DR. ABDULKAREEM SHAFIQ MAHDI AL-OBAIDI

Dr. Abdulkareem Shafiq Mahdi Al-Obaidi

Senior Lecturer I

B.Sc. (ME), M.Sc. (ME), PhD. (ME)

abdulkareem.mahdi@taylors.edu.my
Subjects Taught
  • Aircraft Performance and Stability
  • Analytical Techniques for Mechanical Engineering
  • Calculus
  • Computer and Programming
  • Czech Language
  • Design and Professional Skills
  • Engineering Design & Innovation
  • Engineering Design and Communication Skills
  • Engineering Design and Ergonomics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Problem Solving
  • External Ballistics
  • Final Year Project 1 & 2
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering Group Project
  • Missile Aerodynamics
  • Modelling Concepts and Tools
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Design
  • Real Flows with Friction Drag and Lift
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aircraft performance
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD)
  • Engineering eduactaion
  • Heat transfer
  • Panel Method

Scholarly Activities / Industry Experience

  • Executive editor of Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC)
  • Member in SOE Industrial Advisory Panel
  • Head of Engineering Education Research Group
  • Chartered Engineer, (CEng) and a Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK
  • Member of IMechE Academic Assessment Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal of Computer Science and Communication Engineering
  • Editor Board member of Journal of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Publications

  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi, Koay Song Leng, Chan Yen Min, Tam Sue Wern, Tan Xin Ying, Goh Sze Ting, Chan Sze Ney (2013). CDIO CURRICULUM FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE COURSE. International Engineering and Technology Education Conference (IETEC 2013), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Mushtak Al-Atabi, Edwin C.Y. Chung, Satesh Namasivayam, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi, Marwan M. Shamel (2013). A blueprint for an integrated project based learning framework in engineering education: A case study at Taylor’s University. Journal of Engineering Science and Techology (JESTEC), Special Issue on Engineering Education, 8-18, April 2013.
  • Mushtak Al-Atabi, Marwan M. Shamel, Edwin C.Y. Chung, Tirunelveli N. P. Padmesh, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (2013). The use of industrial visits to enhance learning at engineering courses. Journal of Engineering Science and Techology (JESTEC), Special Issue on Engineering Education, 1-7, April 2013.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (2011). Implementation of Semi- Empirical Models to Enhance the Accuracy of Panel Methods for Drag Predicition at Supersonic Speeds. IIUM Engineering Journal, 12(3), 45-58,2011.
  • Chung. E, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi, Al-Atabi, M.T. and Younis, O. (2011). An Integrated Portfolio and Advising System for Undergraduate Engineering Students. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 6(5), 532 -541.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi and Al-Atabi, M.T. (2011). CDIO Curriculum for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Course. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 6(2), 251-259.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi and Al-Atabi, M.T. (2011). CDIO Curriculum for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Course. International Engineering and Technology Education Conference (IETEC 2011), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (2010). Implementation of Semi-Empirical Models to Enchance the Accuracy of Panel Methods for Drag Prediction at Supersonic Speeds. World Engineering Congress 2010, Conference on Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 2-5 August 2010, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Chung E., Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi, Padmesh T.N. Pillai, Shamel M. (2010). The Use of Industrial Visits to Enhance Learning at Engineering Courses.2010 Ineternational CDIO Conference. 2010 InternationCDIO Conference, June 15 - 18, 2010, Montreal, Canada.
  • Muna H. Saleh, Arif Al-Qassar, Mazin Z. Othman, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (2010). Development of the cross-coupling phenomena using fuzzy logic controller. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 5(1), 85-93.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi and Al-Atabi, M.T. (2008). Effect of Body Shape on the Aerodynamics of Projectiles at Supersonic Speeds”. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 3(3), 278-292.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (2000). Effects of Forebody and Afterbody Shapes on the Aerodynamics of a Projectile at Supersonic Speeds. 3rd Military Engineering College Conference, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (1999). Effects of Design Parameters on Lateral - Directional Stability and Control for Typical Supersonic Missile Configuration". MIC Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (1996). Effects Aspect Ratio and Taper Ratio on Damping-in-Roll for Isolated Wings. Military Engineering College Conference, Baghdad, Iraq.

Professional Affiliations

  • 1988-2003 Head of Department of Aerodynamics / Ministry of Industry in Iraq / worked on development of Missiles, Rockets, Projectiles, and Airplanes.
  • 1988-2003 Lecturer in a number of educational institutions and universities in Iraq.
  • 1988 Senior Lecturer/ American Degree Transfer Program / Taylor's University College
  • 2009- present Senior Lecturer / Taylor's University / School of Engineering.