Dr. Bashar Sami El-Khasawneh
Dr. Bashar Sami El-Khasawneh Associate Professor
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BIO

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Bashar El-Khasawneh is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Khalifa University. He served as the chair of the graduate program at the Mechanical Engineering Department from 2016-2019. He served as the Associate Chair for the department from 2013-2016. Before that he acted as an academic advisor for the British University in Dubai to develop an accredited industrial engineering program. Between 2008 and 2010 he was the Manager of the Applied Research Programs at King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Jordan. Between 2002 to 2008 he held an assistant professor position in the Industrial Engineering Department, at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), within that time he served as a chairman for the department for two years. Between 1998-2002 he worked for Caterpillar Incorporated in the technical center and for KLA-Tencor with the technology group both in USA. He worked extensively on technical and managerial assistance for many industries. He founded a design and development pre-incubator at the JUST University to train and qualify students to become entrepreneurs. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (1997). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Innovation Lab at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and a member of the editorial board of IJAER. His current research is focused on developing new concepts of advanced machining centers based on parallel kinematics mechanism and machining in harsh environments by adapting to the environment/geometry and be able to perform machining/welding tasks and developing robotic platforms for 3D printing of structures.

Dr. El-Khasawneh obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (1997). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Innovation Lab at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and a member of the editorial board of IJAER. His current research is focused on developing new concepts of advanced machining centers based on parallel kinematics mechanism and machining in harsh environments by adapting to the environment/geometry and be able to perform machining/welding tasks.

Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), 1998
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), 1994
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan), 1990
Teaching
  • MECH 270 Design for Manufacturability
  • MECH 301 Dynamics of Machinery
  • MECH 385 Machine Design
  • MECH 399 Internship
  • MECH 450 Vehicle Engineering
  • MECH 470 Principles of Manufacturing
  • MECH 497/498 (formerly 480/481) Senior Design Projects I and II
  • MECH 612 Control Theory, Systems and Design  

Advisor to the following students & staff:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Abdur Rosyid

PhD Students

  • Suad Alhaj Mustafa

MSc Students

  • Ahmad Nader
  • Abdullah AlBloshi
Research

The following are the fields of research focus:

  • Innovation, Design, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, and Technology
  • Parallel kinematic machine tool structures and control
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing) through selective laser sintering (SLS)
  • Wire-Driven Parallel Link Manipulator Cranes with large workspace (3D printing of structures)
  • Micro channel fabrication for biological applications
  • Optimizing solar thermal systems through applying advanced control algorithms
  • Fixturing: New concept innovations, analytical modeling and testing
  • Water disclination technologies

Recent Research Projects

  1. Robotics enabling methodologies for jig-less manufacturing of large-size structures (field manufacturing), PI, AED3M.
  2. Design and development of cable driven parallel robots for 3D printing of multistory building.
  3. Using drones for bricks fabrications in construction activities.