Fadi Alsaleem

Fadi Alsaleem, PhD

Contact Information:
PKI 103D
Scott Campus (Omaha)
(402) 554-3283
falsaleem2@unl.edu
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Assistant Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; State University of New York at Binghamton (2009)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering; State University of New York at Binghamton (2007)
  • G.C., Mechatronics Engineering; American University of Sharjah, UAE (2006)
  • B.S., Mechatronics Engineering;The Hashemite University, Jordan (2003)
News

-(October 2016), Our paper "Sensitivity Study for the PMV Thermal Comfort Model and the Use of Wearable Devices Biometric Data for Metabolic Rate Estimation has been accepted for publication at the highly ranked journal of Building and Environment,  journal of Building and Environment comfort paper

- (October 2016), We were announced to be the winner of the CET/Argonne DOE JUMP, from among other 12 ides, with our novel idea for using MEMS in humidity sensing, DOE JUMP winner

-(September 2016), CET/Argonne DOE JUMP campaign for humidity sensors has identified  our submission as one of the top proposals that the judges are considering for a prize or technical support

-(August 2016) Our a novel MEMS humidity sensor idea has been selected as 10 finalist of Lyncee Innovation Challenge 2016,  LyncéeTec Innovation Challenge 


Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Nonlinear dynamics of MEMS
  • Smart MEMS
  • IoT
  • Smart Building
  • Online monitoring and diagnostics
  • Big data analysis
Inventions/Patents

Alsaleem, F.  and Rao, A.,  “Adaptive Predictive Functional Controller,” (US 8996141 B1)

Alsaleem F., and others, “HVAC system remote monitoring and diagnosis,” (US Patent 90315-000830)

Alsaleem, F., and Gregg Hemmelgarn “Heat Pump System with Refrigerant Charge 

    Diagnostics,” (US Patent 20,150,135,748).

•Hung Pham and Alsaleem F., “Compressor having a control and diagnostics module,” (Patent App. 61/705,373).

Alsaleem, F.,” HVAC system remote monitoring and Diagnostics of Refrigerant Line Obstruction,” (Patent App. 14/713,308).

Alsaleem, F. “Building Envelope and Interior Grading Systems and Methods,” (US Patent 20,150,323,394).

Alsaleem, F. “Heat Pump and Air Conditioning Grading Systems and Methods, (US Patent App. 14/244,967.

Alsaleem, F. “Current Based Air Filter Diagnostics and Monitoring (US Patent App. 14/709,658.

•Robert A., and Alsaleem, F. “HVAC systems Air Filter Diagnostics and Monitoring (US Patent App. 14/712,049.

About Fadi Alsaleem

Dr. Alsaleem is joining the Architecture Engineering Department and the Mechanical engineering department (courtesy appointment) at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in August 2016. Previously he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University from 2015 to 2016.

Prior to these assignments, Dr. Alsaleem worked for four years as a Senior Lead Algorithm Engineer at Emerson Climate technology, a business of Emerson, the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. At Emerson, Dr. Alsaleem responsibilities included developing novel (cloud-based) sensor monitoring and learning algorithms used for fault diagnostics and energy supervision for residential HVAC systems. After he earned his M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2009) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at State University of New York at Binghamton, Dr. Alsaleem joined MicrostaQ Inc. (Austin, TX) for two years as a MEMS Control Engineer. In this role he developed novel control algorithms to control MEMS micro-fluidic valves in energy saving applications for different HVAC and refrigeration systems.

Dr. Alsaleem has been an active researcher in the area of Nonlinear dynamics of MEMS, Smart MEMS, IoT, Smart Building, Online monitoring and diagnostics, and Big data analysis. So far he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed conferences and journal papers. Dr. Alsaleem authored and coauthored more than 10 pending and granted patent applications in the area of MEMS adaptive control and cloud based online monitoring and diagnostics.


Experience

Assistant Professor- Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

And Mechanical Engineering Department (Courtesy appointment)

(University of Nebraska - Lincoln)

Assistant Professor
– Mechanical Engineering Department, (2015- 2016)

 (Wichita State University. Wichita, KS)

Software-defined human-cyber-physical system for smart building, Fault detection and online monitoring for HVAC systems, Smart thermostat algorithms, Smart home and IoT integration, Big data analysis and use in energy prediction and optimization, Big data use in Hybrid Web-based and directly measured data analysis combinations, Predictive adaptive controller for HVAC systems.

Senior Lead Engineer –Algorithm Development, (2013- 2015)

(Emerson Climate Technology. Sidney, OH)

Led the effort of extending online cloud-based fault detection solution to include novel algorithms for home envelope estimation, filter blockage detection, and HVAC equipment grades. Led the IP effort by writing more than ten patents in the area of HVAC fault detection.

