Introduction

Welcome to the website of professor Mohammed A. Alhaider.Prof. Mohammed A. Alhaider

This site will provide some information on the activities and interests of Dr. Mohammed.

Personal

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Degrees Held

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KSU Employment

Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University

Positions Held

Other Activities in KSU

Taught Courses

Undergraduate and graduate courses
Course # Course Title
EE 303 Electrical Measurements (1)
EE 304 Electrical Measurements (2)
EE 305 Electrical Measurements Lab.
EE 312 Electronics (2)
EE 319 Electronics for Non-Electrical Engineering Students
EE 394 Electronics for Mechanical Engineering Students
EE 423 Communications (2)
EE 427 Optical Communications
BMT 311 Biomedical Electronics
EE 411 Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
EE 526 Optical Communications

Also supervised many B.Sc. projects, M.Sc and PhD theses.

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Professional Experience

  • Chas. T. Main International (Boston & Riyadh) preparation of a 25 year plan for the development of the electric power system in Saudi Arabia (1977 - 1978)
  • Review of Design and Specifications of HV, LV, lighting and PBX needs for the Ministry of Information main complex which included Audio and TV studios and auditoriums and other Ministry projects (1978 - 1980)
  • Worked on bid analysis of King Saud University staff housing (1979)
  • Ministry of Higher Education building services, design review, supervision and handing over of Ministry building (1980 - 1985)
  • Technical Consultant, Arriyadh Development Authority (1980 - 2009)
  • Participated in the planning, review, design, supervision of high voltage and low voltage power distribution, lighting and communications including security systems, IPTV, IP telephony networking with planning, construction and maintenance departments of ADA. The works include infrastructure for many residential and commercial projects including:
  • Chaired handing over committees to take over completed projects. Number of projects received so far is over 80 with a total value exceeding 2 Billion US Dollars
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    Miscellaneous

    Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

    1. Senior Life Member of the IEEE, U.S.A.
    2. Fellow of the IET (previously IEE), U.K.
    3. Chartered Electrical Engineer. C. ENG.
    4. European Engineer EUR ING.

    Research Areas of Interest

    1. Fiber Optics with Emphasis on High Data Transmission
    2. New Developments in Engineering Education
    3. Engineering Education in Developing countries
    4. Atmospheric Propagation of Laser, and Millimetric Waves

    Funded Research

    1. Engineering Curricula in the Gulf States - A Comparative Study
    2. Millimeter Wave Propagation in Arid Land - A Field Study in Riyadh

    Awards

    1. Scholarship of King Saud University 1970-1977
    2. "Experimental infrared propagation in arid climates", Best Paper Award 5th IEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation ICAP87, York, U.K., 30 March - 2 April 1987
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    Conferences

    1. Electro-optic Laser Conference, N.YC, N.Y., USA, 1976
    2. IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference, San Francisco, USA, October 29 - November 3, 1978
    3. 87th Annual Conference of ASEE, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, June 25 - 28, 1979
    4. Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference, Santa Clara, USA, 1982
    5. European Conference on Optical Communications, Cannes, September 21-24, 1982
    6. First Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 14-19, 1983
    7. 8th National Computer Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, October 21 - 24, 1985
    8. 2nd Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 17-19, 1985
    9. 9th National Computer Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 6-9, 1986
    10. 5th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, York, U.K., March 30 - April 2, 1987
    11. Engineering Education and Self-reliance in the Arab World Symposium, Kuwait, November 17- 19, 1987
    12. 18th Arab Engineering Conference, Kuwait, February 18-21, 1989
    13. 6th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Coventry, UK, April 4-7, 1989
    14. 12th National Computer Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 21-24, 1990
    15. 3rd Saudi Engineering Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 24-27, 1991
    16. Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 5-8, 1995
    17. First Communication Conference, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, March 11-13, 1996
    18. Fourth Technical Meeting and Technical Book Exhibition, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 30-31, 1996
    19. IET International Professional Registration Advisors Conferences in 2005,2007 and 2009 held at Savoy Place in London,UK
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    Books

