Abdulhamid Alabduljabbar

Abdulhamid A. AlAbduljabbar got his BS from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, MS & PhD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at King Saud University. He previously served as a Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, and Riyadh College of Technology. He also held the position of Dean of AlAhsa College of Technology, AlAhsa, Dean of Student Affairs and Community Service at Prince Sultan University, founding Vice President for Student Affairs at Alfaisal University. His research interest covers constitutive and fracture and fatigue behavior of materials with special interest in plastic and composite materials; with concentration on effects of hydrostatic pressure effects on yield and toughness. Currently, Dr. Alabduljabbar is in charge of the administrative duty of Secretary General of King Saud University Endowments.
  • Personal Information

  • Name:            Abdulhamid A. Al-Abduljabbar
  • Occupation:      Associate Professor
  • DOB:             5-10- 1967, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nationality:     Saudi Arabian




  • Professional Activities

  • Senior consultant, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Dec 2010.
  • Consultant, Saudi Industrial Property Authority, MODON, 2007-2009
  • Project consultant, Al-Elm Information Security, Riyadh, Jan –Jun 2008
  • Instructor, “Preventive Maintenance” Short Course, Human Resources Development Corp, Jeddah & Riyadh, 2007
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Dept, University of Western Ontario, Canada, Summer 2006
  • Reviewer, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), 2006.
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Dept, Newcastle  University, UK , Summer 2005
  • Member, Founding Committee of Alfaisal University,, 2001-2004
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Dept,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Summer 1998
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Sep- Dec ’97
  • At Technical and Vocational Training Corp (TVTC)
  • Member, the General Committee of the National System for Joint Training, 2002-2005
  • Member, the committee to propose incentives to private universities and colleges, Commission of Experts at the Council of Ministers, 2004.
  • Member, the committee to propose enhancement of private general education, the Higher Committee of Education (later Supreme Education Council), 2004.
  • Consulting team leader, assessment of training and Saudization in military cities in Saudi Arabia, for General Directorate of Military Works, Ministry of Defense and Aviation, MODA, Dec. 2000
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Saudi First Technical Conference and Exposition (STCEX1), Riyadh, Nov. 2000
  • Chairman, Sixth Meeting of the Committee of Deans of Community Service and Continuing Education in GCC Countries, held in Riyadh 7-9 February 2000
  • Member, Council of Colleges of Technologies, TVTC, and Council of Deans of Colleges, 1998-2000
  • Membership of different administrative and technical committees and teams (recruitment, technical, curriculum, etc.).Constitutive bahavior of engineering materialsFracture mechanics and failure analysis of materials with interest polymers and composites


  • Distinction & Awards
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals First Honors, Department of Mechanical Engineering Recognition, 1989.
  • HRH Prince Bandar Bin Sultan (Ambassador to US) Award for academic excellence, 1992.
  • British Council Post-Doctorate Summer Research Award, Jun 2005
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)Summer Research Award, June 2006.
  • Numerous recognition awards on various levels.