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Bandar Abdulrahman Alzahrani , Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Specialized in Manufacturing and Metal forming processes

Education

North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA, Fall 2016

Doctor of Philosophy  in Mechanical Engineering, GPA: 3.46/4.00

Dissertation: Development of Thick Tubes Hydroforging Process.

Advisor: Prof. Gracious Ngaile.

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA, September 2011

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, GPA: 3.91/4.00, First Honor

Thesis: Diffusion Model and Experimental Verification of Interfacial Multiple Phase Growth in a Thermal Energy Storage Binary System.

Advisors: Prof. Wojciech Misiolek; Prof. Alparslan Oztekin.

King Abdulaziz University (KAAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia June 2002

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, GPA: 4.52/5.00, Second Honor

B.S. Project: Mechanics of one-dimensional surface-bonded piezoelectric actuators.

Advisor: Prof. Abdulmalik Alghamdi.

Achievements

  • Scholarship, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, 2009 –2015
  • Poster competition first place , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, 2014.
  • Letter of appreciation for five years continuous service from SEC, 2008
  • Letter of appreciation for Month employee from SEC. Ø 2005, letter of appreciation for Year employee from SEC, 2008.
  • Letter of appreciation for membership of improvement Study from SEC, 2004.
  • Letter of appreciation for Excellence from King Abdulaziz University, 2002.
  • Letter of appreciation for Excellence from King Abdulaziz University, 2000.
  • Letter of appreciation for Excellence from King Abdulaziz University, 1999.
  • Letter of appreciation for Excellence from King Abdulaziz University, 1998.
  • Letter of appreciation for Excellence from King Abdulaziz University, 1997.

Experiences

Prince Sattam University, College of Engineering at Alkharj

(July 2008 up to Now)

Lecturer (October 2013-Now)

Teaching Assistance (July 2008- October 2013) 

Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC), Jeddah, & Dammam, KSA 

Material Engineer (Apr 2002 - Aug 2008), Material Department, Inventory Planning Division, Cataloging & Standardization Section.

 Covering shutdowns of turbines and generators in steam and gas power plants.

 Working as material engineer in material department.

 Analyzing and specifying all material belongs to all users.

 Providing technical support for planning & designing of material activities.

 Cooperating with users to supply a requested material to be available on time.

 Assist to establish appropriate stock levels based upon user & historical usage data.

 Working as a division coordinator for Service Level Agreements (SLA) since 2004 up to 2008.

 Working as a division Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the logistic Project SAP 2008.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

- Prepared experiment procedures and conducted lab class for undergraduate students. North Carolina State University.

- Teaching tutorial classes for GE 210 (Engineering Mechanics). Prince Sattam University

-  I helped in teaching These Courses at King Abdulaziz University:

As a Demonstrator:  Engineering Graphics, Fall 2002

As a Grader: Engineering graphics, Fall 1999

                      Machine Element Design, Fall 1999 

Research

Publications

  1. Nesrine Mechi, Sobhi Hcini, Bandar Alzahrani, Michel Boudard, Abdessalem Dhahri, Mohamed Lamjed Bouazizi. La0.6Ca0.2Na0.2MnO3 perovskite: Structural, magnetic, critical and magnetocaloric properties, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 2019 (Accepted)

  1. Sobhi Hcini, Gönül Akça, Selda Kılıç Çetin, Bandar Alzahrani, Ahmet Ekicibil, Mohamed Lamjed Bouazizi. Synthesis and study of microstructural, magnetic, critical and magnetocaloric behaviors for La0.7Ba0.15Sr0.15CoO3 cobaltite, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 2019 (accepted with minor revision)

  1. Sobhi Hcini, Abdelbaki Guedri, Bandar Alzahrani, Michel Boudard, Abdessalem Dhahri, Mohamed Lamjed Bouazizi. Sintering-temperature effects on structural, magnetic, magnetocaloric and critical properties of Nd0.67Pb0.33Mn0.9Al0.1O3 manganites, Journal od Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 2019 (Accepted)

  1. Asiful H. Seikh, Biplab Baran Mandal, Amit Sarkar, Muneer Baig, Nabeel Alharthi, and Bandar Alzahrani. Application of response surface methodology for prediction and modeling of surface roughness in ball end milling of OFHC copper, International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 2019

  1. Nesrine Mechi, Bandar Alzahrani, Sobhi Hcini, Mohamed Lamjed Bouazizi, Abdessalem Dhahri. Correlation between magnetocaloric and electrical properties based on phenomenological models in La0.47Pr0.2Pb0.33MnO3 perovskite, Phase Transition, v 91, n 6,  p 559-572, 2018

  1. Bandar Alzahrani and Gracious Ngaile.  Preliminary Investigation of the Process Capabilities of Hydroforging, Materials, v 9, n 1, 2016

