Dr. Imad Barsoum
Dr. Imad Barsoum Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Imad Barsoum received his Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden and his M.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Utah in the USA. He is currently an Associate Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Khalifa University.

Prior to joining Khalifa University, Dr. BArsoum worked as a research scientist in the European automotive industry, from which he has extensive experience. His research interest is in the field of mechanics of materials, finite element analysis, and failure modeling applied to the design and analysis of machine elements, pressure vessels and piping components, and plastic pipes.

Dr. Barsoum has published numerous research articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings, and his work is highly cited and recognized internationally. He also serves as a reviewer for a number of reputable international journals and is an affiliated research faculty at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Barsoum has received several educational awards for his outstanding teaching performance. His senior design team of undergraduate students were the recipients of the nationwide Think Science award 2018.

  • Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), 2008
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Metallurgy, University of Utah (USA), 2002
  • B.Sc., Materials Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), 2000
Teaching Areas
  • Intro to Finite Element Analysis
  • Machine Design
  • Computational Methods for Mechanical Engineers
  • Mechanics of Solids
Research Interests
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Constitutive and Failure Modelling of Plastics and Metals
  • Design of Plastic Pipes Components
  • Pressure Vessel and Piping Design