Youssef Hamidi

Youssef Hamidi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3818
Office: STEM 2232


Youssef Hamidi earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from University of Oklahoma and his Ingenieur D'Etat (combined MSc/BSc) in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs in Morocco. He has more than two decades of academic experience at four different universities, with positions ranging from research assistant to assistant professor to associate professor. Prior to joining the University of Houston-Clear Lake team, Dr. Hamidi worked as a senior research associate at the University of Oklahoma. He also has more than 20 years of industrial experience.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Hamidi's expertise includes the analysis, manufacturing, characterization and design of advanced composites and nanocomposite materials.


  • Patterson J, Cuadros Olave J, Mansfield SA, Phalen RN and Hamidi YK, Mechanical Performance of Latex and Nitrile Gloves Under Repeated Soap and Water Treatment, 5(1):1-5, Am. J. Adv. Res., 2021.
  • Mansfield SA, Cuadros Olave J, Patterson J, Phalen RN and Hamidi YK, Repeated Bleach Sanitization Effects on Glove Mechanical Properties, 5(1): 13-17, Am. J. Adv. Res., 2021.
  • Menjivar S, Cotten L and Hamidi YK, Effect of Silk Treatment on Silk/Resin Wettability. Am. J. Adv. Res., 4(2): 7-11, 2020.
  • Guloglu GE, Hamidi YK and Altan MC, Moisture absorption of composites with interfacial storage. Comp. Part A, 134: 105908, 2020.
  • Hamidi YK‡, Berrado A and Altan MC, Machine Learning Applications in Polymer Composites. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2205: 020031, 2020.
  • Amirkhosravi M, Pishvar M, Hamidi YK and Altan MC, Accurate Characterization of Fiber and Void Volume Fractions of Natural Fiber Composites by Pyrolysis in a Nitrogen Atmosphere. : AIP Conference Proceedings, 2205: 020032, 2020.
  • Icduygu MG, Asilturk M, Yalcinkaya MA, Hamidi YK and Altan MC, Three-Dimensional Nano-Morphology of Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Filled Poly (methyl methacrylate) Microcapsules. Mat., 12(9):1387, 2019. 
  • Smith RJ, Hamidi YK and Altan MC, Processing and Properties of Carbon Nanotubes/Glass/Epoxy Nanocomposites, In: Processing of Nanocomposite Polymers. Ed. S. Kening, pp: 435-462. Hanser, Munich, Germany, 2019. ISBN: 978-1-56990-635-4.
  • Hamidi YK, Yalcinkaya MA, Guloglu GE, Pishvar M, Amirkhosravi M and Altan MC, Silk as a Natural Reinforcement: Processing and Properties of Silk/Epoxy Composite Laminates. Mat., 11(11):2135, 2018.
A complete list of Dr. Hamidi's publications can be found on Dr. Hamidi's Google Scholars page.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering
  • MENG 3303 Solid Mechanics
  • MENG 3324 Introduction to Materials Science
  • MENG 3344 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • MENG 4344 Composite Materials
  • MENG 4189 Independent Study in ME

Research Projects

Dr. Hamidi has extensive experience in the analysis, manufacturing, characterization and design of advanced composites and nanocomposite materials. His research thrusts include improving cost-effective manufacturing processes and characterizing composite durability through modeling, simulation and experimentation. These broad-based topics span the fields of organic chemistry, applied mechanics, and processing science with industrial applications in the aerospace, energy and automotive industries.