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Dr. Mohammad Albakri

Dr. Mohammad Albakri

Engineering Assistant Professor

Office Number: 234N
Office Phone: +974.4423.0267

Dr. Mohammad Albakri’s teaching and research interests include smart and active material systems, structural dynamics, smart manufacturing, and nondestructive evaluation.


  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Dec. 2016
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, May 2011


  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar (July 2022 – current).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech, (August 2019 – May 2022).
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, (January 2017 – June 2019).


  • Liviu Librescu Memorial Fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2016.
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award, Masdar Institute, 2011.
  • Best Design Project, Eng. Association, Jordan, 2007.


  • M. I. Albakri, V.V.N. Malladi, M. Krishnan, S. Gugercin, and P. Tarazaga, 2022, Estimating Experimental Dispersion Curves from Steady-State Frequency Response Measurements, Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 164, p.108218.
  • P. Musgrave, M.I. Albakri, and A. Phoenix, 2021, Guidelines and procedure for tailoring high-performance, steady-state traveling waves for propulsion and solid-state motion, Smart Materials and Structures, 30 (2), p.025013.
  • M. Sandborn, C. Olea, J. White, C. Williams, P. Tarazaga, L. Sturm, M.I. Albakri, and C. Tenney, 2021, Towards secure cyber-physical information association for parts, Journal of Manufacturing Systems 59, p. 27–41.
  • P. Musgrave, M. I. Albakri, C. Tenney, and P. A. Tarazaga, 2020, Generating and Tailoring Structure-Borne Traveling Waves on Two-dimensional Surfaces, Journal of Sound and Vibration. 480, p.115417.
  • M. I. Albakri, S. Malladi, P. A. Tarazaga, and S. Gugercin, 2020, Estimating Dispersion Curves from Frequency Response Functions via Vector-Fitting. Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 140, pp. 106597.
  • L. Sturm, M. I. Albakri, P. Tarazaga, and C. Williams, 2019, In situ monitoring of material jetting additive manufacturing process via impedance based measurements. Additive Manufacturing, 28, pp. 456-463.
  • T. Komolafe, W. Tian, G. Purdy, J. Camelio, M. I. Albakri, and P. Tarazaga, 2019, Repeatable Part Authentication Using Impedance-based Analysis for Side Channel Monitoring. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 51, pp. 42-51.