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Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)
Dr. Siddiq Qidwai is the Program Director of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures Program (MoMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Before joining NSF as a permanent employee, he was toiling as the Section Head (acting) in the Material Science & Technology division of the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Many years before that, the memory of which fades the narrator, Dr. Qidwai received his PhD in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University. He is/was an expert in the area of computational mechanics and materials science with strong focus in constitutive modeling and multiphysics phenomena. Courtesy of NRL, he still dabbles part-time in biomechanical modeling of the human head under high-rate impacts and microstructure-sensitive modeling of corrosion. Dr. Qidwai is an author or co-author of more than enough publications, a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and NSF allows him to serve on a couple of editorial and advisory boards.