Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
B.S., Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt , Metallurgical Engineering, 1965
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, Materials Science and Engineering, 1970
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Materials Science and Engineering, 1972
Mohamed is interested in the mechanical behavior of engineering materials such as metals, composites, and ceramics; the correlation between behavior and microstructure; creep and superplasticity; and the mechanisms responsible for strengthening and fracture. He is principally concerned with the relation between microstructures and the mechanical properties of materials at very high temperatures.
Mohamed's current research activities include investigations on superplastic flow, creep behavior of high strength aluminum alloys, metal-matrix composites, ceramics, nanocrystalline materials, and microstructures developed during creep deformation. His most recent published research focuses on creep and superplasticity in nanocrystalline materials, the role of impurities during superplastic deformation and cavitation, dynamic recrystallization, and the role of boundaries during superplastic deformation and cavitation.
Mohamed teaches courses in mechanics of materials, mechanical behavior and design principles, plasticity, dislocation, theory diffusion and phase transformations. He also serves as director of the interdisciplinary Materials Science Program.