Awards Received in 16th Middle East Corrosion Conference, (Feb. 8~11,Kingdom of Bahrain, 2016).

1:Farid Abdullah (Best Poster), 2:Junaid Ahmad (Best Paper Presentation).


 Master's Thesis Defended

Junaid Ahmad, “Development and characterization of ferritic & austenitic SSs by  powder metallurgy", Dec. 2015.

Jahanzaib Malik, “Study on the Solid Particle Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum and Steels”, (May 2014)

Book Chapter

Book Chapter “Structural defects and optical properties of metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanostructures” accepted for publication in an upcoming book “Metal Chalcogenide Semiconductor Nanostructures and Their Applications in Renewable Energy” ISBN:9781118237915/Publisher:Wiley-Scrivener






Dr. Ihsan-ul-Haq Toor, Phd

Assistant Professor, ME Dept. KFUPM

Dr Ihsan-ul-haq Toor joined ME Dept. KFUPM in Sep. 2010 and is working in the area of “Materials Electrochemistry”. Before joining KFUPM, Dr. Toor has worked as a “Senior Research Engineer (Materials and Corrosion)” in “Coating & Corrosion Research Center” of Samsung Heavy Industries, South Korea for about three years. Dr. Toor received his B.S. degree from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore in 1999. Then he moved to Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) South Korea in 2001 to pursue his graduate studies. He received his Master’s degree in 2003 and PhD in 2008 from Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, KAIST. Dr. Toor is an active member of different societies such as; ECS, NACE, PEC, CSK and is a regular reviewer of different international journals. He is author/co-author of about 50 journal, conference papers and presentations.

Dr. Toor has been mainly involved in the development of new corrosion resistant materials (metallic alloys and coatings) for different industrial applications. His focus has been stainless steels, Al alloys and Ni-base alloy. He has developed different alloys (by powder metallurgy and casting routes) with optimized corrosion resistance properties. Along with fundamental corrosion research, “in-depth and in-situ EC investigations” were conducted with tools such as photoelectron spectroscopy/Mott-Schottky etc. to understand the passivity of such alloys.

Since joining KFUPM, Dr. Toor is actively involved in various research activities related to Material Science and currently running number of funded research projects. Being the director of ME Corrosion Lab, he has recently equipped his lab with “Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion” testing facilities and improved the lab capability to conduct various electrochemical tests. His ongoing research work is related to “Corrosion in the oil and gas”, “Top of the line corrosion challenges”, “Scales and Material degradation”, “Erosion-Corrosion”, “Surface modification effect on corrosion”, “Corrosion modelling”, “Nano-material synthesis via electrochemical routes for renewable energy applications, i.e. for production and storage” etc.


Recent (Selected) Publications


  • IH ToorEffect of Sintering Holding Time on the Corrosion Properties of Nano-Structured Fe-18Cr-2Si Alloy Prepared by SPS”, Accepted (2016), Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., Int. J. Electrochem. Sci.

  • Kkoch Nim, I.H.Toor, Ahn soohoon and H.S.Kwon, “Influence of Cu on the Passivation Behavior of Fe-20Cr-xCu (x=0, 2, 4 wt.%) Alloys in Sulfuric Acid”, CORROSION, Vol. 69, No. 6 (2013), pp. 560-567.

  • J. Malik, I.H. Toor, W.H. Ahmed, Z.M. Gasem, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour and H.M. Badr, Investigations on the Corrosion-Enhanced Erosion Behavior of Carbon Steel AISI 1020”,  Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 9 (2014) 6765 - 6780

  • J. Malik, I.H. Toor, W.H. Ahmed, Z.M. Gasem, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour and H.M. Badr, Evaluating the Effect of Hardness on Erosion Characteristics of Aluminum and Steels, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Published online on 22 April 2014), DOI: 10.1007/s11665-014-1004-x

  • I.H.Toor, M.Ejaz and H.S.Kwon, “Effect of TiO2 on the Repassivation kinetics of Alloy 600 in Caustic Solutions”, CORROSION, 69, (2013), pp. 590-567.

  • I.H.Toor, “Effect Mott-Schottky Analysis of passive films on Si containing stainless steel alloys", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Volume 158, Number 11, (2011), C391-395

  • IH Toor,, Park Jung Hyun and Hyuk Sang Kwon “Development of High Mn-N Duplex Stainless Steel for Automobile Structural Components”, Corrosion Science 50 (2008), pp. 404-410

Teaching Interest

  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Corrosion in Petrochemical Industry
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Other Courses Related to Metallurgy and Material Sciences



The Mechanical Engineering Department has become a multi-disciplinary department. Its research areas encompass a variety of different topics. Dr. Ihsan-ul-Haq Toor has been working in collaboration with multiple funding agencies and researchers to deliver multitude of research publications.


Contact Information
Office Location:Bldg.22,Room 217

Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.
Phone: +966-3-860-7493

Workshops and conferences


  An invited talk about "Erosion and Corroison-Enhanced Erosion of Different Metals", NACE-Dhahran Technical Dinner Meeting, Dec. 16, 2014, Saudi Arabia


J. Malik, I.H. Toor, W.H. Ahmed, Z.M. Gasem, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour and H.M. Badr, “Corrosion-Enhanced Erosion of Carbon Steel AISI 1020 and StainlessSteel AISI 316”, NACE CORROSION, March 9~13, Texas, U.S.A.)


Ihsan-ul-haq Toor “Investigating the Effect of Copper on the Corrosion Behavior of Fe-20Cr-xCu”, 15th Middle East Corrosion Conference, 2~5 February, 2013, Kingdom of Bahrain