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  • Phone:

    +966-13-849-9231

  • Email:

    kbarghout@pmu.edu.sa

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  • Kamal Barghout, Ph.D.

  • Job Title :

    Assistant Professor

  • College :

    College of Sciences and Human Studies


  • Department :

    Mathematics & Natural Sciences


I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. in physics, both from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA, with core postgraduate courses in physics and in the area of materials engineering, machine design and control.

I am committed to teaching and research and cross departmental collaboration in both physics and engineering and I am committed to excellence in working in the academia as well as in the industry. I have the ability to lead projects and direct and supervise scientists and engineers. As a teaching philosophy, my role as a professor is one of an educator and a facilitator. I believe in creating cooperation between the students and myself with a welcoming of discussions on various topics of interests or areas for debate or question regarding the issue in hand and the material being discussed. I de-emphasize memorization and stress on understanding. Memorization comes as a consequence to understanding the material. While the curriculum should be interdisciplinary and various learning venues are emphasized, the course outline is the guideline for the completion of the course. The instructor is an important resource in the learning process.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Materials Engineering), magna cum laude honor, Dec. 2001 Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA Major: Materials Engineering; Minor: Design
M.Sc., Physics , Dec. 1997 Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
B.Sc., Physics, May 1994, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA


Important Peer-refereed publications

  1. K. Barghout, "Metal-like Gravity and its Cosmological Implications", Conference at SFU-Vancouver, Jan - 25-28 - 2017.
  2. “Development of Flax Fibre Reinforced Biocomposites for Potential application for Automotive Industries”, S. Panigrahi, X. Li, L. Tabil, K. Barghout, R.L. Kushawha, E.K. Mupondwa (2009). Peer reviewed proceeding, SAE 2009 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition (SAE) 09CV-0162
  3.     “Drying Characteristics of Flax Fibre Using Microwave Vacuum Heating” Rana, A., K. Barghout, S. Panigrahi, V. Meda (2007). Peer reviewed proceeding, 41st Annual International conference, International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI) P: 145-148, ISSN: 1070-0129
  4.     "Calculation of residual thermal stress in GaN epitaxial layers grown on technologically important substrates", K. Barghout, J. Chaudhuri, Journal of Materials Science, Volume 39, Issue 18, September 2004, Pages 5817 - 5823
  5.     "Polytype Controlled SiC Epitaxy on On-axis 6H-WiC(0001) by Adding HCL during Growth", Z.Y.Xie, K. Barghout, S.F. Chen, J. H. Edgar, J. Chaudhuri, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 3(8) 381-384 (2000).
  6.     "Structural and magnetic characterization of aerogel-produced Ge0.5Fe2.5Oy nanoparticles", H.H. Hamdeh, K. Barghout, J.C. Ho, R.J. Willey, M.J. O’Shea, J. Chaudhri, Journal of Magnetismand Magnetic Materials 212 (2000) 112-120
  7.     "Mossbauer study of aerogel-synthesized Ge-Fe-oxide with TN near 260 K", H. H. Hamdeh, K. Barghout, J.C. Ho, R.J. Willey, M.J. O’Shea, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 186(1998) 377-380
  8.     "A Mossbauer evaluation of cation distribution in titanomagnetites", H.H. hamdeh, K. Barghout, J.C. Ho, P.M. Shand, L.L. Miller, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 191(1999) 72-78h.

Important Conference proceedings

  1. "Metal-like Gravity". K. Barghout, 2014.
  2. “Properties of Polymer Binder Biocomposite from SARCAN Recycled Plastics & Flax Fiber”, K. Barghout, S. Panigrahi, J. Fung, CSBE/SCGAB, 2006 Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, July 16 - 19, 2006, pp. CSBE06163.
  3.     “Characterization of compression, injection and RTM compounds of Flax and recycled plastics”, K. Barghout, S. Panigrahi, J. Fung, presented at the ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 5-7, 2006
  4.     “Thermo-chemical conversion of flax fiber and recycled HDPE into polymer composites through injection mouldings”, V. Shunmugavel, K. Barghout, S. Panigrahi, L. Tabil, presented at the ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 5-7, 2006
  5.     “Conversion of agricultural fibre and post-consumer plastic waste into biocomposite and biopolymeric binder”, K. Barghout, S. Panigrahi, L. Tabil, presented at theCSAE/SCGR 2005 Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 26 - 29, 2005


Semiconductors, Polymers and Composite materials, Nanotechnology, X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, Cosmology and Astronomy, Mössbauer spectroscopy.