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Dr. Marwan Khraisheh

Dr. Marwan Khraisheh

Professor and Chair

Office Number: 234Q
Office Phone: +974 4423 0406

Dr. Marwan Khraisheh’s teaching and research interests include sustainable and smart manufacturing, materials for energy applications, materials processing, integration of mechanics and materials in manufacturing.



Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University (USA)


M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University (USA)


B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman (Jordan)


4/2020 - present

Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering 

1/2014 - 3/2020

Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar
Research Director (2014-2016), Senior Research Director (2016-2020), Acting Executive Director (2016-2017)
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University 

8/2008 - 1/2014

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (in partnership with MIT), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Founding Dean (2008-2014), Acting Provost (208-2009) 

1/2008 - 11/2011

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass., USA
Visiting Scholar (1/2008 - 7/2008), Research Affiliate (2008-2011)

8/2001 - 12/2010

University of Kentucky, Mechanical Engineering and UK Center for Manufacturing, Lexington, Ken., USA
Director of Undergraduate Studies (2006-2008), Secat-J. G. Morris Endowed Professor (2006-2010), Assistant Professor (2001-2005), Associate Professor with Tenure (2005-2007), Professor with Tenure (2007-2010)

8/2000 - 8/2001

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

8/1996 – 8/2000

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, 2016
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, 2012
  • M. Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (International), 2004
  • North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI) Outstanding Paper Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (International), 2003
  • US National Science Foundation CAREER Award (, 2003-2008
  • Henry Mason Lutes Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2005
  • Wethington Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2006 and 2007
  • ASME Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2004/2005
  • Recipient of the Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, Washington State University, 1994/1995
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award (university wide), Washington State University, 1995/1996
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Invited Keynote and Plenary Speaker (Selected)

  • World Innovation Summit on Education, WISE 2019, Doha, Qatar, Future of Higher Education, November 2019
  • Asia Cooperation Dialogue Workshop on Education, Doha, Qatar, March 2019
  • 16th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Lexington, Ken. USA, Keynote: Towards Sustainable Energy, October 2018
  • The Bosphorus Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, Panel on the Future of Renewable Energy, November 2017
  • United Nations – Arab South-South Development EXPO, “Energy and Environment Research Agenda for Sustainable Development,” Doha, Qatar, February 2014
  • World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013, Future of Higher Education Roundtable, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 2013
  • TTI/Vanguard Atoms Matter Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 2013
  • 19th Conference of Islamic World Academy of Sciences, “The Future of Energy,” Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 2013
  • World Renewable Energy Forum, Enabling of Deployment of Renewable Energy, Denver, Colo., USA, May 2012
  • World Future Energy Summit, Young Future Energy Leaders Session – Meet the Leaders (Panel moderated by Hala Gorani, CNN), Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 2010
  • Seventh International Conference on Magnesium and its Application, Dresden, Germany, November 2006



  • Abu-Farha, F. and Khraisheh M. K., “Uniaxially-Driven Controlled Biaxial Testing Fixture”. Date Issued May 11, 2010. US Patent number 7712379
  • Shuaib, N. and Khraisheh, M.K., “Method and apparatus for characterizing microscale formability of thin sheet materials”. Date Issued July 9, 2013. US Patent number 8479589


  • Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing, Seliger G., Khraisheh M.K., Jawahir I.S. 2011, Springer  (ISBN No. 978-3-642-20182-0)

 Journal Publications (Selected)

