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Ahmed Khattab, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Engineering

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Interim Director of the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation

Director of the Laboratory for Composite Materials

BoRSF Endowed Professor of Engineering

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2005
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1990

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 43636
Lafayette, LA 70504-3636
Rougeou Hall 219

Phone: 337-482-6971
Email: khattab@louisiana@edu

Website: itec.louisiana.edu/LCM

Areas of Specialization:

Dr. Khattab is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Technology and a graduate faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He started his appointment with UL Lafayette in January 2007. Dr. Khattab was awarded the Lee and Ken Matherne/BORSF Professorship in Engineering from 2010 till 2016. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, College of Engineering, UL Lafayette. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty for Student Outreach Award, College of Engineering, UL Lafayette. Dr. Khattab has established, and is the director of the Laboratory for Composite Materials (LCM) at UL Lafayette which leads inter-disciplinary research in various fields where composite materials have critical applications. Dr. Khattab has been involved for over 20 years in Teaching, Research and Development (R&D). During which he worked on design and construction of prototypes for automated machines by reverse engineering method. He has over 14 years of experience in the fields of advanced materials processing, high-temperature polymer composites and processing and characterization of nanoparticles reinforced polymer composites. Dr. Khattab’s research addresses a major thrust in materials research as well as a critical need in manufacturing of high-performance advanced composite materials. His research focuses on understanding the fundamental knowledge of the processing-structure-performance relationships of composite materials which is required in order to tailor material properties to meet the needs of a specific application.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Materials Engineering and Processing
  • Nanocomposites and Polymer Composites Manufacturing & Process Development
  • Processing- microstructure-property relations in engineering materials
  • Design & Manufacturing, CAD/CAM