Dr. Zainul Huda

Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Prof Zainul Huda

Prof. Zainul Huda B.Eng (Metallurgy P.G.D (Manufacturing Engineering  Ph.D (Materials Tech Brunel University London UK P.E MPEC Member IOM3 London (Malaysia branch, Member CIM Canada, 

Dr. Zainul Huda is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Majmaah University (MU), Saudi Arabia. He joined MU in Nov. 2012. Prior to joining MU, he had been working as Professor, Dept. of Mech. Eng, King Saud University during March 2010-Aug 2012; and as Professor, Dept. Mech. Eng, University of Malaya, Malaysia during Feb 2007-Feb 2010.

Prof Zainul Huda's teaching interests include Manufacturing Processes, Materials Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Materials Removal/Machining Processes, System Dynamics and Control, Design against Failure, Materials Selection in Design, and Metallurgy. He possess over 30 years of academic experience in materials/mechanical/manufacturing engineering at university level in Malaysia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

Prof Z. Huda earned Ph.D in Materials Technology from Brunel University, London, UK in 1992. He is also a postgraduate in Manufacturing Engineering (B-Grade) (GPA: 3.06) from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology. He obtained B.Eng (Metallurgy) degree securing 1st Class 2nd position from University of Karachi in 1976.

Prof Z. Huda is the author/co-author of 102 publications; which includes 3 books and 99 research/review papers in the field of engineering published by reputed publishers from USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Korea, and Singapore. His publications include 25 ISI-indexed international refereed journals publications. He has also been cited over 50 times in SCOPUS-indexed journals. His research interests include designing materials and manufacturing systems for quality-assured engineering applications, mechanical/ deformation behavior of aerospace materials, metal forming, heat treatment and microstructural control for better performance. He has also successfully completed 20+ industrial consultancy/R&D projects in the areas of failure analysis and manufacturing. He is the developer of Toyota Corolla car's wheel-hub's metallurgy first-ever implemented in Pakistan at Transmission Engineering Industries Ltd, Karachi. He is the recipient of UK-Singapore Science (Research) Collaboration Award by the British High Commission, Singapore during 2006. He is also the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Appreciation Certificate awarded by VC, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia for Patent. His biography has been published in Who's Who in the World by MARQUIS WHO's WHO, USA. He has delivered guest/invited lectures  on engineering in England, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Pakistan.

Some Recent Publications


.Zainul Huda and Prasetyo Edi (2013); Materials Selection in Design of Structures and Engines of Supersonic Aircrafts: A Review Materials and Design (ISI journal) (Impact Factor: 2.2), Vol. 46,  April 2013, Pages 552-560 (available online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261306912006905).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  S. H. Islam, M.A. E-Sheikh, Zainul Huda (2013); Synthesis and Characterization of High-Energy Ball-Milled Tungsten Heavily-Alloyed Powder Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (ISI Journal) (I.F=0.24), January 2013 (available online: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13369-012-0499-4)                                                                                                                                            . Zainul Huda (2013): New Trends in Development of Creep-Limited Alloys for Hotter Energy-Efficient Gas Turbine Engines Paper # IMECE2013-62374; Abstract Accepted for ASME-2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and   Exposition to be held in San Diego, CA, USA


Book: Zainul Huda and Robert Bulpett (2012), MATERIALS SCIENCE AND DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS; ISBN-13: 978-3-03785-998-8; Pages: 485; Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland/USA, (available online: http://www.ttp.net/978-3-03785-998-8.html), .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zainul Huda, Prasetyo Edi, Abdulhakim A. Almajid, and Ahmed Z. Al-Garni (2012), New Trends in Designing Markets, Configurations and Materials for Very Light Jet Aircrafts Journal of Aerospace Engineering (ISI-indexed Journal) (Impact Factor = 0.9), Vol. 25, No. 3, Pages 369–375 (available online: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000125)

.                             Zainul Huda (2012), Reengineering of Manufacturing Process Design for Quality Assurance in Axle-Hubs of a Modern Motor-Car --- A Case Study International Journal of Automotive Technology (ISI journal) (I.F = 0.6), Vol. 13, No. 7, Pages: 1113-1118; (available online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12239-012-0113-5)

