Mjed H. Hashem

PhD Student

MS (KAUST), BSc (Manchester)



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Mjed Hashem is a materials science and engineering PhD candidate at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. His research is focused on studying the mechanical properties and damage mechanisms of composite materials. Mjed’s previous work involved enhancement of toughness and energy dissipation of CFRP T-joints for aerospace applications. He has practical experimental experience on prepreg hand layup, hot pressing, resin transfer moulding, SEM, Surface Topology, CT-imaging, CO2 laser irradiation, mechanical characterisation, and fractography analysis. Mjed is enthusiastic towards exploring further developments in the field of composites and increasing the non-metallic usage in a wide range of industries.


Research Interests

  • Materials selection and design
  • Mechanical properties and damage mechanisms in composites
  • Adherent laser-based pre-treatment
  • Composite joints for aerospace applications
  • Composites and non-metallics for oil and gas applications


  • 2021-Present, PhD Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • 2019-2021, MSc. Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • 2014-2018 BSc. Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Manchester

Professional Profile

  • July- September 2017, Technical Co-inventor Intership, Saudi Aramco
  • June- August 2016, Research Assistant, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Research Interests Keywords

Composite Materials Materials modeling Mechanical Characterisation Interface Degradation Aerospace Measuring Damage Mechanisms Damage Characterization Oil and Gas