Dr. Zaki Ahmad obtained his Ph.D. from the University of
Leeds in Metallurgy.
He joined the Mechanical Engineering department of King Fahd University
of Petroleum & Minerals in 1980.
He specializes in the field of corrosion engineering, development of
new alloys for industrial
and marine environment and nanostructured coatings.
He has a
distinguished teaching and research career in highly reputed institutions in Germany,
UK and USA.
He has won several
and honors for excellence in research and teaching.
He is a
fellow of Institute of materials, and Institute of Metal Finishing (UK) and a
member of Education group of European Federation of
He developed a new aluminum bronze with Metallgessellschaft A.G. Germany
and modified alumininum alloys with GKSS, Germany.
He is working extensively on the corrosion mechanism of Al-SiC composites and effect of Scandium on
Al-Mg alloys for transport industry.
His major interests are in the area of new alloy development, Al-SiC
composites, corrosion sensors, development of nanopaints for harsh environments,
plasma spray and nanostructured Titanium dioxide coatings for stratergic
applications. Established several corrosion laboratories in Iran, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
The Corrosion Laboratory at KFUPM established by him is a centre of excellence.
He is establishing nanotechnology lab at ME department, KFUPM.
He has been the principal investigator of several International
Projects with Germany, Austria and U.K.
He has participated in several Industrial Projects.
He developed and taught a large number of
and undergraduate courses in corrosion and materials science.
He has a wide range of academic expertise in planning of
graduate programs, international collaboration programs, and designing online
He has offered a large number of
Courses to industry.
He organized international symposiums and workshops in materials and
He has participated in invited lecture talks and seminars in U.S.A., Canada, U.K.,
Germany, Austria and Pakistan. He
has been appointed as the group leader of the Materials group in the Center of
Excellence of Nanotechnology, KFUPM.
He is developing research & academic collaboration programs in Nanotechnology
with the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and Technical
University of Sydney. He is Visiting Professor at the
Technical University of Sydney, Australia with whom he is developing programs
and shortcourses and reduced heat load nanopaints for strategic applications.
Has Published over seventy research papers and presented thirty papers in Intíl
He has recently published a book on "Principles of Corrosion Engineering and
Corrosion prevention" published by Elsevier Science, UK (August 2006) which is
rated very high by some experts.