Saud Messaed Al-Thagafi

Visiting Student

​Visiting Student from Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia



Saud Messaed Al-Thaqafi is a highly accomplished mechanical engineer with a remarkable academic record. He graduated at the top of his class from Umm Al-Qura University, earning a GPA of 3.99 out of 4.0. Areas of interest include mechatronics, vibrations, finite elements, automatic control, and sensors. He has demonstrated a strong passion for research and a deep appreciation for the diversity of global cultures and languages. In addition to his native Arabic, he is familiar with the basics of four other languages. He came as a visiting student under the supervision of Prof. Gilles Lubineau.


  • BSc., Engineering Mechanics, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia (Aug 2020 - Aug -2024) 

Scientific and Professional Membership



Nominated for a National Cultural Exchange program in China Supported by the Chinese Spring Bridge  

KAUST Affiliations

Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Finite Element Method Flexible Electronics Composite Materials Sensors strain sensing