Farghalli Mohamed

Farghalli Mohamed

Professor Emeritus (Joint Appointment)
Office: 744J Engineering Tower
Lab: 119 Engineering Tower
Lab: 152 Engineering Tower
(949) 824-9794 Lab
(949) 824-5807 Office
(949) 824-2541

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.