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Abdelrahman Shuaib

Biography

Abdelrahman Shuaib is professor of practice in mechanical engineering at Arizona State University since August 2015. He has a combined 40 years professional experience in industry (five years as production engineer and factory manager) and 35 in academia. His teaching and research areas include manufacturing and quality engineering, materials science and engineering, design innovation and product development, and capstone design courses in. He is also involved in maintenance engineering and environment, health and safety. He served as PI in 13 research and educational projects and co-PI on 10 projects, with total funding exceeding $3.0M. Shuaib developed, coordinated and taught in 28 continuing education courses to engineers from industry, which cover several areas including conventional manufacturing processes, computer aided manufacturing, failure analysis, welding, safety, material selection in mechanical design, etc. Shuaib has been actively involved since 2008 in a collaboration program between King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), through the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM. He was principal and co-investigator in three education projects aimed at enhancing design content in engineering departments and to develop multi-disciplinary Capstone Design projects based on design innovation and product development. Shuaib is a co-investigator and member of the Faculty Consulting Board of the newly established Industrial Assessment Center at ASU, which is funded by Department of Energy (DOE).

Education
  • Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980;            
    • Major Field:  Manufacturing Engineering;
    • Minor Field:  Materials Science
    • Advisor: Shien-Ming Wu (S.M. Wu)
  • M.S.: Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976.
    • Advisor: Shien-Ming Wu (S.M. Wu)
  • B.Sc.: (First Class Honors), Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Khartoum, 1971.

 

Research Interests
  • Manufacturing  and Quality Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship, design innovation and product development
  • Friction stir welding and processsing
  • Maintenance Engineering;
Publications

