Research Interests
  • Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Petroleum and Chemical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Program


Research Interest

Prof. Khalifa Al-Jabri

Structures, Structural dynamics, Fire engineering, Construction materials

Prof. Ali Al-Harthy

Structural Mechanics, Reliability and Optimization, Concrete

Prof. Ali Al-Nuaimi

Structural design and analysis

Dr. Abdul Wahid Hago

Pozzolanic materials, Concrete properties. Shear walls, Computer Aided Design

Dr. Yahya Zain

Soil-Structure interaction, Expansive soils, Earthquake engineering & soil dynamics, Finite element analysis

Dr. Hossam Hassan

Pavement materials; mixtures evaluation and design; Recycling of waste and by product materials; Environmental effect on pavement performance; Maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements

Dr. Mohammed Al-Aghbari

Seepage problems in soil and under dams, Bearing capacity of foundations with structural skirts

Dr. Ahmed Sana

Wave boundary layers, Turbulence, Sediment transport, Hydroinformatics, Water resources management

Dr. Abdullah Al-Saidy

Rehabilitation of Structures, Behaviour of RC, PC & Composite Structures, Application of Advanced Fibre Composites in Civil Engineering structures

Dr. Ghazi Al-Rawas

Remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS), Hydrology

Dr. Sherif El-Gamal

Structural Engineering, Reinforced Concrete Structures, FRP Composite Materials, Structural Health Monitoring

Dr. Ashraf Elazouni

Construction project scheduling and control, Subcontracting construction works, Contractor evaluation and selection, Project financial management

Dr. Issa Al-Harthy

Sound characterization of urban environment, Survey on community noise, Human behaviour in architectural facilities

Dr. Khalid Al-Shamsi

Characterization of bituminous materials. Pavement design and maintenance

Dr. Syed Muhammad Bilal Waris Ali

Structural Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Vibration Analysis, Earthquake Engineering

Dr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Mamun

Renewable Energy, Wastewater treatment, Water quality control and reuse, Environmental Microbiology

Dr. Mohammed Seddik Meddah

Materials & Structure, Sustainable and durable Concrete Material, Cement and concrete Technology, Construction Materials, Use of waste/recycled and by-products in concrete and fiber-reinforced concrete

Dr. Mohammed Al-Shahri

Engineering surveying, Photogrammetry, Multi-sensor integration and mapping

Dr. Naima Benkari

Contemporary architecture and Urban Design in Arab and Islamic countries, Built heritage, Architectural education systems

Dr. Saleh Al-Saadi

Energy Conservation & Management in Buildings, HVAC Systems Design, Total Indoor Environmental Quality in Buildings and its impact on Occupants, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Applications in Buildings

Dr. Chaham Alalouch

Sustainable Healthcare Building Design, Health and Built Environment Design, Space Syntax, Environmental Psychology, Design Evaluation and Stakeholder Engagement in the Design Process

Dr. Mohamed Salah-Eldin Saleh

Building Construction Technology, Architectural Design, Architecture and Culture

Dr. Kazi Abu Sohel

Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, Light-Weight Composite Structures, Dynamics of Structures

Dr. Mubarak Al-Alawi

Construction Management

Dr. Hayder Khan

Mechanical and HVAC Systems

Dr. Islam Sallam

Architecture, Urban planning and Urban Design

Current Research Interests for the Faculty at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:



Research Interests

Prof. Hadj Bourdoucen

Communication & Networking, Instrumentation and Measurement, Integrated Electronic Systems, RE systems, Electronic Hardware Design, ICT, FOSS deployment

Prof. Abdullah Al Badi

Distributed generation, Power quality, Power system analysis, Power electronics and drives, and Renewable Energy.  

Prof. Afaq Ahmad

Computer Engineering, FPGA, VLSI Testing, Mathematical Morphology, Information Theory: Security, Coding, Reliability and Fault Tolerant Computing Systems’ Design

Prof. Abdulnasir Y. Hossen

Digital Signal Processing         

Dr. Joseph Jervase

Microwave Antennas and Propagation

Dr. Arif Saeed Malik

Power System Economics, Reliability and Planning

Dr. Tariq Jamil

Computer Architecture, Parallel Processing, Computer Arithmetic, Data Encryption, Digital Systems

