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  • Phone:

    +966-13-849-8809

  • Email:

    msaleh1@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    S-043

  • Mohamed Elmehdi Saleh

  • Job Title :

    Assistant Professor

  • College :

    College of Engineering


  • Department :

    Civil Engineering


    Mechanical Engineering


I received my Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Tripoli University, Tripoli, Libya, in 2005, after graduation, I joined the Department of Aeronautical Engineering as a Teaching Assistant and a Researcher, where I worked on assessing the economy of wind energy as an alternative source of power for different areas in Libya, and worked on the aerodynamic design of horizontal and vertical wind turbines. Then I pursued my higher education at Carnegie Mellon University where I received my Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburh, Pennsylvania, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. My PhD work focused on the design of microelectromechanical systems and studying the mechanical properties of thin films.


  • Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Tripoli-Libya 2004
  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh-USA 2010
  • PhD in Mechanica Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh-USA 2015


  • M. E. Saleh, J. L. Beuth, Y. N. Picard, and M. P. de Boer, “In Situ Platform for Isothermal Testing of Thin-Film Mechanical Properties Using Thermal Actuators,” J. Microelectromechanical Syst., vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 2008–2018, Dec. 2015.
  • V. Brand, M. E. Saleh, and M. P. de Boer, “Effects of electrical current and temperature on contamination-induced degradation in ohmic switch contacts,” Tribol. Int., vol. 85, pp. 48– 55, May 2015
  • M. E. Saleh, J. L. Beuth, and M. P. de Boer, “Validated Prediction of the Strength Size Effect in Polycrystalline Silicon Using the Three-Parameter Weibull Function,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., vol. 97, no. 12, pp. 3982–3990, Dec. 2014.
  • M. E. Saleh, W. Li, S. C. Yao “Mathematical Modeling of De-hydrogenation Micro-reactors for Vehicles Using the Liquid Carrier of Hydrogen Fuel” Proceedings of 2009 ASME IMECE Conference, Nov 11


  • Soli Mechanics / Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Thin Film Characterization
  • MEMS Design and Fabrication