Faculty of Engineering





Electronics and Communications Engineering


1. Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Systems

• RF-CMOS Front-end (LNA, PA, Mixer, VCO, VGA)

• Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Applications

• Radio frequency transceivers design

• Sensors electronics interfaces


2. Digital System Architecture and Design

• Application specific, reconfigurable, and embedded architectures

• Networks-on-Chip, Network processor and router architectures

• System-on-Chips

• Parallel and multi-core systems

• Interconnection networks, system-level communications and protocols

• Ultra low power and energy efficient architecture design

• High Performance Computing/Processing Systems

• Security Architectures/Secure Design of Embedded Systems

• High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.264)

• Embedded Machine Vision Systems

• Body Area Networks

• Neuromorphic Computing


3. Digital Signal Processing

• Image and Video Processing

• Speech and Audio processing

• Multi-dimension Signal Processing and Stochastic Processes

• Multimedia Systems

• Pattern Recognition

• Computer Vision and Image Analysis

• Adaptive Filtering Design

• Sparse Signal Processing and Applications

• Compressive sensing

• Bioinformatics

• Biomedical Signal Processing


4. Wireless Communication Systems

• 5G Communication System

• Broadband Wireless Systems

• PHY Layer Design

• Coding for Communication Systems

• Cognitive and Software-Defined Radio

• PHY Layer Security

• Wireless-Optical Communications


5. Photonics Communications Systems

• Silicon Photonics

• Space-Division Multiplexing

• Digital Signal Processing for Optical Communication Systems

• Optical Communications Networks

• Optical Code-Division Multiple-Access (OCDMA)

• Optical Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM)


6. Microwave Engineering and Remote Sensing

• Wireless Power Transfer Using Antennas and Coupled Resonators

• Antenna Design for Medical Applications

• Smart Antennas and Adaptive Antenna Arrays

• Planar Ultra-Wide Bandwidth (UWB) Antennas and Arrays

• Microwave and 60GHz mm Wave Antennas and Filters

• Novel Electromagnetic Materials (Metamaterial / Electromagnetic Bandgap Materials) for Antenna and Microwave Circuits Applications

• Radar Design

• Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays

• Remote Sensing and Satellite Observation

• Energy harvesting for Implantable and wearable devices 



Computer Science and Engineering


1. Parallel Computing

• High Performance Computing

• Heterogeneous Systems/Accelerators

• Green Technologies

• Parallelizing Compilers

• HPC on the Cloud

• High Performance Embedded Systems

• Big Data Processing


2. Mobile Wireless Networking and Computing

• Indoor Localization

• Calibration-free localization

• GPS replacement technologies

• Device-free localization

• Device-free activity recognition

• Automatic construction of indoor floor plans

• Cognitive radio networks

• Software-defined networks


3. Cyber-Physical Systems

• Machine Learning

• Computer-Aided Drug Design

• Road Traffic Control, Modeling, and Simulation

• Computational Robotics

• Human Activity Recognition

• Rigorous Simulation of Dynamical Systems

• Computable Analysis


4. Intelligent Systems

• Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

• AI and Multi-Agent Systems

• Natural Language Understanding

• Computational Intelligence

• Bioinformatics


5. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

• Object Detection and Recognition

• Object Tracking

• Human Activity Recognition

• Text Recognition

• Feature Detection/Description/Matching

• Video Surveillance

• Large-Scale Visual Recognition

• Image Segmentation

• 3D Computer Vision


6. Theory and Analysis of Algorithms

• Analysis of Algorithms

• Data Structures

• Computational Geometry

• Graph Algorithms

• Amortized Complexity

• Algorithms for Computer Graphics and Visualization


7. Stochastic Modeling

• Performance Evaluation and Optimization

• Algorithmic Probability

• Single-Node Queueing Models

• Queueing Networks

• Matrix Analytic Method

• Markov Decision Process



Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering


Bio-Mechatronic Systems

• Surgical Robots

• Rehabilitation Robots and Assistive Devices

• Human-Robot Interaction

• Prosthetic Devices

• Smart Medical Devices

• Bio-Inspired Robots


Magnetic Suspension and Bearing Systems

• Control of Magnetic Bearing Systems

• Applications of Magnetic Bearing in Medical Field

• Magnetically Levitated Wind Turbine

• Robots with magnetic bearing joints

• Vibration Isolation Systems Using Magnetic suspension

• Self-Bearing (Bearingless) Motors


Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

• Flying/Walking Robot.

• Tele-Operation Systems.

• Aerial manipulation systems

• Multi-Locomotion Robots

• Legged Robots

• Wearable Vehicle

• Brain-Based Devices

• Micro/Nano Manipulator

• Parallel Manipulators

• Swarm Robots

• Intelligent control of Smart Actuators

• Smart Sensor/ Actuators

• Nonlinear Vibration System.

