Bahzad Rashid, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering

Ph.D.  Uppsala University
M.Sc. Uppsala University
B.Sc. University of Baghdad

Office: B-F2-18

Dr. Bahzad Rashid holds a doctorate in Solid Mechanics, with a focus on Fracture Mechanics, from a joint program between Uppsala University and KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Sweden. He also holds a master’s degree in Solid Mechanics from Uppsala University in Sweden. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Baghdad University. 

Prior to joining AUIS in 2015, Dr. Rashid worked from 1988 to 1995 at Uppsala University with both research and teaching activities, and from 1996 to 2015 in multiple Scandinavian companies in Sweden where he reviewed the designs of advanced structures and did different analyses on structural integrity, as well as safety analyses based on structural mechanics with pipelines, Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) and Fatigue. He also worked in the field of Risk Based Inspection (RBI).  

Dr. Rashid has also participated in many national and international conferences, including the European Solid Mechanics Conference in Metz, France, the AEA Technology International Conference in Cambridge, UK, and the International Conference on Environmental Degradation of materials in Nuclear Power System Water Reactors in Nevada, USA. He also has numerous publications in the field.


Per Ståhle, Bahzad Rashid, “Stress and Srain Analysis of CT-specimens for an IGSCC Initiation Study in OSKARSHAMN 2”, Report UPTEC 89 38R, Institute of Technology, Uppsala University 1989.

Bahzad Rashid, “On the Mechanism of Environmentally Assisted Cracking”, Report UPTEC 92 050R, Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, March 1992.

Bahzad Rashid,“Mechanical Condition at Environmentally Assisted Cracking”, Report UPTEC 92 054R, Institute of Technology, Uppsala University 1992.

Bahzad Rashid, “Residual Stresses-Simulation and Analysis” Division of Solid Mechanics, Department of Technology, Uppsala University 1992.

Bahzad Rashid, “Analyses of Crack Growth Across a Bimaterial Interface”, Division of Solid Mechanics, Uppsala Institute of Technology, Uppsala, SWEDEN, Juni 1993, Uppsala.

Bahzad Rashid, Göran Sund, “Design review and analysis of Stress Corrosion Crack Growth Rate”, Report 102424000-1, DNV Nuclear Technology, November 2000.