Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact InformationAbdelbaset

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Phone: (226) 700-5152
Office: E3- 3166


Biographical Information

2019: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

2008: MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Garyounis, Benghazi-Libya

2004: BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Garyounis, Benghazi-Libya

Research Interests

  • ARC welding such as GMAW and GTAW, Spot welding for automotive application.

  •  Physical metallurgy and welding metallurgy of engineering alloys

  •  Modelling of mechanical testing (Indentation, Tensile, Impact) using Finite Element

  • Instrumented Indentation techniques and its applications

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor Elliot Biro
  • Professor Michael Worswick

      Project: AHSS spot weld WM/HAZ characterization for crash simulation

Select Publications

  • A. R. H. Midawi, C. H. M. Simha , A. P. Gerlich, “Assessment of yield strength mismatch in X80 pipeline steel welds using instrumented indentation”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 2018
  • A.R.H. Midawi, C.H.M. Simha and A.P. Gerlich, “Novel techniques for estimating yield strength from loads measured using nearly-flat instrumented indenters”, Materials Science & Engineering A (2016),
  • Nazmul Huda, Abdelbaset Midawi, James Gianetto, Ropert Lazor, Adrian Gerilch, “Influence of martensite-austenite (MA)on impact toughness of X80 line pipe steels”, 9th of March 2016, Materials Science and Engineering A, 662, 481-491.
  • A.R.H. Midawi , E.B.F. Santos, N. Huda, A. K. Sinha, R. Lazor, A.P. Gerlich. (2015) “Microstructures and Mechanical Properties in Two X80 Weld Metals Produced Using Similar Heat Input”, Journal of Materials Pro 6(September): 272-279. doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.07.019.

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