Dr. Hassen M. Ouakad


Dr. Hassen M. Ouakad

King Fahd University of petroleum and Minerals
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Hassen M. Ouakad was born in Bizerte (Tunisia) in 1983. He received the B.Sc. degree, with honors, in Mechanuics and Structures in 2007 from Tunisia Polytechnic School. In 2008 he received a master degree in Computational Mechanics from a joint graduiate program between Tunisia Polytechnic School, Tunisia, and Virginia Tech, VA, USA. Then he joined the MEMS characterization and Motion Lab of the State University of New-York at Binghamton (NY, ISA), where he received the Ph.D. degree in 2010. In January 2011, he joined the petroleum Engineering Department of the Texas A&M, Qatar as a postdoc research assistant. In September 2011 he joined the Mechanical engineering Department of King Fahd University as an Assistant Professor. He got promoted to the rank of Associate Professor since April 2016. Dr. Ouakad is the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in research award granted by the Watson School of the State University of New-York at Binghamton, NY, USA. Dr. Ouakad holds two patents dealing with introducing new techniques for controlling the micro-contact printing in roll-to-roll processes. Furthermore, Dr. Ouakad invented new miniaturized devices that rely on the fringing-fields electric loads as an actuation technique in MEMS devices. Dr. Ouakad authored and coauthored more than fifty scientific articles published in highly ranked international journals and conferences. His work has been cited more than 400 times and his H index is 10. Dr. Ouakad is a member in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering (IJAME) and has served on the scientific committees of several international conferences.