Meet our Mechanical Engineering Academics

Our academics are highly qualified and are based in Dubai to deliver our quality degree programmes and support our exceptional student body. 

Adel AbdelwahabDr Adel Abdel-Wahab PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, CEng, MIMechE

Adel is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests span a broad range of areas in mechanical engineering and focus largely on experimental studies and numerical simulations of the deformation and fracture behaviours of advanced materials under various loading regimes and at different length scales. He is also interested in developing and validating 3D dynamic models of musculoskeletal system of the human body. 

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Archibong ArchibongDr Archibong Eso Archibong BEng, MSc, PhD

Archibong is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. Shortly before joining the University of Birmingham, Archibong was selected as one of the top 8 young Nigerian faculty in Computer Science and Engineering to participate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Empowering-the-Teachers (MIT-ETT) Fellowship for 2019/2020.                                                                  
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Farrukh_cropDr Farrukh Hafeez BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng MIMechE

Farrukh Hafeez is the Programme Director for the Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering programme and also a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester and received an MSc with distinction from UMIST.                                          
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Majid_cropDr Majid Malboubi PhD

Majid Malboubi is a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He applies the principles of mechanics and design micro-tolls to unravel the physics underlying cellular processes and to understand how cells interact with their surroundings. He completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham.
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Imran QureshiDr Imran Qureshi BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng

Imran Qureshi is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering. He possesses academic as well as significant industrial experience in his field. Prior to joining University of Birmingham, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the American University of Sharjah, UAE and earned his PhD in Engineering Sciences from the University of Oxford UK.

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Dr Elias Tsoutsanis PhD, MEng, FHEA

Elias Tsoutsanis is a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated with an honours MEng degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool, and a PhD from Cranfield. He specialises in gas turbine performance simulation, control, diagnostics and prognostics.
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Dr Mohamad Zalzale PhD

Mohamad is an interdisciplinary scientist. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and an MSc in Computational Physics from the Montpellier University in France. 

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