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 Abubakar, Abba Abdulhamid

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Office               Bldg-63 Room-312-1                                

Phone              966-13-860 5170                                      

Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 

Email               abba.abubakar@kfupm.edu.sa

Websites          Personal Page 

 

Education                                  

  • Post-Doc          Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia, 2021.
  • Ph.D.                Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia, 2018           
  • M.Sc.                Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • B.Eng.              Mechanical Engineering, Bayero University Kano, Kano 64-320, Nigeria, 2011                           

Research Areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Thermal Spray Coatings
  • Cold Spray Coatings
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Phase Field Modeling of Microstructure Evolution & Brittle Cracking
  • Design, Characterization and Synthesis of Composite Materials
  • Experimental Solid Mechanics
  • Droplet Dynamics
  • Renewable Energy Harvesting

Courses Taught

  • ME 217: Material Science Laboratory
  • ME 307: Machine Design I
  • ME 475: Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Selected Publications

  • Abubakar, A. A., Akhtar, S. S., and Arif, A. F. M. ., 2015, "Phase Field Modeling of V2O5 Hot Corrosion Kinetics in Thermal Barrier Coatings," Comput. Mater. Sci., 99(2015), pp. 105–116.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Akhtar, S. S., Arif, A. F. M., and Mostaghimi, J., 2015, "The Effect of Porosity on the Hot Corrosion Failure of Thermal Barrier Coatings," Model. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., 23(7), p. 075001.
  • Akhtar, S. S., Abubakar, A. A., and Arif, A. F. M., 2016, "Prediction of Residual Stresses during Gas Nitriding of H13 Steels Using Phase Field Approach," ASME J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. Trans., 138(1).
  • Abubakar, A. A., and Akhtar, S. S., 2017, "The Effect of V2O5 Melt Infiltration on the Failure of Thermal Barrier Coatings," J. Eng. Sci. Tech, 12, pp. 318–332.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Khan, S. M. A., and Mekid, S., 2017, "On the Modeling of Fibers Embedding in Aluminum Using Ultrasonic Consolidation," ASME J. Eng. Mater. Technol. Trans., 139(3).
  • Abubakar, A. A., Arif, A. F. M., Al-Athel, K. S., Akhtar, S. S., and Mostaghimi, J., 2017, "Modeling Residual Stress Development in Thermal Spray Coatings: Current Status and Way Forward," J. Therm. Spray Technol., pp. 1–31.
  • Abubakar, A. A., and Arif, A. F. M., 2019, "A Hybrid Computational Approach for Modeling Thermal Spray Deposition," Surf. Coatings Technol., 362, pp. 311–327.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Arif, A. F. M., Akhtar, S. S., and Mostaghimi, J., 2019, "Splats Formation, Interaction and Residual Stress Evolution in Thermal Spray Coating Using a Hybrid Computational Model," J. Therm. Spray Technol., 28(3), pp. 359–377.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Arif, A. F. M., and Akhtar, S. S., 2020, "Evolution of Internal Cracks and Residual Stress during Deposition of TBC," Ceram. Int., 46(17), pp. 26731–26753.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Al-Qahtani, H., Alzaydi, A., and Alhelou, S., 2020, "Environmental Dust Repelling from Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces under Vibrational Excitation," Nature Sci. Rep., 10(1).
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Hassan, G., Al-Qahtani, H., Ali, H., and Al-Sharafi, A., 2020, "Droplet Impacting on a Hydrophobic Surface: Influence of Surface Wetting State on Droplet Behavior," ASME J. Fluids Eng., 142(7).
  • Yilbas, B. S., Hassan, G., Al-Qahtani, H., Bahatab, S., Sahin, A. Z., Al-Sharafi, A., and Abubakar, A. A., 2020, "Dust Removal from a Hydrophobic Surface by Rolling Fizzy Water Droplets," RSC Adv., 10(34), pp. 19811–19821.
  • Adukwu, J. E., Yilbas, B. S., Jalilov, A. S., Al-Qahtani, H., Yaqubu, M., Abubakar, A. A., and Khaled, M., 2020, "Adhesion Characteristics of Solution Treated Environmental Dust," Nature Sci. Rep., 10(1), pp. 1–15.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Al-Qahtani, H., and Alzaydi, A., 2020, "Environmental Dust Repelling from Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Surfaces under Sonic Excitations," Nature Sci. Rep., 10(1), pp. 1–22.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Al-Qahtani, H., Hassan, G., Yakubu, M., and Hatab, S. B., 2020, "Carbonated Water Droplets on a Dusty Hydrophobic Surface," Soft Matter, 16(30), pp. 7144–7155.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Al-Qahtani, H., and Hassan, G., 2020, "Carbonated Water Droplet Can Ease Dust Mitigation from Hydrophobic Surfaces," Langmuir, 36(35), pp. 10504–10518.
  • M. Yakubu, B. S. Yilbas, A. A. Abubakar, and H. Al-Qahtani, "Droplet Rolling and Spinning in V-Shaped Hydrophobic Surfaces for Environmental Dust Mitigation," Molecules, vol. 25, no. 13, p. 3039, 2020.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Hussain A-Qahtani, M., Hassan, G., Yakubu, M., Bahatab, S., and Adukwu, J. A. E., 2021, "Experimental and Model Studies of Various Size Water Droplet Impacting on a Hydrophobic Surface," ASME J. Fluids Eng., 143(6), p. 61402.
  • Mohammed, A. S., Yilbas, B. S., Al-Qahtani, H., Abubakar, A. A., Hawwa, M., and Kassas, M., 2021, "Dust Mitigation from Inclined Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces under Electrostatic Repulsion," J. Electrostat., 109, p. 103536.
  • Bahatab, S., Yilbas, B. S., Abubakar, A. A., Hassan, G., Mohammed, A. S., Al-Qahtani, H., Sahin, A. Z., and Al-Sharafi, A., 2021, "Sliding Water Droplet on Oil Impregnated Surface and Dust Particle Mitigation," Molecules, 26(4), p. 789.   
  • Yilbas, B. S., Mohammed, A. S., Abubakar, A. A., Bahatab, S., Al-Qahtani, H., and Al-Sharafi, A., 2021, "Sliding Dynamics of a Water Droplet On Silicon Oil Film Surface,"ASME  J. Fluids Eng. Paper No: FE-20-1643.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., and Al-Qahtani, H., 2021, "A Water Droplet Impact on a Hydrophobic Soft Surface," ASME J. Fluids Eng., 143(2).
  • Adukwu, J. E., Yilbas, B. S., Jalilov, A., Al-Qahtani, H., Sahin, A. Z., Al-Sharafi, A., Abubakar, A. A., Yakubu, M., Khaled, M., and Hassan, G., 2021, "Avalanche Effect for Chemically Modified Dust Mitigation from Surfaces," Nature Sci. Rep., 11(1), pp. 1–14.
  • Yilbas, B. S., Abubakar, A. A., Al-Qahtani, H., Mohammed, A. S., and Al-Sharafi, A. (2021), "A novel method for dust mitigation from PV cell surfaces," Solar Energy, 225, 708-717.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Al-Qahtani, H., and Mohammed, A. S. (2021), "Droplet Rolling Dynamics over a Hydrophobic Surface with a Minute Width Channel," Langmuir, 2021, 37, 25, 7851–7861.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Mekid, S., Daraghma, H., and Saheb, N. (2021). "Smart Fiber Optics Embedding in Powder-Based Materials: Numerical and Experimental Assessment," Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 1-27.
  • Yilbas, B. S., Hassan, G., Yilbas, A. E., Abubakar, A. A., and Al-Qahtani, H. (2021). "On the Mechanism of Human Saliva Interaction with Environmental Dust in Relation to Spreading of Viruses," Langmuir, 37(15), 4714-4726.
  • Yilbas, B. S., Abubakar, A. A., Ali, H., Al-Sharafi, A., Sahin, A. Z., Sunar, M., and Al-Qahtani, H. (2021). "Impacting Water Droplets Can Alleviate Dust from Slanted Hydrophobic Surfaces," Langmuir, 37(14), 4355-4369.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Yilbas, B. S., Al-Qahtani, H., and Mohammed, A. S. (2021). "Hydrophobized metallic meshes can ease water droplet rolling," Soft Matter, 2021, 17, 7311-7321.
  • Yilbas, B. S., Abubakar, A. A., Al-Qahtani, H., Shuja, S. Z., Shaukat, M. M., Sahin, A. Z., and Bahatab, S. (2021). "Solution Crystallization of Polycarbonate Surfaces for Hydrophobic State: Water Droplet Dynamics and Life Cycle Assessment towards Self-Cleaning Applications," Polymers, 13(9), 1449.

