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Sr. No

Research Title

Investigator(s)

Budget (RO)

Funded By

1

Design and Development of a Sustainable Wind Turbine Under Volatile Wind Conditions: An Experimental and   Numerical Study

Dr. Khurshid Alam (PI)
Dr. Afzal Husain (Co-PI)
Dr. Farooq Al Jahwari (CO-I)
Dr. Majid Al-Maharbi (CO-I)
Prof. Abdullah Al-Badi (CO-I)
Dr. Muhammad Shafiq (CO-I)

19300

The Research Council (TRC)

2

Investigation of Histopathological Response of Bone to Ultrasonically - Assisted Drilling

Dr. Khurshid Alam (PI)
Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghaithi (Co-PI)

3000

Deanship of Research

3

Development of Eco-Sustainable Natural Fiber Reinforced Bio-Composite Plastics for Industrial Applications in Oman

Khalid Alzebdeh (PI)
Nasr Al-Hinai(Co-PI)
Farooq Al-Jahwari (Co-I)                                      Tasneem Pervez(Co-I)
Abdul Munam(Co-I)

20000

The Research Council (TRC)

4

Orchestrating the Omani National Innovation Ecosystem: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach

Dr. Emad Summad (P.I.)                         Dr. Mahmood Al-Kindi (CO-P.I.)

7500

Sultan Qaboos University

5

Investigation into the Nonlinear Phenomena of Electrostatically Actuated & Coupled in Parallel Shallow Arched Microbeams and Their Prospective for Smart Actuators and Sensors based MEMS Devices

Dr. Hassen Ouakad (P.I.)
Dr. Issam Bahadur

3000

Sultan Qaboos University

6

Exploration into a Clamped-Guided MEMS shallow Arch Design for Smart Sensing Applications

Dr. Hassen Ouakad (P.I.)

4753

Sultan Qaboos University

7

A Hybrid Nonlinear Vibration Energy Harvester for Remote Sensing Applications

Dr. Issam Bahadur (P.I.)                  Dr. Hassen Ouakad

27350

QU-SQU

8

Non-invasive method for early detection of heart failure from MEMS based biomedical sensors

Dr. Hassen Ouakad (P.I.)
Dr. Issam Bahadur

25500

QU-SQU

9

Compressive and Collapse Evaluation of Sun-Degraded PVC Pipes along with PVC Material Properties

T Pervez (PI),
S.Z Qamar (co-PI)

29100

PDO

10

Development of hybrid active and passive microfluidic control and micromixing models and designs

Dr. Afzal Husain    
Dr. Nabeel Al-Rawahi                     Dr. Nasser Al-Azri

3000

Sultan Qaboos University

11

Extended Life of Components through Advanced Nanostructured (ELCAN) Coatings for Engineering Applications

Dr. Arunachalam Ramanathan (PI)
Dr. Majid Al Maharbi (Co-PI)          Dr. Sujan Piya (Co-I)

2000

Sultan Qaboos University

12

Energy Efficient Scheduling in Manufacturing: Energy-Time Trade-off in Parallel Machine Environments

Dr. Hakan Gultekin (P.I.)                 Dr. Chefi Triki

5704

Sultan Qaboos University

13

Elimination of polluted brine well-recharge using solar-powered zero-liquid discharge brackish water desalination in Oman

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri                   Dr. Sulaiman Al-Obaidani

75000

The Research Council (TRC)

14

A Hybrid Nonlinear Vibration Energy Harvester for Remote Sensing Applications

Dr. Issam Bait Bahadur (P.I.)
Dr. Hassan OOukad
Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi

27750

QU-SQU

15

Thermal Performance of SQU Eco-House Double-Shell System, Theoretical and Field Tests

Prof. Awni Shaban (P.I.)
Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi

4500

The Research Council (TRC)

16

Design and Prototype of Stimulator Device to Enhance Locomotion of Human with Foot Drop Problem

Zaier R. (PI)
Alnajjar F.
Al, Yahmedi A.,
Adel Al Jumaily,
Bait Bahadur I.,
Boudaka A.

