American University of Sharjah

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Nasser Qaddoumi


Professor and Department Head

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, USA

Nasser N. Qaddoumi was a postdoctoral fellow at the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory at Colorado State University. His fields of interest are microwave theory, antenna theory and design, microwave nondestructive testing, biomedical applications of microwaves and ultrasound, material characterization, microwave/RF circuit design and system development.

Dr. Ahmed Osman Ahmed


Associate Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

Ahmed Osman-Ahmed was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada. His areas of interest include applications of microprocessors in protection and monitoring of power systems. His work involves design, implementation and testing of protective relays, applications of artificial intelligence and signal processing of power systems.

Dr. Lutfi Albasha


Associate Professor

PhD, University of Leeds, UK

Lutfi Albasha spent many years working for Sony Corporation and Filtronic (RFMD) Semiconductor Foundry. He received several industrial and academic awards from Sony Corporation and the IET. He has served on the boards of governmental, commercial and academic bodies, and on committees of several international conferences in wireless electronics. Dr. Albasha has authored over 30 papers, and is the editor of IET Microwaves Journal. His research interests are in microelectronic mixed-signal and RFIC systems.

Dr. Hasan Al-Nashash


Professor and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

PhD in Electronic Engineering, Kent University, UK

Hasan Al-Nashash is chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS) UAE chapter. He has participated in establishing several electrical engineering departments in Jordan, Oman and the UAE. He has established the biomedical engineering specialization at Yarmouk University and at AUS. He worked closely with Johns Hopkins University and the American and Medcare Hospitals in Dubai. His research themes are in neuroengineering and analog microelectronics. He is the author of 90 papers and a book chapter, and has two US patents.

Dr. Khaled Assaleh


Professor and Director of AUS Graduate Studies

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Khaled Assaleh has an 18-year career split between industry and academia. He has worked as a research professor at the CAIP Center of Rutgers University, and as a senior staff engineer at Motorola in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. At Rockwell Semiconductor Systems (Conexant/Skyworks) in Newport Beach, California, he was an engineering group leader. Dr. Assaleh holds 11 US patents and has published over 80 refereed articles. His research interests include bio-signal processing, biometrics, speech processing and pattern recognition.

Dr. Rached Dhaouadi



PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Rached Dhaouadi worked as a visiting researcher with the Hitachi Research Laboratory, Japan, and later joined the Polytechnic School of Tunisia as an assistant professor. He also held visiting scholar positions at Trondheim Institute of Technology, Norway, and Rice University, Texas, USA. His research interests include motor drives, modeling and control of complex electromechanical systems, and intelligent motion control systems, with applications to rolling mill drives and mobile robots. Dr. Dhaouadi is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industrial Electronics Society.

Dr. Salam Dhou

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

Dr. Salam Dhou’s areas of expertise include computer vision, medical imaging and informatics, robotics, machine learning, and data mining. Prior to joining AUS she was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA. She worked also a post-doctoral research fellow for three years in the School of Medicine at Harvard University where she published and participated in multiple research projects. Dr. Salam is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

Dr. Ayman El-Hag


Associate Professor

PhD, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Ayman El-Hag worked as a quality control engineer at the Saudi Transformer Co. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo and at the University of Toronto. Dr. El-Hag’s main areas of interest are condition monitoring and diagnostics of electrical insulation and pulse power applications in biological systems.

Dr. Mohamed El-Tarhuni

Mohamed Guma El-Tarhuni

Professor and Associate Dean and Director CEN Graduate Programs

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Mohamed El-Tarhuni has about 10 years of industrial experience as a telecommunications engineer and manager of the communications department at the General Electric Company of Libya as well as in the wireless technology labs of Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada. His teaching and research areas include wireless and digital communications. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Mohamed Hassan


Associate Professor

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, USA

Mohamed Hassan's research is in wireless communications and networking, with emphasis on multimedia communications, adaptive video streaming over wireless networks, optimal resource allocation and performance evaluation, and QoS routing in WSNs. Recently, Dr. Hassan has been involved in projects related to electromagnetic shielding, antistatic flooring, and fiber optic sensors for infrastructure applications. His teaching includes circuits, signals and systems, analog and digital communications, multimedia communications, and probability and stochastic processes.

Dr. Oualid Hammi

Dr Oualid Hammi

Associate Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

Oualid Hammi taught electrical engineering for more than five years at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He also taught as an adjunct professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Calgary, Canada. His areas of research and teaching interests are in the broad area of radiofrequency and microwave electronics with an emphasis on energy efficient linear transmitters design for wireless applications. He serves as regular reviewer for several IEEE journals.

Dr. Mahmoud H. Ismail

Mahmoud Ismail Ibrahim

Associate Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA

Mahmoud H. Ismail has taught at Cairo University, Egypt, and has industrial experience working for California-based Newport Media Inc. (now Atmel Corp.) designing mobile TV chips, connectivity solutions and optimized audio/image coders. He has 21 publications in international journals, 39 papers presented at international conferences as well as one US patent. He also co-authored a book on wireless communications. He served as a reviewer for several refereed journals and conferences and he is a Member of Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi and IEEE. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of communication theory and wireless communications.