 System Engineer, (2011–2013)

(Emerson Climate Technology. Sidney, OH)

Developed (cloud-based) sensor monitoring and learning algorithms [Fuzzy, Adaptive, Linear Regression] for fault detection and energy supervision. Wrote software in Labview/Matlab to support the cloud structure. Analyzed lab test and filed data to device new algorithms. Supported Beta and Alpha testing of the monitoring system.

R&D Control Engineer, (2009 –2011)

(MicrostaQ Inc. Austin TX)

Involved in the product development (modeling, simulation, and characterization) of silicon micro-fluidic expansion valves. Developed simulation models [Matlab] for different HVAC/R and refrigeration systems.  Designed and implemented novel embedded controllers such as a Predictive Adaptive controller (PA) for HVAC /R systems, Adaptive Auto Tune controller (AAT) for single and multiple evaporators’ refrigeration systems, and ICE machine maker temperature based controller. Provided training and support to the field application engineers.

Research Assistant, (2006 –2009)

(The MEMS Characterization and Motion Lab, SUNY at Binghamton. )
NY Designed new types of MEMS mass and acceleration switches such as a novel mechanical switch that is triggered by detection threshold of mass and a novel switch triggered by shock/acceleration. Performed multi-physics modeling and simulation, mask drawing, fabrication, control, characterization, and experimental testing of the new MEMS switches. Conducted reliability assessment on PCBs and MEMS devices such as accelerometers.

Teaching and Research Assistant, (2004 –2006)

(Mechatronics Center, American University of Sharjah UAE)

Built and programmed vision autonomous embedded mobile robots that able to play soccer game. Developed different motion planning algorithms to achieve specific tasks during a soccer game

Lab Manager, (2003 –2004)

(Robotics and Automation Lab, Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University Jordan)

Taught Digital Logic and Digital Electronics lab and Robotics lab for two semesters

 


Honors and Awards

•Outstanding performance award in the yearly Performance Management Processes at Emerson (2012 and 2013).

•Outstanding academic award in graduate studies from state university of New York at Binghamton (May 2009)

•ME travel grant to attend the SEM XI International Conference (June 2008)

•Certificate of appreciation in the Graduate Student Research Day (March 2008)

•Doctoral and Master scholarship in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Binghamton, USA, cumulative amount of $150,000 (2006-2009)

•Scholarship toward Graduate certificate in Mechatronics Engineering from American University of Sharjah, UAE, approximate amount of $30,000 (2004-2006)

•King Hussein Fellowship for four years toward undergraduate degree at Hashemite University, Jordan


Funding

  • $51,820 (PI), Transport Data Analysis and Failure Prediction, Emerson Climate Technology, (2016-2017)
  • 4,500 (PI), Enhanced Mann-Kendall trending analysis for low refrigerant detection, Research Creative Project Award, Kansas State award, (2016)
  • $282,945.00 (Investigator), Microbeams under Mechanical Shock and Electrostatic Actuation Accounting for the Effects of Circuit Board and Package Motion, NSF award, (2007-2010)

