Dr. Reyad El-Khazali, originally from Jordan, is an Electrical Engineer, a researcher, and an educator. Dr. El-Khazali received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Menoufia University in Egypt, worked for two years in Yarmouk University before he was granted a scholarship from Mutah University, Jordan to finish his M.Sc., in Control Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, and his Ph.D. in Control Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. He then returned to work at Mutah University through which he served as a head of the Electrical Engineering Department and served as a member of Mutah University senate and on different committees with different capacities.
Dr. El-Khazali joined Etisalat University College in UAE in 2000, where it was merged with Khalifa University in 2007. He was elected as a member of the KU university council, and he is currently an active member of the KUCARS research center at Khalifa University.
His recent research interest is, to just name a few, on the theory and applications of fractional-order control in power systems, chaos, communications, and signal processing, and social studies.
He published a journal article entitled “k-index: A new Dynamic Performance Research Indicator”, which effectively measures the impact of the research outcome of a researcher. It provides more accurate differentiation between researchers, where the h-index fails to provide. Dr. El-Khazali also co-authored a book entitled “Fractal Elements and their Applications” and published over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.
Dr. EL-Khazali is a member of the editorial board of International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Journal, a member of the editorial board of Progress in Fractional Calculus Journal, a member of the steering committee of the Fractional Differentiation and its Applications (FDA) conference, he served and still serving as a member of TPC of several national and international conferences, organized several conferences and chaired many sessions.
He has been invited to deliver several talks at the University of Kazan, Russia, University of Guelma, Algeria, American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah, and during the FDA 2008, FDA 2012, IVFDA 2016 and 2018 conferences.
Dr. El-Khazali is an IEEE member. He has supervised more than 50 hardware projects where his teams won the first place in the IEEE competitions in the UAE for three consecutive years (2006, 2007, and 2008), and served as a judge is several competitions organized by the MOE in the UAE.
He is an active educator who serve local communities of UAE through giving talks about the effect of mobiles on human bodies, especially those of young children, and about the forfeiting of electrical and electronic appliances in the Arab world.