Refereed journal publications

  1. Shuaib, Abdelrahman and Wu, S.M., "Computer Evaluation of Surface Topography (CEST) of Sheet Steel", Manufacturing Engineering Transactions, p 294-299, 1979.
  2. Shuaib, A.R.N. Garcia, E.G. and Wu, S.M., "Dynamic Analysis of Milling Machine by Torque Signals", Journal of Engineering for Industry, Transactions of the ASME, v 103, n 2, p 235-240, May, 1981.
  3. Shuaib, A.N. and Wu, S.M., "Evaluation of Sheet Steel Surfaces Produced by Various Finishing Processes Using CEST", Manufacturing Engineering Transactions, , p 271-277,1983.
  4. Shuaib, A.N. and Elamin, I.M., "Dynamic Data System Modeling of Electrical Power Demand", International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy System, Vol. 9, No. 4, , pp. 250-253, Oct, 1987
  5. Abdelrahman, M.A. Said, S.A.M. and Shuaib, A.N., “Comparison between Atmospheric Turbidity Coefficients of Desert and Temperate Climates", Solar Energy, Vol. 40, No 3, 219-225, 1988.
  6. Abualhamayel, H.I. and Shuaib, A.N., "Precollege Workshop Program at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals”, European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 13, No. 4, 475-485, 1988.
  7. Shuaib, A.N. and Duffuaa, S.O., "A Methodology for Multipass Machining Optimization", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Theme: Optimization Theory and Engineering Applications, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 743-749, 1990.
  8. Duffuaa, S.O., Shuaib, A.N., Raouf, A., and Budair, M.O., "Evaluation of Maintenance Management Systems", Journal of King Saud University, Engineering Sciences (Magallat gamiat al-malik Saud. al-Ulum al-handsiyyat), v 4, n spec. issue., p 29-43, 1992.
  9. Shuaib, A.N., and Ahmad, Z., "Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Al-2.5Mg-Cr Alloys" Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME, v 114, n 1, p 51-55, Jan, 1992.
  10. Shuaib, A.N., Duffuaa, S.O., and Alam, M., " Optimal Process Plans for Multipass Turning Operations", Transactions of North American Metal Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME), Vol. XX, pp. 305-310, May 1992.
  11. Duffuaa, S.O., Shuaib, A.N., and Alam, M., "Evaluation of Optimization Methods for Machining Economics Models", Computers & Operations Research, v 20, n 2, p 227-237, Feb 1993.
  12. Raouf, A., Duffuaa, S.O., and Shuaib, A.N., "On process capability and product tolerancing as affected by measuring device," Inter¬national Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 12 No. 8, pp. 74-81, 1995.
  13. Duffuaa, S.O., and Shuaib, A.N., "Rejoinder to Sarper’s Note on the Machining Optimization Article by Duffuaa, Shuaib, and Alam", Computers & Operations Research, Volume 22, Issue 2, February 1995, Pages 249-250.
  14. Shuaib, A.N., Nickel, J., and Ahmed, M., “Wear studies of tungsten carbide cutting tools using the Micro-PIXE technique”, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, v 103, n 1, p 68-72, Sept. 1995.
  15. Nickel, J., Shuaib, A.N., and Allam, I.M., “Wear Studies of Tungsten Carbide Cutting Tools Using Micro Beam Techniques”, Journal of Tribology, Transactions of the ASME, v 121, n 1, p 177-184, Jan, 1999.
  16. Nickel, J. and Shuaib, A.N., “A Method for Constructing Muli-Layered Thickness Profiles from Micro-PIXE Line Scans”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, v 158, n 1-4, p 729-735, Sep 1999.
  17. Nickel, J., Shuaib, A.N., Yilbas, B.S., and Nizam, S.M., “ Evaluation of the Wear of Plasma-Nitrided and TiN-coated HSS Drills using Conventional and Micro-PIXE Techniques”, Wear, v 239, n 2, p 155-167, Apr, 2000.
  18. Nickel, J. and Shuaib, A.N., “Combining micro-PIXE surface-scans with cross-section X-ray maps to characterize multi-layer structures” Surface and Interface Analysis, v 33, n 1, p 41-46, January, 2002.
  19. Shuaib, A. N., “Mechanical Properties of Al-2.5Mg-0.1Mn-Si-Cr-Fe Alloys” Materials and Design, v 23, n 2, p 181-187, April 2002.
  20. Shuaib, A.N., Merah, N., Khraisheh, M..K.,  Allam, I., and Al-Anizi, S., "Experimental Investigation of Heat Exchanger Sheet Hole Enlargement." Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME, v 125, n 1, p 19-25, February 2003.
  21. Merah, N., Al-Zayer, A., and Shuaib, A.N. “Finite Element Evaluation of Clearance Effect on Tube-to-Tubesheet Joint Strength”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Volume 80, Issue 12, p 879-885, Dec.2003.
  22. Shuaib, A.N., Al-Suliaman, F.A., and Hamid, F., “Machinability of Kevlar® 49 Composite Laminates While using Standard TiN Coated HSS Drills”, Nit’s. Machining Science and Technology, v 8, n 3, p 449-467, November, 2004.
  23. Shuaib, A.N., “Setting Initial Clearance Limits for Sound Roller Expanded Tube-Tubesheet Joints in Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Maintenance”, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, v 12, n 1, p 89-99, 2006.
  24. Shuaib, A.N., Merah, N., Ahmed, M.,   Al-Nassar, Y.N., and Al-Anizi, S., 2008, "Integrity of roller expanded tube-to-tubesheet joints with over-enlarged tubesheet holes” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology.  Vol. 130, February, Issue 1, 011203-1..
  25. Al-Aboodi, A., Merah, N., Shuaib, A.N., Al-Nassar, Y.N., and Al-Anizi, S., 2008" Modeling the Effects of Initial Clearance, Wall Reduction, and Material Strain Hardening on Rolled Joint Strength" ASME Transactions: Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology,  Vol. 130, November, Issue 4, 041204-1.
  26. Al-Aboodi, A.S., Merah, N., Shuaib, A.N. and Al-Nassar, Y., ‘FE evaluation of effect of groove geometry on roller and hydraulically expanded joint strength’, International Journal of Precision Technology, Volume 1, Number 2, pp. 201 – 207, 2009.
  27. Merah, N., Al-Aboodi, A., Shuaib, A. N., Al-Nassar Y., and Al-Anizi S. S., 2009,"Combined Effects of Projection, Initial Tube-Tubesheet Clearance, and Tube Material Strain Hardening on  Rolled Joint Strength" Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 131,October, Issue 5, 051201-1..
  28. Al-Aboodi, A., Nesar M., Shuaib, A. N., and Al-Nassar, Y. "Effects of friction on roller expanded tube–tubesheet joint strength." International journal of material forming 3, no. 4 (2010): 253-257.
  29. Shuaib, A. N., O. Duffuaa, Merah, N., and Y. Al-Nassar, “Residual Stresses in Roller Expanded Tube-Tubesheet Joints with Large Initial Clearance and Grooves”,   Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, October 2011, Vol. 133 / Issue 5 /051211-1 (7 pages).
  30. Merah, N., Al-Aboodi, A., Shuaib, A. N. and Al-Nassar, Y.. "3-D finite element analysis of roller-expanded heat exchanger tubes in over-enlarged tubesheet holes." Applied Petrochemical Research 1, no. 1-4 (2012): 45-52.
  31. Al-Badour, F., Merah, N., Shuaib, A. N. and Bazoune,A., "Experimental and Finite Element Modeling of Friction Stir Seal Welding of Tube-Tubesheet Joint." Advanced Materials Research 445, January 2012: 771-776.
  32. Al-Badour, F., Merah, N., Shuaib, A.N., and Bazoune, A., "Coupled Eulerian Lagrangian finite element modeling of friction stir welding processes”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 213 (8), 1433-1439.
  33. Fadi Al-Badour, Nesar Merah, Abdelrahman Shuaib, and Abdelaziz Bazoune "Thermo-mechanical Finite Element Model of Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Alloys" International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2014): 72:607–617. ‏ DOI 10.1007/s00170-014-5680-3
  34. Shanmugam Nagendiran, Adel Badghaish, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdelrahman Nasr Shuaib, Sarfaraz Ahmed Furquan, Mohammed H. Al-Mehthel, “Epoxy/Oil Fly Ash Composites Prepared Through In Situ Polymerization: Enhancement of Thermal and Mechanical Properties”, POLYMER COMPOSITES—2014, DOI 10.1002/pc.23207, Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com).
  35. Fadi Al-Badour, Nesar Merah, Abdelrahman Shuaib, and Abdelaziz Bazoune “Experimental Investigation of Friction Stir Seal Welding of Tube-Tubesheet Joints” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, FEBRUARY 2015, Vol. 137(1)/ 011402-011402-1
  36. Ibnelwaleed Hussein, Shanmugam Nagendiran, Adel  Badghaish, Abdelrahman  N Shuaib, Sarfaraz  A  Furquan, and Mohammed  H Al-Mehthel, “Evaluation of Oil Fly Ash as a UV Additive for Epoxy Composites: Accelerated Weathering Study”, Polymer Degradation and Stability 112 (2015) 94-103.
  37. G. Karrar, A.N. Shuaib, F. Al-Badour , A. Bazoune , and N. Merah, “Joining Aluminum A6061-T6 to Copper using Friction Stir Welding”, Paper Number MANU-14-1707, submitted to ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, special issue on Welding and Joining, December 2014
  38. G. Karrar, A.N. Shuaib, F. Al-Badour , A. Bazoune , and N. Merah, “Friction Stir Butt Welding of Commercially Pure Copper Plates”, Paper Number MANU-14-1709, submitted to ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, special issue on Welding and Joining, December 2014.
  39. A.K. Mahgoub, A. Bazoune, F. Al-Badour, A.N. Shuaib, and N. Merah, “Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling of Friction Stir Spot Welding of Pure Copper Lap Joint”, Paper Number MANU-14-1711, submitted to ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, special issue on Bolted Joints and Connections, December 2014.
  40. Zafar Iqbal, Nouari Saheb, Abdel Rahman Shuaib "W-25%Re-HfC composite materials for Pin tool material applications: Synthesis and consolidation", Journal of Alloys and Compounds Volume 674, 25 July 2016, Pages 189-199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.03.030.
  41. Iqbal Z, Merah N, Nouari S, Shuaib AR, Al-Aqeeli N, Investigation of wear characteristics of spark plasma sintered W-25wt%Re alloy and W-25wt%Re-3.2wt%HfC composite, Tribology International (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.triboint.2017.06.042.
  42. Ahmed Ali, Abdelaziz Bazoune, Fadi Albadour, Necar Merah, Abdelrahman Shuaib, "Effect of Welding Parameters on the Mechanical and Metallurgical Properties of Friction Stir Spot Welding of Copper Lap Joint", Paper No AJSE-D-17-05112 submitted to Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer Journals Editorial Office, December 2017.
  43. Mahgoub, A., Bazoune, A., Merah, N, Al-Badour, F, Shuaib, A, "Effect of Welding Parameters on the Mechanical and Metallurgical Properties of Friction Stir Spot Welding of Copper Lap Joint", Arab J Sci Eng (2019) 44: 1283. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-018-3472-z (First Online August 10, 2018)
  44. Iqbal, Z., Bazoune, A., Al-Badour, F, Shuaib, A, Merah, N, "Effect of Tool Rotational Speed on Friction Stir Welding of ASTM A516-70 Steel Using W-25%Re Alloy Tool", Arab J Sci Eng (2019) 44: 1233. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-018-3452-3 (First Online 31 July 2018 )

