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 Dr. Hawwa, Muhammad

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Associate Professor 

Director, Mechatronics Lab   

Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63 Room-244                                  
Phone              966-13-860 4659                                      
Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Email               drmafh@kfupm.edu.sa
Websites          Personal Page                           

Education                                  

Ph.D.            Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

M.Sc.            Mechanical Engineering, Yarmouk University, Jordan.                             

B.Sc.             Civil Engineering, Yarmouk University, Jordan.                            

​Courses Taught

  • ME 201            Dynamics           
  • ME 482            Mechanical Vibration
  • ME 444            Mechatronics
  • ME 501            Continuum Mechanics
  • ME 564            Noise and Vibration Control
  • ​ME 560            Smart Materials and Structures

​Research Areas

Acoustics and Ultrasonics Wave Propagation, Nonlinear Vibration, Smart Materials Sensing and Actuation, Mechatronics.

Journal Publications

  • Hawwa, MA ;  Asymptotic wave speed estimation in weakly undulated ducts carrying mean flow ;2015​
  • Hawwa, MA ;  Sound Propagation in a Duct with Wall Corrugations Having Square-Wave Profiles ;2015​
  • Al-Nassar, Y. N. and Hawwa, M.A., “SH wave scattering at a broken tapered end of an elastic plate," ACTA Acustica United with Acustica, 99(6), pp. 863-866, November/December 2013.
  • Ouakad, H., Hawwa, M.A., and Al-Qahtani, H. M., “Modeling the electrostatic deflection of a MEMS multilayers based actuator," Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2013, Article ID 959232, 6 pages, November 2013.
  • Asfar, O.R., Hawwa, M.A., M. Bavencoffe, B. Morvan, and J-L. Izbicki, “A multiple-scale perturbation approach to mode coupling in periodic plates," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 60(2), pp. 395-401, February 2013.
  • Asfar, O.R., Bataineh, M.H., and Hawwa, M.A., “Ultrasonic waveguide with square wave surface grating," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 57(8), pp. 1797-1803, August 2010.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Al-Qahtani, H.M., “Nonlinear oscillations of a double-walled carbon nanotube," Computational Materials Science, 48(1), pp. 140-143, March 2010.
  • Mayoof, F.N. and Hawwa, M.A., “Chaotic behavior of a curved carbon nanotube under harmonic excitation," Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 42(3), pp. 1860-1867, November 2009.
  • Hawwa, M. A., “Ultrasonic wave transmission in periodically undulated elastic plates," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 52(9), pp. 1743-1747, October 2005.  
  • Hawwa, M. A., “Acoustic wave blocking in a duct with a chirped periodic wall," Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, 29(1C), pp. 113-124, June 2004.  
  • Bozorgi, J., Hawwa, M.A., Guo, W., and Yan, Y., “Performance requirements of micro-actuated suspensions in hard disk drives," Journal of Information Storage and Processing Systems, 2, pp. 293-302, 2000.
  • Hawwa, M.A., “Vibration isolation of machine foundations by periodic trenches," the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 124(4), pp. 422-427, April 1998.
  • Hawwa, M. A., “Waveguides with periodic undulations inspired by DSP windowing," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 209(4), pp. 699-706, January 1998.
  • Hawwa, M. A., “Acoustic / ultrasonic mode coupling in waveguides involving two periodicities," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 102(1), pp. 137-142, July 1997.
  • Hawwa, M. A. and Nayfeh, A. H., “Flexural wave propagation in a fluid-loaded elastic plate with periodically varying rigidity," the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 119(3), pp. 415-419, July 1997.
  • Hawwa, M.A., “Reflection of flexural waves in geometrically periodic beams," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 199(3), pp. 453-461, January 1997.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Nayfeh, A.H., “Acoustic radiation from multi-span baffled panels," the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 119(1), pp. 80-84, January 1997.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Nayfeh, A.H., “Thermoelastic waves in a laminated composite with a second sound effect," Journal of Applied Physics, 80(5), pp. 2733-2738, September 1996.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Brasil, R.M., “Vibration confinement in trusses," the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 122(3), pp. 286-290, March 1996.
  • Hawwa, M. A. and Asfar, O. R., “Mechanical-wave filtering in a periodically corrugated elastic plate," the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 18, pp. 16-20, January 1996.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Nayfeh, A.H., “The general problem of thermoelastic waves in anisotropic periodically laminated composites," Composites Engineering, 5(12), pp. 1499-1517, December 1995.
  • Brasil, R.M. and Hawwa, M.A., “The localization of buckling modes in nearly periodic trusses," Computers and Structures, 56(6), pp. 927-932, September 1995.
  • Asfar, O.R. and Hawwa, M.A., “Filtering of Rayleigh surface waves by means of periodic corrugations," the Journal of Vibration and Control, 1 (1), pp. 5-14, March 1995.
  • Hawwa, M. A., “SH-wave interaction in a harmonically inhomogeneous elastic plate," the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 62(1), pp. 174-177, March 1995.
  • Nayfeh, A.H. and Hawwa, M.A., “Use of mode-localization in passive control of structural buckling," the AIAA Journal, 32(10), pp. 2131-2133, October 1994.
  • Nayfeh, A.H. and Hawwa, M.A., “Interaction of surface gravity waves on non-uniformly periodic seabed," Physics of Fluids, 6(1), pp. 209-213, January 1994.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Asfar, O.R., “Coupled-mode analysis of Love waves in a filter film with periodically corrugated surfaces," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 41(1), pp. 13-18, January 1994.
  • Asfar, O.R. and Hawwa, M. A., “Torsional mode coupling and filtering in a composite waveguide with multi-periodic interface corrugations," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 93(5), pp. 2468-2473, May 1993.

