Dr Khalid Al-Ghamdi BSc, MSc, PhD

 

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4201

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 3541

Email k.a.alghamdi@bham.ac.uk

School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at King Abdulaziz University and an Honarary Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He is currently the Vic-Dean of the Research & Consulting Institute at King Abdulaziz University and the Deputy CEO of Jeddah Valley Technical Company.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Optimisation in Experimental Design, University of Birmingham, 2011 
  • MSc in Operations Management, University of Birmingham, 2005 
  • BSc (Hons) in Industrial Engineering, King Abdulaziz University

Biography

Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Engineering from King Abdulaziz University in 2000. He worked for the Saudi Airlines during the period 2000-2002. He was awarded a scholarship to pursue his postgraduate studies from King Abdulaziz University in 2003. In 2004, he joined the University of Birmingham where he earned an MSc in Operations Management (2005) and a PhD in Optimization in Experimental Design (2011). He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified EFQM Assessor (Assessor of Business Excellence based on the EFQM Model). Dr Khalid is currently holding several positions including:

  • Vice-Dean of the Research & Consulting Institute
  • Deputy CEO, Jeddah Valley Technical Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Consultant in the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education
  • Consultant of the University Vice-President for Business and Knowledge Creativity at King Abdulaziz University
  • Member of the team in charge of the development of the third strategic plan for King Abdulaziz University
  • Head of Research & Development Committee at the Industrial Engineering Department at King Abdulaziz University
  • Head of the Innovation and Enterpnurship Department, Higher Education Ministry Conference of Saudi Students
  • Member of Senior Projects Committee, Industrial Engineering Department at King Abdulaziz University
  • Member of Curriculum Development Committee, Industrial Engineering Department at King Abdulaziz University
  • Member of PhD Program Committee, Industrial Engineering Department at King Abdulaziz University

Research

Research themes

  • Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Robust Parameter Design & Taguchi Methods
  • Business Excellence
  • Engineering Education
  • Six Sigma
  • Operations Research

Publications

  1. Al-Ghamdi K. A.  and O. Taylan, "A comparative study on modelling material removal rate by ANFIS and polynomial methods in electrical discharge machining process," Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 79, pp. 27-41, 2015
  2. Al-Ghamdi K. A. and G. Hussain, "Threshold tool-radius condition maximizing the formability in SPIF considering a variety of materials: experimental and FE investigations," International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 88, pp. 82-94, 2015
  3. Al-Ghamdi K. A "Modelling Electrode Wear in an EDM Process Using Data Transformation-based Polynomial and GLM", Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), March 3 - 5, 2015
  4. Al-Ghamdi K. A. and G. Hussain, "Forming forces in incremental forming of a geometry with corner feature: investigation into the effect of forming parameters using response surface approach," The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, pp. 1-13, 2014
  5. Al-Ghamdi K. A., A. Iqbal, and G. Hussain, "Machinability comparison of AISI 4340 and Ti-6Al-4V under cryogenic and hybrid cooling environments: A knowledge engineering approach," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, p. 0954405414548496, 2014
  6. Al-Ghamdi K (2013), "A simple method for dealing with aliasing in experimental design", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 30 Issue: 8, pp.877 - 896
  7. Al-Ghamdi K. (2013), "Robust Parameter Design of an EDM Process", Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Volume 29, Issue 6, pages 921-934, October 2013
  8. Al-Ghamdi K., "A Survey of the Practices of the Approaches Taught in an Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Programme", South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol 25, No 2 (2014)
  9. Al-Ghamdi, K. and G. Hussain, The pillowing tendency of materials in single-point incremental forming: Experimental and finite element analyses. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 2014: p. 0954405414530906
  10. Al-Ghamdi, K., G. Hussain, and S.I. Butt, Force Variations with Defects and a Force-Based Strategy to Control Defects in SPIF. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 2014
  11. Al-Ghamdi K. A.  and E. Aspinwall, "Modelling an EDM Process Using Multilayer Perceptron Network, RSM, and High-Order Polynomial," Advances in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 2014, 2014
  12. Hussain, G. and K. Al-Ghamdi., Forming Parameters and Forming Defects in Incremental Forming Process: Part B. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 2014. 29(4): p. 454-460
  13. Hussain, G. and K. Al-Ghamdi, PEO coating as lubrication means for SPIF of titanium sheet: characteristics and performance. Materials Research Innovations, 2014. 18(s2): p. 727-733

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