Dr Mohamad Zalzale is a teaching fellow at the School of Engineering, University of Birmingham. Mohamad is an interdisciplinary scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and an M.S. in Computational Physics from the Montpellier 2 University in France. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham in Dubai, Mohamad worked as a research scientist and project manager in the Oil and Gas industry in Norway and Kuwait, and as a Materials Engineering research and teaching assistant at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Mohamad teaches a variety of courses in the Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science programs and his research revolves around the use of computational physics to solve complex engineering problems.