Patents

  • Hawwa M.A. and Youcef-Toumi, K. -US Patent 8,783,297, ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR PIPELINE REHABILITATION. Date of Patent: July 22, 2014. 
  • Yilbas, B.S., Hawwa, M.A. and Shuja, S.Z. -US Patent 8,546,724, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LASER CUTTING THROUGH SURFACE PLASMA MONITORING. Date of Patent: October 1, 2013. 
  • Al-Qahtani, H.M. and Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 8,539,820, ACOUSTIC LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH ENVIROMENTAL NOISE ISOLATION. Date of Patent: September 24, 2013.
  • Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 8,479,879, EXPANDABLE CHAMBER ACOUSTIC SILENCER. Date of Patent: July 9, 2013.
  • Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 8,418,804, MULTIPLE HELMHOLTZ RESONATORS. Date of Patent: April 16, 2013. 
  • Hawwa, M.A., Y. N. Al-Nassar and H. M. Al-Qahtani -US Patent 8,134,279, PIEZOELECTRIC DAMPING DEVICE. Date of Patent: March 13, 2012.
  • Hawwa, M.A., Al-Dini, S.A., and Ben-Mansour, R. -US Patent 7,900,690, MOVING CARBON NANOTUBE HEAT SINK. Date of Patent: March 8, 2011.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Al-Sulaiman, F.A. -US Patent 7,597,003, ACOUSTIC CHAMBER FOR DETECTION OF INSECTS. Date of Patent: October 6, 2009.
  • Al-Qutub, A.M. and Hawwa, M.A. -US Patents 7,451,948; 7,556,222, APPARATUS FOR DEICING A SURFACE OF AN AIRCRAFT. Date of Patents: November 18, 2008; July 7, 2009.
  • Al-Sulaiman, F.A. and Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 7,540,110, SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY OF INSECTISIDE. Date of Patent: June 2, 2009. 
  • Ben-Mansour, R. and Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 7,392,710, FLOW METER PROBE WITH FORCE SENSORS. Date of Patent: July 1, 2008.
  • Niu, Y., Fanslau, E.B., and Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,961,221, PIEZOELECTRIC MICROACTUATORS WITH SUBSTANTIALLY FIXED AXIS OF ROTATION AND MAGNIFIED STROKE. Date of Patent: November 1, 2005.
  • Al-Garni, A.Z. and Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,955,215, HYBRID COOLING OF ELECTRONIC CHIPS. Date of Patent: October 18, 2005.
  • Hawwa, M.A., Bozorgi, J., and Menon, A.K.. -US Patents 6,437,945; 6,665,146; 6,717,713; 6,856,489, AIRFLOW ASSISTED RAMP LOADING AND UNLOADING OF SLIDERS IN HARD DISK DRIVES. Date of Patents: August 20, 2002; December 16, 2003; April 6, 2004; February 15, 2005. 
  • Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,807,332, PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATED OPTICAL SWITCH. Date of Patent: October 19, 2004.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Fanslau, E.B. -US Patent 6,807,030, ENCLOSED PIEZOELECTRIC MICROACTUATORS COUPLED BETWEEN HEAD AND SUSPENSION. Date of Patent: October 19, 2004.
  • Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,757,140, ELECTROSTATIC MICROELECTROMECHANICAL (MEMS) MICROACTUATOR FOR PRECISE READ/WRITE HEAD POSITIONING. Date of Patent: June 29, 2004.
  • Hawwa, M.A., Fanslau, E.B. and Young, K. -US Patent 6,704,158, SHEAR MODE MULTILAYERED MICRO-ACTUATOR FOR DUAL-STAGE SERVO CONTROLLERS IN DISK DRIVES. Date of Patent: March 9, 2004.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Menon, A.K. -US Patent 6,515,791, ACTIVE REFLECTION AND ANTI-REFLECTION OPTICAL SWITCH. Date of Patent: February 4, 2003. 
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Bozorgi, J. -US Patents 6,310,750; 6,404,600; 6,421,211; 6,512,659, DISK DRIVE ACTUATOR ARM WITH MICROACTUATED READ/WRITE HEAD POSITIONING. Date of Patents: October 30, 2001; June 11, 2002; July 16, 2002; January 28, 2003.
  • Young, K., Fanslau, E.B. and Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,376,964, COLLOCATED ROTATING FLEXURE MICROACTUATOR FOR DUAL-STAGE SERVO IN DISK DRIVES. Date of Patent: April 23, 2002.
  • Sampietro, J. et al., Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,362,933, PIEZOELECTRIC HEAD LOADING AND UNLOADING DEVICE FOR RIGID DISC DRIVES. Date of Patent: March 26, 2002.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Bozorgi, J. -US Patent 6,310,746, PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION DAMPING FOR DISK DRIVES. Date of Patent: October 30, 2001.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Bozorgi, J. -US Patent 6,310,746, PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION DAMPING FOR DISK DRIVES. Date of Patent: October 30, 2001.
  • Mohajerani, K. et al., Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,298,545, METHOD OF MAKING AN ACTUATOR ARM INTEGRATED PIEZOELECTRIC MICROACTUATOR.  Date of Patent: October 9, 2001.
  • Sampietro, J. et al., Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,157,116, ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION IN DISC DRIVES.   Date of Patent: December 5, 2000.
  • Hawwa, M.A. et al. -US Patent 6,108,175, BIMORPH PIEZOELECTRIC MICROACTUATOR HEAD AND FLEXURE ASSEMBLY. Date of Patent: August 22, 2000.
  • Mohajerani, K. et al., Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,052,251, ACTUATOR ARM INTEGRATED PIEZOELECTRIC MICROACTUATOR. Date of Patent: April 18, 2000.
  • Fard, A. et al., Hawwa, M.A. -US Patent 6,025,975, E-BLOCK HEAD STACK MICROACTUATOR ASSEMBLY. Date of Patent: February 15, 2000.