• Smart Structures


Field and Service Robots

• Mobile robot exploration, navigation and control

• Rescue Robots

• Inspection Robot

• Climbing Robots.

• Robot Motion Control in Unstructured Area

• Landmines Detection Robots

• Indoor Service Robot.

• Insect-killing Robot

• Solar Powered Rover

• Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV

• Agriculture Robots

• Mining Robots

• Forestry Robots

• Construction Robots


Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

• Tactile Sensing Systems

• Micro Smart Sensor/ Actuators

• Micro Energy Harvesting Devices

• Micro Flying Robot

• Microfluidics Systems



Industrial Engineering and Systems Management


Industrial Engineering:

• Integrated Berth Allocation and Quay Crane Assignment in Container Terminals.

• Discrete Event Simulation of Container Terminals.

• Container Vessel Storage Planning.

• Green Vehicle Routing Problem.

• Operations Research Application in Healthcare Planning and Management.

• Smart Grid Management and Optimization Models

• Internet of Things (IoT) Applications in Transportation and Logistics

• Internet of Things (IoT) Applications in Manufacturing or Service Planning and Management


Manufacturing Engineering

• Modeling and Simulation of Metal Cutting Processes.

• Correlating Additive Manufacturing and Product Characteristics.

• Machine Tool/Process Interaction.

• Ultrasonic Assisted Machining of Hard-to-cut Materials.



Materials Science and Engineering


1. Nano-materials for energy, sensing, environmental and electronic applications

• Perovskite, CTS, Organic and Quantum Dot Photovoltaic Solar Cells: Fundamental Investigation & Device Engineering.

• Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing Applications; Fundamental Investigation& Device Engineering.

• Carbon Nanostructured Materials (Graphene, Carbon Nanofibers and CNTs): Synthesis, Charactrization and Device Engineering in Supercacitors/Batteries/Fuel Cells applications.

• Nano-Piezo Electronic Materials: Approaches to Energy Scavenging.

• Strain Gauge Sensors: Materials and Fabrications.

• Thin Film and Bulk Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials.

• Plasmonic Nanostructuted Materials as Photo-thermal Membranes.

• CNTs and Graphene-Based Materials for printed and Flexible Electronic Application.

• Photocatalysis and Environmental Catalysis for Hydrogen Generation and Fisher Tropcsh Synthesis.

• Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructured Materials for Science and Energy Systems.

• Corrosion and Super-hydrophobic Coatings with Self-heating Properties.

• Chitosan, Chitosan-Nanoparticles and Nanofibers Preparation and Characterization For Tissue Engineering And Drug Systems


2. Mechanics of materials: Modeling, Simulation and characterization(properties, stress, strain and displacement)

• Mechanics of Friction stir welding of similar and dissimilar materials

• Mechanical electrical properties of biological materials and heart tissues

• Mechanics of microforming and micro-laser drilling

• Mechanical and electrical properties of Hydroxyapatite

• Modeling and simulation of nano-pieso electric materials

• Multi-physics and multi-scale analysis techniques.

• Evolution of boundary elements in fracture mechanics

• Material models on macro and micro levels

• Dynamic mechanical properties of composites and nano-composites

• Laser processing of steels and carbon fibers.

• Hot Deformation of Metal Matrix Composites

• Formability of Ultrafine-Grained Structures 

• Mechanical Processing of New TWIP Stainless Steels 

• Evaluation of The Fatigue Performance of New High Strength Materials For Structural Engineering Applications


3. <AFMM>Advanced Functional Metallic Materials (Design, Processing and Characterization)

• Ultra-high strength, super-alloys and high entropy alloys

• Dental, bio-implants, and bio-degradable metallic materials

• Bulk-nanostructure materials and severe plastic deformation

• Improved castability and cold workability of metals and alloys

• Shape memory and superelastic alloys for sensing, biomedical, and structural application

• Metal and metal-oxides nano-tubes and nano-rods (production, characterization and applications

• Structural High Temperature Alloys for Power Plants Applications (Design, Production and Characterization)

• Bulk-Nanostructured Thermo-Electric Alloys

• Metals and Alloys for Radiation Sensing And Shielding

• High Temperature Superconductors


 4-  Composites and polymeric materials (Not opened this semester)

• Improving UV resistance of Ploymering Materials

• 3D Fibrous Composites Materials

• Sustainable or Green Composites for Industrials Applications.