    1. Translation of "The Management of Electric Energy Business", by Edwin Vennard, published by King Saud University Press, 1984
    2. "Electronic Circuits, Digital and Analog", Vol. I, by Charles Holt, published by John Wiley & Sons, translated by S.H. Bakry, M.A. Hassan, M.A. Alhaider and M.F. Hamad, 1985
    3. "Electronic Circuits, Digital and Analog", Vol. II, by Charles Holt, published by John Wiley & Sons, translated by S.H. Bakry, M.A. Hassan, M.A. Alhaider and M.F. Hamad, 1985
    4. S.H. Bakry and M.A. Alhaider, "Introduction to Communications", published by King Saud University, (in Arabic), 1989
    5. M.A. Alhaider, "Optical Fiber Communications", published by Obeikan Publishing, Riyadh (in Arabic), 1995
    6. "Wavelength Converters" chapter in Optical Networking Handbook, edited by M. Elias, CRC Press, 2003
    7. M.A. Alhaider, "Introduction to Engineering", Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrücken Germany, 2016
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    Journal Publications

    1. Tsai, C.S., Nguyen, Le T. and Alhaider, M.A., "A wideband acoustooptic guided-light beam deflector using tilting surface acoustic waves," in Proc. 1974 IEEE Ultrasonic Symp. (IEEE Cat. 74-CHO-896-ISU), pp. 768-772, 1974
    2. Tsai, C.S., Nguyen, Le T., Yao, S.K. and Alhaider, M.A., "High performance acoustooptic guided-light-beam device using two tilting surface acoustic waves," App. Phys. Lett., Vol. 26, p. 140, February 1975
    3. Tsai, C.S., Alhaider, M.A., Nguyen, Le T. and Kim, B., "Wideband guided-wave acoustooptic Bragg diffraction and devices using multiple tilted surface acoustic waves," Proc. of the IEEE, Vol. 64, No.3, pp. 318-328, March 1976
    4. Mansour, M.A.S., Alhaider, M.A. and Fatoh, I., "A wide range static inverter suitable for induction motor drives, digital model and test results," Proceedings of the Fourth European Conf. on Electrotechnics EUROCON’80 Stuttgart, edited by W. Kaiser and W.E. Proebster, pp. 443-449, March 24-28, 1980
    5. Ibrahim, M.M. and Alhaider, M.A., "Atmospheric laser comm. links appear feasible in Saudi Arabia," Journal of Asia Electronics Union, pp. 142-143, July 1980
    6. Ibrahim, M.M. and Alhaider, M.A., "Special filters for digital fiber-optic communication system," OPTICA ACTA, Vol. 28, No.4, pp. 515-520, 1981
    7. Mansour, M.A.S., Alhaider, M.A. and Fatoh, I., "Analysis of variable frequency inverter-induction motor system," Journal of Engineering Sciences, King Saud University, Vol. 7, No.1, pp. 53-63, 1981
    8. Ali, A.A., and Alhaider, M.A., "FM spectrum necessary bandwidth for colour TV and sound sub-carriers," Journal of Engineering Sciences, King Saud University, Vol. 8, No.1, pp. 1-7, 1982
    9. Ibrahim, M.M. and Alhaider, M.A., "Injection-locked passively Q-switched lasers," Journal of Quantum Electronics, pp. 109-112, January 1982
    10. Ibrahim, M.M. and Alhaider, M.A., "Sensitivity of avalanche-photodiode optical receivers of avalanche gain," Journal of Asia Electronics Union, pp. 153-155, February 1982
    11. Nabil Saleh, M. and Alhaider, M.A., "Optical analogue transmission of multiple TV channels in single-fiber optical communication systems," The Transactions of the IECE of Japan, Vol. E65, No.7, pp. 405-406, July 1982
    12. Ali, A.A. and Alhaider, M.A., "Necessary bandwidth for high-index FM," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 71, No.1, pp. 184-186, January 1983
    13. Mansour, M.A.S. and Alhaider, M.A., "Proposed digital simulation for controlled slip drive," Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol.11, No.1, pp. 141-146, 1985
    14. Hassan, M., Ali, A. and Alhaider, M., "Rain measurements for mm-wave propagation - A review," Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 11, No.2, pp. 179-200, 1985
    15. Ali, A. and Alhaider, M.A., "Power spectra and necessary bandwidth for simultaneous FDM and PSK signals," Space Communication and Broadcasting Journal, Elsevier Science Publishers, B.V. (North Holland), Journal of Space & Communication & Broadcasting, Vol. 3, No.3, pp. 207-219, September 1985
    16. Ali, A.A., Alhaider, M.A. and Shatila, M.A., "Rain map for radiowave propagation design in Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 7, #11, pp. 1777-1793, November 1986
    17. "Design considerations for millimeter wave radio links in arid land," International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 7, No.10, pp. 1559-1570, October 1986
    18. "Radio wave propagation into sandstorms - system design based on 10-year visibility data in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 7, No. 9, pp. 1339-1359, September 1986
    19. Eldin, A.S., Alhaider, M. and Ali, A., "A microcomputer-based real time data system for readiowave propagation studies," Journal of Microcomputer Applications, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 223-231, July 1986
    20. Ali A., Hassan, M. and Alhaider, M., "Experimental studies of terrestrial mm-wave links - A Review Part 1: Attenuation due to atmospheric particles," Journal of Engineering Sciences, King Saud University, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 197-212, 1986
    21. Ali, A. Hassan, M. and Alhaider, M., "Experimental studies of terrestrial mm-wave links - A Review Part 2: fading, diversity and data processing," Journal of Engineering Sciences, King Saud University, Vol. 13, No.1, 1987
    22. Ahmed, A.S., Ali, A.A,. and Alhaider, M.A., "Airborne dust size analysis for tropospheric propagation of millimetric waves in dust storms", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. GE25, # 5, September 1987
    23. Ahmed, A.S., Ali, A.A., and Alhaider, M.A., "Measurement of atmospheric particle size distribution during sand/dust storm in Riyadh Saudi Arabia," Atmospheric Environment Vol. 21, #12, pp. 2723-2725, 1987
    24. "The status of engineering education in the Arab world and means of its improvement", Risalat Ul-Khaleej Al-Arabi Issue # 41, pp. 23-45, 1992 (in Arabic)
    25. Ali, A.A. and Alhaider, M.A., "Millimeter wave propagation in arid land - A field study in Riyadh", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 40, No.5, pp. 492-499, May 1992
    26. Ali, A.A. and Alhaider M.A., "Effect of multipath fading on millimetre wave propagation: a field study", IEE Proceedings - H, Vol. 140, No.5, October 1993
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    Conference Publications

