Mustapha Jouiad Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Principal Research Scientist & Microscopy facility Manager
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Phone number: +971 2 8109235
Dr. Mustapha Jouiad obtained his PhD in Mechanics of Materials applied to aeronautics and his Master’s degree in solid physics and physics of particles from University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France in 1996 and 1993 respectively. His PhD thesis, which was conducted in the Center of Elaboration of Materials and Characterization (CEMES), was awarded with the highest French distinction. His postdoctoral research was conducted in University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL).
Prior to joining the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Program, Dr. Jouiad served as Senior Instructor in Analytical Electron Microscopy at Masdar Institute. He also worked at KAUST University as Senior Research Scientist in Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM).
His research interests are in advanced materials and characterization with applications in transport, energy and environment. His approach allows large for the probing of materials structure by means of various techniques such as analytical chemistry, mechanical and optical testing and analytical microscopy. This multiscale characterization provides with better correlation between the material microstructure at different scales (micro and nano) and their respective macroscopic behavior.
This methodology gives access to the relevant parameters influencing the material processing and its properties. The targeted achievement is to be able to predict material properties in order to optimize materials processing and design.
Recently, Dr. Jouiad’s research has become focused on the development/modification and characterization of nanostructures and functionalized nanoparticles that possess high optical, electrical and catalytic properties as well as in situ assessment of wettability alteration and 3D imaging.
Dr. Jouiad has authored and co-authored more than 50 publications in peer review journals and referred proceedings. He has supervised and co-supervised four PhD students and seven Master’s students. He is a regular reviewer for high impact journals.
- MSE615: Advanced Imaging of Materials: Transmission Electron Microscopy
- MSE612: Imaging of Materials: Scanning Electron Microscopy and X ray Microanalysis
Current Masdar Institute Students
Advanced materials and characterization are a dual approach to provide with comprehensive workflow to direct and fine tune the processing parameters to obtain the material with the desired properties (optical, electrical and mechanical). The main idea is to track the relevant parameters influencing the material fabrication, which describe consistently the material targeted properties with respect to the relative scale. Actually, when some material properties are explained or interpreted using a single scale, hybrid and functionalized materials require extensive material screening at different scales and combining analytical chemistry in order to understand a its specific behavior. Such methodology was applied successfully to different class of materials for instance semiconductors (Si/Ge, MoS2, InGaAs, TiO2…), composite and nanoparticles.
- Nanomaterials science
- 2D materials: Graphene, MoS2…
- Nano-reinforcement: alloys and composites
- Materials Characterization by means of SEM, HRTEM, Tomography, EDS, WDS, EBSD, Raman, spectroscopy XPS, DMA, TGA, DSC.
- Using nanotechnology to accelerate the ice nucleation and growth for rain enhancement
- Full Spectrum Solar Energy Water Splitting for Storable Fuel Generation
- Smart particle sensors for refinery catalytic bed reactors
- Experimental and Digital Rock Physics: Mechanical properties and multiphase flow properties from nanotomography to whole core scale analysis
- Impact of Pore-scale Wettability Changes on Three-Phase Relative
Permeability Characterization in Carbonate Reservoirs
- Fracture toughness measurement of pipeline steels (API 5L X42-X60) in air and hydrogen environment
- M. Jouiad*, E. Marin, R. S. Devarapalli, J. Cormier*, F. Ravaux, C. Le Gall and J.-M. Franchet, “Microstructure and mechanical properties evolutions of alloy 718 during isothermal and thermal cycling over-aging”, Materials & design, 2016
- K. Marbou, A. Al Ghaferi, M. Jouiad* “In-situ Characterization of Wettability Alteration in HOPG”, Sop Transactions on Nano-Technology, ISSN(Print): 2374-5185 ISSN(Online): 2374-5193
- F. Ravaux, K. S. Alnuaimi, M. Jouiad, I. Saadat: “Characterization of metal contact to III–V materials (Mo/InGaAs)”, Microelectronic Engineering 145 (2015) 1–4
- M. Jouiad∗, N. Al-Nofeli, N. Khalifa, F. Benyettouc, L.F. Yousef∗, “Characteristics of slow pyrolysis biochars produced from rhodes grassand fronds of edible date palm”, vol 111, 183-190, 2014
- A.Najar A., M. Gerland and M. Jouiad*, “Porosity-induced relaxation of strains in GaN layers studied by means of micro-indentation and optical spectroscopy” J. Appl. Phys. (2012), 111, 093513 (2012); doi: 10.1063/1.4710994