• Nanofiber formation technologies (electrospinning, solution blown, centrifugal spinning) and its applications (medical, energy, filtration…etc)

• Developing, improving and characterization for novel textile materials



Energy Resources Engineering


1- Renewable Energy systems

• Design of Solar Energy Systems

• Thermal Regulation of PV Systems Using Nanotechnology

• Renewable energy driven systems

• Smart Energy Grids

• Thermoelectric System


2- Thermo-fluid

• Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

• Power Plants and Thermal Compart

• Multi-Phase Flows

• Flow in Porous Media

• Heat and Mass Transfer with Applications to Energy Systems

• Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

• Heat Pipe

• Desalination Systems

• Micro-and Nano Scale Flows

• Multiscale Computations (Continuum-Meso), Molecular Dynamic Simulation


3- Alternative energy systems

• Fuel Cell Technology

• Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

• Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

• Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

• Solar Hydrogen Production

• Photoelectrochemical Cells

• Photovoltaic/Photoelectrochemical Cells


4- Energy Storage Systems

• Thermal Energy Storage

• Mechanical Energy Storage

• Electrochemical Energy Storage

• Hydrogen Storage

• Energy Storage Systems for Grid Support


5- Energy Conservation and Management

• Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Vehicle Energy Management Systems

• Intelligent Energy Management Strategies for PV-Wind–Fuel Cell- Energy Storage Hybrid Systems.

• Energy Audits, Energy Efficiency and Energy Managements


6- Fuel and Combustion Engines

• Spray and Liquid Atomization

• Alternative Fuels and Combustion Performance

• Internal Combustion Engines



Environmental Engineering


1- Natural Resources Managements

• Nonconventional Water Resources (desalination, water reuse and their applications including)

- Integrated Thermal and membrane desalination

- Renewable Energy Driven Desalination

- Nuclear Power Plants - Desalination

- Water-Energy-Food Nexus

- Agriculture Greenhouse - Desalination systems

- Tri - hybrid generation of water, electricity and cooling system

- Other desalination related R&D Applications


• Groundwater Resources

- Salt water Intrusion

- Interaction between Surface water and groundwater

- Groundwater modeling considering limitation of data

- Multi model approach in groundwater analysis


2- Environmental Assessment and Management

• Sustainability and sustainable development

• Environmental impact assessment

• Environmental management for sustaining a green environment

• Cleaner production for green industry

• Green healthcare units


3- Waste Management

• Wastewater Treatment Technologies

• Industrial Waste Treatment and Management

• Biofuels, chemicals and bio-fertilizers production from solid wastes

• Hydrogen and Methane Generation from Waste Materials

• Waste Recycling and Management

• Applications of Nanotechnologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment

• Sludge Treatment

• Advanced Oxidation Processes

• Application of water chemistry and microbiology for treatment of organic and inorganic pollutant

• Water Quality and Health Risk Assessment 


2- Air Quality

• Air Pollution Assessment and Control

• Climate Change and Sustainability (Greenhouse effect)

• Indoor air quality improvement techniques

• Assessment of emissions from industries and minimization techniques



Chemicals and Petrochemicals Engineering


1. Desalination using solar Energy

• Design of new solar collectors using nanofluids and its applications in water desalination

• Desalination Using Capacitive Deionization Techniques.


2. Design of wastewater treatment units and its applications

• Advanced Oxidation Techniques such as Plasma for Water Purification.

• Photocatalysis and its applications in water treatment

• Using New materials as ion exchange for water treatment

• Preparation of New electrodes and it applications for wastewater treatment by electrooxidation techniques.


3. Preparation of Nano-materials and its applications

• Ion exchange

• Electrocatalysis

• Fuel cells


4. Corrosion Protection

• Preparation of New Smart Materials and its applications for corrosion control


5. Catalysis and its applications.

• Photocataysis and its applications in wastewater treatment, Production of new chemical and petrochemical materials.

• Electrocatalysis and its Applications in Supercapacitors, Batteries, Sensors and Biosensors.

• Enzyme-catalysis and its applications in wastewater treatment, production of foodstuffs and pharmaceutical materials.


6. Membrane fabrication and modifications and its applications in

• Desalination and Ultrafiltration processes.

• Fuel cells and Hydrogen production

• Separation processes.


7. Design of Micro-reactor and its applications such as:

• Preparation of fine chemicals, food stuffs and pharmaceutical drugs, etc..


8. Development of new polymeric materials:

• Composites, insulators, fibrous materials and conducting polymers, etc.

9. Biodiesel production from agricultural and oil wastes.




Basic and Applied Science Institute





1. Chemistry (Nanoscience)

• Synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials for application in sensors, health, environmental remediation, catalysis, energy, biomedical, etc.  


2. Biology (Biotechnology)

• Molecular bases of plant stresses ( including biotic and abiotic)

• Plant and microbial biotechnology

• Molecular Bioremediation (cleaning polluted air, water and soil)


3. Mathematics (Applied and Computational Mathematics)

• Computational methods for ordinary, fractional and partial differential equations

• Numerical solution of singularly perturbed boundary value problems

• Exponential fitting methods for differential equations

• Applications of numerical methods to science and engineering


4. Physics (Energy Materials)

• Physics of solar cells devices

• Physics of semiconductors for energy applications

• Quantum structures for optoelectronics

• Physics of nanoelectronics and spintronics materials