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 Dr. ABDUL SAMAD MOHAMMED

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Associate Professor                   
Contact Information
Office               Bldg-63 Room-152                              
Phone              966-13-860 1082                                      
Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Email               samad@kfupm.edu.sa
Websites          Personal Page                            
Education                                   
Ph.D.                (Mechanical Engineering), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2007-2010            
M.Sc.                (Mechanical Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 1994-1997                             
B.Sc                 (Mechanical Engineering), Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1989-1993                              
Courses Taught

  • ME205: Materials Science (Lab)
  • ME210: Engineering Drawing and Graphics
  • ME216: Materials Science
  • ME308: Machine Design (Lab)
  • ME322: Manufacturing Processes – I
  • ME306: Manufacturing Processes – II
  • ME323: Manufacturing Processes (Lab)
  • ME350: COOP Training
  • ME352: Virtual COOP Training
  • ME411: Senior Design Project – I
  • ME412: Senior Design Project – II
  • ME451: Design and analysis of engineering experiments
  • ME493: Special Topics in Materials and Manufacturing: Tribology: Friction, Wear and Lubrication
  • ME495: Undergraduate Research
  • ME576: Tribology 
  • ME599: Seminars
  • ME606: Independent Research
  • ME699: Seminars

Research Areas

  • Micro/Nano tribology
  • Surface & coatings
  • Surface treatments
  • Thin solid polymeric/metallic films
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Lubrication technology
  • Environmental friendly lubricants 

Representative Publications 

  • Linda Aissani, Mamoun Fellah, Corinne Nouveau, Mohammed Abdul Samad, Alex Montagne, Alain Iost, "Structural and mechanical properties of Cr–Zr–N coatings with different Zr content", Syrface Engineering, 36(1), 2020
  • Ismaila Kayode Aliyu, Muhammad Umar Azam, Dahiru Umar Lawal, Mohammed Abdul Samad, "Optimization of SiC Concentration and Process Parameters for a Wear-Resistant UHMWPE Nancocomposite", Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, 45(2), 2020
  • Ismaila Kayode Aliyu, Mohammed Abdul Samad, Amro Al-Qutub, "Tribological characterization of a bearing coated with UHMWPE/GNPs nanocomposite coating", Surface Engineering, 1-10, 2020
  • Akeem Yusuf Adesina, Ibrahim H Zainelabdeen, MA Dalhat, Abdul Samad Mohammed, Ahmad A Sorour, Fadi A Al-Badour, "Influence of micronized waste tire rubber on the mechanical and tribological properties of epoxy composite coatings", Tribology International, 146, 2020
  • Wohaibi, Saleh Al; Mohammed, Abdul Samad; Laoui, Tahar; Hakeem, Abbas Saeed; Adesina, Akeem Yusuf; Patel, Faheemuddin;  "Tribological Characterization of Micron-/Nano-Sized WC-9% Co Cemented Carbides Prepared by Spark Plasma Sintering at Elevated Temperatures " , Materials , 12 ( 6 ) , P.920 , 2019
  • Mazin Tahir, Abdul Samad Mohammed and Umar Azam Muhammad;  "Evaluation of Friction and Wear Behavior of Date Palm Fruit Syrup as an Environmentally Friendly Lubricant " , Materials , 12 ( 10 ) , P.1589 , 2019
  • Adesina, Akeem Yusuf; Gasem, Zuhair M; Mohammed, Abdul Samad;  "Comparative Investigation and Characterization of the Scratch and Wear Resistance Behavior of TiN, CrN, AlTiN and AlCrN Cathodic Arc PVD Coatings " , Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering ,  P.43482 , 2019
  • Bin Ali, Annas; Mohammed, Abdul Samad; Merah, Nesar;  "Tribological investigations of UHMWPE nanocomposites reinforced with three different organo‐modified clays " , Polymer composites , 39 ( 7 ) , P.2224-2231 , 2018
  • Bobby, Satheesan; Mohammed, Abdul Samad;  "Evaluation of parameters affecting adhesive strength of high build epoxy coatings on textured and plasma treated metallic substrates " , Journal of adhesion science and Technology , 32 ( 4 ) , P.407-428 , 2018
  • Azam, Muhammad Umar; Samad, Mohammed Abdul;  "A novel organoclay reinforced UHMWPE nanocomposite coating for tribological applications " , Progress in Organic Coatings , 118 , P.97-107 , 2018
  • Ibrahim, Mohamed; Samad, Mohammed Abdul; Al-Athel, Khaled; Arif, Abul Fazal; Olalekan, Nasirudeen;  "Evaluation of Tribological Properties of Thermally Sprayed Copper and Copper Alloy Coatings " , Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering , 43 ( 9 ) , P.4899-4910 , 2018
  • Azam, Muhammad Umar; Samad Mohammed Abdul;  "UHMWPE hybrid nanocomposite coating reinforced with nanoclay and carbon nanotubes for tribological applications under water with/without abrasives " , Tribology International , 124 , P.145-155 , 2018
  • Azam, Muhammad Umar; Samad Mohammed Abdul;  "Tribological evaluation of a UHMWPE hybrid nanocomposite coating reinforced with nanoclay and carbon nanotubes under dry conditions " , Journal of Tribology , 140 ( 5 ) , P.51304 , 2018
  • Aliyu, Ismaila Kayode; Mohammed, Abdul Samad; Al‐Qutub, Amro;  "Tribological performance of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene nanocomposites reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets " , Polymer Composites , 2018
  • Mohammed, Abdul Samad;  "UHMWPE Nanocomposite Coatings Reinforced with Alumina (Al2O3) Nanoparticles for Tribological Applications " , Coatings , 8 ( 280 ) , P.43479 , 2018
  • Aliyu, Ismaila Kayode; Mohammed, Abdul Samad; Al-Qutub, Amro;  "Tribological Performance of UHMWPE/GNPs Nanocomposite Coatings for Solid Lubrication in Bearing Applications " , Tribology Letters , 66 ( 4 ) , P.144 , 2018
  • Mohammed, Abdul Samad; Irfan Fareed, Muhammad;  "Surface Modification of Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) with a Thin Coating of UHMWPE for Better Tribological Properties " , Tribology Transactions , 60 ( 5 ) , P.881-887 , 2017
  • Mohammed, Abdul Samad; bin Ali, Annas; Nesar, Merah;  "Evaluation of tribological properties of organoclay reinforced UHMWPE nanocomposites " , Journal of Tribology , 139 ( 1 ) , P.12001 , 2017
  • Bobby, Satheesan; Samad, Mohammed Abdul;  "Enhancement of tribological performance of epoxy bulk composites and composite coatings using micro/nano fillers: a review " , Polymers for Advanced Technologies , 28 ( 6 ) , P.633-644 , 2017
  • Uwais, Zahid A; Hussein, Mohamed A; Samad, M Abdul; Al-Aqeeli, Naser;  "Surface modification of metallic biomaterials for better tribological properties: A review " , Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering , 42 ( 11 ) , P.4493-4512 , 2017
  • Mohammed, Abdul Samad;  "Tribological evaluation of date palm fruit syrup–a potential environmental-friendly lubricant " , Lubricants , 5 ( 3 ) , P.23 , 2017
  • Ali, Annas Bin; Samad, M Abdul; Merah, N;  "UHMWPE hybrid nanocomposites for improved tribological performance under dry and water-lubricated sliding conditions " , Tribology Letters , 65 ( 3 ) , P.102 , 2017
  • Samad, M Abdul;  "Surface modification by a graded carbon thin film for better tribological and anti-oxidation properties " , Materials Today: Proceedings , 3 ( 2 ) , P.598-602 , 2016
  • Mohammed, Abdul Samad; Fareed, Muhammad Irfan;  "Improving the friction and wear of poly-ether-etherketone (PEEK) by using thin nano-composite coatings " , Wear , 364 , P.154-162 , 2016
  • Lawal, Dahiru; Bin Ali, Annas; Mohammed, Abdul Samad;  "Tribological investigations of carbon nanotube‐reinforced polymer (UHMWPE) nanocomposites using Taguchi methodology " , Journal of Applied Polymer Science , 133 ( 40 )  , 2016
  • Mohammed, Abdul Samad; Ali, Annas Bin;  "Investigating the effect of water uptake on the tribological properties of organoclay reinforced UHMWPE nanocomposites " , Tribology Letters , 62 ( 1 ) , P.2 , 2016 

