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 Dr. Saheb Nouari



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Office               Bldg-63 Room-304                                
Phone              966-13-860 7529                                      
Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Websites          Personal Page                            


Ph.D.                Materials Science, National University of Malaysia, (2001).                                    

M.Sc.                Metallurgy, Constantine University, Algeria, (1994).                                 

B.Sc                  Metallurgy, Constantine University, Algeria, (1991).                                   

Courses Taught

  • ME 574               Advanced Materials Science
  • MSE 503             Materials Characterization
  • ME 606               Independent Research
  • ME 216               Materials Science and Engineering
  • ME 495               Directed Research/BSc Research Thesis
  • ME 215               Materials Science for Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 215               Materials Science Lab for Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 479               Modern Materials
  • MEC 4263          Non-destructive Evaluation of Structures
  • MAT 4390          Nanomaterials
  • MAT 3210          Crystallography and X-Rays Diffraction
  • MAT 4229          Powder Metallurgy
  • MAT 3240          Composite Materials
  • MAT 3140          Polymeric Materials
  • MAT 3220          Applied Polymer Processing
  • MME 2222         Materials Engineering Lab II
  • MME 2204         Physical Metallurgy and Mechanical Behaviour of Alloys
  • MME 6260         Advanced Materials Characterization

Research Areas

Metallic Materials, Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites

Representative Publications 

  1. F. Sahnoune, N. Saheb, B. Kamal, Z. Takok, Thermal analysis of dehydroxylation of Algerian kaolin, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 107, Issue 3, 1067-1072, 2012.
  2. N. Saheb, "Spark Plasma and Microwave Sintering of Al6061 and Al2124 Alloys" International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, 20, 152-159, 2013.
  3. N. Saheb, Z. Iqbal, A. Khalil, A.S. Hakeem, N. Al-Aqeeli, T. Laoui, A. Al-Qutub, R. Kirchner, Spark plasma sintering of metals and metal matrix nanocomposites: A review, Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2012, Article ID 983470, 1-13, 2012.
  4. A.M. Al-Qutub, A. Khalil, N. Saheb, N. Al-Aqeeli, T. Laoui, Wear behavior of spark plasma sintered Al2124 aluminum alloy containing carbon nanotubes, Science of Advanced Materials, 4, 1166-1173, 2012.
  5. A. Ouali, M. Heraiz, F. Sahnoune, H. Belhouchet, M. Fatmi, N. Saheb, Effect of MgO Addition on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Mullite Synthesised through Reaction Sintering of Al2O3 and Algerian Kaolin, American Journal of Modern Physics 2, 270-275, 2013.
  6. F. Sahnoune, M. Fatmi, H. Belhouchet, M. Heraiz, N. Saheb, Kinetics and Microstructure of Solid Phase Precipitation in Mg-7 wt. % Al, International Journal of Advance Industrial Engineering, 1(3): 45-58, 2013.
  7. A.M. Al-Qutub, A. Khalil, N. Saheb, A.S. Hakeem, Wear and friction behavior of Al6061 alloy reinforced with carbon nanotubes, Wear, 297, 752–761, 2013.
  8. N. Saheb, A. Khalil, A.S. Hakeem, T. Laoui, N. Al-Aqeeli, A.K. Qutub, Age Hardening Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposites, Journal of Nano Research 21, 29-35, 2013.
  9. N. Saheb, A.S. Hakeem, A. Khalil, N. Al-Aqeeli, T. Laoui, Synthesis and spark plasma sintering of Al-Mg-Zr alloys, Journal of Central South University, 20, 4-17, 2013.
