Muhammad A. Wahab


Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Holder of the Formosa Plastics Distinguished Professorship in Engineering

3270F Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Curriculum Vita

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, 1984
  • M.Sc.E, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 1978
  • B.Sc.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 1974

Research Interests

  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Computational Weld Mechanics
  • Structural Stability
  • Stress Analysis

Selected Publications

J. Liang, S. Guo, and M. Wahab, “Localized Surface Modification on 1018 Low-Carbon Steel by Electrolytic Plasma Process and its Impact on Corrosion Behavior,”Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Springer), Pages: 1165-1171. Volume 23(12) December 2014, JMEPEG (2014) 23:4187–4192- ASM International, DOI: 10.1007/s11665- 014-1165-7 (2014).

M. W. Dewan, Jiandong Liang, M.A. Wahab, Ayman M. Okeil, “Effect of Post-Weld Heat Treatment and Electrolytic Plasma Processing on Tungsten Inert Gas Welded AISI- 4140 alloy steel,” Materials and Design, 54 (2014) 6–13.

M. W. Dewan, J. Liang, M. A. Wahab, and A. M. Okeil, “Post-Weld Residual Stresses and Heat Treatments of Gas Tungsten Arc Welded Aluminum Alloy AA6061-T651,”World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 10 (1) (2013), pp.11-22.

Konka, H.P., Wahab, M.A., and Lian, K., “Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Sensors for Health Monitoring in Composite Sandwich Structures,” Sensors and Actuators-A: Physical, Volume: 194, 1 May 2013, pp. 184-194. [Ref: URL:].

Konka, H.P., Wahab, M.A., & Lian, K., “Effect of Embedded Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Sensors on the Structural Integrity of Glass Fiber-Epoxy Composite Laminate,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp.015016 (9pp.) (2012). doi:10.1088/0964-1726/21/1/015016, URL:

Konka, H.P., Wahab, M.A., and Lian, K., “On Mechanical Properties of Composite Sandwich Structures with Embedded Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Sensors,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 134, Issue # 1, 011010, doi: 10.1115/1.4005349, pp. 011010-1 to 011010-12, January, (2012). URL: