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Dr.Hussein M. Elmehdi Dean of Academic Support Services Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • PhD in Bio-Medical Physics

Research Interests:

  • - Biomedical Application of Ultrasound - Assessment of environmental and occupational acoustic noise in UAE. - Radiation detection and monitoring - Physics Education

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- Medical Physics Training - 2004-2005 Medical Physics Division, CanerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. - Ph.D. (Bio-Medical Physics) 1995 - 2001 University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba. - Certification in Higher Education Teaching (CHET) 1997 - 1999 University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba. - M.Sc. (Condensed Matter Physics) 1988 -1991 University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba. - B.Sc.(Physics and Applied Mathematics) 1984 -1988 University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- June 2015 – Current: Associate Professor of Biomedical Physics, University of Sharjah. - 2012- Current: Adjunct Professor Department of Medical Education, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE - Feb. 2005 – May 2015: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Physics, University of Sharjah. - Feb 2004 – Feb 2005: Research Associate, Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, Canada. - May 2003 – Jan 2004: Research Associate, University of Manitoba, Canada. - Sept. 2002- May 2003. Physics Sessional Instructor University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Canada. - Sept. 2001 – Dec 2002: Visiting postdoctoral fellow. - 1998 (October-November: Guest Researcher. - Sept. 1991 – Jan 1995. Physics Lecturer University of Algabil AL Gharbi, Libya.
Executive Positions: - Sept. 2014 – Current: Acting Dean of Academic Support Services, University of Sharjah. - Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2014: Vice-Dean - College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. - Sept. 2008 - Sept 2012: Department Chairman - Department of Applied Physics, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. - March 2012 – current: Director/Coordinator – Sharjah Radiation Center/Ionization Radiation Research Group, University of Sharjah. - Sept. 2009 – March 2013: Executive Director - Energy and Environment Research Domain, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. - Sept. 2005 – Aug. 2009: Coordinator - Acoustics Research Group, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Sharjah, UAE. National and International Committees: - Sept. 2014 – Current. Chairperson – Physics Curriculum Committee (Updating Curriculum and Reviewing Textbooks) - Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates. - Sept. 2009- August 2014: Chairperson – Education Training Program – Physics. Program title; Improving Teaching and Learning in High School Physics. Sharjah Education Zone & Sharjah Education Council. - Sept. 2010 – Current: Head Judging Committee at Emirates Foundation for Youth Development Think Sciences Program. Emirates Foundation for Youth Development. - October 2010 – current: Head Judging Committee at Intel CompetitionArab World. - Jan 2010 – Aug. 2013: Coordinator- University of Sharjah-McMaster University (Canada) exchange program. - Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2012: Coordinator - University of Sharjah – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT Germany) exchange program on renewable energy.
- Canadian Nuclear Society - Canadian Association of Physicists. - Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists - American Association of Cereal Chemists. - Arab Society of Physicists - Arab Union for Astronomical and Space Sciences
- Ionization Radiation Research Group- Coordinator. - Influence of Particle Morphology on Strength Properties of UAE Carbonate Sands- Co-investigator. - UAE Background radiation assessment- Co-Investigator- 200 000 AED- On going. - Radon concentration measurements in air, soil and water in UAE- Principal Investigator- 100 000 AED. - Using ultrasound to characterize fluids flow- Principal Investigator- 300 000 AED, On going. - Developing and ultrasonic tool to distinguish among meats of different origin- Principal Investigator- 40 000 AED- Completed in 2009. - Environmental Noise Survey- Principal Investigator- 70 000 AED On Going. - Using ultrasound to characterize fluids flow- Principal Investigator- 30 000- Completed in 2007.
