EL SHAWISH, Samir, BATISTA, C. D., DABKOWSKA, H. A., GAULIN, B. D. Crystal symmetry and high-magnetic-field specific heat of SrCu2(BO3)2. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2005, 71, str. 092403-1-092403-4.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, BONČA, Janez, SEGA, Igor. Dynamic spin structure factor of SrCu2(BO3)2 at finite temperature. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2005, 72, str. 184409-1-184409-7.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, BONČA, Janez, BATISTA, C. D., SEGA, Igor. Electron spin resonance of SrCu[sub]2 at high magnetic fields. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2005, vol. 71, str. 014413-1-014413-5.
  • BONČA, Janez, EL SHAWISH, Samir, BATISTA, C. D. Thermodynamic properties of the generalized Falicov-Kimball model. J. supercond., 2004, vol. 17, str. 173-178.
  • PRELOVŠEK, Peter, EL SHAWISH, Samir, ZOTOS, X., LONG, M. W. Anomalous scaling of conductivity in integrable fermion systems. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2004, 70, str. 205129-1-205129-6.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, BONČA, Janez, BATISTA, C. D. Finite-temperature properties of generalized Falicov-Kimball model. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2003, 68, str. 195112-1-195112-6.
  • LONG, M. W., PRELOVŠEK, Peter, EL SHAWISH, Samir, KARADAMOGLOU, J., ZOTOS, X. Finite-temperature dynamical correlations using the microcanonical ensemble and the Lanczos algorithm. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2003, 68, str. 235106-1-235106-10.
  • EL SHAWISH, Samir, BONČA, Janez, KU, Li-Chung, TRUGMAN, S. A. Numerical study of the E[direct product]e Jahn-Teller polaron and bipolaron. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2003, vol. 67, str. 014301-1-014301-7.

 

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