  1. Bandar Alzahrani and Gracious Ngaile. Part 2: Analytical modeling of regular planar polygon tube hydroforming as a special case of symmetric multi-nose tube hydroforming, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, v 15, n 2, p 287-297, April 2013

  1. Bandar Alzahrani, Chen Yang and Gracious Ngaile. Part 1: Analytical modeling of symmetric multi-nose tube hydroforming, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, v 15, n 2, p 273-286, April 2013

  1. Bandar Alzahrani and Abdulmalik Alghamdi. Review of the mechanics of materials models for one-dimensional surface-bonded piezoelectric actuators, Smart Materials and Structures, v 12, n3, April 2003

  • Conferences

1.    Abdejlil Hedhibi; Kamel Touileb; Bandar Alzahrani; Mohamed Lamjed Bouazizi, Effect of Mono Oxide Fluxes on Morphology and Mechanical Properties of ATIG on 316 L Austenitic Stainless Steel Welds, The International Engineering Conference and Exhibition, 2020

2.    Abdessalem Dhahri, Sobhi Hcini, Bandar Alzahrani, Mohamed Lamjed Bouazizi, Magneto transport properties of the Sb doping Mn-site in La0.67Ba0.33Mn1-xSbxO3(0.03-0.07) manganites for data storage, 1st International Conference on Advance Materials, v 91, n 6,  p 559-572, 2018

3.    Islam Shyha, Dehong Huo, Bao Le, Guoyu Fu, Essam Soliman, Bandar Alzahrani. Investigation on Micro-Slotting of Polymer Nanocomposites: Cutting Forces, 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, v 8, p 57-62, 2018

4.    Abdessalem Dhahri, Mohamed Lamjed Bouazizi, Bandar Alzahrani. Study of the structural and electrical properties of Ni0.4Mg0.3Cu0.3Fe2O4 spinel ferrite, 2017

5.    Bandar Alzahrani and Gracious Ngaile. Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Thick Tube Hydroforging, 11th International Conference on Technology of Plasticity, Procedia Engineering, pp. 150-166, 2014


Trainings

TRAINING COURSES

Additive Manufacturing from 3D Printing to the factory Floor, MIT Professional Education, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2019

Six Sigma Program, Al-Tawail Management consulting & Training, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. June 2008

Fulfillment Motives, Al-Ebdaa Al-Sharqi for Administration Consultants & Training, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. April 2008

Work stress, Future Developments Services, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. May 2007

Electrical Equipment, e-learning course, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. December 2006

Materials Management Using computer Program, Arab Consulting & Development Corp., Cairo, Egypt. November 2006

Neuro-linguistic programming, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. June 2006

Self-Management, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. April 2004

Time Management, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. April 2004

Continuous Process Improvement, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. February 2004

Communication Skills, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. January 2004

Technical Report Writing, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. January 2004

Creative Innovation & Thinking, Saudi Human Resources Development Corporation, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. July 2003

Administration Writing, Human Resources Development Sector, SEC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. January 2004

Skills

Professional Expertise

·         Reverse engineering expert Research and development

·         Experienced in modeling of metal forming process based on elasto-plastic solid mechanics.

·         Expert in finite element analysis including static structural, non-linear, and Explicit Dynamic analyses.

·         Hands-on experience of design and fabrication of experimental set-up and tooling.

·         Practical experience in 2D and 3D CAD modeling with different commercial software.

·         Expert in designing, fabrication and prototyping

 

Technical Skills

·         Machining: Mill, Lathe, Drill, Tapping

·         Metal Forming: Forging, Tube Hydroforming, Hydroforging

·         Rapid Prototyping: 3D Printing, incremental sheet forming

 

Software Skills

·         CAD/CAE: AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, Fusion 360

·         Finite Element Analysis: ABAQUS, ANSYS, DEFORM

·         Programming: MATLAB, MAPLE

·         Others: MS Office 

 

 

References

Dr. Gracious Ngaile

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

911 Oval Drive-3160 EB3

Campus box 7910, Raleigh, NC 27695-7910, USA

Phone: 919-515-5222

Email: gracious_ngaile@ncsu.edu or gngaile@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/ngaile/

(Chair of PhD Advisory Committee)

Dr. Kara Peters

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

911 Oval Drive-3156 EB3

Campus box 7910, Raleigh, NC 27695-7910, USA

Phone: 919-515-5226

Email: kjpeters@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/faculty-staff/profile/kara-peters/

(Member of PhD Advisory Committee)

Dr. Tiegang Fang

Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

911 Oval Drive-3246 EB3

Campus box 7910, Raleigh, NC 27695-7910, USA

Phone: 919-515-5230

Email: tfang2@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/faculty-staff/profile/tiegang-fang/

(Member of PhD Advisory Committee)

Dr. Yong Zhu

Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

911 Oval Drive-3238 EB3

Campus box 7910, Raleigh, NC 27695-7910, USA

Phone: 919-513-773C

Email: yong_zhu@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/zhu/

        (Member of PhD Advisory Committee)