 Refereed conference publications

  1. Shuaib, A.N., Kapoor, S.G., and Wu, S.M., “Explicit Identification of Machine Tool Structure and Cutting Process Using Bivariate Time Series Models", American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Paper No. 80-WA/Prod-27, 1980.
  2. Shuaib, A.N., Ahmad, M.U., and Sheikh, A.K., "Designer's Approach to Selection of Reliability Models in Fatigue Life Investigations", American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Paper No. 84-WA/DE-12, 1984.
  3. Elamin, I.M., and Shuaib, A.N., "Time Series Modeling of Industrial Power Systems Harmonics", IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Energy Conversion in Power Systems, Paper No. F1.5, May 24-27, 1989, CAPRI, ITALY.
  4. Shuaib, A.N., Selim, S.Z., and Ahmad, M.U., " Probabilistic Models to Predict Surface Finish Parameters in Fine Turning of Steel", Second S.M. Wu Symposium on Manufacturing Science- USA Venue, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 1996.
  5. Shuaib A.N., Merah, N., Khraisheh, M.K., Allam, I. and Al-Anizi, S., "Experimental Investigation of Heat Exchanger Tube Sheet Hole Enlargement." American Society of Mechanical Engineers, PVP Vol. 426, pp 229-233, 2001
  6. Shuaib, A.N., “Mechanical Properties of Al-2.5Mg-0.1Mn-Si-Cr-Fe Alloys”, Proceeding of the International Conference on : Advances in Production and Processing of Aluminum APPA2001,  February 12-15, 2001, Bahrain, pp. 05-2-1.
  7. Allam, I.M., Yin, R.C., and Shuaib, A.N., “Carburization of Haynes 214 and 310 Stainless Steel”, Proceedings from the John Stringer Symposium on High Temperature Corrosion, 5-8 Nov. 2001, Indianapolis, IN, ASM International, 2003, pp. 86-94.
  8. Merah, N., Al-Zayer, A., and Shuaib, A.N., “Finite element investigation of the initial clearance effect on tube to tube-sheet joint strength”. Proceedings of the 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, 14-17 December 2002, Vol. 5, pp. 371-384.
  9. Shuaib, A.N., Nizam, S.M., “Effect of Plasma Nitrided Interlayer on the Torque and Thrust Force of TiN Coated HSS Drills”, Presented at 1st   International Conference on Applications of Traditional Materials and High Performance Materials in Harsh Environments - American University of Sharjah in UAE, Jan. 20-22, 2003.
  10. Shuaib, A.N., Al-Sulaiman, F., and Hamid, F., “Wear Features of TiN Coated HSS drills used in Machining Kevlar 49 Composites”, Proceedings of 12th Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, Aug. 1-6, 2005 in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
  11. Shuaib, A. N., Merah, N., Ahmed, M., Al-Nassar, Y. and Al-Anizi, S., "Integrity of Roller Expanded Tube-to-Tubesheet Joints with Over-Enlarged Tubesheet Holes”, Proceedings ASME-PVP 2006/ICPVT-11 Vancouver, Canada, (2006), CD.
  12. Merah, N., Al-Aboodi, A., Shuaib, A.N., Al-Nassar, Y., and Al-Anizi, S.S., “Combined Effects of Projection and Initial Clearance on Rolled Joint Strength”, Key Note Speech Paper   presented at AMPT 2006 Int. Conference on Materials Processing and Technologies, July 30-August 3, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  13. Merah, N., Al-Aboodi, A., Shuaib, A.N., Al-Nassar, Y., and Al-Anizi, S.S., “FEA of the Effects of Initial Tube-Tubesheet Clearance Wall   Reduction and Material Strain Hardening on Rolled Joint Strength”, ASME Paper No. PVP2006-ICPVT-93202. Presented at the PVP 2006-ICPTC11 2006 ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division Conference, July 23-27, 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  14. Al-Aboodi, A., Merah, N., Shuaib, A.N., Al-Nassar, Y., and Al-Anizi, S.S., “Groove geometry Effect on Roller and Hydraulically Expanded Tube to Tubesheet Joint Strength”, Paper No: 539. Proceedings of ICOMAST2006 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, Melaka, Malaysia.  August 28-30, 2006.
  15. Al-Nassar, Y. Alaboodi, A., Merah, N., and Shuaib, A.N., “Numerical Comparative Study of 2D Simulation of Tube-to-Tubesheet Roller and Hydraulic Expansion”, Paper ID No: 192. The International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), 2007, March 24-27, 2007, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. http://www.pi.ac.ae/ee/ICMSAO/
  16. Al-Aboodi A., Merah, N., Shuaib A. N., and Al-Nassar, "Effects of Friction on Over Expanded Tube-Tubesheet Joint Strength", Proceedings of AMPT 2008, Nov. 2-5, Bahrain, 2008.
  17. Merah, N. Al-Aboodi, A., Shuaib, A. N., and Al-Nassar, Y., “3-D FEA of the Effects of Large Overtolerances on Roller Expanded Tube-Tubesheet Joint Strength”, Proceedings of IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 2010 ) Paris, France, May 16-21, 2010.
  18. Shuaib, A. N., Duffuaa, O., Merah, N., and Al-Nassar, Y., “Effects of Initial Tube- Tubesheet Clearance and Grooves on the Residual Stresses of Roller Expanded Heat Exchanger Joints”, ASME paper No. PVP2010-26156, Proceedings of ASME  2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division / K-PVP Conference PVP2010 July 18-22, 2010, Bellevue, Washington, USA
  19. Merah N., Yang M. C., Merah N., Wallace D. R., Shuaib A.N., Eleiche  A., Arif, A. F., Abu-Dheir, N., and Bahaidarah H.M. S., Seering W. P. and Tang V., “A Global Collaborative Effort To Enhance Design In A Mechanical Engineering Curriculum In Saudi Arabia”, Paper No. DETC2010-28784, ASME IDETC International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2010) August 15 – 18, 2010, Montreal, Canada.
  20. Shuaib A. N., Duffuaa O. M, and Merah N., ” Effect of Tube Projection on Residual Stresses of Roller Expanded Tubes of Heat Exchanger Joints with Large Initial Tube-Tubesheet Clearance”, Paper Code: (MCON083) Proceedings of the Middle East Maintenance Conference & Exhibition (MAINTCON2010), Kingdom of Bahrain 5-8th December 2010.
  21. Fadi Al-Badoura, N. Merah, A.N. Shuaib and A. Bazoune, “Experimental and Finite Element Modeling of Friction Stir Seal Welding of Tube-Tubesheet Joint”, Proc. International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT) 2011, Istanbul / Turkey, July 13-16, 2011.
  22. Shuaib, A.N., Al Bedour, F., Merah, N.Abdulaziz Bazoune, A., “Effect of Pin Tool Pass on the Quality of Friction Stir Weldment: An Experimental Evaluation”, abstract accepted for presentation in  2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, USA, March 11-15, 2012.
  23. Fadi Al-Badour, Nesar Merah, Abdelrahman Shuaib and Abdelaziz Bazoune “Experimental Investigation of Friction Stir Seal and Strength Welding of Tube-Tubesheet Joints”, Proc. ASME. 55713; Volume 6B: Materials and Fabrication, V06BT06A080.July 14, 2013, PVP2013-97762, doi: 10.1115/PVP2013-97762(ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP 2013, 14-18 July 2013, Paris, France).
  24. El-Amin, I.M. Al-Elyani, A., Shuaib, A.N., “Power quality indices: A Saudi steel mill case study”, Proceedings of 2013 1st IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ICCEEE 2013; Khartoum; Sudan; 26 August 2013 through 28 August 2013
  25. Samir Abdul-Juwad and Abdelrahman Shuaib, “Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM): Role and Responsibilities”, Second Scientific Forum for Those Involved in Safety in Universities, KFUPM – Dhahran, February 18-19, 2014.
  26. Z. Iqbal, A.N. Shuaib, F. Al-Badour, N. Merah, and A. Bazoune, “Microstructure and Hardness of Friction Stir Weld Bead on Steel Plate Using W-25%Re Pin Tool”, Paper No. ESDA2014-20546 Proceedings of the ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis ESDA2014, June 25-27, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  27. Fadi Al-Badour, Necar Merah, Abdelrahman Shuaib, Abdelaziz Bazoune, ” Residual Stresses in Friction Stir Welded Tube-Tubesheet Joint”,  PVP2014-28488, 2014 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Anaheim California, July 20-24, 2014.  
  28. Gihad Karrar, Abdelrahman Shuaib, Fadi Al-Badour, Necar Merah, Ahmed Mahgoub, “Friction Stir Butt Welding of Commercially Pure Copper Plates”, Technical Paper No IMECE2014-38378, Proceedings of ASME 2014 International Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014 Montreal, Canada.
  29. Zafar Iqbal, Abdelrahman Shuaib, Fadi Al-Badour, Necar Merah, and Abdelaziz Bazoune, “Experimental Evaluation of Wear Features of W-25%Re Pin Tool Used in Friction Stir Welding Mild Steel”, Technical Paper No IMECE2014-38916, Proceedings of ASME 2014 International Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014 Montreal, Canada.
  30. Ahmed Kamal Mahgoub; Abdelaziz Bazoune; Fadi A. A. Al-Badour; Abdelrahman Shuaib; Gihad Mohamed Karrar, “Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling of Friction Stir Spot Welding of Pure Copper Lap Joint”  Proc. ASME. 46445; Volume 2B: Advanced Manufacturing, V02BT02A004. November 14, 2014 IMECE2014-38033

