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 Dr. Khater, Mahmoud E

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Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office:               Bldg 63-Room 108

Phone:              +966- 13 -860- 7161

Fax:                  +966-13-860 -2949 (ME Dept)

Email: :             mkhater@kfupm.edu.sa

Website :          Personal Page 

Education

Ph.D., Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

M.Sc., Mechanical Design Engineering, Zaqaziq University, Egypt   

Courses Taught

  • Dynamics, ME 201
  • Machine Design I & II, ME 307-ME 308
  • Mechanics of Machines, ME 309
  • Systems Dynamics and Control, ME 413 
  • Mechanical Vibrations, ME 482
  • Directed Research, ME 495
  • Independent Research, ME 606 


Research Areas

  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS
  • Nano Electro Mechanical Systems, NEMS
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Simulation and Design of Mechanical Systems
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Energy Harvesting

Representative Publications

  • Al-Ghamdi M., Khater M., Abdel-Rahman E., and Nepomuceno E., "Quasi-Static pull-in: an instability in electrostatic Actuators", Scientific Reports, V. 10, 10:4990/1-8 (2020).
  • Alneamy A., Khater M., Al-Ghamdi M., Abdel-Aziz A., Heppler G., and Abdel-Rahman E., "Large oscillation of electrostatically actuated curved beams", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V. 30, 095005/1-11 (2020).
  • Alneamy A., Khater M., Abdel-Aziz A., Heppler G., and Abdel-Rahman E., "Electrostatic Arch Micro-Tweezers", International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, V. 118, 103298/1-9 (2020).
  • Al-Ghamdi M., Khater M., Park S., Stewart K., Alneamy A., Abdel-Rahman E., and Penlidis A., "Dynamic Bifurcation MEMS Gas Sensors", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V. 29, 075014/1-11 (2019).
  • Alneamy A., Al-Ghamdi M., Park S., Khater M., Abdel-Rahman E., and Heppler G., "Dimpled Electrostatic MEMS Actuators", Journal of Applied Physics, V. 125, 024304/1-11 (2019).
  • Al-Ghamdi M., Khater M., and Abdel-Rahman E., "Switching Intermittency", Applied Physics Letters, V. 113, 153501/1-4 (2018).
  • Alneamy A., Khater M., Al-Ghamdi M., Park S., Heppler G., and Abdel-Rahman E., "Dual Actuation Micro-Mirrors", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V. 28, 075014/1-10 (2018).
  • Ben Sassi S., Khater M., Najar F., and Abdel-Rahman E., "A Square Wave is the Most Efficient and Reliable Waveform for Resonant Actuation of Micro Switches", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V. 28, 055002/1-19 (2018).
  • Park S., Al-Ghamdi M., Khater M., and Abdel-Rahman E., "A Tunable MEMS Magnetic Sensor", IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, V. 26, 255-263 (2017).
  • Park S., Khater M., Effa D., Abdel-Rahman E., and Yavuz M., "Detection of cyclic-fold bifurcation in electrostatic MEMS transducers by motion-induced current", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V. 27, 085007/1-9 (2017).
  • Al-Ghamdi M., Alneamy A., Park S., Li B., Khater M., Abdel-Rahman E., Heppler G., and Yavuz M., "Nonlinear Parameter Identification of a Resonant Electrostatic MEMS Actuator", Sensors, s17051121/1-9 (2017).
  • Saritas R., Khater M., Park S., Dagdelen T., Abdel-Rahman E., and Yavuz M., "Techniques for Dynamic Analysis of Bonding Wires", Microelectronics Reliability, V. 58, pp. 73-81 (2016).
  • Khater M., Akhtar S., Park S., Ozdemir S., Abdel-Rahman E., Vyasarayani C., and Yavuz M., "Contact Damping in Microelectromechanical Actuators", Applied Physics Letters, V. 105, 253501/1-4 (2014).
  • Khater M., Al-Ghamdi M., Park S., Stewart K., Abdel-Rahman E., Penlidis A., Nayfeh A., Abdel-Aziz A., and Basha M., "Binary MEMS Gas Sensors", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V. 24, 065007/1-9 (2014).
  • Khater M., Vummidi K., Abdel-Rahman E., Nayfeh A., and Raman S., "Dynamic actuation methods for capacitive MEMS shunt switches", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 21, 035009/1-12 (2011).
  • Alneamy A., Abdel-Rahman E., Heppler G., Abdel-Aziz A., and Khater M., "Chaos in an Electrostatically Actuated Arch Beam", NODYCON, Rome, Italy (2019).
  • Alneamy A., Khater M., Abdel-Aziz A., Heppler G., and Abdel-Rahman E., "Electrostatic Arch Micro-Tweezers", EUROMECH Colloquium 603, Porto, Portugal (2018).
  • Al-Ghamdi M., Khater M., Stewart K., Alneamy A., Almikhlafi R., Park S., Abdel-Rahman E., and Penlidis A., "Demonstration of Electrostatic MEMS Bifurcation Sensors", European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference ENOC 2017, Budapest, Hungary (2017).
  • Park S., Khater M., Li B., Al-Ghamdi M., Abdel-Aziz A., Abdel-Rahman E., Nayfeh A., and Yavuz M., "Evidence of an Intermittency Route to Chaos in Electrostatic MEMS", International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), Montreal, Canada (2016).
  • Park S., Khater M., Abdel-Aziz A., and Abdel-Rahman E., "Strange Attractors Observed in Electrostatic MEMS Actuators", International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), Montreal, Canada (2016).


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