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 Dr. Habib, Mohamed A.


Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63 Room-348                             
Phone               966-13-860 4467                                      
Fax                   966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Websites          Personal Page                            
Ph.D.                Mechanical Engineering), Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1980.                               
M.Sc.               (Mechanical Engineering), Cairo University, Egypt, 1976                          
B.Sc                 (Mechanical Engineering), Cairo University, Egypt, 1974.                          
Courses Taught

  • ME 203             Thermodynamics I                                  
  • ME 204             Thermodynamics II                                 
  • ME 311             Fluid Mechanics                                     
  • ME 315             Heat Transfer                             
  • ME 427             Turbomachinery                          
  • ME 432             Internal Combustion Engines                               
  • ME 437             Design and Rating of Heat Exchangers                           
  • ME 510             Numerical Methods in ME                                   
Research Areas

Recirculating turbulent flow, Numerical predictions, Swirl flows, Reacting flow,Forced/Natural
Convection heat transfer, Erosion in heat exchangers.    
Representative Publications

  • Ben-Mansour, R; Habib, MA; Bamidele, OE; Basha, M; Qasem, NAA; Peedikakkal, A; Laoui, T; Ali, M; Carbon capture by physical adsorption: Materials, experimental investigations and numerical modeling and simulations - A review;2016
  • Mezghani, K; Hamza, A; Habib, MA; Lee, D; Shao-Horn, Y;  Effect of microstructure and thickness on oxygen permeation of La2NiO4+delta membranes;2016
  • Shanbhogue, SJ; Sanusi, YS; Taamallah, S; Habib, MA; Mokheimer, EMA; Ghoniem, AF;  Flame macrostructures, combustion instability and extinction strain scaling in swirl-stabilized premixed CH4/H-2 combustion;2016​
  • Nemitallah, MA; Kewlani, G; Hong, S; Shanbhogue, SJ; Habib, MA; Ghoniem, AF; Investigation of a turbulent premixed combustion flame in a backward-facing step combustor; effect of equivalence ratio;2016
  • Habib, MA; Salaudeen, SA; Nemitallah, MA; Ben-Mansour, R; Mokheimer, EMA;  Numerical investigation of syngas oxy-combustion inside a LSCF-6428 oxygen transport membrane reactor;2016
  • Mokheimer, EMA; Al-Sharafi, A; Habib, MA; Alzaharnah, I; A New Study for Hybrid PV/Wind off-Grid Power Generation Systems with the Comparison of Results from Homer;2015
  • Said, SAM; Simakov, DSA; Mokheimer, EMA; Habib, MA; Ahmed, S; Waseeuddin, M; Roman-Leshkov, Y;Computational fluid dynamics study of hydrogen generation by low temperature methane reforming in a membrane reactor;2015​
  • Taamallah, S; LaBry, ZA; Shanbhogue, SJ; Habib, MAM; Ghoniem, AF; Correspondence Between "Stable" Flame Macrostructure and Thermo-Acoustic Instability in Premixed Swirl-Stabilized Turbulent Combustion;2015
  • Habib, MA; Nemitallah, MA; Design of an ion transport membrane reactor for application in fire tube boilers;2015
  • Mokheimer, EMA; Dabwan, YN; Habib, MA; Said, SAM; Al-Sulaiman, FA; Development and assessment of integrating parabolic trough collectors with steam generation side of gas turbine cogeneration systems in Saudi Arabia;2015
  • Ben-Mansour, R; Bamidele, OE; Habib, MA; Evaluation of Mg-MOF-74 for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture through pressure swing adsorption;2015
  • Alzahrani, FM; Sanusi, YS; Vogiatzaki, K; Ghoniem, AF; Habib, MA; Mokheimer, EMA; Evaluation of the Accuracy of Selected Syngas Chemical Mechanisms;2015
  • Habib, MA; Nemitallah, MA; Ahmed, P; Sharqawy, MH; Badr, HM; Muhammad, I; Yaqub, M;Experimental analysis of oxygen-methane combustion inside a gas turbine reactor under various operating conditions;2015
  •  Habib, MA; Tahir, F; Nemitallah, MA; Ahmed, WH; Badr, HM;Experimental and numerical analysis of oxy-fuel combustion in a porous plate reactor;2015
  •  Habib, MA; Ahmed, P; Ben-Mansour, R; Mezghani, K; Alam, Z; Shao-Horn, Y; Ghoniem, AF;Experimental and Numerical Investigation of La2NiO4 Membranes for Oxygen Separation: Geometry Optimization and Model Validation; 2015
