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 Dr. Alzaydi, Ammar A.

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Assistant Professor – Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 

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.

Thesis: "Time Optimal Trajectory Generation & Way-Point Sequencing for 5-Axis On-the-Fly Laser Drilling".

M.A.Sc.: Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (2011) - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Thesis: "Time-Optimal Trajectory Generation for 5-Axis On-the-Fly Laser Drilling". 

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.  

Teaching at KFUPM:

  • ME 307 – Machine Design I
  • ME 444 – Introduction to Mechatronics
  • ME 411 – Senior Design Project I
  • ME 414 – Design Project I 

Research Areas:

  • 2-5 Degrees of Freedom Robotics (Advanced Robotics).
  • Time-Optimal Trajectory Generation.
  • Precision Control and Precision Machine Design.
  • Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Automation.
  • Laser Drilling and Laser Welding Technology.
  • MEMS – Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems.
  • Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Active Prosthesis and Wearable Technology.
  • Way-Point Sequencing Algorithms (Optimal & Sub-Optimal Path Planning).
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).
  • Autonomous Navigation and Mobile Manipulation (Arial and Land Robotics).
  • Military Robotics and Intelligence Optimization.
  • Adaptive Optics and Medical Imaging.
  • Energy Harvesting (Solar-Energy and Bio-Energy).
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.
  • Non-Ionizing Radiation (UV Band-C) to Combat COVIC-19.
  • Custom Embedded Systems.
  • General Robotics, Electronics, Computer, and Intelligent Systems. 

Publications – Books:

  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2020), "Way-Point Sequencing and Time-Optimal Trajectory Generation for Different Laser Drilling Operations – Theory and Application", preparation in progress.
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2016), "Laser Drilling Trajectory Generation and Way-Point Sequencing", Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-330-00061-2.
  • 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:

  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2019), "Electro-Magnetic Actuation Rotational Adaptive Mirror", Patent Number: US10365473B1.
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2019), "Deformable Mirror with Magnetic System for Configuring a Reflective Film", Patent Number: US10495872B2.
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, "Multi-Walled Fluid Storage Tank", Patent Pending 2017-133-TM / 028621US.
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, A. Albasri, A. Almuhaizea, I. Alzakari, A. Alshabanah, "Dual Direction Accident Prevention and Assistive Braking System", Patent Pending 2018-106-AF / 506514US.
  • J. Al-Bin-Mousa, N. Ahmed, Ammar A. Alzaydi, "Dual Axis Hydraulic Joint" Patent Pending 2019-056-AF / 577628US.
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, "Sensor-Less Sun Tracking Solar Panel", Patent Filing in Progress.
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, "Zero Thrust Jet-Engine Mechanism", Patent Filing in Progress. 

Publications – Select Journal Papers:

  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2020), "Intelligent Active Prosthesis Control without Direct Human Muscle/Brain Command Input", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering – Springer, (In-Progress).
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi, (2020), "Low-Cost Electro-Magnetic Actuation Rotational Adaptive Mirror Design", Journal of Mechatronics Engineering - Elsevier, (In-Progress).
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi (2020), "Task-Point Sequencing and Trajectory Generation/Optimization with Benchmarking for Multi-axis Percussion Laser Drilling of Jet Engine Combustion Chamber Panels", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering – Springer, (17 May 2020). Doi: 10.1007/s13369-020-04604-5.
  • Ammar A. Alzaydi (2020), Sahaluddin M., Islam M., Al-Helou S., (2020), "Robotic Manipulator Task Sequencing and Minimum Snap Trajectory Generation", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering – Springer, (16 April 2020). Doi: 10.1007/s13369-020-04474-x.
  • Ammar Alzaydi (2019), "Time-Optimal Connection Between On-the-Fly Drilling Trajectories and Rest Boundary Conditions", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering – Springer, Vol. 44, (12 July 2019). Doi: 10.1007/s13369-019-04007-1.
  • Ammar Alzaydi, (2019), "Time-optimal, minimum-jerk, and acceleration continuous looping and stitching trajectory generation for 5-axis on-the-fly laser drilling", Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing – Elsevier, Vol.121, (15 April 2019), Pages 532-550. Doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.11.045.
  • Ammar Alzaydi, (2018), "Trajectory generation and optimization for five-axis on-the-fly laser drilling: a state-of-the-art review", Journal of Optical EngineeringSociety of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Vol. 57, Issue 12, 120901 (18 December 2018). Doi: 10.1117/1.OE.57.12.120901.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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), Pages 61–70). 

Publications – Conference Papers:

  • 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. 
  • 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:

1st Place - Outstanding Student Advising Award – KFUPm 6th Senior Design Expo.Dec. 2019
4th Place - Outstanding Student Advising Award – KFUPm 6th Senior Design ExpoDec. 2019
5th Place - Outstanding Student Advising Award – KFUPm 6th Senior Design ExpoDec. 2019
1st Place - Outstanding Student Advising Award – KFUPM 3rd Senior Design Expo.May 2018
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship2014 to 2015
Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship (Student Activity Report Scholarship)April 2014
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship2013 to 2014
American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) – Best Poster Paper AwardOct 2013
3M Thesis Competition 2nd Place AwardJune 2013
UW Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant Excellence AwardMay 2013
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship2012 to 2013
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship2011 to 2012
University of Waterloo Graduate ScholarshipSept 2010
Graduate Research Studentship Sept 2008 to Dec 2011
Textbook and Technology Grant Oct 2008
University of Waterloo Graduate Research Grant August 2008
IEEE Student Paper Night Competition 2006 AwardJuly 2006
IEEE Student Paper Night Competition 2005 AwardJuly 2005
Green House Robotics Assistantship AwardApril 2005
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Award (URA)Sept 2004
Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top ScholarshipJun 2003
General Motors - General Dynamics Proficiency Award

May 2003 




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