Prior to beginning her appointment at Florida Poly, Dr. Sanna F. Siddiqui was a postdoctoral
associate at the University of Central Florida through the P3 Pre-eminent Postdoctoral
Siddiqui earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with honors distinction
(Magna Cum Laude), and a master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University
of Central Florida.
During her time as a student, 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 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award at the University of
Central Florida, 1st and 2nd 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 to the 2016 Athena International Women’s Leadership Luncheon.
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.
During her time at Florida Poly, Siddiqui has led the development of the aerospace
concentration in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 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 high temperature.
National Science Foundation Grant #2055027: “Deformation Mechanisms Governing Torsional
Fatigue Failure of Additively Manufactured Metals at Hight Temperature,” 2021-2023
Florida Polytechnic University’s ABLAZE Excellence in Research Award, 2021
American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2013-18
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, 2015-16
Athena International Emerging Women Leader Fellowship, 2016-17
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2018
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2014
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2012
Metal Additive Manufacturing
Mechanics of Materials
Fatigue and Fracture Analysis
Thermal Barrier Coatings
3D Printed Polymer Matrix Composites
Reviewer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Turbo Expo Conference-2021
Reviewer, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 2019-current
Reviewer, Mechanics of Materials Journal, 2019-current
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
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.JOM72, 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 2017International 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. ofSci. 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.