Maryam Al-buainain
    Ph.D. Student
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar

I grew up in Qatar, where I did my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Qatar. During my time there, I worked with the High Energy Physics research group under Prof. Othmane Bouhali, which allowed me to do a summer internship at CERN. I then did my masters in materials science and engineering at Texas A&M University, where I studied the mechanical and corrosion response WE43 Magnesium alloy that was processed by an advanced solid-state processing technique called friction stir extrusion. I enjoy writing, taking photos, and visiting museums during my free time.

Selected Honors

  1. Best Student Poster Award, Third International Computational Science & Engineering Conference in Doha, Qatar (2019)


  1. M. Al-Buainain, V. C. Shunmugasamy, and B. Mansoor, "Friction Stir Extrusion of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Rod BT - Magnesium Technology 2022," 2022, pp. 207-212.
  2. M. Al-Buainain; Shunmugasamy, V.C.; Usman, C.A.; Mansoor, B. Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical and Corrosion Response of a Friction Stir-Extruded WE43 Magnesium Rod. Metals 2023, 13, 191.