Dr. Zia Nadir

Electronics, Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Compatibility

Dr. Lazhar Khriji

Digital Signal and Image Processing, Machine Learning

Dr. Faical Mnif

Control Systems and Robotics, and Industrial Electronics

Dr. Hasan Yousef

Control Systems applications

Dr. Muhammad Shafiq

Control Systems Engineering

Dr. Mostefa Mesbah

Control Systems and Signal Processing

Dr. Ahmed Chiheb Ammari           

Embedded Real Time Systems, Inductive wireless Data and Power Transfer, Hybrid Electric Energy Storage Systems,  System Level Modeling and Optimizations

Dr. Nasser Hosseinzadeh

Electrical Power Systems, Intelligent Control applied to Power Systems, Engineering Education

Dr. Mohammed BeitSuweilem

Antennas and Applied Electromagnetics, Metamaterials and Wearable Sensors

Dr. Medhat Hussein Awadalla

Computer Engineering

Dr. Amer Al Hinai

Power System Operation & Control, Renewable Energy Integration, Distributed Generation & Microgrid

Dr. Dawood Al-Abri

Computer Networking, Social Networks, Network Security

Dr. Ahmed Al-Maashari

Embedded Vision Systems, Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Reconfigurable Hardware & FPGAs, Computer Architecture

Dr. Rashid Al-Abri

Power Electronics, Power System Quality

Dr. Hassan Al Lawati

CP Antennas, Applied Electromagnetism and AMC surfaces

Dr. Nasser Tarhuni

Wireless Radio Resource Management, Optical CDMA, DSP Applications to Power Systems

Dr. Abdelsalam Elhaffar

Power system protection, Distributed generation, smart grids, and fault location in power systems

Dr. Razzaqul Ahshan

Renewable Energy Systems and their Integration, Microgrids, Modelling and Control of Renewable Energy Systems, Wind Energy, Bio-energy, Electrical Drives, Application of Signal Processing Techniques to Power Systems.

Dr. Firdous Kausar           

Network and Information Security, Wireless Sensor Networks.

Dr. Jawher Ghommam

Guidance, Navigation and Cooperative Control of Multi-Autonomous Vehicles 

Sayyid Dr. Samir Al Busaidi

Communications and Signal Processing

Engr. Salem Al-Hinai

Power Systems

Dr. Said Al-Abri

Control Engineering

Taha Mubarak Al-Saadi

Control Engineering



Current research interests for the faculty at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering :




Research Interests

Dr. Mahmoud Al Kindi

Risk Analysis, Six Sigma , Decision Making under Uncertainties, and Production Planning 

Dr. Majid Al Maharbi

Materials Science and Engineering, Corrosion, Severe Plastic Deformation of Metallic Materials, Crystallographic Texture and Microstructure Engineering

Prof. Tasneem Pervez

Computational Modeling, Multiscale Modeling, Composite Materials, Applied Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Expandable Tubular and Swelling Elastomers in Oil Well Drilling and Delivery, Engineering Education

Dr. Nabeel Z. Al-Rawahi

Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Multiphase Flow, Water Desalination, Renewable Energy

Dr. Amur S. Al Yahmedi

Modeling and Simulation, Multibody Dynamics, and Robotics & Control

Dr. Khalid Alzebdeh

Micromechanics of Composites, Stochastic Modelling, Advanced Materials, Bio-composites, Manufacturing, Project Management & Economics

Prof. Sayyad Zahid Qamar

Applied Materials and Manufacturing, Engineering Design, Failure Analysis and Reliability

Dr. Abdullah Al Shabibi

Applied Mechanics, Finite Element Modeling of Engineering Problems, Modeling of Contact Problems, Thermoelastic Instability

Dr. Hassen M. Ouakad

Computational Mechanics, Linear/Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibrations and System Control, Micro and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems Modeling and Characterization (MEMS and NEMS), Smart Devices for Clean Energy Harvesting.

Dr. Nasser Al Azri

Weather Data for Energy Analysis, Solar Thermal Analysis, Process Integration and Optimization 

Dr. Riadh Zaier

Mechatronics Systems, Automation, Robotics and Nonlinear Control

Dr. Hakan Gultekin

Applied Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Energy Systems Optimization, Production Scheduling, Discrete Optimization, Multi-Criteria Optimization, Heuristics.

Dr. Nasr Al-Hinai

Operations Research, Production Scheduling, Operations Management, Product Design and Project Management 

Dr. Afzal Husain

Computational Fluid Engineering, Microfluidics, Micromixing, Artery Blood Flow, Micro-Scale Heat Transport, Electronics Cooling, Enhanced Heat Transfer, Jet Impingements, Renewable Energy, and Design Optimization

Dr. Issam Bahadur

Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Biomedical Instrumentation, Industrial Automation, Smart Materials and Vibration

Dr. Khurshid Alam

Orthopaedics, Bone Mechanics, FE modeling, Material Characterization, Material Modeling, Fracture Mechanics  

Dr. Emad Summad

Agent-Based Modelling for Orchestrating Innovation Ecosystems, New Perspectives on Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations, Policy Issues for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Knowledge-Based Economy.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Janabi

Renewable Energy Technologies, Energy & Environment, Electrical Vehicles, Fouling Mitigation Techniques. 