    1. Tsai, C.S., Yao, S.K. and Alhaider, M.A., "High performance guide-wave acoustooptic deflection using multiple surface acoustic waves," presented at the Integrated Optics and Fiber Optics Communication Conf. NELC, San Diego, CA, May 1974. Post deadline paper D-12 (unpublished)
    2. Tsai, C.S., Yao, S.K., Alhaider, M.A. and Saunier, P., "High speed guide-wave acousto-optic switches," 1974 International Electron Devices Meeting, Washington D.C., December 9 - 11, 1974
    3. Tsai, C.S., Alhaider, M.A., Nguyen, Le T. and Kim, B., "Wideband guided-wave acoutooptic Bragg devices using multiple tilting surface acoustic waves," presented at the IEEE/OSA Conf. Laser Engineering and Applications, Washington, DC, Dig. Techn. Papers, p. 10, May 1975
    4. Mansour, M.A.S., Alhaider, M.A. and Fatoh, I., "Contribution to overall simulation of controlled-slip-inverter-induction motor drive system," IEEE 1981 International Electrical, Electronics Conference and Exposition, Toronto, Canada, October 5-7, 1981
    5. Nabil Saleh, M., Fateem, M.A. and Alhaider, M.A., "Some experience with performance evaluation tests for the four reflector Cassegrain antenna of Riyadh 4 earth station," IEEE Electronicom’85, Toronto, Canada, Session 21, paper number 85215, October 7-9, 1985
    6. Eldin, A.S., Alhaider, M.A. and Ali, A.A., "Algorithms for real time data acquisition using a small microcomputer. A case study for the radiowave propagation studies", Ninth National Computer Conference, Oct. 6-9, 1986, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    7. Shatila, M.A., Ali, A.A. and Alhaider, M.A., "Rain rate model and rain cell size based on 18-year rain data for microwave propagation in Saudi Arabia," Montech ’86, Montreal, Canada, pp. 90-93, September 29 - October 1, 1986
    8. Ali, A.A., Alhaider, M.A. and Ahmed, A.S., "Experimental infrared propagation in arid climates," IEE, Fifth International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, University of York, York, U.K., March 30 - April 2, 1987
    9. Alhaider, M.A. and El-Dahshan, M.E., "Engineering curricula in the Gulf States and few American and Canadian universities - A Comparative Study", Engineering Education and self Reliance in the Arab World Symposium, Kuwait, November 17-19, 1987 (in Arabic)
    10. Dahab, A., Alhaider, M. and El-Dahshan, M., "Coordination of scientific research and graduate programs in the Arab World", Arab-Regional Training Seminar on Research and Development Organization and Management, Amman, Jordan, December 10-15, 1988 (in Arabic)
    11. "Engineering education and continuing engineering education - A future look", (invited paper), 18th Arab Engineering Conference, Kuwait, February 18-21, 1989 (in Arabic)
    12. Ali, A.A. and Alhaider, M.A., "Experimental studies on millimeter-wave propagation in arid climate - scintillation and multipath fading", Sixth International Conference on "Antennas and Propagation", University of Warwich, U.K., April 4-7, 1989
    13. Alhaider, M.A. and Ali, A.A., "Experimental studies on millimeter-wave and infrared propagation in arid land - The effect of sand storms", Sixth International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, University of Warwick, U.K., April 4-7, 1989
    14. Alhaider, M.A. and Al-Zahrani, M., "Local area network solutions for the College of Engineering, King Saud University", 12th National Computer Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 21-24, 1990
    15. Alhaider, M.A. and El-Dahshan, M.E., "Application of the results of university research centers towards solving the problem of local industries and developing them", 3rd Saudi Engineering conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 24-27, 1991 (in Arabic)
    16. "Optical Fiber Communication", invited paper, First Communications Conference, Muscat, Oman, March 11-13, 1996
    17. "Engineering Education and Technology Education - A look into the Future", Fourth Professional Meeting - Technical College, Riyadh, March 30-31, 1996 (in Arabic)
    18. "Fiber Optic Communication Technology", Saudi Communications 2000, Riyadh Exhibition Center, Riyadh, February 15-16, 2000
    19. "Fiber Optic Communication Technology", Fourth Gulf Meeting 2000, Riyadh, February 22-23, 2000 (in Arabic)
    20. "Optical Networking", 7th Annual IEEE Technical Exchange Meeting, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 18-19, 2000
    21. "Optical Networking", invited paper, International Conference on Communication, Computer and Power (ICCCP’01), Muscat, Oman, February 12-14, 2001
    22. "Establishment and development of Journal of Engineering Sciences," 1st Saudi Symposium on Academic Publishing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 19-21, 2001 (in Arabic)
    23. "Optical Networking Enabling Technologies", 8th Annual IEEE Technical Exchange Meeting, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 17-18, 2001
    24. Alhaider, M. A., Alshaalan A., "Electric Energy in KSA: Financing, Provisioning and Preservation", Symposium of Infrastructures Financing and Provisioning, Riyadh, January 14 – 16, 2002 (in Arabic)
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    Articles