Dr. Maher Bakri-Kassem


Assistant Professor

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

In 2001, Maher Bakri-Kassem joined the Center for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE), where he was involved with the design, optimization, and fabrication of RF/microwave circuits, RF MEMS devices, and RF MEMS/CMOS integrated circuits. He joined the R&D Department, MEMSCAP Inc., NC, USA in 2007 where he was involved in developing MEMS devices and circuitry for RF and optical application. In 2009, he joined the University of Waterloo as a post-doctoral fellow. He has a US patent in the MEMS/CMOS integration and circuits. His research interests are RF, microwave and mm-wave circuits, RF MEMS, and RF MEMS/CMOS integration.

Dr. Shayok Mukhopadhyay


Assistant Professor

Shayok Mukhopadhyay graduated with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, majoring in systems and control with a focus on nonlinear system theory. Following his undergraduate degree, he worked as an associate analyst with Deloitte Consulting in Mumbai, India, developing web software. In his master’s degree, Shayok worked on Tokamak plasma position control. Following his PhD, he is more interested in nonlinear dynamics, specifically computing invariant sets for nonlinear systems, and also in studying/modeling the dynamics of energy systems consisting of elements like batteries, super-capacitors and fuel cells.

Dr. Hasan Mir


Associate Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Hasan Mir was the recipient of the MIT-Lincoln Laboratory PhD fellowship. He also worked in Air Defense Technology Group at the MIT-Lincoln Laboratory, where he was responsible for several projects related to adaptive radar signal processing for both airborne and maritime systems. He is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Dr. Habib-ur Rehman


Associate Professor

PhD, The Ohio State University, USA

Habib-ur Rehman has published 45 international publications, including 11 journal papers. He has worked as a design engineer in the Ford Research Laboratory USA and taught at the United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain. Dr. Rehman's primary research interests are in the areas of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) based adjustable-speed drives and their application for hybrid and electric vehicles, and solar energy system design.

Dr. Mostafa Farouk Shaaban

Dr Mostafa Shaaban

Assistant Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Energy Systems, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Mostafa Shaaban worked in the field of power system operation for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), as well as for Opus One Solutions smart grid consultant in Canada. Dr. Dr. Shaaban has several publications in international journals and conferences, and serves as a reviewer for several refereed journals. His teaching interests include electrical circuits, power systems and power electronics. His research interests include reliability and security of the power systems, energy management systems, microgrids, smart grids, planning and operation of renewable resources, electric vehicles and storage systems.

Dr. Usman Tariq

Dr Usaman Tariq

Assistant Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Before joining AUS, Usman Tariq worked as a research scientist in the Computer Vision group at the Xerox Research Center, Europe. Dr. Tariq’s research interests include computer vision, image processing and machine learning, in general. More specifically, he is interested in object recognition, object detection, face recognition, soft biometrics, sparse coding and deep learning.

Dr. Amer Zakaria


Assistant Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada

Amer S. Zakaria is a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba, Canada. He was a post-doctoral fellow with the Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory at the University of Manitoba, where he also taught courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. Zakaria also worked as an RF test and verification engineer at Infineon Technologies AG in Munich, Germany. His research interests include inverse problems, optimization algorithms, computational electromagnetics and the development of microwave imaging (MWI) systems.

Ibrahim Abu Saif

Ibrahim abu seif

Senior Lab Instructor

MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Jordan.

Prior to joining AUS, Ibrahim Abu Seif worked for five years at the Applied Sciences University in Jordan. His research interests include computational electromagnetic, Microwave systems and radio wave propagation.

Kashif Bangash

Kashif Bangash

Lab Instructor

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Kashif Bangash was appointed as executive engineer in the Pakistan Ministry of Defense and deputed for two years as an instructor in the Military Engineering Services School. He worked as a power system analyst and control engineer for five years in the National Load Dispatch Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. He worked with multinational consultant companies during the construction of the 1450MW Ghazi Barotha Hydro Electric Power House, Pakistan. His areas of research are power system operation and control, smart grid and FACTS devices.

Wasil El Tahir


Lab Instructor

MS, International Islamic University Malaysia

Wasel El Tahir is a mechatronics engineer with experience in industrial R&D. Prior to joining AUS, he worked as a researcher at MIMOS BERAD Technology Group (The Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems) for a period of two years where he worked in the development of a biometric-based access control system. El Tahir has attended and participated in several conferences, seminars and workshops.

Narayanan Madathumpadical


Lab Instructor

Narayanan M Raghavan served as Lecturer in Sharjah College, Sharjah (1999-2001) and as a teaching staff of Ministry of Education in Kingdom of Bahrain (1997-99). During 1992-97, he was with L&T Institute of Technology Mumbai, where he was holding additional responsibility as training and placement officer. His teaching career began in 1984 with VVP Institute of Technology and engineering in Maharashtra, India. His research interest is in the area of semiconductor devices, technology and Modeling.