        doi: 10.1115/IMECE2014-38033

  1. Abdel Rahman Shuaib, Fadi Al-Badour, Nesar Merah, “Friction Stir Seal Welding (FSSW) Tube-Tubesheet Joints Made of Steel”, ASME 2015 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, 2015, V06BT06A005-V06BT06A005, 2015/7/19.
  2. Al-Badour F, Mahgoub A, Bazoune A, Shuaib A, Merah N. “On-Line Condition Monitoring of Friction Stir Spot Welding Tool Using Vibration Measurements”. ASME. ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Volume 6A: Materials and Fabrication ():V06AT06A023. doi:10.1115/PVP2017-65940.
  3. Mahgoub A, Bazoune A, Al-Badour F, Merah N, Shuaib A. "Effect of Welding Parameters on Temperature Distribution During Friction Stir Spot Welding of Commercial Pure Copper Lap Joint." ASME. International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Volume 4: Processes ():V004T03A039. doi:10.1115/MSEC2018-6577. ASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Volume 4: Processes, College Station, Texas, USA, June 18-22, 2018
  4. Al-Badour F, Merah N, Mohamed O, Bazoune A, Shuaib A. "Optimizing Process Conditions in Friction Stir-Diffusion Lap Welding of Aluminum Alloy With Cold Rolled Steel". ASME. International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Volume 2: Materials; Joint MSEC-NAMRC-Manufacturing USA ():V002T04A046. doi:10.1115/MSEC2018-6711. ASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Volume 2: Materials; Joint MSEC-NAMRC-Manufacturing USA;College Station, Texas, USA, June 18-22, 2018

