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 Dr. Khaled Mezghani


Associate Professor      

Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63 Room-310                                
Phone               966-13-860 4498                                      
Fax                   966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Websites          Personal Page​                         


Ph.D.                (Polymer Engineering), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, 1996                               

M.Sc.               (Polymer Engineering), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, 1992                             

B.Sc                 (Materials Science and Engineering), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, 1990          

Courses Taught

  • ME 206             Manufacturing Processes I
  • ME 215             Materials Science for ME
  • ME 216             Materials Science & Engineering
  • ME 306             Manufacturing Proceses II
  • ME 480             Plastics and Plastics Processing
  • ME 574             Advance Materials Science
  • ME 578             Mechanical Properties of Engineering Polymers

Research Areas

  • Nanocomposites
  • Polymer Membranes
  • Ion Transport Membranes​
  • Polymer Processing (Fiber Spinning, Film Blowing, Extrusion)​

Representative Publications         

  • Mezghani, K; Hamza, A; Habib, MA; Lee, D; Shao-Horn, Y ; Effect of microstructure and thickness on oxygen permeation of La2NiO4+delta membranes ;2016
  • 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​
  • D. Lee, A. Grimaud, E. Crumlin, K. Mezghani, M. Habib, Z. Feng, W. Hong, M. Biegalski, H. Christen, Y. Shao-Horn, “Strain Influence on the Oxygen Electrocatalysis of the (100)-Oriented Epitaxial La2NiO4+δ Thin Films at Elevated Temperatures”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, DOI: 10.1021/jp404121p, 2013.​
  • K. Mezghani, “Long Term Environmental Effects on Physical Properties of Vinylester Composite Pipes” Polymer Testing, 31, 76-82, 2012.
  • Mezghani K.; M.; Furquan S.; Tabatabaei S.; Ajji A., “Effect of Blend Ratio of H-LLDPE and LDPE on the Tear Properties of Blown Films” International Polymer Processing, 29 (3), 392–398, 2012
  • Abu-Thabit Nedal.; Ali S. A.; Zaidi S. M. J.; Mezghani K., “Novel Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone) / Phosphonated Polysulfone Polymer Blends for Proton Conducting Membranes” Journal of Materials Research, 27 (15), 1958-1968, 2012.
  • Mezghani K.; Farooqui M.; Furquan S.; and Atieh M., "Influence of carbon nanotube (CNT) on the mechanical properties of LLDPE/CNT nanocomposite fibers," Materials Letters, 65, 3633-3635, 2011.
  • M.A. Habib; H.M. Badr; S.F. Ahmed; R. Ben-Mansour; K. Mezghani; S. Imashuku; G.J. la O’; Y. Shao-Horn; N. Mancini; A. Mitsos; P. Kirchen; A. Ghoneim,  “A Review of Recent Developments in Carbon Capture Utilizing Oxy-fuel Combustion in Conventional and Ion Transport Membrane Systems” International Journal of Energy Research, 35, 741-764, 2011.​


  • R. Ben-Mansour; K. Mezghani, “Leak Detection Band” USA Patent Number: U.S. 8289173B2, October 16, 2012.​
  • K. Mezghani; R. Ben-Mansour, “Leak Detection System for Pipes and Couplings” Technology Disclosure at the USA Patent Office, 2009, Patent Pending # 12/659807. Publication number: US 2011/0227721 A1 


  • R. Patki; K. Mezghani; P.J. Phillips “Crystallization Kinetics of Polymers,” chapter 39 in Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook. J.E. Mark, American Institute of Physics, 2006.​
  • K. Mezghani; P.J. Phillips “Polymorphism in Isotactic Polypropylene Crystals,” chapter in The Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia: Synthesis, Properties and Applications. CRC Press, Inc, V 9, P 6637, 1996.