Ibrahim M. Alarifi

Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia

Assistant Professor


Research fields

Materials Science



Carbon Fibers

Polymers and Composites


2017 Ph.D., Wichita State University, USA

2016 M.Sc., Southern Methodist University, USA

2010 M.Sc., Eastern Michigan University, USA

2008 B.Sc., University of Toledo, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Asadi, A. and Alarifi, I.M., 2020. Effects of ultrasonication time on stability, dynamic viscosity, and pumping power management of MWCNT-water nanofluid: an experimental study. Scientific reports, 10(1), pp.1-10.
  2. Butt, M.S., Maqbool, A., Umer, M.A., Saleem, M., Malik, R.A., Alarifi, I.M. and Alrobei, H., 2020. Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Surface Treated AZ31 Reinforced Polymer Composites. Crystals, 10(5), p.381.
  3. Asadi, A., Bakhtiyari, A.N. and Alarifi, I.M., 2020. Predictability evaluation of support vector regression methods for thermophysical properties, heat transfer performance, and pumping power estimation of MWCNT/ZnO–engine oil hybrid nanofluid. Engineering with Computers.
  4. Alarifi, I.M., 2020. Investigation into the morphological and mechanical properties of date palm fiberreinforced epoxy structural composites. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology.
  5. Alshayji, A., Asadi, A. and Alarifi, I.M., 2020. On the heat transfer effectiveness and pumping power assessment of a diamond-water nanofluid based on thermophysical properties: An experimental study. Powder Technology.
  6. Asadi, A., Alarifi, I.M. and Foong, L.K., 2020. An experimental study on characterization, stability and dynamic viscosity of CuO-TiO2/water hybrid nanofluid. Journal of Molecular Liquids, p.112987.
  7. Abd-Elhady, A.A., Sallam, H.E.D.M., Malik, R.A., Alarifi, I.M. and El-Bagory, T.M., 2020. Investigation of fatigue crack propagation in steel pipeline repaired by glass fiber reinforced polymer. Composite Structures, 242, p.112189.
  8. Lyu, Z., Asadi, A., Alarifi, I.M., Ali, V. and Foong, L.K., 2020. Thermal and Fluid Dynamics Performance of MWCNT-Water Nanofluid Based on Thermophysical Properties: An Experimental and Theoretical Study. Scientific Reports, 10(1), pp.1-14.
  9. Alarifi, I.M., 2020. Structural analysis of hexagonal and solid carbon fibers composite. Polymer Testing, p.106392.
  10. Abbas, N., Malik, M.Y., Nadeem, S. and Alarifi, I.M., 2020. On extended version of Yamada–Ota and Xue models of hybrid nanofluid on moving needle. The European Physical Journal Plus, 135(2), p.145. (IF = 2.612, R = Q2).
  11. Alhajri, I.H., Alarifi, I.M., Asadi, A., Nguyen, H.M. and Moayedi, H., 2020. A general model for prediction of BaSO4 and SrSO4 solubility in aqueous electrolyte solutions over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 299, p.112142.
  12. Asadi, A., Alarifi, I.M., Nguyen, H.M. and Moayedi, H., Feasibility of least-square support vector machine in predicting the effects of shear rate on the rheological properties and pumping power of MWCNT–MgO/oil hybrid nanofluid based on experimental data. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, pp.1-16.
  13. Asmatulu, R., Bollavaram, P.K., Patlolla, V.R., Alarifi, I.M. and Khan, W.S., Investigating the effects of metallic submicron and nanofilms on fiber-reinforced composites for lightning strike protection and EMI shielding. Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, pp.1-18.
  14. Alamir, M.A., Alarifi, I.M., Khan, W.A., Khan, W.S. and Asmatulu, R., 2019. Electrospun Nanofibers: Preparation, Characterization and Atmospheric Fog Capturing Capabilities. Fibers and Polymers, 20(10), pp.2090-2098.
  15. Nadeem, S., Alblawi, A., Muhammad, N., Alarifi, I.M., Issakhov, A. and Mustafa, M.T., 2019. A computational model for suspensions of motile micro-organisms in the flow of ferrofluid. Journal of Molecular Liquids, p.112033.
  16. Bayat, M., Alarifi, I.M., Khalili, A.A., El-Bagory, T.M., Nguyen, H.M. and Asadi, A., 2019. Thermo-mechanical contact problems and elastic behaviour of single and double sides functionally graded brake disks with temperature-dependent material properties. Scientific Reports, 9(1), pp.1-16.
  17. Asmatulu, R., Erukala, K.S., Shinde, M., Alarifi, I.M. and Gorji, M.R., 2019. Investigating the effects of surface treatments on adhesion properties of protective coatings on carbon fiber-reinforced composite laminates. Surface and Coatings Technology, p.125006.
