Khair Al Shamaileh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Khair Al Shamaileh


Khair Al Shamaileh teaches electrical engineering courses, mainly telecommunication and radio frequency electronics. His research spans the topics of microwave engineering and wireless communications.

Research Overview

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.

Select Publications

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.

Teaching Focus

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!

PNW professor Khair al Shamaileh and a student work together in the lab

Making Concepts Come Alive

Khair Al Shamaileh uses innovative approaches to improve students’ understanding of intensive engineering topics. He helps students observe theory in action through engineering software featuring simulations and visualizations, hands-on projects and lab activities.

Meet Professor Al Shamaileh

Khair Al Shamaileh


(219) 989-8374

Office Location:

Hammond Campus, POTT 331


  • Ph.D. – Engineering, University of Toledo
  • M.S. – Wireless Communications Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • B.S. – Communications/Electronics Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Areas of Expertise

  • Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Optimization
  • Data Modeling Techniques
  • Mobile Communications
  • Cyber-Physical Wireless Communications Evaluations

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Ph.D.
  • Dissertation of the Year 2015, University of Toledo, 2016 M.S.
  • Thesis of the Year 2011, Jordanian Research Support Fund, 2013

Curriculum Vitae