University of Jeddah
Assoc. Professor M. A. Fazal, PhD in Materials Engineering (University of Malaya, 2011) is currently working at the Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Jeddah (UJ), Saudi Arabia. He was awarded Bright Spark Scholarship by University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia in 2010 and then worked as a lecturer (Jan 2012–Jul 2012) and senior lecturer (Jul 2012– July 2016) at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UM, Malaysia. His current research interest includes advanced materials, energy materials, renewable energy, tribology, corrosion & coating technology. Till date, Dr. Fazal has supervised seven master’s theses and two PhD theses. Being a Project Leader, Dr. Fazal secured and successfully completed a good number of research grants. He has published more than 50 ISI-indexed scientific papers and 25 international conference papers. The citation database of Google Scholar presents total 4,363 citations along with H-index 33 in May 2023. He has potentially contributed for designing course curriculum, organizing a number of seminars, short courses, and conferences. Dr. Fazal is a member of IEB, Dhaka; Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE, UK) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Engineers (UK). Currently, he is contributing as a guest editor in the journals of Frontiers in Materials (IF:3.985) and Energies (IF: 3.252).