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Prof. Misbah Mahfoodh

  • َQualifications: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Academic Rank: Professor
  • Department of Material Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering



All since 2019


Musbah Mahfoud is a professor at the department of Materials Engineering . He has been in this position since august, 2010. His field of research interest is focused on  structure-property relationship in light metals, recycling of aluminum alloys, and thermal analysis.  He has published several articles in international journals and conferences proceedings .  He teaches several courses at the department including Solidification and Casting of  Metals, Non-Destructive Testing, Materials Selection, Strength of Materials, Physical Metallurgy and Thermodynamics.


  • 8/2012 – Present


    Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

    University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya


  • 09/2014 - 09/2015

    Visiting Professor

    Welding/Mechanical Engineering Technology

    School of Manufacturing and Automation

    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • 10/2010 – 8/2012

    Associate Professor

    Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

    University of Tripoli , Tripoli, Libya

  • 06/2012 – 05/2013

    General Director

             Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science, Tripoli, Libya


  • 9/2008– 8/2010

    Director of the Materials Research Unit

    College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Doha, Qatar

  • 8/2005– 8/2008

    Associate Professor  / Program Head

    Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology

    College of North Atlantic-Qatar, Doha, Qatar

  • 3/2004 – 3/2009

    Sessional Instructor/Adjunct Professor

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


  • 8/2002 – 7/2005


    Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and technology, Saskatoon, Canada


  • 1/2000 - 7/2002

    Quality Control Engineer                                            

    Unitcast Canada Inc., Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    “Green Sand Steel Foundry”


  • 1/1998 – 12/1999                      

    Process Engineer                                                         

    Timminco Metals, (Non-Ferrous Metals Producer), Haley, Ontario, Canada


  • 7/1997  - 12/1997  

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    McGill University in collaboration with Cominco Ltd, Trail, British Columbia, Canada

    “Cominco Limited is a precious metal producer”


  • 11/1992 - 7/1994   

    Research Engineer                                                       

    Hazelett Strip Casting Corp., VM, U.S.A.

Research Interests


 Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

•       Musbah Mahfoud, Ibtisam Mustafa, “The Effect of Vanadium Addition on the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of A319 Aluminum Alloy”

International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Vol:8, No:4, 2014



•       M. Mahfoud and Prasad Ayyagari “A Method for Predicting the Chemical Composition of Recycled Aluminum Alloys”,

Advanced Materials Research Journal, Volume: 576 (2012) pp 671- 674, 2012.

ISBN: 978-3-03785-498-3

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications



•       D. Emadi, and M. Mahfoud “Correlation of Mechanical Properties of Cast 3XX Alloys to Processing Variables and Alloy Chemistry Using Regression Analysis and Artificial Neural Network Techniques”,

Advanced Materials Research Journal, Volume: 463-464 (2012) pp 439-443.

ISSN: 1022-6680

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications


•       Daryoush Emadi and Musbah Mahfoud, “Comparison of Artificial Neural Network and Multiple Regression Analysis Techniques in Predicting the Mechanical Properties of A3 56 Alloy”

Journal of Procedia Engineering, Volume: 10 (2011-01) pp. 589-594

ISSN: 1877-7058

Publisher: ELSEVIER



•       D. Emadi, A.K. Prasada, M. Mahfoud, “Influence of Scandium on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of A319 Alloy”

Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A, Volume 527, Issue 23, 2010, pp. 6123-6132.

ISSN:  0921-5093




•            M. Mahfoud, and D. Emadi, “Aluminum Recycling-Challenges and Opportunities”

Journal of Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 83-86, 2010, pp. 571-5 

ISSN: 1022-6680

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications



•     M. Mahfoud, A.K. Prasada Rao and D. Emadi, “The Role of Thermal Analysis in Detecting Impurity Levels During Aluminum Recycling”,

 Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Volume 100 HYPERLINK ""o. HYPERLINK "" 3, June, 2010, pp. 847-851.

                            ISSN: 1388-6150 

      Publisher: Springer 



•       A. Prasada Rao, and M. Mahfoud, “Effect of Cadmium on the Microstructure of Al-7Si alloy”,

Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol.491, 2010, pp. L8–L10.

        ISSN:  0925-8388

        Publisher: ELSEVIER



•       Subodh K. Das, John A.S. Green, J. Gilbert Kaufman, Daryoush Emadi, and M. Mahfoud, “Aluminum Recycling—An Integrated, Industrywide Approach”, , Volume 62, Number 2 / February, 2010, pp. 23-26.

ISSN: 1047-4838

Publisher: Springer 




•   M. Mahfoud, F. Mucciardi and J.E. Gruzleski; “Numerical Simulation of Heat-Pipe Assisted Solidification”,

International Journal of Cast Metals Research (UK), Vol. 18, No. 3, 2005. pp. 149-155 

ISSN: 1364-0461

Publisher: Maney Publishing



•       M. Mahfoud and D. Emadi, “Application of Heat Pipe Technology in Thermal Analysis of Metals”,

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 81, 2005, 161-167.

