Dr. Khaled M. Al-Aribe

Assistant Professor


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada 2012
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Garyounis University Benghazi, Libya 1999
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Garyounis University Benghazi, Libya 1992

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), lab-on-a-chip (LOC), Photonics, Opto-mechatronics, Micro-mechatronics, Biosensors, structural health monitoring (SHM), Mechanical Vibrations, Microfluidic Devices, Nanofabrication, Biomaterials.


  • Assistant Professor, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2013 - Now
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 2012 - 2013
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 2004 - 2012
  • Lecturer and Head of Mechanical Workshops, The Higher Institute of Electrical and Electronic Technology, Benghazi, Libya 1999 - 2003
  • Lead Mechanical Engineer and Maintenance Coordinator, North Benghazi Steam Power Plant, Benghazi, Libya 1994 - 1999
  • Junior Mechanical Engineer Jowef Company, Benghazi-Libya 1992 - 1994

Research & Scholarly Activities

  • Recipient of Graduate Research Award Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Best Paper Award SPIE Optics East conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2006)
  • Supervised 2 B.Sc. projects at University of Garyounis Benghazi, Libya and University of Omar Al-Mukhtar, Beda, Libya
  • Authored or co-authored over 11 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on the dynamic and seismic analysis of bridges, in addition to a book chapter.

Consultancy & Industry Experience

Part-Time lecturer for several technical courses, including:

  1. The Arabian Training & Consulting Group, Benghazi, Libya; Courses taught: Planning and Administrating Maintenance Tasks, Health Monitoring of Mechanical Equipment
  2. The Cement Production Training Center, Benghazi, Libya; Courses taught: Mechanical Maintenance of Pumps and Compressors, Planning and Administrating Maintenance Tasks
  3. Established preventive maintenance procedures for the General Libyan textile company, Benghazi, Libya.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Participation in Activities of Professional Societies
  • Reviewer with the IEEE Journal of Neural Networks Control
  • Reviewer with the IEEE Control Systems Society Conferences Proceedings