Sanna Siddiqui

Assistant Professor - 9
Sanna Siddiqui

Phone 863-874-8564

Location Main Campus

Office IST-2111

Directory Mechanical Engineering

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 Fellowship Program.

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

  • Florida Polytechnic University’s Tech Fee Grant, 2021

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award, 2020
  • 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. 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. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2019-91056.
  • 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.