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Assoc Prof Belal Yousif

Assoc Prof Belal Yousif
Name Belal Yousif
Position Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office Z413
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5331
Extension 5331
Email
Qualifications MScMEng UKM , PhD Multimedia Uni
Languages Arabic (accredited translator)
Homepage http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9116-2008
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Tribology ( 091309 )
  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Other Physical Sciences ( 029900 )

Research interests
Applied Mechanics, Tribology, Polymeric Composites, Natural fibres

Professional memberships
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Members of the Editorial Board
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International Journal of Precision Technology (IJPTECH)

International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science-IJSEIMS

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1. Guest Editor, for Materials and Design Journal (Ranked A), the special issue will be “Materials, Design, and Tribology which will be issued in Dec. 2012.
2. Member of editorial board of International Journal of Precision Technology, Inderscience, UK.
3. Member of editorial board of Int. Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science [IJSEIMS], US.
4. Guest Editor : International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Volume 17 - Issue 4 – 2009, Special Issue on Advances in Manufacturing Processes and Management Techniques, Guest Editors: Prof. V.C. Venkatesh and Belal F. Yousif, Inderscience
5. Guest Editor:, Volume 1, No. 2, 2009 Guest Editors: Prof. V.C. Venkatesh and Belal F. Yousif, International Journal of Precision Technology, Inderscience
6. Guest Editor for Special issue in International Journal of Material Production and Technology, 2008, Advances in Engineering Product Materials to enhance Manufacturing Processes, Inderscience.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
# MEC1201 - Engineering Materials
# MEC230 - Design of Machine elements

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
11 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
7 Years

Research most recent
Azwa, Z.N., Yousif, B.F. Physical and mechanical properties of bamboo fibre/polyester composites subjected to moisture and hygrothermal conditions (2019) Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 233 (6), pp. 1065-1079.

Albdiry, M.T., Yousif, B.F. Toughening of brittle polyester with functionalized halloysite nanocomposites (2019) Composites Part B: Engineering, 160, pp. 94-109

Alshammari, F.Z., Saleh, K.H., Yousif, B.F., Alajmi, A., Shalwan, A., Alotaibi, J.G. The influence of fibre orientation on tribological performance of jute fibre reinforced epoxy composites considering different mat orientations (2018) Tribology in Industry, 40 (3), pp. 335-348.


Research most notable
Yousif, B.F. Design of newly fabricated tribological machine for wear and frictional experiments under dry/wet condition
(2013) Materials and Design, 48, pp. 2-13.


Publications in ePrints

Al-lwayzy, Saddam H. and Yusaf, Talal and Saleh, Khalid and Yousif, Belal (2019) The influence of emulsified water fuel containing fresh water microalgae on diesel engine performance, combustion, vibration and emission. Energies, 12 (13 - Article 2546). pp. 1-17.

Albdiry, M. T. and Yousif, B. F. (2019) Toughening of brittle polyester with functionalized halloysite nanocomposites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 160. pp. 94-109. ISSN 1359-8368

Alshammari, F. Z. and Saleh, K. H. and Yousif, B. F. and Alajmi, A. and Shalwan, A. and Alotaibi, J. G. (2018) The influence of fibre orientation on tribological performance of jute fibre reinforced epoxy composites considering different mat orientations. Tribology in Industry, 40 (3). pp. 335-348. ISSN 0354-8996

Khan, Ziaullah and Yousif, B. F. and Islam, Mainul (2017) Fracture behaviour of bamboo fiber reinforced epoxy composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 116. pp. 186-199. ISSN 1359-8368

Alotaibi, J. G. and Yousif, B. F. (2016) Biolubricants and the potential of waste cooking oil. In: Ecotribology, research developments. Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology. Springer, Switzerland, pp. 125-143. ISBN 978-3-319-24005-3

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Dr. B.F. Yousif is Associate Professor from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He works previously at the University of Nottingham as Associate Professor. He has 17 years¿ experience in teaching and research. Dr. Yousif has experience in teaching and developing several mechanical courses, which are mainly static, strength of materials, machine design elements, tribology, engineering materials, fibre composites, and internal combustion engines. With regards to his research, Dr. Yousif has outstanding international research recognition. He published more than 80 international articles in reputed international journals with an Hi Index of 19 in Scopus and ISI. He is member of several editorial boards for international journals in UK and US. In addition, he is associate editor and editor of two international journals and led several special issues; the most pronounced one was for Materials and design Journal published by Elsevier with impact factor of 3.2. He is reviewer for more than 20 Elsevier journals. He supervised many PhD and master students. He was involved in several industrial projects and the most pronounced one was with Petronas (Malaysia) on direct injection engines. His current research focuses on sustainable systems, design and tribology which cover the areas of recyclable fibre polymer composites, waste oil as fuel and/or lubricants, and innovative system design. Further information about Dr. B.F. Yousif can be found at ISI web : www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9116-2008 Scopus : click here Google: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=ovj2i9oAAAAJ&hl=en Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/B_Yousif