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 Dr. Al-Qutub, Amro M.

Professor  - Mechanical Engineering Dept. KFUPM  

Director    - Center of Excellence for Scientific Research Colloboration with MIT (CESRC)  
Contact Information
Office                          Bldg-63 Room-349      
Phone                         966-13-860 3775         
Fax                             966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)       
Websites                    Personal Webpage

B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 1987         
M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 1992      
Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering), University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA, 1996       
Research Areas

  • Propulsion
  • Heat Engines
  • Tribology and Powder Metrology
  • Solar Cooling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Uncertainty Analysis for Engineering Applications

  • Propulsion
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Senior Design
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Uncertainty Analysis
Representative Publications:   

  • Ahmed, WH; Aman, AM; Badr, HM; Al-Qutub, AM ; Air injection methods: The key to a better performance of airlift pumps ;2016
  • Al-Ugla, AA; El-Shaarawi, MAI; Said, SAM; Al-Qutub, AM ; Techno-economic analysis of solar-assisted air-conditioning systems for commercial buildings in Saudi Arabia ;2016
  • Mokheimer, EMA; Hussain, MI; Ahmed, S; Habib, MA; Al-Qutub, AA ;On the Modeling of Steam Methane Reforming ;2015
  • Hassan, SF; Al-Qutub, AM; Tun, KS; Gupta, M ; Study of Wear Mechanisms of a Novel Magnesium Based Hybrid Nanocomposite ;2015
  • Al-Qutub, A; Taleb, J; Mokheimer, EMA ;A Novel Approach for Optimizing Two-Phase Flow in Water Rockets: Part I ;2014
  • Saheb, N; Khalil, A; Hakeem, AS; Laoui, T; Al-Aqeeli, N; Al-Qutub, AM ; Age Hardening Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposites ;2013
  • Al-Qutub, AM; Khalil, A; Saheb, N; Hakeem, AS ;Wear and friction behavior of Al6061 alloy reinforced with carbon nanotubes ;2013
  • Sheu, EJ; Mitsos, A; Eter, AA; Mokheimer, EMA; Habib, MA; Al-Qutub, A ; A Review of Hybrid Solar-Fossil Fuel Power Generation Systems and Performance Metrics ;2012
  • Khulief, YA; Al-Sulaiman, FA; Arif, A; Ben-Mansour, R; Al-Qutub, A; Anis, M ;Computational Tradeoff in Modal Characteristics of Complex Rotor Systems Using FEM ;2012
  • Al-Qutub, AM; Khalifa, AE; Al-Sulaiman, FA;   Exploring the Effect of V-Shaped Cut at Blade Exit of a Double Volute Centrifugal Pump ;2012
  • Saheb, N; Iqbal, Z; Khalil, A; Hakeem, AS; Al Aqeeli, N; Laoui, T; Al-Qutub, A; Kirchner, R ;Spark Plasma Sintering of Metals and Metal Matrix Nanocomposites: A Review ;2012
  • Al-Qutub, AM; Khalil, A; Saheb, N; Al-Aqeeli, N; Laoui, T ;  Wear Behavior of Spark Plasma Sintered AI2124 Aluminum Alloy Containing Carbon Nanotubes ;2012​
Links to Publication files


Boiler Feed Pumps - Saudi Electric Company
Timing Gear for Mixer -  SHARQ
Space Research Institute - KACST

Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Firs​t Prize for the Best Research Activity, for my Senior Project in "Supercharged Ram Jet Engine," 1987.
Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Award for academic achievements, 1996.
Best Faculty Member Award for advising students activities, KFUPM, 1999.