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Zbib, Mohamad

Biography

Mohamad Zbib joined the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University in September 2021, as a faculty member in General Engineering & Mechanical Engineering. Zbib moved from Phoenicia University in Lebanon, where he was the founding coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering department. He was an Associate Professor serving the students & the university through his academic, teaching, & research activities. His main professional experience is in the fields of materials, mechanical, & general engineering. Zbib’s research specialization focuses on processing, characterization, & developing structure-property relationships of materials such as metal-coated carbon nanotube turfs, granular & nano-powder silicon, & brittle microspheres. His research work has been published in several peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, & a book chapter. Originally from Lebanon, Zbib came to the U.S. in January 2008 where he earned a B.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Washington State University, & a Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering from Purdue University.

Education

Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Awards Received

  • The DeVlieg Foundation Research Grant (WSU)
  • Structural Materials Division Scholarship (TMS)
  • President’s Award (WSU)
  • International Merit Award (WSU)

Courses Taught

At SCU:

  • Introduction to Engineering Lecture & Lab

Prior to SCU:

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Characterization & Properties of Materials
  • Mechanical Design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Calculus & Analytic Geometry
  • Final Year Projects

Publications

  • The Mechanical Response of Arrays of Carbon Nanotubes Coated with Metallic Shells. M.B. Zbib, M. Howard, M.R. Maughan, N.J. Briot, T.J. Balk, D.F. Bahr. Materials Research Society Advances. (2018).
  • Synthesis Of ZnO Hexagonal Prisms On Aluminum Substrates By The Spray Pyrolysis Technique. S. Ikhmayies, M.B. Zbib. Book Chapter in Transition Towards 100% Renewable Energy. (2018).
  • Synthesis Of ZnO Hexagonal Micro Discs On Glass Substrates Using The Spray Pyrolysis Technique. S. Ikhmayies, M.B. Zbib. Journal of Electronic Materials. (2017).
  • Spray Pyrolysis Synthesis of ZnO Micro/Nanorods on Glass Substrate”. S. Ikhmayies, M.B. Zbib. Journal of Electronic Materials. (2017).
  • Synthesis Of Hexagonal ZnO Micro Discs On Glass Substrates By The Spray Pyrolysis Method. S. Ikhmayies, M.B. Zbib. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems. (2016).
  • Synthesis of ZnO Micro/Nano Rods on Glass Substrates Using the Spray Pyrolysis Method. S. Ikhmayies, M.B. Zbib. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems. (2016).
  • New Pulverization Parameter Derived from Indentation & Dynamic Compression of Brittle Microspheres. M.B. Zbib, N.D. Parab, W.W. Chen, D.F. Bahr. Powder Technology. (2015).
  • Fracture Behavior of Granular Polycrystalline Silicon Using Micro-scale & Macro-scale Indentation Techniques”. M.B. Zbib & D.F. Bahr. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E. (2014).
  • Characterization of Silicon Nanoparticles Formed from a Fluidized Bed Reactor and Their Incorporation onto Metal-coated Carbon Fibers. M.B. Zbib, U. Sahaym, D.F. Bahr. Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (JOM). (2014).
  • Effects of Solute Hydrogen on the Toughness of Polycrystalline Silicon. M.B. Zbib and D.F. Bahr. Proceedings of the 2012 International Hydrogen Conference. (2014).
  • Elastic Behavior of Core-shell Metal-carbon Nanotube Composite Foam”. K.A. Smith, M.B. Zbib, D.F. Bahr. Maxime J-F. Guinel. Materials Research Society Communications. (2014).
  • Effects of Solute Hydrogen on Toughness of Feedstock Polycrystalline Silicon for Solar Cell Applications. M.B. Zbib, M.G. Norton, D.F. Bahr. Scripta Materialia. (2012).
  • Characterization of Granular Silicon, Powders, and Agglomerates From a Fluidized Bed Reactor. M.B. Zbib, M.M. Dahl, U. Sahaym, M.G. Norton , E.W. Osborne, D.F. Bahr. Journal of Materials Science. (2012).
  • Mechanical Properties of Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Feed Stock Grown via Fluidized Bed Reactor. M.B. Zbib, M.C. Tarun, M.G. Norton, D.F. Bahr, R. Nair, N.X. Randall, E.W. Osborne. Journal of Materials Science. (2010).
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Contact

mzbib@scu.edu

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