Patents

  • Carbon ion embedment as a protective coating to reduce the magnetic spacing and increase the data storage capacity of the present day magnetic hard drives to 10 Tbit/in2 (US Provisional Patent Application No. 61/380,398) 
  • Method for forming a polyethylene alumina nanocomposite coating, Filed in US patent Office, Application #  16530313, Filing Date:  8/02/2019
  • Polyethylene-cnt-hydroxyapatite coated materials, Filed in US patent Office, Application #  16/568,380, Filing Date:  9/12/2019
  • Method of making uhmwpe hybrid nanocomposite coating reinforced with nanoclay and carbon nanotubes, Filed in US patent Office, Application #  16545669, Filing Date:  8/20/2019 

Book Chapters

  • Nalam Satyanarayana, Myo Minn, Mohammed Abdul Samad and Sujeet. K. Sinha, "Tribology of Polymer Coatings / Thin Films", Encyclopedia of Tribology. 
  • M. Abdul Samad, Nalam Satyanarayana and Sujeet K. Sinha, "Effect of Air-Plasma pre-treatment of Si substrate on adhesion strength and tribological properties of a UHMWPE film", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Special Issue on "Adhesion in MEMS/NEMS" 24(2010), p.2557 – 2570.
  • Bobby, Satheesan; Samad, Mohammed Abdul;  "Tribology of UHMWPE and PEEK Bulk and Composite Coatings: A Review " , Handbook of Polymer Tribology , P.756 , 2018
  • Satheesan Bobby, Mohammed Medhar Al-Medhar, Mohammed Abdul Samad, "Tribology of CrC-NiCr cermet coatings", Wear of Composite Materials, Vol. 9, DeGruyter Publishers, 2018.
     


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