    1. "Use of millimetric waves for telecommunications in Saudi climate", Al-Riyadh newspaper article, March 23 1984 (in Arabic)
    2. "Technology and modern wars", King Khaled Military College magazine, Issue 4, Year 1, 1984 (in Arabic)
    3. "Fiber Optics", King AbdulAziz Military College magazine, Issue 25, 1985 (in Arabic)
    4. "Today's Armies' Direction Towards Automatic Response", King Khaled Military College magazine, Issue 8, Year 2, 1985 (in Arabic)
    5. "Summary of scientific studies on health effects of power lines and mobile phones", Al-Riyadh newspaper article, October 11 2002, (in Arabic)
    6. "Light Emitting Diodes", Al-Mohandis Magazine, Issue 94, October 2013, pp 50-53 (in Arabic)
    7. "Light Emitting Diodes", Al-Jazirah newspaper, October 10 2013 (in Arabic)
    8. "Optical Fibers", Al-Mohandis magazine, Issue 95, June 2014, pp 88-94 (in Arabic)
    9. "What Training Architects Must Have Before Getting Involved in Architectural Design (Point of View)", Umran Magazine, Issue 54, Vol. 15, February 2015, p98 (in Arabic)
    10. "How to Choose the Proper Lighting Sources", Umran Magazine, Issue 52, Vol. 13, September 2014, pp 92-94 (in Arabic)
    11. "Optical Fibers, Advantages and Applications", Al-Mohandis Magazine, Issue 96, February 2015, pp 76-79 (in Arabic)
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