Dr. Reyad El-Khazali
Dr. reyad el-khazali Associate Professor Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
reyad.elkhazali@ku.ac.ae 02 312 4075


Dr. Reyad El-Khazali received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Menoufia University/Egypt in 1981, a MSc Degree in EE from the University of Huntsville in Alabama (UAH)/USA in 1986, and his PhD in EE (Control Engineering) from Purdue University / USA in 1992. He worked as a teaching assistant at Yarmouk University/Jordan 81/82, University of Alabama in Huntsville 1985, and Purdue University between 1988-1992. He then worked at Mutah University/Jordan as an assistant and associate Prof. between 1992-2000 through which he served as a head of the EE department and an elected member of Mutah University Senate.

He joined Etisalat University College in Sharjah / UAE in 2000, which was then merged to Khalifa University in 2007 and was elected as a member of the KU university council.

Dr. El-Khazali was classified for four years in a row (2019-2022) among the world top 2% scientist in his field based on Stanford University’s classification. His recent research interest, to name a few, focuses on the theory and applications of fractional-order dynamics and control in power systems, chaos, communications, and signal processing, and social studies. He co-published a book entitled “Fractal Elements and their Applications,” and over 80 journal and conference papers. He published a new dynamic performance indicator called “k-index" which measures the impact of researchers more effectively than the h-index. 

Dr. El-Khazali is a member of several editorial boards such as the Applied Numerical Methods Journal, the International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Journal, and the Progress in Fractional Calculus Journal. He is also a member of the steering committee of the MWSCAS conference, the ICFDA conference. He served 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 invited talks in the fields of fractional dynamics and applications at the University of Kazan, Russia in 2013 and 2018, and 2023, University of Guelma, Algeria in 2012, American University of Sharjah in 2015, University of Sharjah in 2016, and during the ICFDA 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2018 conferences. Dr. El-Khazali is an IEEE member. He supervised several PhD and MSc students. He also supervised more than 65 senior design projects in different fields of applications, and his teams won first places in several IEEE competitions. He also served as a judge of several competitions organized by the MOE in the UAE. Dr. El-Khazali is an active educator who serves local communities of UAE through giving talks about the effect of the use of mobiles on human bodies, and the forfeiting of electrical and electronic appliances.

His research also focus on sustainability and clean and renewable energy applications.

  • PhD, Electronic Engineering, Purdue University (USA), 1992
  • MSc, Electronic Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville (USA), 1986
  • BSc, Electronic Engineering, Menofia University (Egypt), 1981

  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ECCE653)
  • Algorithmic Robotics (COSC432)
  • Control System Theory and Design (MEEN 622 )
  • Digital Signal Processing (ECCE402)
  • Digital Signal Processing (ECCE402)
  • Electrical Machines (ECCE322)
  • Electricity and Magnetism I (PHYS321)
  • Feedback Control (MEEN 621)
  • Feedback Control Systems (ECCE323)
  • High Voltage Engineering (ECCE422)
  • High Voltage Engineering (ECCE422)
  • Signals and Systems (ECCE302)

Affiliated Centers, Groups & Labs

Research Interests
  • Fractional-Order Systems & Control, Nonlinear Control, Digital Control & Digital Signal Processing, Power Systems, Filter Design and Chaos.

Research Projects

Discrete-Time Fractional-Order PID Controller Design

Non-Destructive Fog Dissipation System

Autonomous Pollination Drone

Hybrid Power Drone for Multipurpose Applications

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Mohamad Yasin MSc student
Ibrahim Al-Raessi MSc student
Muneera Al-Hammadi MSc student
Maryam Aldhanhani MSc student