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 Dr. Sorour, Ahmad

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Assistant Professor
Director, Center of Research Excellence in Corrosion

Contact Information

Office:              Bldg 63-Room 150
Phone:              +966- 13 -860- 7507
Fax:                  +966-13-860 -8317
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Website :          Personal Page


  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2014
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2008
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2005

Courses Taught

  • ME205: Materials Science
  • ME 216 :Materials Science and Engineering
  • ME 493 :Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
  • ME 472 Corrosion Engineering I
  • MSE 502 : Thermodynanics of Materials

Research Areas

  • Tribology
  • Corrosion
  • Coatings
  • Materials
  • Metal Matrix Composites
​Representative Publications
  • H.M. Abubaker, N. Merah, F.A. Al‐Badour, J. Albinmousa, A.A. Sorour, "Influence of Friction Stir Processing on Mechanical Behavior of 2507 SDSS", Metals, Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, 2020
  • I.B. Obot, A. Meroufel, I.B. Onyeachu, A. Alenazi, A.A. Sorour, "Corrosion inhibitors for acid cleaning of desalination heat exchangers: Progress, challenges and future perspectives", Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 296, pp. 111760-111774, 2019
  • I.B. Obot, M.M. Solomon, S.A. Umoren, R. Suleiman, M. Elanany, N.M. Alanazi, A.A. Sorour, "Progress in the development of sour corrosion inhibitors: Past, present, and future perspectives", Journal of Industrial Engineering Chemistry, vol. 79, pp. 1–18, 2019
  • I.B. Onyeachu, I.B. Obot, A.A. Sorour, M.I. Abdul-Rashid, "Green corrosion inhibitor for oilfield application I: Electrochemical assessment of 2-(2-pyridyl) benzimidazole for API X60 steel under sweet environment in NACE brine ID196", Corrosion Science, vol. 150, pp. 183–193, 2019
  • A.M. Kumar, S.F. Hassan, A.A. Sorour, M. Paramsothy, M. Gupta, "Electrochemical corrosion and in vitro biocompatibility performance of AZ31Mg/Al2O3 nanocomposite in simulated body fluid", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, vol. 27, pp. 3419–3428, 2018
  • K. Haruna, I.B. Obot, N.K. Ankah, A.A. Sorour, T.A. Saleh, Gelatin: A green corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in oil well acidizing environment, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 264 (2018) 515–525.
  • D.S. Chauhan, K.R. Ansari, A.A. Sorour, M.A. Quraishi, H. Lgaz, R. Salghi, Thiosemicarbazide and thiocarbohydrazide functionalized chitosan as ecofriendly corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in hydrochloric acid solution, Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 107 (2018) 1747–1757.
  • R. K. Suleiman, T. A. Saleh, O. C. S. Al Hamouz, M. B. Ibrahim, A. A. Sorour, and B. El Ali, "Corrosion and fouling protection performance of biocide-embedded hybrid organosiloxane coatings on mild steel in a saline medium," Surface Coatings Technology, vol. 324, pp. 526–535, 2017.
  • A.A. Sorour, R.R. Chromik, M. Brochu, Microstructure and densification of gas atomized Fe-Cr-B-based alloy powder consolidated by spark plasma sintering, Powder Metallurgy, v.58, n.1, 2015, pp. 20-29.
  • A.A. Sorour, R.R. Chromik, R. Gauvin, I.H. Jung, M. Brochu,, Understanding the solidification and microstructure evolution during CSC-MIG welding of Fe-Cr-B-based alloy, Materials Characterization, v.86, 2013, pp. 127-138.
  • A.A. Sorour, R.R. Chromik, M. Brochu, Tribology of a Fe-Cr-B-based alloy coating fabricated by a controlled short-circuit MIG welding process, Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, v.2, n.4, 2013, pp. 223-233.
  • A.A. Sorour, H.W. Strauss, R.R. Chromik, M. Brochu, Microstructure and tribology of spark plasma sintered Fe-Cr-B metamorphic alloy powder, Tribology Letters, v.44, n.2, 2011, pp. 269-278.