Dr. Hisham ElKanani

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering


Dr. Hesham Elkanani is an accomplished Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at the College of Engineering and Architecture, Al Yamamah University, located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With a remarkable academic background, he has dedicated over 23 years of his career as a senior lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at King Saud University, where he also played a pivotal role in coordinating and developing various courses.

Dr. Elkanani's primary area of interest lies in Multiphysics Simulation, a field through which he employs simulation techniques to shape future innovations. His expertise in this domain is widely recognized, and he has authored two chapters in a highly regarded textbook titled "Advances and Applications, Multiphysics Simulations in Automotive and Aerospace Applications," published by Elsevier. This textbook serves as a fundamental reference for graduate students, researchers, and application engineers worldwide.

His contributions to research have garnered significant attention, with numerous citations for his published articles on Multiphysics Simulation. Dr. Elkanani's commitment to academic excellence extends beyond his teaching and research roles. He is an esteemed member of the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (QYIAS) and was nominated for the submission of assessment questions related to Mechanical Engineering Design and Engineering Drawing for the graduated engineers' assessment exam. Furthermore, he has actively participated in accreditation committees, including the NCAAA Institution Accreditation Committee for Governance and Administration Standard and Research Standard.

As a consultant and trainer, Dr. Elkanani has made substantial contributions to the Summer Enrichment Academic Program organized by the King Abdulaziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba." He has delivered more than 200 workshops in diverse disciplines for delegates from various industries as a certified trainer for numerous multinational training companies. His expertise has also been sought by organizations like the National Water Company, Royal Airforce, and Nondestructive Test Center, Riyadh, where he provides his valuable insights in troubleshooting technical issues.

Dr. Elkanani's passion for mentoring and fostering talent is evident through his active involvement in hackathons and students' competitions. His dedication and technical acumen have earned him recognition, including a letter of appreciation and a free license for Ls-Dyna, the leading software for crush testing simulation. He also currently assists in debugging errors in the ABAQUS FE package.

In addition to his academic achievements, Dr. Elkanani holds the CSWP-SU Certified SolidWorks Professional Advanced Surfacing certification, along with several other professional certificates. His expertise is highly sought after, and he serves as a reviewer for esteemed journals such as Procedia, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (Elsevier), Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science (CMES, Tech Science Press), and the Journal of King Saud University: Engineering Sciences (JKSUES, Elsevier).

Dr. Hesham Elkanani's vast knowledge, extensive contributions, and dedication to his field make him a highly respected figure in the realm of Industrial Engineering and Multiphysics Simulation.