Mohamad Zbib

Mohamad Zbib

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Contact Information

School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Advising Faculty

Head and Professor of Materials Engineering

Degree in Progress

PhD in Materials Engineering

Teaching Experience

  • TA for MSE 367 at Purdue University (Spring 2013)
  • TA for Mechanics of Materials Laboratory at Washington State University (Spring 2012)

Conference Presentations


  • Fracture behavior of granular polycrystalline silicon using micro-scale & macro-scale indentation techniques.
    TMS; Symposium: Solar Cell Silicon-Silicon Production & Refining; March (2013).  

  • The effects of solute hydrogen on the mechanical properties and crystallization behavior of solar grade silicon.
    International Hydrogen Conference; Symposium: Hydrogen Effects on Materials; September (2012).  

  • Effect of solute hydrogen on toughness of feed stock polycrystalline silicon for solar cell application.
    TMS; Symposium: Solar Cell Silicon-Silicon Production; March (2012).  

  • Identification of agglomeration of powder into granular silicon grown from a fluidized bed reactor.
    TMS; Symposium: Silicon Production, Purification and Recycling for Photovoltaic Cells; March (2011).  

  • Mechanical properties of polycrystalline silicon solar cell feed stock grown via fluidized bed reactors.
    TMS; Symposium: Solar Cell Silicon - Production and Recycling; February (2010).  

  • A materials outreach program developed by mse undergraduates for junior high students focused on grade level expectations.
    MS&T; Symposium: Material Advantage Outreach Demonstration Expo; October (2009).

Research Interests

Characterization and properties of polycrystalline silicon for solar cell applications

Publications


  • Fracture behavior of granular polycrystalline silicon using micro-scale and macro-scale indentation techniques.

  • M.B. Zbib and D.F. Bahr; Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E (MMTE); Accepted Oct. (2013).


  • Characterization of silicon nanoparticles formed from a fluidized bed reactor and their incorporation onto metal-coated carbon fibers.

  • M.B. Zbib. U Sahaym, D.F. Bahr Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (JOM); Accepted Oct (2013).


  • Effects of solute hydrogen on the toughness of polycrystalline silicon.

  • M.B. Zbib and D.F. Bahr, International Hydrogen Conference Proceeding (2012).


  • Effects of solute hydrogen on toughness of feedstock polycrystalline silicon for solar cell applications.

  • M.B. Zbib, M.G. Norton, D.F. Bahr, Scripta Materialia, vol. 64, pp. 756-759 (2012).


  • Characterization of granular silicon, powders, and agglomerates from a fluidized bed reactor.

  • M.B. Zbib, M.M. Dahl, U. Sahaym, M.G. Norton , E.W. Osborne, D.F. Bahr, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 47, pp. 2583–2590 (2012).


  • Mechanical properties of polycrystalline silicon solar cell feed stock grown via fluidized bed reactor.

  • M.B. Zbib, M.C. Tarun, M.G. Norton, D.F. Bahr, R. Nair, N.X. Randall, E.W. Osborne, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 45, pp. 1560–1566 (2010).