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Dr. Mohamed AbouKhousa

Dr. Mohamed AbouKhousa

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Umm Shaif Building, Room 4109 (Sas Al Nakhl Campus)
Office: +971-2-6075352
Fax: +971-2-6075159
E-mail: mohammed.aboukhousa@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Mohamed has had core and advanced formal education in electrical engineering focusing on applied electromagnetics and statistical signal processing. Over the years, Dr. Mohamed has devised principles of waves scattering, absorption, reflection and interaction with material structure reconciled with circuit theory to see the “unseen”. Based on these principles, he has developed several innovative inspection devices and imaging systems.

He has been actively involved in various multidisciplinary research and development projects sponsored by industry and government agencies. These projects yielded state-of-the are sensing systems and technologies to a wide range of industries including aerospace, biomedical, and Oil & Gas.

His areas of expertise include hazardous environment instrumentation, intrinsic safety systems, material characterization, nondestructive testing, smart sensors, and adaptive signal processing. He has co-authored numerous technical publications in his areas of expertise, and has to his credit many patents.

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA (2005–2009)
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada (2003–2005)
  • B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE (1998–2003)
  • Smart sensors, measurement and instrumentation
  • Nondestructive testing, material characterization & subsurface sensing/imaging
  • RF-Microwave-millimeter wave antennas, devices and systems
  • Localization algorithms and statistical signal processing
  • MRI RF subsystems and NMR sensors

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. M. A. Abou-Khousa, A. Al-Durra, and K. Al-Wahedi, “Microwave sensing system for real-time monitoring of solid contaminants in gas flows,” IEEE Sens. Journal, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 5296-5302, Sept. 2015.
  2. Ian R.O. Connell, Kyle M. Gilbert, Mohammed A. Abou-Khousa, and Ravi S. Menon, “MRI RF array decoupling method and frequency selective magnetic wall filters,” IEEE Trans. on Med. Imag., vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 825-835, April 2015.
  3. Ian R.O. Connell, Kyle M. Gilbert, Mohammed A. Abou-Khousa, and Ravi S. Menon , “Design of a parallel transmit head coil at 7T with frequency selective magnetic wall filters,” IEEE Trans. on Med. Imag, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 836-845, April 2015.
  4. S. Kharkovsky, M.T. Ghasr, K. Kam, M.A. Abou-Khousa, and R. Zoughi, “Out-of-plane fed elliptical slot array for microwave imaging,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propag., vol. 61, no. 10, pp., 5311-5314, Oct. 2013.
  5. J.-G. Belliveau, K. M. Gilbert, M. Abou-Khousa, and R. S. Menon, “Analysis of circumferential shielding as a method to decouple radio-frequency coils for high-field MRI” Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering, vol. 43B, no. 1, pp. 11-21, Feb. 2013.
  6. M.T. Ghasr, M. A. Abou-Khousa, S. Kharkovsky, R. Zoughi, and D. Pommerenke, “Portable real-time microwave camera at 24 GHz,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propag., vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 1114-1125, Feb. 2012 (2013 H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award)
  7. S. Kharkovsky, M.T. Ghasr, M.A. Abou-Khousa, and R. Zoughi, “K-band varactor diode-tuned elliptical slot antenna for wideband imaging,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propag., vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 4325-4328, Nov. 2011.
  8. K. M. Donnell, M. A. Abou-Khousa, M. Belayneh, and R. Zoughi, “Dual-loaded modulated dipole scatterer as an embedded sensor”, IEEE Trans. on Instrum. and Measure, pp. 1884-1892, May 2011.
  9. M.A. Abou-Khousa, M.T. Ghasr, S. Kharkovsky, D. Pommerenke, and R. Zoughi, “Modulated elliptical slot antenna for electric field mapping and microwave imaging,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propag., vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 733 – 741, March 2011.
  10. M.A. Abou-Khousa, M.A. Baumgartner, S. Kharkovsky, and R. Zoughi, “Ka-Band vector reflectometer based on a simple phase shifter design,” IEEE Trans. on Instrum. and Measure., vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 618-624, Feb. 2011.

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. M. A. Abou-Khousa, A. Al-Durra, and K. Al-Wahedi, “Hermetically sealed microwave probe for in-situ detection of black powder in gas pipelines,” Proc. IEEE Intern. Instrum. and Measure. Tech. Conf., I2MTC 2014, pp. 1115-1119, Montevideo, Uruguay, May 2014.
  2. Ian R.O. Connell, Kyle M. Gilbert, Mohammed A. Abou-Khousa, and Ravi S. Menon, “Design and decoupling of a parallel transmit head coil at 7T using magnetic walls,” Proc. of 22nd Annual meeting of the Intern. Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, May 2014. 
  3. M. A. Abou-Khousa, J. Gati and R. Menon, “Magnetic walls for RF coil elements decoupling,” Proc. of 21st Annual meeting of the Intern. Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, April 2013.
  4. J.-G. Belliveau, K. M. Gilbert, M. Abou-Khousa, and R. S. Menon, “Analysis of circumferential shielding as a method to decouple radio-frequency coils for high-field MRI,” Proc. Of 20th Annual meeting of the Intern. Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012.
  5. S. Kharkovsky, M.T. Ghasr, K. Kam, M.A. Abou-Khousa, R. Zoughi and I. Perez, “Microwave resonant out-of-plane fed elliptical slot antenna for imaging applications,” Proc. IEEE Intern. Instrum. and Measure. Tech. Conf., I2MTC 2011, pp. 389-392, Binjiang, Hangzhou, China, 10-12 May 2011.

Invited Seminars & Conference Presentations / Posters

  1. M. Abou-Khousa, “Microwave Black Powder Detection System,” GASCO’s SVP(T) Group Knowledge Sharing #29, April 6, 2015.
  2. M. A. Abou-Khousa, A. Al-Durra, and K. Al-Wahedi, “Novel microwave device for online detection and evaluation of black powder in gas pipelines”, Abu Dhabi Intern. Research and Development Conf. & Exhib., ADRAC 2014, Abu-Dhabi, UAE, Feb. 2014.
  3. J.-G. Belliveau, K. M. Gilbert, M. Abou-Khousa, and R. S. Menon, “Quantifying specific absorption rate of shielded RF coils through electromagnetic simulations for 7T MRI”, Medical Physics, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 4626, June 2012.
  4. Mohamed Abou-Khousa, “Recent Advances in Microwave & Millimeter Wave Subsurface Sensing”, EM Seminar Series, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Oct. 2010.
  5. Mohamed Abou-Khousa, “RF and Microwave Engineering in High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, IEEE Seminar Series, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, Dec. 2009.

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