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Dr. Iyas Khader is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Dr. Khader has extensive experience in finite element modeling, especially wear simulations, contact analysis, coupled thermal-mechanical analysis, and simulations of metal forming processes. His research field in the past years was focused on damage and wear analysis of engineering ceramics. Dr. Khader has published and co-authored many publications in several world renowned journals and has cooperation with several scientists especially in Germany

Educational Background

Material Science and Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Germany
M.Sc. in Mechatronics, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan
Research Interests

Engineering ceramics, tribology, and contact mechanics


Finite element modeling

Computational and experimental tribology

Scanning electron microscopy

Selected Publications

2013 I. Khader, A. Renz, A. Kailer, D. Haas,"Thermal and corrosion properties of silicon nitride for copper die casting components", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 33 (2013) 593–602,2013
2013 C. von der Wehd, T. Lube, I. Khader, A. Kailer, U. Degenhardt, K. Berroth,"Zyklische Ermüdung technischer Keramiken in wässrigen Medien", in: Hans-Jürgen Christ (Ed.), Fortschritte in der Werkstoffprüfung für Forschung und Praxis, Verlag Stahleisen GmbH, Düsseldorf, ISBN 978-3-514-00806-9, 379-384,2013
2013 I. Khader, D. Kürten, A. Kailer,"Modeling of wear in silicon nitride in rolling-sliding contact", Proc. 5thWorld Tribology Congress 2013, Turin, ISBN 978-88-908185-09,2013
2013 N. Winzer, I. Khader,"Hydrogen diffusion and trapping in bodies undergoing rolling contact", Wear,303 (2013) 451–458,2013
2012 I. Khader, D. Kürten, A. Kailer,"A study on the wear of silicon nitride in rolling–sliding contact", Wear, 296(2012) 630–637,2012
2012 M. Härtelt, H. Riesch-Oppermann, I. Khader, O. Kraft,"Probabilistic lifetime prediction for ceramic components in rolling applications", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 32 (2012) 2073–2085,2012
2011 I. Khader, D. Kürten, A. Kailer, P. Gumbsch,"Drahtwalzen mit Werkzeugen aus Siliziumnitrid", in A. Albers and J. Schneider (Ed.), Abschlusskolloquium Sonderforschungsbereich 483, 25. October 2011, Karlsruhe, KIT Scientific Publishing, ISBN 978-3-86644-753-0, pp. 5-16,2011
2011 I. Khader, A. Hashibon, J.-M. Albina, A. Kailer,"Wear and corrosion of silicon nitride rolling tools in copper rolling", Wear, 271 (2011) 2531– 2541,2011
2010 I. Khader,"Damage mechanisms in silicon nitride rolling tools applied in caliber rolling copper and steel wires", PhD Thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Shaker Verlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3-8322-9389-5,2010
2010 I. Khader, A. Kailer,"Damage mechanisms in silicon nitride wire-rolling tools: Lab-scale experiments and correlation with finite element modeling", Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 210, (2010), 1314-1325,2010
2009 I. Khader,"Silicon nitride wire rolling tools: Damage analysis and correlation with rolling-contact fatigue", In Bućko, M.M., Haberko, K., Pędzich, Z., Zych, L. (Eds.) Proc. 11thEuropean Ceramic Society Conference 2009, Cracow, ISBN 978-83-60958-54-4, CD-ROM, pp. 74-83,2009
2009 I. Khader,"The Behavior of silicon nitride tools in hot rolling copper wire", , in A. Fischer and K. Bobzin (Ed.), Friction, Wear and Wear Protection, Wiley-VCH 2009, DOI: 10.1002/9783527628513.ch48,2009
2007 I. Khader,"Modelluntersuchungen zum Drahtwalzen mit keramischen Walzwerkzeugen", in K.H. Zum Gahr and J.Schneider (Ed.), 3. Statuskolloquium SFB483, 2007, 95-103, ISBN 978-3-933733-00-9,2007