27000

SQU-UAEU

17

Towards a network of smart road signs for congestion alert (BFP/RGP/ICT/18/100)

Sahli Nabil (PI)
Jabeur Nafaa
Riadh Zaier

12000

The Research Council (TRC)

 

Sr. No

Research Title

Investigator(s)

Budget (RO)

Funded By

1

A generic efficient algorithm for developing typical weather and solar radiation behavior for energy
simulation applications

Dr. Riadh Zaier (PI-SQU)
Dr. Fady Alnajjar (PI-UAEU)
Dr. Amur Al-Yahmedi
Dr. Issam Bahadur
Dr. Adel Al-Jumaily(UT, Sydney)
Dr. Ammar Boudaka (SQU)

3000

Sultan Qaboos University
UAE University

2

A Vibration Based Flowline & Headerline Integrity Identification

Dr. Morteza Mohammadzaheri (PI)

32500

Medco Energy Oman

3

Development of Eco-Sustainable Natural Fiber Reinforced Bio-Composite Plastics for Industrial
Applications in Oman

Dr. Khalid Alzebdeh (PI)
Dr. Tasneem Pervez
Dr. Nasr Al-Hinai
Dr. Farooq Al-Jahwari

20000

The Research Council (TRC)

4

Natural Convection to Enhance Cooling Efficiency of the Eco-House

Prof. Awni Shaaban (PI)
Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi

2000

Sultan Qaboos University

5

SQU-Zero Emission Campus Project

Dr. Amer Al Hinai (PI)
Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi

12500

Sultan Qaboos University

6

A Hybrid Nonlinear Vibration Energy Harvester for Remote Sensing Applications

Dr. Issam Bahadur (PI)
Dr. Ashraf Saleem
Dr. Hassan Ouakad
Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi

28000

Sultan Qaboos University

7

Designing of Nacre-like Material

Dr. Nasra Al-Maskari (PI)
Dr. Khurshid Alam

7100

Sultan Qaboos University

8

Utilizing solar energy for power production using parabolic trough with organic Rankine cycle

Dr. Nasser Al Azri (PI)

30000

BP

9

A Generic efficient algorithm for developing typical weather and solar radiation behavior for energy
simulation applications

Dr. Nasser Al Azri (PI)

3000

Sultan Qaboos University

10

Exploration into a Clamped-Guided MEMS shallow Arch Design for Smart Sensing Applications

Dr. Hassen Ouakad (PI)
Dr. Issam Bahadur

4753

Sultan Qaboos University

11

Towards a network of smart road signs for congestion alert (BFP/RGP/ICT/18/100)

Dr. Sahli Nabil (PI),
Dr. Jabeur Nafaa
Dr. Riadh Zaier

12000

The Research Council (TRC)

12

Design and Prototype of Stimulator Device to Enhance Locomotion of Human With Foot Drop Problem

Dr. Riadh Zaier (PI)
Dr. Emad Summad

3000

Sultan Qaboos University

13

Compressive and Collapse Evaluation of Sun-Degraded PVC Pipes along with PVC Material Properties

Prof. Tasneem Pervez (PI)
Dr. Sayyad Z. Qamar

28950

PDO

14

Designing, Building, and Testing a vertical Axis Wind Turbine System

Dr. Nabeel Al-Rawahi
Mahmood Said Mohsin Al Hinai
Ismail Mohammed Al Rawahi
Mohammed Ali Talib Al Busaidi

1500

The Research Council (URG)

15

A Horizontal Internet of Things Framework for Energy Management in Smart
Residential Areas

Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi (PI)
Dr. Naser Al-Azri

5300

Sultan Qaboos University

16

Development of Eco-Sustainable Natural Fiber Reinforced Bio-Composite Plastics for
Industrial Applications in Oman

