Dr Mohamad Zalzale PhD

Dr Mohamad Zalzale

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Mohamad Zalzale is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering.

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.

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 engineering problems.

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 EPFL in Switzerland.


  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014
  • MSc in Computational Physics, Montpellier University, France, 2010
  • BSc in Fundamental Physics, Montpellier University, France, 2008


  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Further Maths
  • Maths for Life Sciences
  • Properties of Matter


  • 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.

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