Dr. Imad Barsoum
Dr. imad barsoum Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering

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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 additive manufacturing, constitutive and failure modeling of metals and plastics, fracture mechanics and fatigue, finite element analysis, design and analysis of machine elements, pressure vessels and piping components, and plastic pipes. He is the theme lead and deputy director the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) research center at Khalifa University.

Barsoum has published numerous research articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings. 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), 20022
  • B.Sc., Materials Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), 20000

  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids and Materials (MEEN 606 )
  • Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials (MEEN 631 )
  • Finite Element Analysis (MEEN 455)
  • Machine Element Design (MEEN 387 )
  • Mechanics of Solids (MEEN 325 )

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing Center

Research Interests
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Constitutive and Failure Modeling of Metals and Plastics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Pressure Vessel and Piping Design

Research Projects

Fracture Mechanics Based Design Against Sulphide Stress Cracking of Casings and Tubings (ADNOC Project)

Numerical Investigation on the Effect of Residual Stresses on the Effective Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed TPMS Lattices (ADAM Research Center Project)

Constitutive Modeling of Lightweight Metamaterials Derived from Triply Periodic Minimal Surface (TPMS) Lattices for 3D Printing (ADAM Research Center)

Generalized tetra-parametric assembly model for the optimization of bolt tightening in pipe flanges

Design of Functionally Graded and Hybridized Lightweight Metamaterials based on Triply Periodic Minimal Surface Lattices (ADAM Research Center Project)

Effect of Material Strength on Ductile Failure of Steel in Pressure Vessel Design

Constitutive modelling of the time and temperature-dependent behavior of high density polyethylene 

Fracture mechanics testing and crack propagation XFEM modelling in polypropylene pipes

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Alok Negi Post-Doc
Nissar Ahmed Research Engineer
Mohamed Elkhodbia PhD Candidate
Chukwugozie Ejeh Ejeh PhD Candidate
Mohanad Tharwat Hassan MSc Candidate
Ahmed Hamdy Abdelgawad PhD Candidate
Reem Aladawi MSc Candidate