Dr. Mo’tassem Al Arydah
Dr. motassem al-arydah Assistant Professor Mathematics

Contact Information
motassem.alarydah@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 4228


Dr. Mo’tassem Al-arydah completed his PhD from the University of Ottawa (Canada) in 2009. He started working at Khalifa University as a senior lecturer in 2015-2018 before being hired as an assistant professor in 2019. He worked as an NSERC postdoctoral researcher at Health Canada and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa (Canada) from 2009–2014. He worked at Hashemite University and high schools from 2000-2005. 

Dr. Al-Arydah has awarded faculty excellence in teaching in the college of arts and sciences, Khalifa University on 2019. He has published seventeen journal papers and has given many worldwide conference talks. 

His research focuses on modelling physical phenomena using ordinary and partial differential equations. He has worked on reaction-diffusion dynamics in hydrogen fuel cells, modelling infectious diseases, modelling the relationship between exposure to ionization radiation and cerebrovascular diseases, and on the assessment of the burden of lung cancer due to residential exposure to radon gas. Current project focus on optimal control for infectious diseases.

  • PhD, Applied Mathematics (analysis of PDEs), University of Ottawa (Canada), 2009
  • Master of Mathematics, Yarmouk University (Jordan), 2003
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, Yarmouk University (Jordan), 2000

  • Calculus I (MATH111)
  • Calculus II (MATH112)
  • Differential Equations (MATH206)
  • Engineering Mathematics (MATH232)
  • Mathematical Methods in Biology (MATH435)


Research Interests
  • Modeling infectious diseases
  • Stability analysis of equilibria for dynamical systems
  • Optimal control
  • Risk assessment: a) The relationship between radon gas exposure and lung cancer b) The relationship between ionizing radiation exposure and cerebrovascular diseases
  • Analysis of partial differential equations: exsistance and uniqueness of weak solutions
  • Reaction-diffusion dynamics: Applications in fuel cells

Research Projects

optimal control for infectious diseases

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Omar Forrest PhD student
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