ISSN: 1388-6150 

Publisher: Springer 


•       M. Mahfoud, F. Mucciardi and J.E. Gruzleski; “On-Line Control of Heat Extraction During Thermal Analysis of Aluminium Alloys”,

International Journal of Cast Metals Research (UK),Vol. 10, No.4, 1998,  pp. 191-200.

•       M. Mahfoud, F. Mucciardi and J.E. Gruzleski; “ Detection of Reactions Using Heat Pipe Technology”,

Transactions of the American Foundrymen’s Society, No. 25, Vol. 105, 1997, pp. 473-480.

ISSN: 0065-8375

         Publisher:American Foundrymen's Society


Selected Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

•       Amna Elhawil, Youssef Trabelsi and Musbah Mahfoud, “ Comparison between the NB and SVM Methods for Multiclass Arabic Sentiment Analysis”, 1St IEEE MI-SAT2021, the 1st international Maghreb conference  on Siences and Techniques, of Automotive Control and Computer Engineering, 25-27 May, Tripoli – Libya.


•       M. Mahfoud and Prasad K., “Effect of Scandium Addition on the Mechanical Behavior of Aluminum 319 Recycled Alloy”, APMAS 2013 3rd international advances in applied physics and materials science congress, April 24 – 28, 2013, Intalya, Turkey.


•       M. Mahfoud and M. Shaikh, “Ecological Sustainability of Fiber Optic Solar in the Lighting Future of the State of Qatar” ASME 2010, 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, 17-22 May 2010. Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

ISBN:  0-7918-4395-6 » ES2010-90484, 


•       S. Das, J. Kaufman, J. Green, D. Emadi, and M. Mahfoud, “A New Approach in Alloy Design for Aerospace Applications”, AMPT 2009 (Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies), Kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 26 - 29 October 2009.



•       S. Das, J. Kaufman, J. Green, D. Emadi, and M. Mahfoud, “Development Of Alloy Recycling Indices  For Aerospace Aluminum  Alloys", AeroMat 2009, June 9, 2009, Dayton , Ohio, USA



•       M. Mahfoud and D. Emadi, “Effect of Trace Elements on the Prospect of Aluminum Recycling”, the 2nd International Aluminium Casting Conference & Exhibition”, Moscow, Russia, April 1-3, 2009.



•       A. Marzooq and M. Mahfoud, “Design and Construction of a Heat Absorption System Operating With Solar Energy for Cooling in the State of Qatar”, 1st International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, EUROSUN, Lisbon, Portugal, 7 – 10 October, 2008.



•       M. Mahfoud and John Adigun, “Sensitization Effect on the Mechanical Properties and Intergranular Corrosion of Al-Mg Alloys”, The Fifth Arab Congress on Materials Science, Gabès, Tunisia, 23-25 October, 2007.

•       M. Mahfoud and D. Emadi “Application of Thermal Analysis in the Aluminum Industry”, the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Production and Advances of Aluminium, 5-7 Dec., 2005, Kingdom of Bahrain. 

•       M. Mahfoud, D. Emadi and S. Yanacopoulos, “Fatigue Crack Growth Characterization of Sand Cast Magnesium Alloy AM60B”, Proceedings of the 4th Materials Science Conference, Tripoli, Libya, Sept. 2005.

•       M. Mahfoud and D. Emadi, and S. Yanacopoulos, “Effect of Grain Refinement on the Tensile and Fatigue Crack Growth Properties of Sand Cast AM60 Magnesium Alloy”, Proceedings of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), Calgary, Canada, Aug. 2005.


•       M. Mahfoud, F. Mucciardi and J.E. Gruzleski ; “Semi-continuous Thermal Analysis” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Light Metals, Montreal, Quebec, Aug. 25-29, 1996, pp.161-170.


•       Musbah Mahfoud, “Canadian Education and its Effect on Diversity in the State of Qatar”, The Seventh International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Amsterdam, The Netherland, 3-6 July 2007


•       D. Emadi and M. Mahfoud, “Impact of impurities on the Properties of Secondary Al-Si-Cu alloys”, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Conference, February 14-18, 2010 , Seattle, WA, U.S.A.


•       M. Mahfoud, F. Mucciardi and J.E. Gruzleski; “Controlled Thermal Analysis Using Heat Pipe Technology”, The Ninth Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 17-20, 1997, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.





•       Musbah Mahfoud,  “Controlled thermal analysis using heat pipe technology”, (Ph.D. thesis),

Publisher: McGill University, 1997

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•       Musbah Mahfoud,  The wettability of ceramic-coated steel substrates by liquid metals: (master’s thesis)   Publisher: McGill University, 1992


•       Musbah Mahfoud, “The Effect of nickel on carbon during the reduction of chromite”, (honours bachelor thesis), 1989 Publisher: Laurentian University, 1989


External Activities

  • Reviewer for The International Journal of Research and Applied Science .

  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Engineering and Management Research.

  • Member of the Association of professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Member of the Canadian Journal of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis

  • Member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (NDT)