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Ahmed Khattab, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, College of Engineering


BoRSF Endowed Professor of Engineering

Director of the Laboratory for Composite Materials

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 43597
Lafayette, LA 70504-3597
Madison Hall 106

Phone: 337-482-6166
Email: khattab@louisiana@edu


Areas of Specialization:

Dr. Khattab is the Interim Dean of the Colloge of Engineering, Professor in the Department of Industrial Technology and a graduate faculty member 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 2022 . 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 25 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 19 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