Abdelwahed BARKAOUI is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at International University of Rabat. He obtained his University habilitation from university of Tunis El Manar-Tunisia in 2017 and his PhD from university of Orleans-France 2012. he has a master's degree in mechanics obtained from the INSA of Lyon-France and a diploma of engineer in electromechanical from ENI-Sfax Tunisia. Currently, assistant director of LERMA laboratory and coordinator of Modelling & Simulation in Biomechanics & Biomaterials (MS2B) team. He is responsible of mechanical discipline and coordinator of the ABET accreditation project at the Higher School of Energy Engineering. his research mainly concerns problems in biomechanics, mechanobiology and biomedical engineering. He was member of editorial board of several international scientific journals : Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology “biomechanics” (IF=3,66), Series on Biomechanics, and reviewer for several international journals known in the field of biomechanics and mechanical engineering. Besides, he is author of more than 60 publications in international journals, books, and conferences.