  18. Alarifi, I.M., 2019. Investigation the conductivity of carbon fiber composites focusing on measurement techniques under dynamic and static loads. Journal of Materials Research and Technology.
  19. Tlili, I., Osman, M., Barhoumi, E.M., Alarifi, I.M, Abo-Khalil, A.G., Praveen, R.P. and Sayed, K., 2019. Performance enhancement of a humidification–dehumidification desalination system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, pp.1-11.
  20. Tlili, I., Osman, M., Alarifi, I., Belmabrouk, H., Shafee, A. and Li, Z., 2019. Performance enhancement of a multi-effect desalination plant: A thermodynamic investigation. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, p.122535.
  21. Mahanthesh, B., Animasaun, I.L., Rahimi-Gorji, M. and Alarifi, I.M., 2019. Quadratic convective transport of dusty Casson and dusty Carreau fluids past a stretched surface with nonlinear thermal radiation, convective condition and non-uniform heat source/sink. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, p.122471.
  22. Kumar, K.G., Avinash, B.S., Rahimi-Gorji, M. and Alarifi, I.M., 2019. Optical and electrical properties of Ti1-XSnXO2 nanoparticles. Journal of Molecular Liquids, p.111556.
  23. Adesanya, S.O., Onanaye, A.S., Adeyemi, O.G., Rahimi-Gorji, M. and Alarifi, I.M., 2019. Evaluation of heat irreversibility in couple stress falling liquid films along heated inclined substrate. Journal of Cleaner Production, p.117608.
  24. Hajizadeh, A., Shah, N.A., Shah, S.I.A., Animasaun, I.L., Rahimi-Gorji, M. and Alarifi, I.M., 2019. Free convection flow of nanofluids between two vertical plates with damped thermal flux. Journal of Molecular Liquids, p.110964.
  25. Asadi, A., Alarifi, I.M., Ali, V. and Nguyen, H.M., 2019. An Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Ultrasonication Time on Stability and Thermal Conductivity of MWCNT-water Nanofluid: Finding the Optimum Ultrasonication Time. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, p.104639.
  26. Souayeh, B., Reddy, M.G., Sreenivasulu, P., Poornima, T., Rahimi-Gorji, M. and Alarifi, I.M., 2019. Comparative analysis on non-linear radiative heat transfer on MHD Casson nanofluid past a thin needle. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 284, pp.163-174.
  27. Chinni, G., Alarifi, I.M., Rahimi-Gorji, M. and Asmatulu, R., 2019. Investigating the effects of process parameters on microalgae growth, lipid extraction, and stable nanoemulsion productions. Journal of Molecular Liquids, p.111308.
  28. EL-Bagory, T.M., Alarifi, I.M. and Younan, M.Y., Prediction of Mechanical Properties for Curved Dumbbell Shaped Specimen at Different Orientation Angles of Ring Hoop Tension Test. Advanced Engineering Materials.
  29. Alarifi, I.M., Alkouh, A.B., Ali, V., Nguyen, H.M. and Asadi, A., 2019. On the rheological properties of MWCNT-TiO2/oil hybrid nanofluid: An experimental investigation on the effects of shear rate, temperature, and solid concentration of nanoparticles. Powder Technology.
  30. Akermi, M., Jaballah, N., Alarifi, I.M., Rahimi-Gorji, M., Chaabane, R.B., Ouada, H.B. and Majdoub, M., 2019. Synthesis and characterization of a novel hydride polymer P-DSBT/ZnO nano-composite for optoelectronic applications. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 287, p.110963.
  31. Alarifi, I.M., Abokhalil, A.G., Osman, M., Lund, L.A., Ayed, M.B., Belmabrouk, H. and Tlili, I., 2019. MHD Flow and Heat Transfer over Vertical Stretching Sheet with Heat Sink or Source Effect. Symmetry, 11(3), p.297.
  32. Swarna, V.S., Alarifi, I.M., Khan, W.A. and Asmatulu, R., 2019. Enhancing fire and mechanical strengths of epoxy nanocomposites for metal/metal bonding of aircraft aluminum alloys. Polymer Composites.
  33. Alarifi, I.M., Khan, W.S. and Asmatulu, R., 2018. Synthesis of electrospun polyacrylonitrile-derived carbon fibers and comparison of properties with bulk form. PloS one, 13(8), p.e0201345.
  34. Alarifi, I.M., Alharbi, A., Khan, W.S, Swindle, A. and Asmatulu, R. “Thermal, Electrical and Surface Properties of Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile Nanofibers for Structural Health Monitoring,” Materials, 2015, Vol. 8, pp. 7017-7031.

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