Prior to joining Khalifa University, Dr. Kinda Khalaf held faculty appointments in Engineering and Medicine at the University of Miami (USA), the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), where she held the first joint appointment between the faculties of Engineering and Medicine, and the American University of Sharjah (UAE). Dr. Khalaf is on the list of International Who is Who of Professionals. She has been awarded the LAMME Scholarship, the Woman of Engineering Award for outstanding Academic Achievement multiple times, the Presidential Fellowship Award, the prestigious National Merit Scholar, the University of Miami College of Engineering Teaching Award, and the Khalifa University Faculty Excellence award.
Dr. Khalaf has been conducting research in the areas of orthopedic biomechanics, computational biomechanics, and biomedical devices and biomaterials. She has also co-established an interdisciplinary education research group at Khalifa University focusing on implementing curricular innovative pedagogies and the design of quantitative assessment instruments in engineering education. Her research record is reflected in various national and international research grants, collaborations and awards, numerous journal publications, multidisciplinary lectures, and conference proceedings.
Dr. Khalaf is currently the secretary of the UAE branch of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE, EMBS), a founding member of the IEEE education chapter in the UAE (IEEE EDUCON), a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Tau Beta Pi (Honorary Engineering Society), Pi Tau Sigma (Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society), Alpha Eta Mu Beta (Honorary Biomedical Engineering Society), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and the International Institute of Women Engineers (IIWE).