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 Dr. Neçar, Merah



Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63 Room-352                              
Phone               966-13-860 2358                                     
Fax                   966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Websites          Personal Page                           


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Canada, 1995

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa, OK, USA, 1981

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa, OK, USA, 1979                        

Courses Taught
  • ME 218- Introduction to ME Design
  • ME 307-Machine design I,                          
  • ME 308-Machine Design II,                                     
  • ME 308-Machine Design II Lab,       
  • ME 215-Material Science,                           
  • ME 215L-Material Science Lab,                   
  • ME 412-Senior Design Project. 
  • ME 583- Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials
  • ME 658- Fracture Mechanics
  • ME 601- ME 602: Independent Research (MSc)
  • ME701- ME702: Independent Research (PhD)

Research Areas

  • Fatigue of Engineering Materials and Structures (alloys, composites and nanocomposites)
  • Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis
  • Friction Stir Welding and Processing
  • Finite Element Analysis

Representative Publications       
  • HM Abubaker, N Merah, FA Al-Badour, J Albinmousa, AA Sorour, Influence of Friction Stir Processing on Mechanical Behavior of 2507 SDSS; 2020
  • M. Ali, M. Shaukat, N. Merah, S. Pashah, "Product Repurposing: Typologyand Design Considerations",  2020
  • Adinoyi, M.J., Merah, N., Albinmousa, J., Strain-controlled fatigue and fracture of AISI 410 stainless steel, 2019
  • Albinmousa, J., Adinoyi, M.J., Merah, N., "Multiaxial Fatigue of Extruded ZK60 Magnesium Alloy",2019
  • A Matin, U Baig, S Akhtar, N Merah, MA Gondal, AH Bake, A Ibrahi, "UV-resistant and transparent hydrophobic surfaces with different wetting states by a facile dip-coating method"; 2019
  • Adinoyi, M.J., Merah, N., Albinmousa, J., Analysis of Low-Cycle Fatigue Behavior of AW2099-T83 Al-Li Alloy;2019
  • Merah, N., Mohamed O., "Nanoclay and Water Uptake Effects on Mechanical Properties of Unsaturated Polyester; 2019
  • Adinoyi, M.J., Merah, N., Albinmousa, J.," Shear fatigue behavior of AW2099-T83 Al-LI alloy", 2019
  • Ahmad Rafiq, Nesar Merah, "Nanoclay Enhancement of Flexural Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites in Water Laden Environments", 2019
  • A.  Mahgoub, A Bazoune, N Merah, F Al-Badour, "Effect of Welding Parameters on the Mechanical and Metallurgical Properties of Friction Stir Spot Welding of Copper Lap Joint; 2019
  • Z Iqbal, A Bazoune, F Al-Badour, A Shuaib, N Merah, "Effect of Tool Rotational Speed on Friction Stir Welding of ASTM A516-70 Steel Using W–25% Re Alloy Tool; 2019
  • M. Soudani, M. Hadj Meliani, K. El-Miloudi, Z. Azari , A.A. Sorour, N. Merah , G. Pluvinage "Reduction of hydrogen embrittlement of API 5l X65 steel pipe using a green inhibitor; 2018
  • Z. Iqbal, N. Merah, S. Nouari, AR Shuaib, N Al-Aqeeli  "Investigation of wear characteristics of spark plasma sintered W-25wt% Re alloy and W-25wt% Re-3.2 wt% HfC composite; 2017
  • N. Merah, A. Al-Qutub, "Premature Failure of an Industrial Mixer Timing Gears", 2017.
  • A. Rafiq, N. Merah, R. Boukhili, M. Al-Qadhi, "Impact resistance of hybrid glass fiber reinforced epoxy/nanoclay composite"; 2017
  • AB Ali, MA Samad, N Merah, "UHMWPE Hybrid Nanocomposites for Improved Tribological Performance Under Dry and Water- Lubricated Sliding Conditions", 2017.
  • Asif Matin, Nesar Merah, A. Ibrahim, Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning surfaces prepared from a commercial silane using a single-step drop-coating method; 2016.
  • Rubaian F. Alshahrani, Nesar Merah, Shafique M. A. Khan, Yagoub Al-Nassar, On the Impact-Induced Damage in Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Pipes ; 2016.