Bandar AlMangour is currently a Senior Scientist at SABIC Company, Saudi Arabia, after pursuing his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Bandar received his PhD and MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017 and 2014 respectively, a MEng in Materials Engineering from McGill University in 2012, and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2005. Bandar served as a Research Engineer at the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in 2008 and 2009 and as a Production Supervisor in the Rolling Mills division from 2005 to 2008 at the Saudi Iron and Steel Company (HADEED), a SABIC affiliate in Saudi Arabia. He is also a member of several professional associations and editorial boards, and he still served as a reviewer in several internationally recognized journals.
Bandar's principle research interests include the laser-based additive manufacturing of metal alloys and metal matrix composites, scalable micro- and nano-manufacturing, materials processing, powder metallurgy, mechanical behavior at multiple length scales, engineering biomaterials, bulk nanostructured alloys and composites, and surface engineering. He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in internationally recognized journals and presented research at several international conferences. In addition, Bandar has been awarded 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 PhD Student Award' (2017), and the 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.