Dr. Nasser Hosseinzadeh (PI)
Dr. Naser Tarhuni
Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi
Dr. Waleed Ejaz

3000

Sultan Qaboos University

17

The Use of Waste Generated From Oil Drilling Operation as Alternative Raw Material
in Cement Industry

Prof. Sabah Ahmed Abdul-
Wahab Al-Suleiman (PI)

58200

The Research Council (TRC)

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

Diffusion of Electrical Vehicles (EVs) in Oman: Requirements and Challenges.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi (PI)
Dr. Emad Summad

2,325

SQU

2

Shell Eco Marathon

Dr. Abdullah Al-Shabibi (PI)
Dr. Mojtaba Ghodsi
Dr. Edris Hussein
Dr. Nabeel Al-Rawahi

6,500

Shell Oman, UES & Sika

3

Design and Application of Drillstring Fatigue Test Facility: Presence of Lateral, Torsion and Axial Vibration Modes

Dr. Edris Hassan

2,400

TRC

4

The Potential of Bio/Petro Polymeric Based Functionally Graded Porous Composites for Structural Applications

Dr. Farooq Al-Jahwari

5,500

SQU

5

Failure Analysis of Inconel 718 Well Tubing Hanger

Dr. Majid Al-Maharbi

4,400

PDO

6

Design and Prototype of Stimulator Device to Enhance Locomotion of Human with Foot Drop Problem

Dr. Riadh Zaier (PI-SQU)
Dr. Fady Al-Najjar (PI-UAEU)
Dr. Amur Al-Yahmedi
Dr. Adel Al-Jumaily (University of Technology, Sydney)
Dr. Issam Bait Bahadur
Dr. Ammar Boudaka

13,500

SQU, UAEU & University of Technology

7

Thermal Comfort Control for Eco House Application: A Modeling, Control and Experimental Study of Thermal Comfort in an Indoor Environment.

Dr. Riadh Zaier
Dr. Saleh Al-Saadi

1,000

TRC

8

Verification of National Consumption Targets for Ozone Depleting Substances and Evaluation of Activities Implemented
(HCFC Phase-out Management Plan for Oman, Stage I)

Prof. Sabah Al-Suleiman

7,700

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

The Potential of Bio/Petro Polymeric Based Functionally Graded Porous Composites for Structural Applications

Dr. Farooq AlJahwari

5,500

SQU

2

Minimization of Energy Maintenance Cost or an Educational Facility

Dr. Mahmood Al-Kindi

6,470

SQU

3

Structural Vibration Control Using Magnetostrictive Actuators

Dr. Mojtaba Ghodsi

7,350

SQU

4

Development and Characterization of Sustainable Novel Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite for Industrial Applications in the GCC region.

Dr. Ramanathan Arunachalam

15,000

SQU-UAEU

5

Utilization of Electrical Vehicle in Muscat-Oman: Potential and Challenges

Dr. Abdullah AlJAnabi

5,000

SQU

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

Structural Vibration Control Using Magnetostrictive Actuators

Dr. Abdullah Ozer

7,350

SQU

2

Measurement of Product Modularity Degree to Scale Up Family of Product for Achieving Competitive Advantage: Perspectives From Selected Omani Small and Medium Enterprises

Dr. Ahm Shamsuzzoha

6,675

SQU

3

A Mercury-Free, Piezo-Assisted Micro-Cutter for Embryo Biopsy

Dr. Issam Bahadur

8,500

SQU

4

Experimental and Numerical Study of Bone Drilling

Dr. Khurshid Alam

8,500

SQU

5

Development of Fishing Trap Degradable Device for Prevention/Reduction of Ghost Fishing in Oman

Prof. Jamil Abdo

 

22,000

 

Marine Science and Fisheries Center (MSFC), Oman in collaboration with the Industrial Innovation Center, Oman

6

Facilitate Extended Reach Drilling Operation by Nano-Enhanced Drilling Fluids for Improved Hydrocarbon Recovery