Conference presentations

  1. Hilal, M.A. and Shuaib, A.N., "Dynamic Data System Approach Applied to Super Conducting Magnets", Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, Nov. 30-Dec. 03, 1982.
  2. Shuaib, A.N., Elamin, I.M., and Barakat, E.H., "Time Series Based Load Forecasting Model", Presented at the First Saudi Engineering Conference, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, May 14-19, 1983.
  3. Duffuaa, S.O., Shuaib, A.N., Raouf, A., and Budair, M.O. "A Framework for the Evaluation of Maintenance Management Systems," Proceedings of Maintenance Planning and Operation Symposium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, pp. 576-584, 1990.
  4. Shuaib, A.N.,  Selim, S.Z., and Ahmad, M., "A New Moment-Dependent Method of Probability  Distribution Identification" Proceedings, First International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, 1990 (ISUMA'90) University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 3-5, Dec. 1990, pub. by IEEE-CS . ISBN: 0-8186-2107-9. pp. 341-347.
  5. Raouf , A., Duffuaa, S.O., and Shuaib, A.N., " On Process Control and Measuring Device Capability", Proceedings of the Third Saudi Engineering Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 24-27, 1991, pp. 332-335.
  6. Shuaib, A.N., Selim, S., and Ahmad, M., “ Probabilistic Models to Predict Surface Finish Parameters in Fine Turning of Steel”, Proceedings of the second S.M. Wu Symposium in manufacturing Science, University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, MI, May 1996, pp. 216-222.
  7. Nickel, J., Shuaib, A.N. and Yilbas, B., “Applications of the Micro-PIXE Technique to Study Wear of TiN Coated Drills”, Paper No. P.23 presented  at the International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications (ICNMTA-98) , 11-16 October 1998, South Africa.
  8. Nickel, J. and Shuaib, A.N., “ Material Characterization using the Micro-PIXE Technique- A Case Study”, ‎ Paper No. MS-P4,  ICNMTA 2000 (Final Program and Abstracts of Oral Contributions), p.84, 7th  International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications (ICNMTA-2000), 10-15 September 2000,  Bordauxe- France.
  9. Shuaib, A.N., Ahmed, M., and Al-Sulaiman, F., “Optimal Cryogenic Temperature for Drilling Kevlar 49 Composite Laminates” 2nd International Conference on Applications of Traditional and High-Performance Materials in Harsh Environments - American University of Sharjah in UAE, March 20-21, 2006.

Book Chapter

G. Kerrar ; N. Merah;  A.N. Shuaib ; F. AL-Badour; and  A. Bazoune, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum to Copper”, Book Chapter in Applied Mechanics, Behavior of Materials, and Engineering Systems, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, T. Boukharouba et al. (eds.), © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41468-3_10

 