.          Zainul Huda (2012), Recent Advances in Energy Materials for Hot Sections of Modern Gas-Turbine Engines

Proc. ICMME-2012: International Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering held 19-21 Feb, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Organised by World Academy of Sci., Eng. & Tech (WASET), USA; Vol. 62; Pages 781-783 (available online: http://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v62/v62-142.pdf)


. Zainul Huda and Nur I Taib (2011), Failure of a Car’s Drive-Shaft under Torsion; Materials Technology (ISI Journal), (I.F=0.59), Vol. 26, Issue 2; Pages 52-57;   (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com; and http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/mte/2011/00000026/00000002/art00003).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mohammad Tajaly, Zainul Huda, H.H. Masjuki (2011); Effects of Deformation and Recrystallization Conditions on Tensile Behavior of 7075 Aluminum Alloy Metal Science and Heat Treatment (ISI Journal), (I.F=0.185)Vol. 53, Issue 3-4, Pages 165-168  (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com and http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11041-011-9361-7?LI=true)

.                             Mohammad Tajjaly and Zainul Huda (2011); Kinetics of Recrystallization in 7075 Aluminum Alloy Metal Science and Heat Treatment (ISI Journal), (I.F=0.185) Vol. 53, Issue 5-6; Pages 213-217 (http://apps.isiknowledge.com) . Zainul Huda (2011): Failure Analysis of Steel Superheater Tube Fractured in a Boiler of a Power Plant Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462 – 463; Pages 467-471 (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com; and http://www.scientific.net/KEM.462-463.467)

. Zainul Huda, Tuan Zaharinie, and S. Humailul Islam (2011) Effects of Annealing Parameters on Grain Growth Behavior of Haynes 718 Superalloy International Journal of the Physical Sciences, Vol. 6(30), pp. 7073 - 7077, Nov. 2011 (available online: www.scopus.com and http://www.academicjournals.org/ijps/pdf/pdf2011/23Nov/Huda%20et%20al.pdf)


. Book: Zainul Huda, Robert Bulpett, and Kang Yong Lee (2010), DESIGN AGAINST FRACTURE AND FAILURE; ISBN: 13-978-0-87849-157-5; Pages: 221; Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland/USA; (available online: http://www.scientific.net/MSFo.69);

. Mohammad Tajally, Zainul Huda, H.H Masjuki (2010); A comparative analysis of tensile and impact-toughness behavior of cold-worked and annealed 7075 aluminum alloy International Journal of Impact Engineering (ISI Journal) (I.F=1.5), Vol. 37, Pages 425–432; Elsevier Science Publications (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com and http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0734743X09001626)

. Zainul Huda; Tuan Zaharinie, and Goh J Min (2010); Temperature Effects on Material Behavior of Aerospace Aluminum Alloys for Subsonic and Supersonic Aircrafts
Journal of Aerospace Engineering (
ISI Journal) (I.F=0.907), Vol. 23, Issue 2, Pages 124-128 (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com and http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29AS.1943-5525.0000015) Shahrooi S., Metselaar I.H., Huda, Z.; (2010), Evaluation of cyclic plasticity models of multi-surface and non-linear hardening by an energy-based fatigue criterion Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (ISI Journal) (I.F=0.374), Vol. 24; Issue: 6, Pages: 1255-1260 (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com and http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs12206-010-0339-y)

.  Shahrooi, S. Metselaar, I.H., Huda, Z. (2010), Evaluating a strain energy fatigue method      using cyclic plasticity models Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (ISI Journal) (I.F=0.835);      Vol. 33  Issue: 8; Pages: 530-537 (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1460-2695.2010.01463.x/full)

. Zainul Huda (2010), Designing Fail-Safe Biomaterials against Wear for Artificial Total Hip Replacement Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, Vol. 6, Pages 45-55 (available online: http://apps.isiknowledge.com; and http://www.scientific.net/JBBTE.6.45).

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