- Hussein M Elmehdi and Almehdi Ibrahem. Online Summative Assessment and its Impact on Students’ Academic Performance, Perception and Attitude towards Online Exams: University of Sharjah Study Case. Book Chapter, Published in Creative Business and Social Innovations for a Sustainable Future. Springer 2018. - Entesar Z Dallah, Hussein M Elmehdi, Al Humaidan, Khalid S, Semerjian, Lucy. Estimate of UAE commercial aircrew effective doses using CARI6, EPCARD and SIEVERT codes. Accepted for publication in: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2018. - Entesar Z Dalah1, Ousama Mahdi, Wiam Elshami1, Mohamed M Abuzaid1, Leena R David, Ola A Mira, Abdulmunhem Obaideen, Hussein M Elmahdi, D.A. Bradley. Occupational doses to cardiologists performing fluoroscopically-guided procedures. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. Accepted for publication in: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2018. - Hussein M Elmehdi. Using Acoustics waves to investigate hysteresis effect during thermal treatment in in gluten proteins. Book Chapter Accepted for publication in: Biophysical Chemistry" published by IntechOpen (2018). - Hussein M Elemhdi. Investigating thermal structural changes in soft tissue using longitudinal ultrasonic velocity and attenuation coefficient. Accepted for publication in: International Journal of Engineering & Technology. (2018). - Hussein M Elmehdi. The Absence of noise policies and regulation in developing countries and its contribution to exposure to high noise levels from roads, airports, etc. Submitted: Noise Mapping. - Husein M Elmehdi Road Traffic Noise in the City of Sharjah: Levels, Projected health Effect and Proposed Control Measures. Book Chapter in Traffic Noise: Exposure, Health Effects and Mitigation. 2017. - Husein M Elmehdi, Bassam Rashid and Almhedi Ibrahim. Enhanced Force Concept Inventory (FCI) Test to Probe Freshmen Engineering Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Introductory Physics. Book Chapter in Quality Assurance in Engineering Education. ED by: A. Shanableh, K. Hamad, M. Omar and M. Bettayaeb, University of Sharjah, 2016. - H. M. Elmehdi, Advances on Ultrasonic Techniques Used for Characterizing Biofomic Materials. International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, Special Issue, Vol1, p.31-35 (2014). - H.M. Elmehdi. Road Traffic Noise Exposure and Annoyance: A Cross-Sectional Study in the City of Sharjah, UAE. Book Chapter in: Noise Pollution: Sources, Effects on Workplace Productivity and Health Implications. Editors: Eugene Roberto Nicchi. Chapter: 9. pp: 321, ISBN 978-1-63321-111-7, (2014) - H.M. Elmehdi, Assessing the Quality of Gluten Proteins using Acoustic Waves, International Review of Physics. Vol. 7 No 4, pp. 313-317 (2013). - H.M. Elmehdi, Noise Levels in UAE Dental Clinics: Health Impact on Dental Healthcare Professionals. Public Health Frontier. V2, Issue 4, pp. 189-192 (2013). - H.M. Elmehdi, M.G. Scanlon, J.H. Page, and M. I. P Kovacs. Probing the thermal transitions and structural properties of gluten proteins using Ultrasound. Journal of Ultrasound, September 2013, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 101-110. - Elmehdi, H. M, Pistorius, S. and Suleiman, B. M. Difficulties face by college in introductory physics: A Case Study. Physics Education, Jan-Mar 2013 (article no. 7), 2013. - H.M. Elmehdi. The relationship between civil aircraft noise and community annoyance near Dubai International Airport (UAE). Acoustic Sciences and Technology. Acoustics Sciences and Technology. Vol. 33 (2012) No. 1: pp 6-10. - H. M. Elmehdi, A. M. Ibrahem and U. A. M. Haba. An Evaluation of Web-Based Homework (WBH) Delivery System: University of Sharjah Experience. International Journal of Engineering and Technology in E-Learning. Vol 8, No. 4, 