Prof. Jamil Abdo

300,000

Qatar Foundation

7

Shell Eco Marathon II

Dr. Abdullah Al-Shabibi

12,000

SQU-Shell Oman

8

E-Logistics: Optimizing the Ridesharing within a Large Organization Community

Dr. Chefi Triki

8,600

AIAP-SQU

9

A Novel GelMA Hydrogel Based Microfluidic Blood-Brain Barrier Model for in vitro Neuro-Diseases and Cancer Metastasis Study

Dr. Khurshid Alam

360,000 USD

GCC Fund

10

Mechanical and Chemical Investigation of Sucker Rod’s Failures

Dr. Majid Al-Moharbi

14,000

PDO

11

Development of Energy Harvesting System for Vibrational Structures

Dr. Mojtaba Ghodsi

30,000

SQU-UAEU

12

Enhanced Prototype Design and Fabrication of a Foot Drop Stimulator Device for Locomotion Control

Dr. Majid Al-Moharbi

131,250

TRC

13

Tensile-Compressive and Collapse Evaluation of PVC Pipes

Dr. Zahid Qamar

40,310

PDO

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

Development of Fishing Trap Degradable Device Prevention / Reduction of Ghost Fishing in Oman

Prof. Jamil Abdo

22,000

Industrial Innovation Center

2

Numerical Analysis Visualization and Experimental Measurement of Capillary-Driven Blood Flow Micro-Channel Mixing

Dr. Afzal Husain

20,000

UAE UNIVERSITY

3

Optimization Based Prediction Gait a Feasibility Study

Dr. Amur Al-Yahmadi

117,400

TRC

4

Electronic Spot Markets Based on  Combinatorial Auctions for the Transportation E- Procurement in Oman

Dr. Chefi Triki

 46,000

TRC

5

Analytical and Numerical Micromechanical Modeling of Piezo-Electrico-Magnetic-Thermo-Elastic Smart Composite  Structures – Part I Theory, Part II: Application

Dr. Edris Hassan

 

5,500

 

SQU

6

Mechanical Properties of Omani Wood Used for Crafting Khanjar Handles

Dr. Majid Al-Maharbi

10,000

Public Authority for Craft Industries

7

Sucker Rod Failures Investigation

Dr. Majid Al-Maharbi

36,262 USD

PDO

8

Solid-State Recycling of Magnesium Alloys Through Consolidation of Magnesium Chips Using Equal Channel Angular Extrusion

Dr. Majid Al-Maharbi

4,700

SQU

9

Design And Fabrication of Self-Sensing Magnetostrictive Transducer For Non-Destructive Evaluation

Dr. Mojtaba Ghodsi

8,500

SQU

10

Investigation of Swelling Elastomers for Yibal Field

Dr. Zahid Qamar

20,000 USD

PDO


Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

Verification Audit for the Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP) Of Hydro Chlorfluorocabons (Hcfcs) in Oman

Prof. Sabah Abdul-Wahab

16,500

UNIIDO

2

Defects Interaction Assessment

Dr. Abdullah Al-Shabibi

83,500

PDO

3

Developing Enhanced Micro-Scale Heat Transport Designs & Optimization Models

Dr. Afzal Husain

9,650

SQU

4

Optimizing Groundwater Supply During Emergency Situations In Muscat

Dr. Chefi Triki

3,792

SQU

5

Advance Multivariate Statistical Modeling & Model Analysis of The Elastic Behavior In Random Composite Materials

Dr. Khalid Zebdeh

7,200

SQU

6

Solving the Periodic Petrol Station Replenishment Problem Using Heuristics and Metaheuristic Approaches

