Dr. Bandar AlMangour

Sr. Scientist

Research & Technology
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
Jubail Industrial City, 31961
Saudi Arabia

Bandar AlMangour is currently a Researcher at SABIC Company, Saudi Arabia, after pursuing his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. AlMangour received his Ph.D. and Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA in 2017 and 2014 respectively, a Master of Engineering in Materials Engineering from McGill University in 2012, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2005. AlMangour has served in multiple operation and research roles within SABIC during 2005-2009. He serve as an Editorial Board Member for several journals, Editorial Advisory Board Member at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and Committee Member in the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (JMEP), ASM International. Dr. AlMangour is still a member for several professional organizations and he served as a reviewer in several internationally recognized journals.

His research is generally concerned with the investigation of fundamental industrial problems related to the processing, microstructure and behavior of materials, ranging from metals to (nano-) composites, for advanced structural and biomedical applications. His research focuses on scalable materials processing including additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy, mechanical behavior at multiple length scales, engineering biomaterials, bulk nanostructured alloys and composites, and surface engineering. AlMangour has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in internationally recognized journals and presented research at several international conferences. His full academic publication history can be reviewed at

AlMangour was awarded the SABIC Graduate Fellowships (Doctor of Philosophy, 2012–2017; Master of Engineering, 2010–2012), the Undergraduate Memorial Honor Medal (2005), Certificates of Distinction (KFUPM, 2004 and 2005), the Department of Materials Science and Engineering “Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award” (2017), and FEI Tony Award for best SEM image (2017). Outside of his academic research, he offers professional mentoring services to current UCLA students through the UCLA Alumni Mentor Program.



Abdulrahman Jilani

Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources

Prof. Dr. Khalid AbdElghany

Dean of the AM Division CMRDI - Ministry of Scientific Research, Egypt

Dr. Bandar AlMangour

Research & Technology Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

Dr. Luis Martin Diaz

VP Head of Industrial Service Centers Germany, EDDC Airbus Helicopters