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Abubakar, A. A., Arif, A. F. M., Al-Athel, K. S., and Akhtar, S. S., 2018, "Prediction of Residual Stress and Damage in Thermal Spray Coatings Using Hybrid Computational Approach," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, p. V002T02A041.
  • Akhtar, S. S., Abubakar, A. A., and Arif, A. F. M., 2014, "Prediction of Transformation-Induced Residual Stresses during Gas Nitriding of H13 Steels Using Phase Field Approach," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE).
  • Akhtar, S. S., Arif, A. F. M., and Abubakar, A. A., 2014, "Gas Nitriding of AISI H13 Steel Extrusion Dies: Consideration of Sharp Features in the Die Profiles," AES-ATEMA International Conference Series - Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and Their Applications.
  • Abubakar, A. A., Akhtar, S. S., and Arif, A. F. M., 2013, "Phase Transformation Stress Field Due to Hot Corrosion in the Top Coat of TBC," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, p. V001T01A039.
  • Dauda Sh. Ibrahima, M.M Bello, U. D. Lawal, A. A. Abubakar, & N.A. Muhammad, "Investigation and Development of Cascaded Vibration-Based Energy Harvester with Complementary Coupled Magnets." 2ND National Engineering Conference, ACICON 2016, Faculty of Engineering, Bayero University, Kano.

Honors/Awards

 

  • At Bayero University Kano (BUK): Best Student Academics, Best CGPA in 2011, and Best Tutor.
  • Full MS and PhD scholarship by KFUPM in 2012 and 2014 respectively.


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