Dr. Mohammad A. Al Shudeifat
Dr. mohammad al-shudeifat Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information
mohd.shudeifat@ku.ac.ae 2 501 8564


Dr. Alshudeifat has been working at Khalifa University since 2012. He has been serving as an associate chair to the Aerospace Engineering between 2017 and 2021. He has previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory, at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. He has granted Research Excellence Award from Khalifa University in 2016. His research achievements have been focusing on developing new  nonlinear dynamical vibration absorbers, according to the nonlinear dynamical concepts, for protecting heavy-duty industrial and aerospace rotating equipment (jet engines, rotors, turbines, compressors, mechanical and civil structures, etc.) from destructive vibration damages.  He has introduced several types of highly efficient nonlinear vibration absorbers and efficient tools for rotor machinery damage detection through his publications in high impact Journals. His publications have revealed a new backward whirl phenomena named as post-resonance backward whirl (Po-BW) in accelerated intact and cracked rotor systems. He has been teaching several graduate and undergraduate courses in the aerospace engineering department since 2012.

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, 2010. New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, December–2007. New Mexico State University (NMSU), USAA
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2000. Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST), Jordan.

  • Dynamics
  • Vibration
  • Control
  • Rotordynamics
  • Aerospace structures
  • Nonlinear structural dynamics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Nonlinear vibration
  • Structural dynamics & aeroelasticity


Research Interests
  • Nonlinear vibration suppression and its related engineering applications.
  • Damage detection in structural and rotordynamic systems.

Research Projects

"Non-destructive Health Monitoring Techniques for Aerospace Rotor Systems"

Principal Investigator, AARE19-226 Award, Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2023

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Rafath Abdul Nasar PhD Student

Post-doctoral research fellow in nonlinear and rotor dynamics