  10. N. Al-Aqeeli; K. Abdullahi; A. S. Hakeem; C. Suryanarayana; T. Laoui; N. Saheb, Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanical Properties of SiC-reinforced Al-based Nanocomposites Processed by MA and SPS, Powder Metallurgy, 56, 149-157, 2013.
  11. N. Al-Aqeeli, A. Kachalla, C. Suryanarayana, L. Tahar, N. Saheb, Structure of Mechanically Milled CNT-Reinforced Al-Alloy Nanocomposites, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 28, 984-990. 2013.
  12. T. Laoui, F. Patel, N. Saheb, N. Al-Aqeeli, Manufacture of microporous ceramic layer by suspension-sedimentation for filtration applications, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 227, 1032-1038, 2013.
  13. M. Heraiz, F. Sahnoune, H. Belhouchet, N. Saheb, Synthesis of Al2O3 containing mullite from Algerian Kaolin and Boehmite, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, vol. 15, No. 11-12, p. 1263-1267, 2013.
  14. N. Al-Aqeeli, N. Saheb, T. Laoui, K. Mohammad, The Synthesis of Nanostructured WC-based Hardmetals using Mechanical Alloying and Their Direct Consolidation: A review, Journal of Nanomaterials Volume 2014, Article ID 640750, 16 pages. 2014.
  15. N. Al-Aqeeli, K. Mohammad, T. Laoui, N. Saheb, VC and Cr3C2 Doped WC-based Nanocomposites prepared by MA and SPS, Ceramics International vol. 40, 11759-11765, 2014.
  16. N. Saheb, Najam ul Qadir, Muhammad Usama Siddiqui, Arif, A.F.M., Akhtar, S.S., Nasser Al-Aqeeli, Characterization of Reinforcement Dispersion in Inorganic Nanocomposites: A review, Materials, 7, 4148-418, 2014.
  17. N. Saheb, Sintering Behavior of CNT Reinforced Al6061 and Al2124 Nanocomposites, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 2014, Article ID 535640, 9 pages, 2014.
  18. N. Saheb, Ismaila Kayode Aliyu, N. Al-Aqeeli, S.F. Hassan, Matrix Structure Evolution and Nanoreinforcement Distribution in Mechanically Milled and Spark Plasma Sintered Al-SiC Nanocomposites, Materials, 7, 6748-6767, 2014.
  19. Muhammad Saleem, Sardar Mohammad Ayub Durrani, N. Saheb; Mohammad  F Al-Kuhaili; Imran  A Bakhtiari, The Effect of Annealing on Structural and Optical Properties of α-Fe2O3/CdS/α-Fe2O3 Multilayer Thin Film Heterostructures, Applied Surface Science, 320, 653–657, 2014.
  20. T.M. Arif, N. Saheb, Characterization of Ball Milled Ni-Al2O3 Nanocomposite Powders, Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics, Vol. 53(9-10), 541-548, 2015.
  21. N. Al-Aqeeli, K. Mohammad, T. Laoui, N. Saheb, The Effect of Variable Binder Content and Sintering Temperatures on the Mechanical Properties of WC-Co-VC/Cr3C2 Nanocomposites, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 30(3), 327-334, 2015.
  22. N. Saheb, Characterization of mechanically milled and spark plasma sintered Al2124-CNTs Nanocomposite, Science of Sintering, vol. 47, 119-129 2015.
  23. Ismaila Kayode Aliyu, Nouari Saheb, Syed Fida Hassan and Nasser Al-Aqeeli, Microstructure and Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Aluminum Containing 1 wt.% SiC Nanoparticles, Metals, 70-83, 2015.
  24. Samir Mekid, N. Saheb, Shafique M A Khan and Khurram K Qureshi, Towards sensor array materials: can failure be delayed? Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 16 034607 doi:10.1088/1468-6996/16/3/034607. 2015.
  25. S. Fida Hassan, O.O. Nasirudeen, N. Al-Aqeeli, N. Saheb, F. Patel, M.M.A. Baig, Magnesium–nickel composite: Preparation, microstructure and mechanical properties, Journal of Alloys and Compounds Vol. 646, 333–338. 2015.
