Yousef Haik | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Yousef Haik

Yousef Haik (PhD)

College of Science and Engineering


Yousef Haik is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of engineering and nanotechnology. He has made notable contributions to the creation of novel nanomaterial that have seen applications in magnetic hyperthermia, onsite diagnostics, antimicrobials and solar cells. He is an inventor of numerous patents, many of which have been licensed. His publication record includes over 250 peer-reviewed articles, textbooks and conference proceedings. He is honored with a number of prestigious awards, including among many, the HH Sheikh Khalifa Award for Distinguished Research Professor, Arab Thoughts Foundation and the FUIW-FUMI Research Award. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a member of more than a dozen international societies. He serves as the Editor in Chief and on the editorial board for more than a dozen international journals. His academic career has included appointments in engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical and Nanoengineering) and science (Medicinal Chemistry, Physics and Nanoscience) programs. He is an ABET evaluator. His administrative appointments include Associate Vice President, Dean, Director for Research Centers, Department Chair and Graduate Programs Director. He has led the creation of a number of degree programs.

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Energy harvesting
  • Biofuel


Associate Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies

Qatar University

  • Professor

    Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Qatar University

  • Professor, Department Chair, Program Director

    United Arab Emirates University

  • Professor, Center Director

    University of North Carolina-Greensboro



PhD Mechanical Engineering

Florida State University, Tallahassee-FL

  • MS Mechanical Engineering

    University of Iowa, Iowa City-IA

  • BS Mechanical Engineering

    University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan


Selected Publications

  • Haik, Y., Sangarappillai S., Shahin, T.

    “Engineering Design Process, 3rd Edition” Cengage Learning, ISBN 13-978-1-305-25328-5 and ISBN 10-1-305-25328-0

  • Al-Haik M. Y., Zakaria M. Y., Hajj M. R., Haik Y.

    “Storage of Energy Harvested from a Miniature Turbine in a Novel Organic Capacitor,” Journal of Energy Storage, DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2016.01.008.

  • Ramadi K B, Mohamed Y A, Al-Sbiei A, Al Marzooqi S, Bashir G, Al Dhanhani A, Sarawathiamma D, Qadri S, Yasin J, Nemmar A, Fernandez-Cabezudo M J, Haik Y, al-Ramadi B K

    “Acute Systemic Exposure to Silver-based Nanoparticles Induces Hepatotoxicity and NLRP3-dependent Inflammation,” Nanotoxicology, DOI: 10.3109/17435390.2016.1163743.

  • Dagher S, Haik Y, Tit N, Ayesh A

    “PbS/CdS Heterojunction Quantum Dot Solar Cells,” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 3328-3340

  • Ayesh, A, Thaker S, Haik Y

    “Selective H2S Sensor Based on CuO Nanoparticles Embedded in Organic Membranes,” Sensors and Actuators: B. Chemical, Vol. 231, pp. 593-600

  • Haik, Y.

    US 9,005,582, Hyperthermia Therapeutic Agent Delivery System

    April 14, 2015
  • Haik, Y

    US 8,951,501, Noninvasive Thermometry Monitoring System

    February 10, 2015
  • Haik, Y, Ayesh A, Allawy, M

    US 8,796,673, Semiconducting Polymer

    August 5, 2014