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 Alzaydi-Ammar

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Assistant Professor 

Contact Information:
Office:              Bldg-63 Room-242      
Phone:              013-860 1953         
Email:               ammar.alzaydi@kfupm.edu.sa

​Education:

  • Ph.D.: Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (2016) - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 
  • M.A.Sc.: Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (2011) - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 
  • B.Sc. Major: Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Mechatronics Engineering (2008) - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • B.Sc. Option: Bachelor of Applied Sciences - Management Sciences (2008) - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  


Research Areas:

  • 2-5 Degrees of Freedom Robotics (Advanced Robotics)
  • Time Optimal Trajectory Generation
  • Way-Point Sequencing Algorithms (Optimal & Sub-Optimal Path Planning)
  • Precision Control and Precision Machine Design
  • Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Automation
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Laser Drilling and Laser Welding Technology
  • MEMS – Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems
  • Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Active Prosthesis and Wearable Technology
  • Autonomous Arial and Land Robotics
  • Adaptive Optics and Medical Imaging
  • Energy Harvesting (Solar-Energy  and Bio-Energy)
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
  • Custom Embedded Systems
Teaching at KFUPM:

  • ME 307 – Machine Design I
  • ME 444 – Introduction to Mechatronics
  • ME 414/416 - Design Project I & II (Project Adviser)
  • ME 411/412 - Senior Design Project I & II (Project Adviser)

Publications – Books:

  • [B.1] Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2018-2019), "Way-Point Sequencing and Time-Optimal Trajectory Generation for Different Laser Drilling Operations – Theory and Application", preparation in progress.
  • [B.2] Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2016), "Laser Drilling Trajectory Generation and Way-Point Sequencing", Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-330-00061-2.
  • [B.3] Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2011), "Time-Optimal Trajectory Generation for Laser Drilling", Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-3-8454-2865-9, ISBN-10: 384-5428-651. 

 

Patents:

  • [P.1] Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2017), "Gas/Liquid Intermediate Layer(s) in a Multi-Layer Tank Shell Supported by Pressure Controller", (KFUPM Intellectual Property Office).
  • [P.2] Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2017), "Low-Cost Electro-Magnetic Actuation Rotational Adaptive Mirror Design", (KFUPM Intellectual Property Office).

​Publications – Select Journal Papers:

  • [J.1] Ammar A. Alzaydi, Arebi A., Ham P., Thomas G., (2016), "The Recycling Possibilities and Applications of Carbon Based Ash – A Study Focused on Heavy Oil Based Power Generation Plants", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 7, Issue 11.
  • [J.2] Ammar A. Alzaydi, Panchal S., Patel P., Alusail M., (2016), "Comprehensive Gaseous Hydrogen Storage Reservoir Design Study", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 7, Issue 10.
  • [J.3] Erkorkmaz K., Ammar A. Alzaydi, Elfizy A., Engin S., (2014), "Time-Optimal Hole Sequence Planning for 5-Axis On-the-Fly Laser Drilling", CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 1, 2014.
  •  [J.4] Ammar A. Alzaydi, A. Cheung, N. Joshi, S. Wong, (2011), "Active Prosthetic Knee Fuzzy Logic - PID Motion Control, Sensors and Test Platform Design", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 2, Issue 12.
  •  [J.5] Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2011), "Artificial Neural Network Design and Parameter Optimization for Facial Expressions Recognition", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 2, Issue 12.
  • [J.6] Ammar A. Alzaydi, K. Vamaraju, P. Mukherjee, J. Gorchynski, (2011), "Optimized Fuzzy Logic Training of Neural Networks for Autonomous Robotics Applications", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 2, Issue 10.
  • [J.7] Erkorkmaz K., Ammar A. Alzaydi, Elfizy A., Engin S., (2011), "Time-Optimal Trajectory Generation for 5-Axis On-the-Fly Laser Drilling", CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 60, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 411-414.
  • [J.8] Ammar A. Alzaydi, John T. W. Yeow, Sangjune L. Lee, (2008), "Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Liquid Hydraulics Based Adaptive Mirror for Bio-Medical Applications", Journal of Mechatronics Engineering - Elsevier, (A.A. Alzaydi et al. / Mechatronics 18 (2008) 61–70).

Publications – Conference Papers:

  • [C.1] Ammar A. Alzaydi, Erkorkmaz K., Elfizy A., Engin S., "Hole Sequence Optimization for Minimum Time 5-Axis On-the-Fly Laser Drilling", Oral Presentation at the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE) 28th Annual Meeting, Oct, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. – Conference Best Poster Paper Award Winner. 
  • [C.2] Ammar A. Alzaydi, Erkorkmaz K., Elfizy A., Engin S., "Time-Optimal Minimum Jerk Trajectory Generation for 5-Axis Laser Drilling Applications", Oral Presentation at the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE) 25th Annual Meeting, (Oct, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA).

 

Grants and Awards

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship - [2014 to 2015]
  • Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship (Student Activity Report Scholarship) – [April 2014]
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship – [2013 to 2014]
  • American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) – Best Poster Paper Award – [Oct 2013]
  • 3M Thesis Competition 2nd Place Award – [June 2013]
  • UW Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant Excellence Award – [May 2013]
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship – [2012 to 2013]
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship – [2011 to 2012]
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship – [Sept 2010]
  • Graduate Research Studentship – [Sept 2008 to Dec 2011]
  • University of Waterloo Textbook and Technology Grant – [Oct 2008]
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Research Grant – [August 2008]
  • IEEE Paper Night Competition 2006 Award – [July 2006]
  • IEEE Paper Night Competition 2005 Award – [July 2005]
  • Green House Robotics Assistantship Award – [April 2005]
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship Award – [Sept 2004]
  • Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship – [Jun 2003]
  • General Motors - General Dynamics Proficiency Award – [May 2003]​ 

 

 

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