Mechanical Engineering Materials Research

Mechanical Engineering Materials Research


Under development... 

Materials Lab

  • Electro Discharge Machining Unit
  • X-Ray Diffraction System
  • Hydrogen Annealing Furnace
  • Fracture Mechanics System (MTS810)
  • Charpy Impact Tester
  • Rockwell/Wilson Hardness Tester
  • Micro-Hardness Wilson Tester
  • Multiple Furnaces and Ovens
  • Optical Microscopes
  • Eddy Current Conductivity Kit
  • Intron 4505
  • Tinius Olsen Tensile Testing Machine

Current Research Projects

  • The effect of layer orientation of the mechanical properties of polymers.
  •  Comparing the effect of heat treatment on the mechanical properties of powder metallurgy versus ingot metallurgy titanium alloys.
  • The effect of aging on the properties of the barium calcium aluminosilicates (BCAS)-based ceramics commonly used as glass-ceramic seals for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).   
  • Fatigue and fracture of titanium alloys.
  • Correlation between crystallographic texture and mechanical properties of metallic systems.



  • Professors
    • Omar Es-Said, Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Omar Es-Said, Ph.D.
Telephone: (310) 338-2829