Dr. Musaab Zarog

MEMS, Mechatronics, and Finite Element Modeling

Dr. Farooq Al-Jahwari

Finite Element Analysis and Design; Processing, Analysis and Characterization of Polymers and Composites; Molecular Dynamics; Impact Mechanics; Smart Materials; Cellular Structures; Design and Fabrication of High Damping Materials for Impact Attenuation. 

Dr. Nasra Al-Maskari

Mechanical Engineering Design, Product Design, Bioinspired Design, Biomemetic, Bionispired Material Design, Design of Turbodrill for Oil and Gas Industry

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Obaidani

Membrane Technology, Desalination, Membrane Distillation, Water treatment, Heat Transfer.

Mohamed Al-Lawati

Mechatronics Engineering

Dr. Niyazi O Bakir

Decision and Risk Analysis, Reliability Engineering, Homeland Security, Value of Information, OR in Sports

Dr. Ftwi Hagos

Flare to useful energy, energy recovery, renewable energy, energy storage, biofuels, heat transfer fluids for solar thermal application, phase change material for energy storage, Solar thermal for waste to energy conversion

Dr. Omar Al-Abri

Applied Mechanics; Processing, Analysis and Characterization of Steel; Finite Element Analysis; CPFEM; Materials Characterization (SEM, EDS, EBSD, In-Situ SEM Material Testing); Multi-phase Steel; Multi-scale Materials Modeling

Dr. Moosa Al-Kharusi

Finite element analysis, Mechanics of  nano-composites, Mutli-scale Modeling using computational mechanics, Design and modeling of rubber seals used for oil well application, Nano and micro mechanics of Carbon nanotube based nan-composite materials, Energy methods,  Continuum mechanics, Mechanical characterization of graphene materials



Current research interests for PCED faculty members are shown in the following table:

Name Research Interests
Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari Enhanced oil recovery, Treatment and utilization of oilfield produced Water
Prof. Farouk S. Mjalli Desulfurization of fuels, Green engineering
Prof. Gholamreza Vakili-Nejad Nanothermodynamics, Nanofluids
Dr. Ala’a Al-Muhtaseb Wastewater treatment, Biofuel and Biomass
Dr. Khashayar Nasrifar Multiphase Flow, Hydrates, Thermodynamic and Phase Equilibria
Dr. Ashish M Gujarathi Process optimization, Process Design and Simulation, Evolutionary Computation
Dr. Ghulam Murshid CO2 capture, Reactive absorption and adsorption
Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami Formation damage, Geological modeling
Dr. Jamil Naser Environmentally friendly solvents, Phase Change Materials
Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri Desalination, Nanotechnology
Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri Catalytic reaction engineering, Chemical/Thermal enhanced oil Recovery
Dr. Belal Abu Tarboush Energy, Membranes and Adsorbents
Ms. Suaad Al-Zakwani Chemical and Process Engineering


Current research interests for the faculty members at the Mechatronics Program:



Research interest

Dr. Mahmood Al-Kindi

Risk Analysis, Six Sigma , Decision making under uncertainties, and Production Planning

Dr. Zaier Riadh

Mechatronics Systems, Automation, Robotics and Nonlinear Control

Dr. Issam Bahadur

Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Biomedical Instrumentation, Industrial Automation, Smart Materials and Vibration

Dr. Faïçal Mnif

Control Systems and Robotics, and Industrial Electronics

Dr. Amur Al Yahmedi

Modeling and Simulation, Multibody Dynamics, and Robotics & Control

Dr. Lazhar Khriji

Digital Signal and Image Processing, Machine Learning

Dr. Mohammed Shafiq

Control Systems Engineering

Dr. Ahmed Al Maashri

Embedded Vision Systems, Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Reconfigurable Hardware & FPGAs, Computer Architecture

Dr. Nasra Al-Maskari

Mechanical Engineering Design, Product Design, Bioinspired Design, Biomemetic, Bionispired Material Design, Design of Turbodrill for Oil and Gas Industry 

Mohammed Al-Lawati

Mechatronics Engineering