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 Dr. Mekid, Samir N.

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PhD, CEng, PG Cert, FWIF, MASME, MIMechE


Director of Interdisciplinary Research Center for Intelligent Manufacturing and Robotics

Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63 Room-356  
Phone              966-13-860 7746    
Fax                  966-13-860 2949   (ME Dept) 
Websites          Personal Page


CEng.               Chartered Engineer IMechE, registered by the Engineering Council UK. 2008.

PG Cert.           Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, The University of Manchester, UK, 2006

Ph.D.                (Mechanical Engineering), Compiegne University of Technology, France, 1994

M.Sc.               (Mechanical Engineering), Compiegne University of Technology, France, 1989

Courses Taught

  • ME-307             Machine Design-I
  • ME-308             Machine Design-II
  • ME-411-412      Senior Design Projects
  • ME-413             System Dynamics and Control
  • ME-464             Production Engineering II
  • ME-485             Mechanical System Design
  • ME-557             Modern Control of Linear Systems
  • ME-581             Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Research Areas

  • Precision Machine Design, Product Design.
  • Manufacturing Production Automation and Robotics
  • Mechatronics, Nano & Micro-scale systems
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Industrial Metrology 
  • Instrumentation, Control, Sensors development
  • Smart materials
  • Intelligent Maintenance  

Representative Publications

Representative Patents

  • S.Mekid & A.Bouhraoua, Method of conserving energy and water using an apparatus to locate leaks in subsurface pipelines, US 8217783
  • S.Mekid Structural material with embedded sensors, US20140022529
  • S.Mekid , No-Contact Measurements Probe, US 7911614 B1. 
  • S.Mekid, Telescopic Ball bar Gauge, US 7997001. 
  • S.Mekid, Spherical Joint with Internal Brake, US 0310305 A1 
  • S. Mekid, Portable Airbag Scale-Temperature-Humidity Device, US20110272197 


  • Samir Mekid, Introduction to Precision Machine Design & Error Assessment, CRC Press, December 2008, ISBN: 9780849378867  
  • Holmberg, K., Adgar, A., Arnaiz, A., Jantunen, E., Mascolo, J. and Mekid, S. (Eds), E-maintenance. Springer Verlag, New York, USA, 2010.