Ruslan Melentiev, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD (Univ College Dublin), MS (ONPU), BS (ONPU)



Dr. Ruslan Melentiev is currently a postdoctoral fellow at KAUST. He has Sc, MEng, CoS, PhD in Mechanical Engineering with 9 years of R & D in industry and academia. Proficient in composite materials, surface engineering, and micro/nanofabrication. Excellent analytical, statistical, design, modeling, and simulation skills. Hands-on experience with an extensive range of machining, metrological and characterization equipment. Productive researcher (18 papers), inventor (8 patents), and representative (8 conferences).

Research Interests

Micro/nanotexturing and surface treatment for adhesive and tribological purposes and protection from solid particle erosion.


2017 – 2020 PhD in Mechanical Engineering   University College Dublin (Ireland)
2013 – 2017 Candidate of Sciences in Manufacturing Technologies ONPU (Ukraine)
2011 – 2012 Master in Mechanical Engineering ONPU (Ukraine)
2007 – 2011 BSc in Materials Scienc Odessa National Polytechnic University (ONPU, Ukraine)

Research Interests Keywords

micro/nano texturing