Research Activity

Research Grants and Contracts

  1.  “Review and Evaluation of the Maintenance Management System for the Royal Saudi Air Force”, Royal Saudi Air Force and funded by British Aerospace Industries, ($253,555), 1990-1993; Co-Investigator
  2. “Designing and Manufacturing Patterns for Casting Truck Wheel Hub and  Pump Impeller” National Foundries Co. (Masabik) – Dammam, Saudi Arabia, ($9,334), Jan.-April, 1996, Principal  Investigator
  3. “Design and Manufacturing of a Master Casting Pattern from hard wood for Armored Vehicle Pivot Blocks”,   Abdullah Al-Faris & Company for Heavy Industries,Dammam, Saudi Arabia, January 1997, ($5,477); Principal  Investigator
  4. “Carburization and Metal Dusting Failures of High Temperature Alloys”, King Abdulaziz City of Science & Technology (KACST) 17th Annual Grants Program for Applied Research, ($129,600), April 1999 to March 2001, ,  Co-Investigator
  5. “Investigation of Heat Exchanger Tube Sheet Hole Enlargement”, Saud Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco),  ($80,000), January 1, 2000 to February 28, 2001, Principal  Investigator
  6. “Investigating the Cost Effectiveness and Energy Efficiency of Domestic and Greenhouse Evaporative Cooling Using Local Fiber Pads” King Abdulaziz City of Science & Technology (KACST) 23rd Annual Grants Program for Applied Research, ($237,600). In progress. Co-Investigator
  7. “Heat Exchanger Tubesheet Hole Enlargement Limit (Phase II)”,  Saud Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), ($342,096), May 2004-June 2007; Principal  Investigator
  8. “Prototype Development of a Commercial-Scale Retrofitting CNC Systems” |Innovation Grants of the Dean College of Computer Science and Engineering at KFUPM, ($13,334), June-December 2005; Co-Investigator
  9. “The Improvement of Research Policies, Procedures and Organizational Structure of KFUPM”, Strategic Plan project Sponsored by KFUPM, ($22,134), March 2006 – April 2007; Co-Investigator
  10. “Revising and Enhancing Computer Aided Manufacturing and Automation Courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department” ME/KFUPM Summer Assignment Project, ($5,334), August 2008; Principal Investigator
  11. “Design at all levels: Design with hands-on experience & Design Innovation and Product Development”, Design Education Project No. MIT09015/MIT09016 Funded through MIT/KFUPM Collaboration Program,  September 01-2008-August 31,2010, ($88,134). Co-Investigator
  12. “Design and Manufacturing of Solar Power Systems and Devices for Challenging Environments”. (Design, Manufacturing and Nanotechnology area Project (DMN -1) of KFUPM_MIT Collaboration Program. September 2008- August 31, 2010, ($88,134); Co-Investigator (with MIT and KFUPM faculty).
  13. " Developing a Friction Stir Welding Process for Joining Similar and Dissimilar Materials in Heat Transfer Equipment", King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) under the Advanced Materials Program of the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) for 2008(Sept. 01, 2009-Aug. 31, 2011), ($532,427); Principal Investigator
  14. “Development of high performance advanced WC-based hardmetal nanocomposites for drilling/cutting applications”, King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) under the Advanced Materials Program of the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) for 2008 (Sept. 01, 2009-Aug. 31, 2011), ($427,360); Co-Investigator
  15. “Microfroming Setup Development.” KFUPM University Internally Funded Research Project (#IN100031) (Sept. 01, 2010 – August 31, 2012), SR ($83,904); Co-Investigator
  16. “Engineering Design I: Inspiring Technical Innovation in the Sophomore and Junior Years”; Design Education Project funded through MIT/KFUPM collaboration program, September 1, 2010- August 31, 2012, ($60,800); Co-Investigator (with MIT and KFUPM faculty).
  17. “Engineering Design II: Inspiring technical innovation via capstone product development”; Design Education Project No. EDU-03 (DAAD II) funded through MIT/KFUPM collaboration program, ($71,467). September 2010- August, 2012; Principal Investigator (with MIT and KFUPM faculty).
  18. “Thixoforming of Nano Particles-Reinforced Aluminum Alloys.” being funded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) under the Advanced Materials Program of the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) for 2010 (Nov 1 2010 - Oct 31 2012), ($527,680); Co-Investigator
  19. “Specification for State of the Art Condition Monitoring Laboratories for Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry”, Deanship of Scientific Research-KFUPM Project No. RG1116-1 & RG1116-2 ($54,515), September 01, 2011- August 2013; Co-Investigator (with Maintenance Research Group faculty)
  20. " Developing a Prototype FSW Machine for Seal Welding Tube-Tubesheet Joints", funded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) under the Advanced Materials Program of the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) for 2011(Sept. 01, 2012-Aug. 31, 2014), budget ($242560) . Principal Investigator
  21. “Sulfur in Composite Materials”. Project # CHE2344 for 26 months, funded by Saudi Arabian Oil Company to investigate the performance of reinforced polymer composites made by adding by-product sulfur and OFA from Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas operations, ($150,000), January 2012 G; Co-Investigator.
  22. “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design” project # DSR-KFUPM/MIT for developing a University wide multi-disciplinary senior course (01-Mar-2013 to 28-Feb-2015), Project, funded through MIT/KFUPM collaboration program, Co-Investigator.
  23. “Development of New Friction Stir Welding Pin Tool for Tube-Tubesheet Seal Welding”, Project Number NSTIP 13-ADV2155-04, funded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) under the Advanced Materials Program of the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) for 2013 (Sept. 01, 2014-Aug. 31, 2016), budget ($429,313). Principal Investigator
  24. Rene Villalobos, Patrick Phelan, and Abdelrahman Shuaib, “Establishment of an Industrial Assessment Center at Arizona State University”, Award No. AWD00030733, Fiscal Year 2016, sponsored by US Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Budget $1,742,067.00 for 60 months. Co-Investigator
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 488Mech Engineering Design I
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 489Mech Engineering Design II
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 488Mech Engineering Design I
MEE 489Mech Engineering Design II
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 488Mech Engineering Design I
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 489Mech Engineering Design II
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MEEThe ASU Experience
MEE 488Mech Engineering Design I
MEE 489Mech Engineering Design II
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 488Mech Engineering Design I
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 489Mech Engineering Design II
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 351Manufacturing Processes
MEE 488Mech Engineering Design I
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 489Mech Engineering Design II
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MEE 488Mech Engineering Design I
Presentations

Course Development

Undergraduate level: Developed the following undergraduate courses in the materials and manufacturing areas in the Mechanical Engineering Department at KFUPM:

  • ME 206 Manufacturing Processes I.
  • ME218 Introduction to Design (sophomore level course that includes design with hands-on experience and design innovation and product development). Participated in developing the course with MIT/KFUPM team.
  • ME 306 Manufacturing Processes II
  • ME 463 Production Engineering I (Fixture, jig, and tool design and process planning)
  • ME 464 Production Engineering II (Dimensional metrology, statistical process control and improvement)
  • ME 466 Fundamentals of Heat Treatment
  • ME 467 Plastics and Plastics Processing
  • ME 468 Casting and Welding Processes
  • ME 469 Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • ME nnnn/nn nnn Design Across all Departments (DAAD): inspiring technical innovation via capstone product development. This is a new multi-department senior design course on product innovation that might run in parallel with disciplinary design projects.  The course has been developed by an MIT/KFUPM Design Education Project collaboration team during 2010-201. Dr. Shuaib was Principal Investigator from KFUPM side and Dr. David Wallace was Principal Investigator from MIT side.
  • MEE/MAE 351 Manufacturing Processes  (Senior level elective course at SEMTE, ASU)

Graduate level:  Developed the following graduate courses in the materials and manufacturing areas in the Mechanical Engineering Department at KFUPM:

  • ME 572 Analysis of Manufacturing Processes
  • ME 580 Principles of Metal Forming
  • ME 581 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • ME 584 Quality Engineering (statistical process control and improvement)
  • ME 672 Control of Manufacturing Processes

 Teaching and Research Laboratory Development

                During his tenure at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM),

  • Mechanical Engineering Workshop (Manufacturing Engineering Labs) (Teaching and Research Lab)
  • Mechanical Engineering Dimensional Metrology Laboratory (Teaching Lab)
  • Mechanical Engineering Stress Analysis Laboratory (Research Lab)
  • Mechanical Engineering Design and Prototyping Laboratory (Teaching Lab)
  • Mechanical Engineering Product Development Laboratory for Capstone Projects (Teaching Lab)
  • Friction Stir Welding and Processing (Research Lab)   

Coordination and Teaching of Continuing Education Short Courses

Coordinated and/or taught in a wide range of continuing education short courses in the materials, manufacturing, and safety areas. The durations of most of the courses are one-week (40 contact hours).  These courses include:

  • Coordinated and taught in “Numerical Control Machining and Computer Aided Manufacturing” (April 13-17, 1984)
  • Coordinated and taught in “Manufacturing Properties and Processes of Metals and Alloys” (March 1-5, 1985)           
  • Coordinated and taught in “Mechanical and Metallurgical Failures of Engineering Components in Industry” (Feb. 21-25, 1987)
  • Coordinated and taught in “Failure Analysis of Engineering Components in Industry” (July  13-17, 1991).
  • Taught in “Testing and Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Materials and their Behavior”. (921 semester).
  • Taught in “Causes of Failure of Engineering Components in Industry and their Analysis”. (922 semester).
  • Taught in “Fundamentals of Heat Treatment Processes and Industrial Applications” (941 semesters).
  • Coordinated and taught in “Programming Numerical Control and CNC Machine Tools” (942 semester).
  • Taught in “Safety Management and Industrial Security” (952 semester).
  • Taught in “Safety in Workshops” (with Systems Engineering Dept) (973 semester).
  • Coordinated “Technical Workshop Skills” (4 weeks course for about 500 high school students and organized by Deanship of Continuing Education (973 semester)
  • Taught in “A to Z Ultrasonic Inspection of Welds” – closed course for Saudi Aramco Welding Inspectors   (012 semesters – April 13-17, 2002).
  • Taught in “Plastics: Materials, Design, and Practical Applications”, Dec., 28, 2002- Jan., 01, 2003.
  • Taught in “Plastics: Materials, Design, and Practical Applications”, December 13-17, 2003.
  • Taught in “Machining Fundamentals”, December 27th – 31st , 2003.
  • Coordinated and taught in “Dimensional Metrology and Statistical Process Control (SPC)”, offered during  March 27-31, 2004.
  • Taught in “Occupational Safety and Health and Safety” , 032 semester, 2003-04.
  • Taught in “Plastics Materials, Design, Applications”, 2004-2005.
  • Taught in “Machining Processes and Technology”, 2004-2005.
  • Taught in “Plastics: Materials, Design, Processing, and Practical Applications”, January 1-5, 2005.
  • Taught in “Processing of Plastics”, November 19-23, 2005.
  • Taught in “Reliability Engineering – Analysis and Applications in Maintenance”, May 13-17, 2006.
  • Taught in “Processing of Plastics” November  18-22, 2006
  • Coordinated and taught in “Saudi Aramco COE114  Engineering Aspects of Welding”, June 2007, June 21-25, 2008, December, 2008, January 17 -21, , December 12-16, 2009, June 12-16, 2010, and December 25-29, 2010, Nov Dec 2012, and may 2013. Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest oil and gas producer.
  • Coordinated and taught “Laboratory Safety” course, for faculty, TAs, and RAs who teach laboratories in the colleges of Engineering, Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Environmental Design, August 2013.
  • Coordinated a Workshop on “Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Hazards in Educational Institutions and Means of Mitigation and Control”, presented by Dr. Abdel-Razak Kadry, US Environment Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA. Workshop held at KFUPM-Dhahran February 20, 2014.
  • Coordinated a Workshop on “Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Departments  in Higher Educational Institutions – MIT as an Example” presented by Mr. Louis Dibrardinis. Director EHS Office at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. Workshop held at KFUPM-Dhahran February 20, 2014.
  • Coordinated and Taught in “Materials selection in mechanical design”, using M.F.Ashby’s CES Edupack approach, March 2014.
Honors / Awards
  • Sarkis Izmerlian Prize; for the best third year mechanical engineering student, University of Khartoum, 1970,
  • Central Electricity and Water Corporation (CEWC) Prize; for the best final year mechanical engineering student, University of Khartoum, 1971.
  • Best Mechanical Engineering Faculty Service Award, KFUPM, 1997
  • Recognition of Scientific Patent, 2015 for the award of US Patent US 8857696 "Method and Tool for Friction Stir Welding". May 2015, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

List of  Awarded US Patents

  • Nesar Merah, Fadi Al-Badour, Abdelrahman Shuaib, Abdelaziz Bazoune, “Method and Tool for Friction Stir Welding, US Patent No. US 8,857,696 B1, October 2014.
  •  Abdelrahman Shuaib, Nesar Merah, Fadi Al-Badour, Abdelaziz Bazoune, “Apparatus for joint sealing using tube expansion and friction welding “US Patent No. US Patent No. US 9,067,279 B1, October 2014, June 30, 2015
  • Zafar Iqbal, Abdelrahman N. Shuaib, Necar Merah, Nouari SAHEB, "Method for making a friction stir welding tool", U.S. Patent No. US10118248B2, granted 2018-11-06.
  • Zafar Iqbal, Abdelrahman N. Shuaib, Necar Merah, Nouari SAHEB, "Method for making a welding article", U.S. Patent No. US10144087B2, granted 2018-12-04.
  • Zafar Iqbal, Abdelrahman N. Shuaib, Necar Merah, Nouari SAHEB, "Ball milling method to form ceramically coated welding tool" U.S. Patent Application No US20180326532A1  published on  2018-11-15.
Editorships

Editorial Boards

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering (JQME), ISSN: 1355-2511, since 1995.

Journal Referee Service

  • Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Published by Society of Manufacturing Engineers (ASME)
  • Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering (JQME)
  • Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE)
Professional Associations
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), USA, member.
  • American Association For The Advancement Of Science (AAAS), USA member
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Ph.D. Dissertation Supervision

  • Al-Fawzan, Mohammad Abdulrahman, Systems Engineering, “Mathematical models for quality in multistage production systems”. December 1997, Committee Member.
  • Ruchuan, Yin, Mechanical Engineering, “Carburization behavior of iron-based alloys in methane/hydrogen gas mixtures”. May 2002, Committee Member
  • Alaboodi, Abdulaziz, Mechanical Engineering, “Finite Element Evaluation of the Effect of Initial Clearance on Roller Expanded Tube-tubesheet Joints”. January 2007, Student Advisor
  • Firas Tuffaha, Systems Engineering Solution of Some Engineering Optimization Problems. May 2007. Committee Member
  • Fadi Al-Bedoor, Numerical and February 2008 -May 2012., Committee Member.
  • Zafar Iqbal, Refractory Metal Tool Materials for Friction Stir Welding (FSW) Steels and High Temperature Materials (HTM), Spring 2016, Student Advisor