  26. N. Saheb, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Abbas Hakeem, Effect of Processing on Mechanically Alloyed and Spark Plasma Sintered Al-Al2O3 Nanocomposites, Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 609824, 13 pages. 2015.
  27. N. Saheb, S. Mekid, Fiber-embedded Metallic Materials: From Sensing towards Nervous Behavior, Materials 8(11), 7938-7961, 2015.
  28. K. Mohammad, N. Saheb, Molecular level mixing: An approach for synthesis of homogenous hybrid ceramic nanocomposite powders, Powder Technology, Volume 29, 121–130, 2016.
  29. Z. Iqbal, N. Saheb, A. Shuaib, W-25%Re-HfC Composite Materials for Pin Tool Material Applications: Synthesis and Consolidation, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 674, 189-199, 2016.
  30. M. Heraiz, F. Sahnoune, M. Hrairi, N. Saheb, A. Ouali, Kinetics of Mullite Formation from kaolinite and Boehmite, Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Volume 628, Issue 1, 55-64, 2016.
  31. N. Saheb, K. Mohammad, Microstructure and mechanical properties of spark plasma sintered Al2O3-SiC-CNTs hybrid nanocomposites. Ceramics International. Volume 42(10), 12330–12340, 2016.
  32. M.U. Siddiqui, A.F.M. Arif, N. Saheb, M.S. Khan, Constitutive modeling of elastoplasticity in spark-plasma sintered metal-matrix Nanocomposites, Materials Science and Engineering A. 689, 176-188, 2017.
  33. N. Saheb, U. Hayat, Electrical conductivity and thermal properties of spark plasma sintered Al2O3-SiC-CNTs hybrid nanocomposites, Ceramics International, 43, 5715-5722, 2017.
  34. S. Fida Hassan, O.O. Nasirudeen, Nasser Al-Aqeeli, N. Saheb, F. Patel, and M.M. A. Baig. Processing, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a TiO2 Nanoparticles Reinforced Magnesium for Biocompatible Application. Metallurgical Research & Technology vol. 114 No. 2, 214, 2017.
  35. N. Saheb, U. Hayat, Temperature-dependent thermal properties of spark plasma sintered alumina, Science of Sintering, 49, 117-128, 2017.
  36. F. Sahnoune, M. Heraiz, H. Belhouchet, N. Saheb, D. Redaoui, Thermal decomposition kinetics of Algerian tamazarte kaolin by differential thermal analysis (DTA), Acta Physica Polonica A. Vol 131, No 3, 382-385, 2017.
  37. A. Raghdi, M. Heraiz, F. Sahnoune, N. Saheb, Mullite-Zirconia Composites Prepared from Halloysite Reaction Sintered with Boehmite and Zirconia, Applied Clay Science 146, 70–80, 2017.
  38. Z. Iqbal, N. Merah, N. Saheb, N. Al-Aqeeli, Investigation of wear characteristics of spark plasma sintered W-25wt%Re alloy and W-25wt%Re-3.2wt%HfC composite, Tribology International, 116, 129-137, 2017.
  39. Syed, Fida Hassan; Ogunlakin, Nasirudeen Olalekan ; Al-Aqeeli, Nasser; Nouari, Saheb; Baig, Mirza Murtuza Ali; Patel, Faheemuddin, Development of Tensile-Compressive Asymmetry Free Magnesium Based Composite using TiO2 Nanoparticles Dispersion, Journal of Materials Research, 33 (2) 130-137 2018.
  40. D. Redaoui, F. Sahnoune, M. Heraiz, N. Saheb, Phase Formation and Crystallization Kinetics in Cordierite Ceramics Prepared from Kaolinite and Magnesia, Ceramics International, 44( 4), 3649- 3657, 2018.
  41. N. Saheb, K. Mohammad, Hard and Tough Al2O3-SiC-CNT Hybrid Ceramic Nanocomposite Produced by Molecular Level Mixing and Spark Plasma Sintering, Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society 54 (3) 401-410, 2018.
  42. N. Saheb, M.S. Khan, Compressive Strength and Thermal Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Al-Al2O3 Nanocomposite, Science of Sintering, 50(1), 1-14, 2018.
  43. H. Belhouchet, M. Fatmi, F. Sahnoune, M. Heraiz, N. Saheb, Dilatometric and DSC Study of the Kinetics of Discontinuous Precipitation of Ag2Al Intermetallic in Al – 10% Ag Alloy, Metal Science and Heat Treatment, 60(3-4), 185–189, 2018.