Dr. Nasr Al-Hinai

6,577

SQU

7

Solar Power Generation and Solar Cooling Cogeneration

Dr. Nasser Al-Azri

262,200

TRC

8

Mediator Based Order Acceptance Decision System For Make-To-Order Company

Dr. Sujan Piya

4,491

SQU

9

Evaluation of Water-Swelling and Oil-Swelling Elastomers

Dr. Zahid Qamar

25,000

PDO


Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

Experimental Setup for Performance Evaluation and Commercial Scale Synthesis of Nano Enhanced Drilling Fluids

Prof. Jamil Abdo

75,423

PDO

2

Development and Numerical Modeling of High Performance Micro-Scale Heat Transport and Micro Mixing Techniques

Dr. Afzal Husain

26,150

SQU

3

Design and Development of Bottom Tapping STIR Casting Facility For Production of Nano Metal-Matrix Composites

Dr. Arunachalam Ramanathan

5,500

SQU

4

Optimal Design Configuration of an Organic Ranking Cycle Using Waste Heat and Solar Energy in Hot Arid Areas

Dr. Nasser Al-Azri

4,850

SQU

5

Nano Enhanced Super Capacitor For Energy Stroge

Dr. Ramanathan Arunachalam

20,000

UAE University

6

Use of NF Membranes for Water Treatment

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Obaidani

8,200

SQU


Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

Experimental and Numerical Study of Expandable Tubular Materials at Multi-Levels of Materials and Mechanics

Prof. Tasneem Pervez

283,200

TRC

2

Energy Optimal Gait Generation of a Simple Biped With a Torso

Dr. Amer Al Yahmadi

10,000

 

SQU

3

Development of an Environmentally-Adapted Wheelchair: Toward More Independence for Disabled and Elderly  People in Oman

Dr. Khalid Goher

10,000

 

SQU

4

Probabilistic Approach for UWD Budget Incorporating Risk Analysis

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Kindi

50,192

PDO

5

Mechanical Characterization of Wooden Electric Poles Failed In Service

Dr. Majed Al-Maharbi

1,050

Majan Electricity

6

Experimental  and Finite Element Analysis of GRE Pipes

Dr. Zahid Qamar

10,000

Industrial Innovation Center


Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded
  By

1

Nano-Enhanced Drilling Fluids: Synthesis, Testing by Developed Setup and Optimization for Improved Performance

Prof. Jamil Abdo

 

3,950

 

SQU

2

Development of Nano-Enhanced Drilling Fluids for Adaptable Performance and Stability in HTHP Conditions

Prof. Jamil Abdo

71,622

PDO

3

Environmental Assessment Study: Monitoring and Assessment of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) Indicators.

Prof. Sabah Al Sulaiman

4,350

SQU

4

Assessment of Work Environment of Manufacturing Processes  and Design of Factory Layout 

Dr. Khalid Zebdeh

9,283

Industrial Innovation Center

5

Micromechanical Modeling of Mechanical Behavior and Strength of Cellular Solids

Dr. Khalid Zebdeh

3,800

SQU

6

Horizontal Drill String Dynamics: Mathematical Modeling & Experimental Simulation

Dr. Mahmoud Tahat

3,925

SQU

7

An Evaluation of the Leading Competitor’s Technology With a View to Transferring a Similar Technology to WJ Towel (Part A)

Dr. Maki Rashid

24,000

Industrial Innovation Center

8

The Implementation of a Bespoke Hazard Analysis and Hygiene Improvement Process (Part B)

Dr. Maki Rashid

26,430

Industrial Innovation Center

9

Facility Layout Design of Volt Amp  Transforms Oman LLC

Dr. Mohammed Khadem

3,200

Industrial Innovation Center

10

Experimental Study of Conical Hydro-Cyclone for Treatment Of Produced Water

Dr. Nabeel Al Rawahi

3,000

SQU

11

Machine Learning Approaches to Decision Making and Motion Generation of Humanoid Robots

Dr. Riadh Zaier

 

3,950

 

SQU

12

Characterization and Analysis of Elastomer Seals in Petroleum Applications

Dr. Zahid Qamar

3,950

SQU