Khair Al Shamaileh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Khair Al Shamaileh teaches electrical engineering courses, mainly telecommunication and radio frequency electronics. His research spans the topics of microwave engineering and wireless communications.
Khair Al Shamaileh’s research interests include radio-frequency circuit design and physical-layer security. He has published 50+ articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. He has utilized his experience in evaluating system-level architectures of microwave and mm-wave integrated circuits as well as developing protocols to promote wireless communications integrity.
K. Al Shamaileh, N. Dib and S. Abushamleh, “Width-varying conductor-backed coplanar waveguide-based lowpass filter with a constant signal trace to adjacent grounds separation,” IET Microwaves, Antennas Propagation, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 386–390, 2019.
O. Jibreel, N. Dib, and K. Al Shamaileh, “General design equations for 3-way unequal-split Bagley power dividers,” IET Microwaves, Antennas Propagation, vol. 13, no. 13, pp. 2264–2271, 2019.
A. Albehadili, K. Al Shamaileh, A Javaid, J. Oluoch, and V. Devabhaktuni, “An upper bound on PHY-layer key generation for secure communications over a Nakagami-m fading channel with asymmetric additive noise,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 28137–28149, 2018.
Khair Al Shamaileh’s teaching spans the areas of telecommunication and radio frequency circuit design/optimization. His key focus is to bring his research expertise to classrooms by involving students in hands-on coursework projects that address contemporary electrical engineering challenges. Such projects are approached with commercial engineering software tools, and modern manufacturing methods.
Why I became an engineer…
For me, engineering is more than just getting a motor to run, getting LEDs to blink, or transforming data into electromagnetic waves so that they can be transmitted wirelessly and be received safe and sound. I am passionate about applying the concepts of mathematics and physics to create solutions to the most challenging problems that have a direct impact on humanity. And, as an engineer, I always know I have to come up with cost-effective, reliable, durable designs and troubleshooting approaches without compromising complexity, quality or performance.
What engineers can do to make a difference…
Engineers greatly contribute to their collective society by maneuvering and experimenting solutions to unaddressed challenges and establishing new technologies. As a result of Engineers’ work, new exciting trends are taking place almost every year, such as the 5th generation cellular communication, microwave medical imaging, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy resources investments. Such examples – among many – are looked at as game-changers towards the “impact” on improving life quality by enforcing the transfer of gigabit data, earlier discovery of tumors, timely treatment and safety measures enhancement, and human-machine teaming. Such “innovative” technologies are explored and being continuously “improved” by capable individuals with unquestionable problem-solving skills; or in other words, Engineers!
Lionhearted Leaders: Khair Al Shamaileh
PNW associate professor of electrical engineering Khair Al Shamaileh discusses the challenges of cybersecurity as well as efforts to bring students to a level where they become more knowledgeable about the field than he is.