Selected Publications

  • Hasan, M., Alsaleem, F., Mostafa R., Sensitivity Study for the PMV Thermal Comfort Model and the Use of Wearable Devices Biometric Data for Metabolic Rate Estimation, Building and Environment, under review, 2016.
  • Hasan, M., Alsaleem, F., Mostafa R., Sensitivity Analysis for the PMV Thermal Comfort Model and the Use of Wearable Devices to Enhance Its Accuracy, 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, 2016.
  •  Alsaleem, F. and Quedan, A., Low Refrigerant Algorithm Detection for Cooling Systems Relying on Trending and Data Analysis, 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, 2016.
  •  Alsaleem, F., Abiprojo, R., and Arensmeier, J., HVAC System Cloud Based Diagnostics Model, 15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, Perdue university, 2014.
  • Younis, M., and Ouakad, H., and Alsaleem, F., “Dynamic response of an electrostatically actuated microbeam to drop-table test,” J. Micromech. Microeng.  Vol.22 (7pp), 2012.
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “Integrity analysis of electrically actuated resonators with delayed feedback controller,” Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 133 (3), 2011.
  • Ibrahim, M., Younis, and Alsaleem, F., “An investigation into the effects of electrostatic and squeeze-film non-linearities on the shock spectrum of microstructures,” International Journal of Non- Linear Mechanics, vol. 45 (8), pp756-765, 2010.
  • Alsaleem, F., Younis, M., and Laura Ruzziconi “An experimental and theoretical investigation on the escape phenomenon in MEMS devices actuated electrostatically,” J. Microelectromech. Syst, vol. 19 (4), pp. 794-806, 2010.
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “Stabilization of electrostatic MEMS resonators using a delayed feedback controller,” J. Smart Materials and Structures, vol.9 (3), 2010.
  • Younis, M., Ouakad, H., Alsaleem, F., Miles, R., and Cui, W., “Nonlinear Dynamics of MEMS Arches Under Harmonic Electrostatic Actuation,” J. Microelectromech. Syst, vol. 19 (3) pp. 647- 656, 2010.
  •  Alsaleem, F., Younis, M., and Ouakad, H., “On the nonlinear resonances and dynamic pull- in of electrostatically actuated resonators,” J. Micromech. Microeng, vol.19, 045013 (14pp), 2009.
  •  Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “A study for the effect of the PCB motion on the dynamics of MEMS devices under mechanical shock," J. Microelectromech. Syst, vol.18 (13), 2009.
  •  Younis, M., and Alsaleem, F., “Exploration of New Concepts for Mass Detection in Electrostatically-Actuated Structures Based on Nonlinear Phenomena,” ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, vol.4 (2), 021010 (15pp), 2009.
  •  Alsaleem, F., Younis, M., and Miles, R., "An investigation for the effects of packaging on the response of a MEMS device under mechanical shock loads," ASME Journal of Electronics Packaging,  vol.130(3), pp. 31002-31012, 2008.
  • Younis, M., Alsaleem, F., Miles, R., and Su, Q., “Characterization for the performance of capacitive switches activated by mechanical shock,” J. Micromech. Microeng., vol.17, pp. 1360-1370, 2007.
  •  Younis, M., Alsaleem, F., and Jordy, D., “The Response of Clamped-Clamped microbeams under mechanical shock,” International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, vol. 42, pp. 643-657, 2007.
  • Alsaleem, F. and Al-Jarrah, M., “Evaluation and comparison study of shooting ball algorithms”, International Journal of Automation, v13, pp. 63, 2005.
  • Siddharth, B., Parthiban, A., and Alsaleem, F., “Multi-Physics Reliability of Die Attach Solder for High Powered MEMS Chip in Harsh Environments,” In Proc. InterPACK 2011 ASME Pacific Technical on Packaging and Integration of Electronics, 2011 , (Portland, Oregon).
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “Stability analysis of electrostatically actuated resonators with delayed feedback controller,” In Proc. Of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), (Quebec, Canada).
  • Ouakad, H., Alsaleem F., Younis, M., Levo, T., and Pitarresi, J., “Response of an electrostatically actuated microbeam to drop-table test,” IEEE thermal, Mechanical & Multiphysics Simulation and Experiment in Micro/ Nano Electronics and Microsystems Conference, Eurosin, 2010 (Bordeaux, France).
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “Stabilizing the dynamics of electrostatic MEMS resonators using delayed feedback controller,” 2009 Design Engineering Technical Conference & computer and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2009-86903 (San Diego).
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “An experimental and theoretical investigation of dynamic pullin in MEMS devices actuated electrostatically, 2009 Design Engineering Technical Conference & computer and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2009-86909 (San Diego).
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “Controlling Dynamic Pull-in and Escape in Electrostatic MEMS,’IEEE transaction: The 7th AUS Int'l Symposium on Mechatronics, AUS-  ISM09, 2009.
  • Alsaleem, F., Younis, M., and Ouakad, H., “Experimental al and theoretical investigatingof the nonlinear dynamics of an electrostatically-actuated device,” 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE’08, Boston, MA, 2008.
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “On the utilization of the escape phenomenon to realize new mass detectors,” Proceeding of the ASME 2008 International Design engineering Technical  Conferences and computer and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2008, IDETC2008-50122.
  • Alsaleem, F., Younis, M., and Ibrahim, M., “The effect of the PCB motion on the dynamic response of MEMS devices under mechanical shock loads,” SEM XI International Congress  & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics , Orlando, Florida USA,June 2 - 5, 2008 .
  • Younis, M. and Alsaleem, F., “New concepts of mass sensors based on nonlineardynamic principles,” SEM XI International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Orlando, Florida USA, June 2 - 5, 2008.
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., “Theoretical and experimental investigation of dynamic instabilities in electrostatic MEMS,” SEM XI International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Orlando, Florida USA, June 2 - 5, 2008.
  • Younis, M. and Alsaleem, F., “Switch triggered by mass threshold,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computation of Shell and Spatial Structures IASS-IACM 2008:“Spanning Nano to Mega” 28-31 May 2008, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
  • Younis, M. and Alsaleem, F., “Nonlinear Dynamics of MEMS Resonators and its Applications for Mass Sensing,” Dynamics and Control Workshop, Amman, Jordan, March 27, 2008.
  • Alsaleem, F., Younis, M., Miles, R., and Su Q., "Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of New Capacitive Switches Activated by Mechanical Shock and Acceleration", Proceedings of the 21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Las Vegas, Nevada, DETC2007-35417. September 4-7, 2007.
  • Alsaleem, F. and Younis, M., "An Investigation for the effect of packaging on the response of MEMS devices under shock loads," Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (ICAMEM 2006), Hammamet, Tunisia, December, 2006, MEMS01.
  • Alsaleem, F. and Al-Jarrah, M., “Evaluation and comparison study of shooting ball algorithm,’ The 2nd AUS Int'l Symposium on Mechatronics , AUS-ISM05,2005.