Conference Proceedings 

  • Horoub M., Mahir H., Hawwa M.A., ``Dynamic Analysis of a Floating Cable-driven Platform for Marine Applications,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Prague, Czech Republic, Paper No. 153, August 14-15, 2014.
  • Al-Sulaiman, F.A. and Hawwa, M.A., “IC tomography and infrared tomography techniques to monitor defect sites in palm tree trunks," Advanced Materials Research, 445, pp. 1053-1057, 2012. 
  • Isayed, B. M. and Hawwa, M.A., “A nonlinear PID Control Scheme for hard disk drive Servo systems," The Proceedings of the 15th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Athens – Greece, pp. T16-014, 2007.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Masoud A.A., “A nonlinear PID Servo Controller for computer hard disk drives," The Proceedings of the 9th International IEEE Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, Istanbul - Turkey, pp. 672-676, 2006.
  • Al-Sulaiman F.A. and Hawwa, M.A., “Nondestructive diagnosis of date palm trees," The Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, Hanover - Germany, pp. 175-181, 2005. 
  • Hawwa, M. A., “Noise control in ducts by means of wall periodicity," Proceedings of the 10th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Manchester - England, AIAA Paper, AIAA-2004-3035. 2004.  
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Nayfeh, A.H., “Control of structure-borne sound using periodically varying rigidity," DE-Vol. 84-2 ASME, Boston - MA, pp. 307-314, 1995.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Nayfeh, A.H., “Using resonant reflection breakwaters for surface wave suppression," FED-Vol. 122 ASME, Hilton Head - NC, pp. 133-138, 1995.
  • Brasil, R.M. and Hawwa, M.A., “The localization of vibration modes in nearly periodic trusses," Proceedings of IV Symposium on Dynamic Problems of Mechanics, Sao Paulo - Brazil, pp. 142-145, 1995.
  • Brasil, R.M. and Hawwa, M.A., “Buckling mode localization in trusses," Proceedings of the 4th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics PACAM IV, Buenos Aires - Argentina, Vol. 1, pp. 393-398, 1995.
  • Hawwa, M.A. and Nayfeh, A.H., “Harmonic generalized thermoelastic waves in anisotropic laminated composites," Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics: Aerospace Thermal Structures and Materials f​or a New Era, Charlottesville – VA, pp. 293-322, 1995.
  • Nayfeh, A.H. and Hawwa, M.A., “The effect of mode localization on structure-borne sound," AIAA-94-1682-CP, Hilton Head - NC, pp. 114-122, 1994.
  • Nayfeh, A. H. and Hawwa, M.A., “Buckling mode localization of multi-span columns," AIAA Paper, AIAA-94-1584-CP, Hilton Head - NC, pp. 2117-2123, 1994.
  • Nayfeh, A.H. and Hawwa, M.A., “Vibration and wave propagation characteristics of multi-segmented elastic beams," Proceedings of the 8th International Modal Analysis Conference, Kissimmee - FL, Vol. I, pp. 397-402, 1990.​