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 Dr. Mekid, Samir N.


PhD, CEng, PG Cert, FWIF, MIoN, MIMechE


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

B.Sc                 (Mechanical Engineering) Ecole National Polytechniques, Algiers, Algeria, 1988

Courses Taught

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

Research Areas

Precision Machine Design, Instrumentation, Sensing, Metrology, Mechatronics, and Robotics.

Manufacturing Production Automation

Design for Nano & Micro-scale systems


Representative Publications

  • Saheb, N; Mekid, S ;  Fiber-Embedded Metallic Materials: From Sensing towards Nervous Behavior ;2015
  • Mekid, S; Saheb, N; Khan, SMA; Qureshi, KK ; Towards sensor array materials: can failure be delayed? ;2015
  • Wu, DL; Chatzigeorgiou, D; Youcef-Toumi, K; Mekid, S; Ben-Mansour, R ; Channel-Aware Relay Node Placement in Wireless Sensor Networks for Pipeline Inspection ;2014
  • Baroudi, U; Al-Roubaiey, A; Mekid, S; Bouhraoua, A ;Delay characterization and performance evaluation of cluster-based WSN with different deployment distributions ;2014
  • Gilavdary, I; Mekid, S; Riznookaya, N ; Micro-slippage effects in pre-rolling induced by a disturbed and undisturbed pendulum with spherical supports ;2014
  • Baroudi, U; Al-Roubaiey, A; Mekid, S; Bouhraoua, A; Garba, Y ;Smart Bolts Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Network: Implementation and Performance Evaluation ;2014
  • S.Mekid, High Speed Desktop Ultra Precision CNC Micro/Meso-Machine, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 739 (2013) pp 640-646
  • A.Deshpande, S.Sarma, K.Youcef-Toumi, S.Mekid, Optimal coverage of an infrastructure network using sensors with distance-decaying sensing quality, accepted Automatica Journal, 2013. 
  • A.Khalid, S.Mekid, A.Hussain, Characteristic Analysis of Bio-inspired Pod Structure Robotic Configurations, Cognitive Computation, In-press, 2013.
  • I.Gilavdary, S.Mekid, N.Riznookaya, A New Theory on Pure Pre-Rolling Resistance through Pendulum Oscillations, accepted in the IMechE Journal of Engineering Tribology, 227(6), 2013.
  • S. Mekid and M.Farooqui, Design of Helmholtz resonators in one and two degrees of freedom for noise attenuation in pipelines, Acoustics Australia, in-press, 2012. 
  • S. Mekid, U.Baroudi, A.Bouhraoua, Standalone smart bolt for E-Maintenance, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 4(5), 2012, pp577-580.
  • K.Vacharanukul and S.Mekid, In-process out-of-roundness measurement probe for turned workpieces, Measurements, 44, 2011, pp 762-766. 
  • T.Ogedengbe, S.Mekid, An investigation of influence of machining conditions on machining error, Int J. Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3, Nos 3,4, 2011, pp 230-239 
  • W.Z.Guo, F. Gao, & S.Mekid, A New Analysis of Workspace Performances and Orientation Capability for 3-DOF Planar Manipulators, Int. J of Robotics and Automation, 25 (2), 2010. 
  • S.Mekid, P.Pruschek and J.Hernandez, Beyond Intelligent Manufacturing: A New Generation of flexible intelligent NC Machines. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 44, Issue 2, February 2009, pp. 466-476. 
  • L.Li and S.Mekid, Resin Velocity and Temperature in Screw Processing, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Volume 47, Issue 11 November 2008 , pp 1162 – 1169 
  • H.Albarbar, S.Mekid, R.Pietroskiewics, A.Starr, Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study, Sensors 2008, 8, pp784-799. 
  • S.Mekid and H.S.Ryu, Rapid Vision Based Precision Dimensional Inspection of Mesoscale Artefacts, Proc. IMechE, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol.221 No.4, 2007, pp659-672. 
  • S.Mekid, T. Schlegel, N. Aspragathos, R.Teti, Foresight Formulation in Innovative Production, Automation and Control Systems, 2007, Foresight Journal, Vol.9, No5. 
  • S.Mekid and B.Lim, Design of a Mobile Indenter for use in the Nano range, Nanotechnology, Vol.18, No43, 2007. 
  • K.Vacharanukul, S.Mekid, New real-time non-contact probe using Gaussian convolution smooth technique for in-process inspection. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 141(1), pp.20-28, 2008. 
  • S.Mekid and K. Vacharanukul, Differential Laser Doppler based Non-Contact Sensor for Dimensional Inspection with Error Propagation Evaluation, Sensors 2006, 6, pp. 546-556 
  • S.Mekid and D.Vaja, Propagation of Uncertainty: Expressions of Second and Third order Uncertainty with third and fourth moments. Measurement, 2008, Vol.41/6 pp600-609. 
  • S.Mekid, Design Strategy for Precision Engineering: Second Order Phenomena, J. Engineering Design, vol.16. no: 1, 2005. pp 63-74. 
  • S.Mekid and B.Lim, Characteristics Comparison of Piezoelectric Actuators at Low Electric Field: Analysis of Strain and Blocking Force. J. Smart Material & Structure 13 (2004), pp 93-98. 
  • S.Mekid, A Non-linear Model for Pre-Rolling Friction Contact in Ultra Precision Positioning, Journal of Engineering Tribology, Proc of ImechE , Vol.218 Part J, 2004. pp 305-311. 
  • S.Mekid O.Olejniczak, High Precision Linear Slide. Part_2: Control and Measurements. Int. Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture 40(7) (2000) pp.1051-1064. 


  • 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.