M.S. Thesis Supervision

  • Ahmed, Mohiuddin Mechanical Engineering “Stochastic approach for modeling machining process variables”, January 1984, Advisor.
  • Alam, Mansoor, Mechanical Engineering, “Generalized approach to the machining economics optimization”, January 1988, Advisor
  • Saleem, Muhammad, Master of Science Mechanical Engineering, “Statistical aspects of corrosion and reliability of pipeline elements”, June 1988, Committee Member.
  • Al-Suwaiyan, Abdullah Saleh, Mechanical Engineering, “The Notch effect of geometric stress raisers in fatigue”, March 1990, Committee Member.
  • Lebbe, Jamaldeen M. Esuf, Civil Engineering “Reliability studies of multireservoir system using stochastic approach”, October 1991, Committee Member.
  • Al-Najjar, Hazem Jawad Sadeg, “Systems Engineering, A complete inspection plan for critical components”, April 1993, Committee Member
  • Nizam, Syed Mohtashim, “Performance evaluation of a new type of titanium nitride (TiN) coated twist drill”,   Mechanical Engineering, December 1996, Advisor
  • Abdulsamad, Mohammed, Mechanical Engineering, “A methodology for the optimization of rolling process”, June 1997, Committee Member
  • Hamid, Farhan, Mechanical Engineering, “Machinability studies of aramid composites in drilling”, May 2000, Advisor
  • Al-Mulhim, Khalid Abdulaziz Abdullah, Mechanical Engineering, “Transient temperature distribution in a tubesheet of a fixed tubesheet heat exchanger”, September 2000, Committee Member
  • Qureshi, Tariq Waheed, Mechanical Engineering, “Wear testing of sub-micron alumina reinforced 6061-aluminum alloy composites”, May 2001, Committee Member
  • Al-Zayer, Ali Dhaif, Mechanical Engineering, “Analytical and finite element investigation of initial clearance effect on tube-to-tubesheet joint strength”, December 2001, Committee Member
  • Al-Aqeeli, Naser M., Mechanical Engineering, “Oxidation/carburization behavior of high temperature alloys”, May 2002, Committee Member
  • Ahmed, Mujahed, Mechanical Engineering, “Cryogenic drilling of KevlarTM composite laminates”, December 2004, Committee Advisor
  • Fareeduddin, Mohammed, Systems Engineering, “Optimal Process Parameters for Two Processes Based on Product Uniformity Criteria”, January 2005, Committee Member
  • Patel, Faheemuddin M., Master Mechanical Engineering, “Effect of Mold Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate)”, May 2006. Committee Member
  • Al-Jarallah, Bader M., Mechanical Engineering, “Frequency Effect of Corrosion Fatigue Crack propagation of Different Microstructure of AISI 304 type Stainless Steel”, Committee Member
  • Duffuaa, Osman, Mechanical Engineering, “Combined Effect of Grooves, Tube Projection, and Clearance on the Integrity of Rolled Tubesheet Joints”, May 16, 2007. Advisor
  • Sorour, Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering, “High Temperature Corrosion of Heat Resistant Nickel-Based Alloys in Carburizing Environments”, Committee Member. December, 2007.
  • Furquan , Sarfraz Ahmad, Mechnaical Engineering,  “Effect of Blend Ratio of h-LLDPE with LDPE on the Processability and mechanical properties of blown films”, May, 2009. Committee member.
  • Akram,  Muneeb, Systems Engineering,  “Process Enhancement through Integrated Statistical and Automatic Process control techniques”, Committee Member,  January 2011,
  • Al-Elyani, Abdullah Ali, Electrical Engineering, “The Impact of Power Quality on Industrial Product: Steel plant AC-EAF Case Study”, Committee Member, July 2011.
  • Mohammad Abdul Azeem, Mechanical Engineering, “Thixoforming of Nano Particles-Reinforced Aluminum Alloys.” Committee Member, May 2013.
  • Gihad M.K. Babekr, (2015), “Friction Stir Welding (FSW) of Dissimilar Metals and Alloys” , January 2015, Advisor
  • Mahgoub, Ahmad K. (2015) “Friction Stir Spot Welding Process Experimental Investigation and Numerical Modeling”, Committee Member.
  • Harshal Anil Kasat, “Design and development of Membrane Electrode Assembly for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell”, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, Summer 2016, Committee Member
  • Tanushree Salvi, “Identification of controllable input parameters that affect the cycle time distribution of a manufacturing facility”, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, Fall 2016, Committee Member
Work History
  • August 2015 to present:   Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering Department, SEMTE, Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287
  • 2007 to  May 2015: Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of   Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • March 2013 to May 2015: Director:  Safety Department, Environment, Health, and Safety, KFUPM
  • 1989 to 2007: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • 1980 to 1989: Assistant Professor,  Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,  Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • Sept 2011 to May 2015: Director:  Product Development Laboratory for Capstone Design Projects, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • Sept. 2008 to May 2015: Research Associate: Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM, Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Sept 2007 to Aug 2011: Board Chair: Advanced Manufacturing Center, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • 1985 to 1999: Director: Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Labs & Workshops, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • 2007 to 2012: Coordinator: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Affairs, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • 2007 to May 2015: Member: Board of Directors for Center of Excellence in Maintenance (CEIM), System Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • 1985 to 1999: Director: Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Labs and Workshop, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • 1985 to 2009: Director: ME Metrology Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • 1992 to 1993: Director: ME Computer Applications Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • 1982 to 1990: Director: ME Stress Analysis Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • July to Aug 1989: Visiting Scholar:  Mechanical Engineering Department, with Professor Sam Wu’s , University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sep 1991 to Oct 1992: Visiting Scholar:  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, with Professor Shiv Kapoor’s Group, University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana, IL
  • Jan 1977 to May 1980: Research/Teaching Assistant: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
  • May 1973 to Aug. 1975: Factory Manager: Sheet Metal Industries Ltd., Khartoum – SUDAN.  (Manufacturers of household appliances and designers and suppliers of central air-conditioning systems)
  • Nov 1972 to April 1973: Teaching Assistant: University of Khartoum, Khartoum – SUDAN
  • May 1971 to Oct 1972: Production EngineerSheet Metal Industries Ltd., Khartoum - SUDAN.