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Khalid Zouhri

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management, Systems, and Technology


Email: Khalid Zouhri
Phone: 937-229-4950
Kettering Laboratories Room 321


Dr. Khalid Zouhri is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology in the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology at the University of Dayton. Before joining the faculty at UD, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Higher College of Technology. Prior to that Dr. Zouhri was an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven while working in the aerospace industry. Dr. Zouhri has over a decade of experience in the aerospace industry beginning at Timco Aviation as an airframe structure mechanic. Following his time at Timco, he joined Pratt and Whitney as a test engineer for the F135 military engine STOVL and CTOL program for F35 Joint Strike Fighter and also worked for Radiall Aerospace in New Haven, CT. Dr. Zouhri received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, MBA from Southern Connecticut State University and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University. Dr. Zouhri’s research interests include nanomaterials characterizations and testing, materials’ behavior at high temperature for a propulsion system, materials corrosion and prevention, non-destructive testing and analysis, nanomaterials behavior and electrochemical reactions for energy conversions devices, electron and phonon transport modeling and experiments, thermal fluid sciences application and analysis, bio-fluid mechanics application using particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique, and turbulence analysis, jets, bluff bodies, and airfoils.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, April 2016
  • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, Southern Connecticut State University, August 2012
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, August 2008
  • Aircraft structure mechanic diploma, Guilford Technical Community College Aviation Campus/ Timco Aviation, Greensboro, NC, USA

Industry Experience

  • Timco Aviation, Greensboro, NC, USA 
  • Pratt and Whitney – System Engineering and validation- F135 Military Engine, East Hartford, CT, USA
  • Radiall Aerospace, New haven, CT, USA

Courses Taught

University of Dayton

  • Strength of Materials
  • Materials and Processes

University of New Haven (Connecticut, USA) and HCT

  • Dynamics
  • Methods of Engineering Analysis  
  • Advance Fluid Mechanics
  • Project Planning & Development
  • Thermodynamics I and II
  • Refrigeration and air conditioner
  • Statics

Professional Activities

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of engineering education (ASEE)

Research Interests

  • Materials characterizations and testing application
  • materials behavior at high temperature for propulsion system
  • Materials corrosion and prevention
  • Materials behavior and electrochemical reactions for energy conversions devices
  • Electron and phonon transport modeling and experiments
  • Non-destructive testing and analysis
  • Thermal fluid sciences application and analysis
  • Bio-fluid mechanics application using particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique
  • Turbulence analysis, jets, bluff bodies and airfoils

Selected Publications