Dr. Sanna F. Siddiqui is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Florida
Polytechnic University. She has led the development of the aerospace concentration
and enhanced the materials and advanced manufacturing concentration with the development
of new courses in fatigue and failure analysis in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Siddiqui established the Order of the Engineer Link Chapter at Florida Poly, and actively
leads Order of the Engineer ceremonies.
Siddiqui has received the 2020 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Young
Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award, Florida Poly’s Ablaze 2021 Excellence in
Research Award, and Florida Poly's Women in STEM 2023 Academic Achievement Award.
She has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. Her research
is currently supported by a National Science Foundation Grant under the Division of
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, to assess the deformation mechanisms
driving torsional fatigue failure of additively manufactured metals at temperatures
characteristic of in-service operational conditions experienced by aircraft engine
During her time as a student at the University of Central Florida, she held positions
at Lockheed Martin Corporation and was the recipient of several honors and awards,
including Order of the Engineer, President’s Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among Students
at the University of Central Florida, and the Prestigious National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship.
Siddiqui’s doctoral dissertation work, entitled “Characterization of Anisotropic Mechanical Performance
of As-Built Additively Manufactured Metals,” has received much recognition, including
nomination for the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award at the University of Central
Florida, first and second place distinction in engineering at the 2017 UCF Graduate
Research Forum, and Florida Statewide Graduate Research Symposium respectively, honorable
mention for best student-authored paper in the materials division at the 2017 ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), and honorable
mention distinction from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
for the 2017 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program.
Siddiqui is very interested in promoting women and minorities in engineering disciplines
and was an invited speaker for the 2016 Athena International Women’s Leadership Luncheon,
and the 2023 International Day of Women and Girls in Science at Florida Poly. She
is a recipient of the 2016 Athena International Emerging Women Leader Fellowship and
the 2015 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, which is awarded to only 35
fellows internationally each year.
National Science Foundation Grant #2055027: “Deformation Mechanisms Governing Torsional
Fatigue Failure of Additively Manufactured Metals at Hight Temperature,” 2021-2023
Florida Polytechnic University's Women in STEM Academic Achievement Award, 2023
Florida Polytechnic University’s Ablaze Excellence in Research Award, 2021
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Siddiqui, S.F. and Araiza, E. (2023), “Microstructural defects governing torsional
fatigue failure of additively manufactured as built and heat-treated Inconel 718,”
Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol 144, 106975. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2022.106975.
Siddiqui, S.F., O’Nora, N. & Gordon, A.P. Modeling the Progressive Amplitude and Pulsating
Tension Fatigue Response of Laser-Powder Bed Fusion Stainless Steel GP1. JOM(2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-022-05656-8.
Siddiqui, S.F., Rivera, K., Ruiz-Candelario, I., and Gordon, A.P. (2021), “Progressive
Amplitude Fatigue Performance of Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel Superalloy.”
TMS 2021 150th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65261-6_10.
Siddiqui, S.F. and Gordon, A.P. (2020), "Cyclic shear response of additively manufactured
Inconel 718", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 26 No. 7, pp. 1237-1248. https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-09-2018-0243.
Siddiqui, S.F., Irmak, F., Fasoro, A.A. et al. Torsional Fatigue Failure of Additively
Manufactured Stainless Steel of Reduced Specimen Size. JOM 72, 440–447 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/ s11837-019-03842-9.
Siddiqui, S.F., and Gordon, A.P. (2020),"Torsional Fatigue of Heat-Treated Direct
Metal Laser Sintered Inconel 718." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition.
Siddiqui, S.F., Irmak, F., Fasoro, A.A., and Gordon, A.P. (2020), “Axial-Torsional
Fatigue of Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel GP1.” Proceedings of the AIAA SciTech 2020 Conference.
Siddiqui, S.F., Irmak, F., O’Nora, N. and Gordon, A.P. (2019), "Modeling the Torsional
Cyclic Response of Direct Metal Laser Sintered Inconel 718." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 6: Ceramics; Controls, Diagnostics, and Instrumentation; Education; Manufacturing
Materials and Metallurgy. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. June 17–21, 2019. V006T24A015. ASME.
Siddiqui, S. F., Fasoro, A. A., Cole, C., and Gordon, A. P. (2019). "Mechanical Characterization
and Modeling of Direct Metal Laser Sintered Stainless Steel GP1." ASME. Eng. Mater. Technol. July 2019; 141(3): 031009. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042867.
Siddiqui, S. F., O’Nora, N., Fasoro, A. A., & Gordon, A. P. (2017, November). Modeling
the Influence of build orientation on the monotonic and cyclic response of additively
manufactured stainless steel GP1/17-4PH. In ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. “Honorable Mention for Best Student-Authored
Paper Award in Materials Processing.”
Siddiqui, S.F., Fasoro, A.A., & Gordon, A.P. (2017). Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
of Ni-based Superalloys – A Mechanics of Materials Review. Additive Manufacturing
Handbook: Product Development for the Defense Industry, Badiru, A.B., Valencia, V.V.,
& Liu, D. (Eds.), Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, pp. 225-249.
Siddiqui, S.F., Knipe, K., Manero, A., Meid, C., Wischek, J., Okasinski, J., Almer,
J., Karlsson, A.M., Bartsch, M., & Raghavan, S. (2013). Synchrotron X-Ray Measurement
Techniques for Thermal Barrier Coated Cylindrical Samples under Thermal Gradients.
Rev. of Sci. Instrum. 84 (8), 083904. Knipe, K., Manero, A., Siddiqui, S.F., Meid, C., Wischek,
J., Okasinski, J., Almer, J., Karlsson, A.M., Bartsch, M., & Raghavan, S. (2014).
Strain response of Thermal Barrier Coatings captured under extreme engine environments
through Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction. Nature Communications, 5, 4559.