  • Nemitallah, MA; Habib, MA; Mezghani, K;Experimental and numerical study of oxygen separation and oxy-combustion characteristics inside a button-cell LNO-ITM reactor;2015
  • Sanusi, YS; Habib, MA; Mokheimer, EMA;  Experimental Study on the Effect of Hydrogen Enrichment of Methane on the Stability and Emission of Nonpremixed Swirl Stabilized Combustor;2015
  • Taamallah, S; Vogiatzaki, K; Alzahrani, FM; Mokheimer, EMA; Habib, MA; Ghoniem, AF;  Fuel flexibility, stability and emissions in premixed hydrogen-rich gas turbine combustion: Technology, fundamentals, and numerical simulations; 2015
  • Zohir, AE; Aziz, AAA; Habib, MA;Heat transfer characteristics and pressure drop of the concentric tube equipped with coiled wires for pulsating turbulent flow; 2015
  • Zohir, AE; Habib, MA; Nemitallah, MA;  Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Double-Pipe Heat Exchanger Equipped with Coiled Circular Wires ;2015
  • Imteyaz, B; Habib, MA; Nemitallah, MA; Jamal, A;  Investigation of liquid ethanol evaporation and combustion in air and oxygen environments inside a 25 kW vertical reactor; 2015
  • Nemitallah, MA; Habib, MA; Ben Mansour, R; El Nakla, M;  Numerical predictions of flow boiling characteristics: Current status, model setup and CFD modeling for different non-uniform heating profiles; 2015
  • Mokheimer, EMA; Hussain, MI; Ahmed, S; Habib, MA; Al-Qutub, AA;   On the Modeling of Steam Methane Reforming; 2015
  • Said, SAM; Ben-Mansour, R; Habib, MA; Siddiqui, MU; Reducing the flow mal-distribution in a heat exchanger;2015
  • Ben-Manosur, R; Ahmed, P; Habib, MA;   Simulation of Oxy-Fuel Combustion of Heavy Oil Fuel in a Model Furnace; 2015
  • Nemitallah, MA; Ben-Mansour, R; Habib, MA; Ahmed, WH; Toor, IH; Gasem, ZM; Badr, HM;  Solid Particle Erosion Downstream of an Orifice; 2015
  • Imteyaz, B; Habib, MA ;  Study of Combustion Characteristics of Ethanol at Different Dilution With the Carrier Gas; 2015
  • Elshafei, M; Habib, MA; Al-Zaharnah, I; Nemitallah, MA ; Boilers Optimal Control for Maximum Load Change Rate; 2014
  • Ben-Mansour, R; Habib, MA; Nemitallah, MA; Rajhi, M; Suara, KA ; Characteristics of Oxyfuel and Air-Fuel Combustion in an Industrial Water Tube Boiler ;2014
  • Habib, MA; Nemitallah, MA; El-Nakla, M ;  Current status of CHF predictions using CFD modeling technique and review of other techniques especially for non-uniform axial and circumferential heating profiles ;2014
  • Nemitallah, MA; Habib, MA; Ben-mansour, R; Ghoniem, AF ; Design of an ion transport membrane reactor for gas turbine combustion application ;2014
  •  Malik, J; Toor, IH; Ahmed, WH; Gasem, ZM; Habib, MA; Ben-Mansour, R; Badr, HM ;  Evaluating the Effect of Hardness on Erosion Characteristics of Aluminum and Steels ;2014
  • Rajhi, MA; Ben-Mansour, R; Habib, MA; Nemitallah, MA; Andersson, K ; Evaluation of gas radiation models in CFD modeling of oxy-combustion ;2014
  • Habib, MA; Said, SA; Khalifa, A; Nemitallah, MA; Ayinde, T ; Experimental Investigation of the Flow Maldistribution Inside an Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger ;2014
  • Malik, J; Toor, IH; Ahmed, WH; Gasem, ZM; Habib, MA; Ben-Mansour, R; Badr, HM ;  Investigations on the Corrosion-Enhanced Erosion Behavior of Carbon Steel AISI 1020 ;2014
  • Farooqui, AE; Badr, HM; Habib, MA; Ben-Mansour, R ; Numerical investigation of combustion characteristics in an oxygen transport reactor ;2014
  • Habib, MA; Mokheimer, EMA; Sanusi, SY; Nemitallah, MA ; Numerical investigations of combustion and emissions of syngas as compared to methane in a 200 MW package boiler ;2014
  • Mokheimer, EMA; Dabwan, YN; Habib, MA; Said, SAM; Al-Sulaiman, FA ; Techno-economic performance analysis of parabolic trough collector in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia ;2014​


  • Recipient of the Distinguished Research Award for the academic year 1994-1995, KFUPM.
  • Selected as Distinguished Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, for the academic years 1993-1994 and 1994-1995.
  • Selected as Distinguished Instructor, College of Engineering Sciences, KFUPM, for the academic year 1993-1994
  • Selected as Distinguished Academic Advisor, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, for the academic year 1994-1995.