Dr Mohamad Zalzale PhD

Dr Mohamad Zalzale

Dubai Campus
Mathematics and Computer Science Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Dr Mohamad Zalzale is an interdisciplinary scientist who enjoys learning and teaching about engineering and physical sciences. Mohamad teaches a variety of courses in the Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science programmes at the University of Birmingham in Dubai.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • MSc in Computational Physics, Montpellier 2 University, France
  • BSc in Fundamental Physics, Montpellier 2 University, France

Biography

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.

Teaching

  • Foundation year
    • Introductory Mathematics
    • Further Maths
    • Introductory Computer Science
    • Properties of Matter

Publications

  • Zalzale, M., & McDonald, P. J. (2012). Lattice Boltzmann simulations of the permeability and capillary adsorption of cement model microstructures. Cement and Concrete Research, 42(12), 1601-1610.
  • Zalzale, M., McDonald, P. J., & Scrivener, K. L. (2013). A 3D lattice Boltzmann effective media study: understanding the role of CSH and water saturation on the permeability of cement paste. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 21(8), 085016.
  • Zalzale, M. (2014). Water dynamics in cement paste: insights from lattice Boltzmann modelling. EPFL thesis #6292
  • Zalzale, M., Ramaioli, M., Scrivener, K. L., & McDonald, P. J. (2016). Gray free-energy multiphase lattice Boltzmann model with effective transport and wetting properties. Physical Review E, 94(5), 053301.
  • Hayat, L., Al-Rushaid, M. A., Idowu, N., Fogden, A., Sommacal, S., Golab, A., & Zalzale, M. (2017, May). Digital Rock Analysis of the Transition Zone in the Minagish Formation, Kuwait. In SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers.