Dr. Samir Mekid

King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Associate Professor



1994 Ph.D., Compiegne University of Technology, France, Precision Engineering Design

1989 M.Sc., Compiegne University of Technology, France, Applied Mechanics and Materials

1988 B.Sc., National Polytechnic School, Algiers, Mechanical Engineering


  1. K.Vacharanukul and S.Mekid, In-process out-of-roundness measurement probe for turned workpieces, Measurements, 44, 2011, pp 762-766.
  2. T.Ogedengbe, S.Mekid, An investigation of influence of machining conditions on machining error, Int J. Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3, Nos 3,4, 2011, pp 230-239.
  3. B.S.Yilbas, S.Mekid and C.Karatas, Laser micro-cutting of Kevlar laminate: influence of cutting speed on cut geometry, Lasers in Engineering, 20(3-4), 2010, pp231-223.
  4. S.Mekid, Spatial thermal mapping using thermal stereo & wireless sensors for error compensation via OAC controllers, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 224(7), 2010, p789-798.
  5. S.Mekid and T.Ogedengbe, A review of machine tool accuracy enhancement through error compensation in serial and parallel kinematic machines’, Int. J. Precision Technology, Vol. 1, Nos. 3/4, 2010, pp.251–286.
  6. S.Mekid, A.W. Labib, M.F. Rajemi, H. Frost, Integration of Vision to Robot Motion: A Novel Approach for Kinematics Transformation Learning Using an Industrial Robot Arm, Int. J Mech. Eng. Edu, Accepted for publication 2010.
  7. W.Z.Guo, F. Gao, & S.Mekid, A New Analysis of Workspace Performances and Orientation Capability for 3-DOF Planar Manipulators, Int. J of Robotics and Automation, 25 (2), 2010.
  8. S.Mekid, Precision Design Aspects for Friction Actuation with Error Compensation, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol.23, no11, 2009, pp 2873-2884.
  9. S.Mekid and O.Kwon, Nervous materials: a new approach of using advanced materials for better control, reliability and safety of structures, Science of Advanced Materials, Vol.1 No.3, p276-285(10), 2009.
  10. S.Mekid and Z.Zhu, Energy harvesting for wireless sensor nodes: investigation of architectures and sources of energy, Int. J. Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009.
  11. S.Mekid, P.Pruschek and J.Hernandez, Beyond Intelligent Manufacturing: A New Generation of flexible intelligent NC Machines. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 44, Issue 2, February 2009, pp. 466-476.
  12. L.Li and S.Mekid, Resin Velocity and Temperature in Screw Processing, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Volume 47, Issue 11 November 2008 , pp 1162 – 1169.
  13. H.Albarbar, S.Mekid, R.Pietroskiewics, A.Starr, Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study, Sensors 2008, 8, pp784-799.
  14. Starr, A, Albarbar A, Pietruszkiewicz R, Mekid S, 2007, Developments in wireless sensing for condition monitoring, Condition Monitor, Coxmoor, ISSN 0268-8050.
  15. Lingfeng Li and S. Mekid, Simulation and Analysis of Resin in Injection Machine Screw, 2008, Journal of Zhejiang University - Science A, Springer-Verlag GmbH, Volume 9, Number 3, pp. 338-345.
  16. S.Mekid and H.S.Ryu, Rapid Vision Based Precision Dimensional Inspection of Mesoscale Artefacts, Proc. IMechE, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol.221 No.4, 2007, pp659-672.
  17. S.Mekid, T. Schlegel, N. Aspragathos, R.Teti, Foresight Formulation in Innovative Production, Automation and Control Systems, 2007, Foresight Journal, Vol.9, No5.
  18. S.Mekid and B.Lim, Design of a Mobile Indenter for use in the Nano range, Nanotechnology, Vol.18, No43, 2007.
  19. K.Vacharanukul, S.Mekid, New real-time non-contact probe using Gaussian convolution smooth technique for in-process inspection. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 141(1), pp.20-28, 2008.

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