  • M. Manawi, K. Wang, V. Kochkodan, D. Johnson, M. A. Atieh, M. K. Khraisheh, 2018, “Engineering the Surface and Mechanical Properties of Water Desalination Membranes Using Ultralong Carbon Nanotubes”, Membranes, vol 8(4), 106.
  • Fard, G. McKay, A. Buekenhoudt, H. Al Sulaiti, F. Motmans, M. Khraisheh, Muataz Atieh, 2018, “Inorganic Membranes: Preparation and Application for Water Treatment and Desalination” Materials, vol 11(1), 74
  • R. Berdiyorov, B. Mortazavi, S. Ahzi, F. M. Peeters, and M. K. Khraisheh, 2017, “Effect of straining graphene on nanopore creation using Si cluster bombardment: A reactive atomistic investigation”, J of Applied Physics, 120, 225108.
  • Kui Wang, Ahmed A Abdalla, Mohammad A Khaleel, Nidal Hilal, Marwan K Khraisheh, 2017, “Mechanical properties of water desalination and wastewater treatment membranes”, Desalination, vol 401, pp 190-205. Available Online.
  • Bilal Mansoor, H. Nassar, V.C. Shunmugasamy, K. Khraisheh, 2015, “Three dimensional forming of compressed open-cell metallic foams at elevated temperatures”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 628, pp 433–441.
  • Bruschi, S., T. Altan, D. Banabic, P. F. Bariani, A. Brosius, J. Cao, A. Ghiotti, Khraisheh, M. Merklein, and A. E. Tekkaya. 2014, "Testing and modelling of material behavior and formability in sheet metal forming." CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, Vol 63(2) pp 727-749.
  • Abdullah Khalil, Boor Singh Lalia, Raed Hashaikeh, Marwan Khraisheh, 2013, “Electrospun metallic nanowires: Synthesis, characterization, and applications”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 114, 171301.
  • Wenxiao Pan, Dongsheng Li, Alexandre M. Tartakovsky, Said Ahzi, Marwan Khraisheh, Moe Khaleel, 2013, “A new smoothed particle hydrodynamics non-Newtonian model for friction stir welding: Process modeling and simulation of microstructure evolution in a magnesium alloy” International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 48, pages 189-204.
  • Albakri A.N., Mansoor B., Nassar H., Khraisheh M. K, 2013, “Thermo-mechanical and metallurgical aspects in friction stir processing of AZ31 Mg alloy–A Numerical and Experimental Investigation”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 213, pages 279– 290.
  • Nassar H., Albakri M., Pan H., Khraisheh M., 2012, “On the gas pressure forming of aluminum foam sandwich panels: Experiments and numerical simulations”, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Volume 61, Issue 1, Pages 243-246
  • Albakri M.I., Jarrar F.S., Khraisheh M.K., 2011, “Effects of Interfacial Friction Distribution on the Superplastic Forming of AA5083”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, vol. 133, no. 3, 031008.
  • Jarrar F.S., Hector L.G., Khraisheh M.K., and Bowerd A.F., 2010, “New approach to gas pressure profile prediction for high temperature AA5083 sheet forming”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 210, 825-834.
  • Abu-Farha, F., Shuaib, N., Khraisheh, M. K. and Weinmann, K., “Limiting Strains of Sheet Metals Obtained by Pneumatic Stretching at Elevated Temperatures”, Annals of CIRP- Manufacturing Technology,  57 (1), pp. 257-278, 2008.
  • Khraisheh M. K., Abu-Farha F. and Weinmann K., “Investigation of Post-Superplastic Forming Properties of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy”, Annals of CIRP- Manufacturing Technology,  56 (1), pp. 289-292, 2007.
  • Darras B., Khraisheh M. K., Abu-Farha F. and Omar M., “Friction Stir Processing of AZ31 Commercial Magnesium Alloy”, Journal of Materials Processing and Technology, 191(1-3), pp. 77-81, 2007.
  • Gupta G., El-Ghannam A., Kirakodu S., Khraisheh M. K. and Zbib H., “Enhancement of Osteoblastic Gene Expression by Mechanically Compatible Porous Nanocomposite”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Applied Biomaterials, Vol. 81B(2), pp. 387-396, 2007.
  • Khraisheh M. K., Abu-Farha F., Nazzal M. and Weinmann K., “Combined Mechanics-Materials Based Optimization of Superplastic Forming of Magnesium AZ31 Alloy”, Annals of CIRP, Volume 55(1), pp 233-236, 2006.
  • Abu-Dheir N., Khraisheh M. K., Saito K. and Male A., “Silicon Morphology Modification in the Eutectic Al-Si Alloy Using Mechanical Mold Vibration”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 393, pp 109-117, 2005.
  • Khan S. and Khraisheh M. K., “A New Criterion for Mixed Mode Fracture Initiation Based on the Crack Tip Plastic Core Region”, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 20, 55-84, 2004.
  • Khraisheh, M. K., Pezeshki, C. and Bayoumi, A. E. Time Series Based Analysis for Primary Chatter in Metal Cutting. Journal of Sound and Vibration. Vol. 180 (1), pp. 67-87, 1995.