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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-578: Mechanical Properties of Engineering Polymers
  • ME-574: Advanced Materials Science
  • ME-480: Plastics: Materials and Processing
  • ME 409: Design and Manufacturing of Composite Structures
  • ME-306: Manufacturing Processes II
  • ME-322: Manufacturing Processes I
  • ME-216: Materials Science & Engineering

Research Areas

  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Polymer Membranes
  • Ion Transport Membranes
  • Carbon Fibers
  • Polymer Processing (Extrusion, Blending,  Fiber Spinning, Film Blowing)

Representative Publications      
  • M. AlQahtani, K. Mezghani; “Thermally rearranged polypyrrolone membranes for high-pressure natural gas separation applications”, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 51, 262–270, 2018.
  • N. U. Qadir; S.A. Said; R.B. Mansour; K. Mezghani; A. Ul-Hamid, “Synthesis and water sorption properties of a series of exfoliated graphene/MIL-100(Fe) composites”, RSC Advances, DOI: 10.1039/C7RA01091E, 17353-17356, 2017.
  • M. Nemitallah; M. Habib; H. Badr; S. Said; R. Ben-Mansour; E. Mokheimer;  K. Mezghani; A. Jamal, “Oxy-fuel combustion technology: current status, applications, and trends” International Journal of Energy Research, 41, 12, 2017.
  • K. Mezghani; A. Hamza, “Application of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3+δ membranes in an oxy-fuel combustion reactor”, J. Membrane Science, 518, 254-262, 2016.
  • K. Mezghani; A. Hamza, M.A. Habib, D. Lee, Y. Shao-Horn, “Effect of Microstructure and Thickness on Oxygen Permeation of La2NiO4+δ Membranes”, Ceramics International, 42, 666-672, 2016.
  • M. Nemitallah, M.A. Habib, K. Mezghani, “Experimental and Numerical Study of Oxygen Separation and Oxy-combustion Characteristics Inside a Button-Cell LNO-ITM Reactor”, Energy, 84, 600-611, 2015.
  • Al-Qadhi M.; Merah N.; Mezghani K.; Khan Z.; Gasem Z.; Sougrat R., “Effect of High Shear Mixing Parameters and Degassing Temperature on the Morphology of Epoxy-Clay Nanocomposites” Advanced Materials Research, 652-654,  159-166, 2013.
  • S. Imashuku, L. Wang, K. Mezghani, M.A. Habib, Y. Shao-Horn, “Oxygen Permeation from Oxygen Ion-Conducting Membranes Coated with Porous Metals or Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conducting Oxides”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160 (11), E148-E153, 2013.
  • 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.


  • K. Mezghani; A. Hamza, “System for combusting a methane stream and a method of combustion”, USA Patent Number: US 10,539,324 B2, January 21, 2020.
  • K. Mezghani; M. A. Habib; A. Hamza, “Sealing Agent for Ion Transport Membranes”, USA Patent Number: US9834471, November 17, 2017.
  • N.Y. Abu-Thabit, S.M. Zaidi, S.A. Ali, K. Mezghani, “Fuel Cell Membrane” USA Patent Number: US9099711B2, August 4, 2015.
  • A. Ghoniem; Y. Shao-Horn, M. A. Habib; K. Mezghani; R. Ben-Mansour; “Integrated Polymeric-Ceramic Membrane Based Oxy-Fuel Combustor” USA Patent Number: US9004909B2, April 14, 2015.
  • R. Ben-Mansour; K. Mezghani, “Leak Detection Band” USA Patent Number: U.S. 8289173B2, October 16, 2012.


  • 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 “Crystallization Kinetics of Polymers,” chapter in Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook. J.E. Mark, American Institute of Physics 1996, P 417.