57-62, (2013). - H.M. Elmehdi. The Effect of Physics Placement Tests and Remedial Physics Courses on the Performance of UoS Engineering and Sciences Students. Book Chapter in: Enhancing students' learning, Edited By: A. Shanableh and M. Bettayeb. Pages: 349-359. (2012). - Martin G. Scanlon, John H. Page, Valentin Leroy, Yuanzhong Fan, Hussein Elmehdi, Anna Kiefte and Keyur L. Mehta. Using Low frequency Ultrasound to evaluate the elastic properties of wheat flour doughs. Book Chapter in: Wheat Sciences Dynamics. Chapter 33, pp. 271. ISBN (10): 81-904309-8-X. (2011). - Martin G. Scanlon, John H. Page, Valentin Leroy, Hussein M. Elmehdi, Yuanzhong Fan and Keyur L. Mehta. Examining the effect of Dough Matrix and Bubbles on the properties of Dough using Low intensity ultrasound. Book Chapter in: Wheat Sciences Dynamics. Chapter 33, pp. 320. ISBN (10): 81-904309-8-X. (2011). - Martin G. Scanlon, Hussein M. Elmehdi, Valentin Leroy and John H. Page. Using Ultrasound to Probe Nucleation and Growth of Bubbles in Bread Dough and to examine the Resulting Cellular Structure of Bread Crumb. Book Chapter in: Bubbles in Food 2: Novelty, Health and Luxury (2010). Chapter title: Chapter 22. ISBN: 9781891127595. Editors: Campbell, G. M.; Scanlon, M. G.; Pyle, D. L. بشير سليمان و حسين المهدي. دور التفكير الناقد المر ّشد ونظم ادارة المساقات الرقمية (21 المساندة في تطوير تعليم الفيزياء الجامعية في دولة اإلمارات العربية المتحدة. منشورة في مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية: أنماط التعليم الجامعي الحديث تجارب ورؤى مستقبلية في ص: 447( ، أبريل 2009 )العدد المتخصص العدد )5 )الدول العربية ". فصل كتاب في الكتاب : ظاهرة االحتباس الحراري وأثرها على أمن وسالمة اإلنسان – 22 إصدارات جامعة نايف العربية للعلوم األمنية بالرياض – المملكة العربية السعودية . عنوان الفصل : اآلثار االقتصادية لظاهرة االحتباس الحراري. مارس 2009 م. - H.M. Elmehdi, J.H. Page, M.G. Scanlon. Evaluating Dough density During Fermentation by Different Techniques. Cereal Chem. 84(3):250 (2007). - H.H. Elmehdi, S. Pistorius. Intro-Physics for Engineering Students: it’s difficulty versus its relevance and impact on research: a statistical survey. Book Chapter in: Integrating Teaching and research with Community Service. Ed. A. Shanableh, M .Bettayeb and B. Boashash, pp. 368-375. (2008). - H.H. Elmehdi, S. Pistorius, J. Beck, K. Malkoske. Dosimetry of Stationary and Rotational Total Skin Electron Irradiation. International Journal of Scientific Research, UAE. Vol (16) pp 543-546. (2006). - H.H. Elmehdi, S. Pistorius, A simple α/β-independent method to derive a fully isoeffective schedules following a change in the dose per fraction. International Journal Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 2005. Vol 63: No.1 Page: 543. - H.M. Elmehdi, J.H. Page, M.G. Scanlon. Ultrasonic Investigation of the effect on Mixing Under reduced Pressure on the Mechanical Properties of Bread Dough. Cereal Chem. 81(4):504-510 (2004). - H.M. Elmehdi, J.H. Page, M.G. Scanlon. Monitoring Dough Fermentation Using Acoustic Waves. Trans IChemE, Vol. 81 Part C. 217-223 (2003). - H.M. Elmehdi, J.H. Page, M.G. Scanlon. Using Ultrasound to investigate the cellular structure of bread-crumb. Journal of Cereal Science, 38:33-42. (2003). - H.M. Elmehdi. Ultrasonic Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Cellular Biological Systems and the Mechanical Properties of Brittle Foams. PhD thesis, August (2001). - M.G. Scanlon, H.M. Elmehdi and J.H. Page. Published in Wheat Quality Elucidation: The Bushuk Legacy. Ed. By Edited by Perry K. W. Ng and Colin W. AACC, October 2001. - H.M. Elmehdi and J.H. Page. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 104-107, (1992) 193-194. - H.M. Elmehdi. Ultrasonic Investigation of the Static and Dynamic Critical Effects in the Mixed Jahn-Teller System Dy(As)x(V)1-xO4. MSc Thesis. May (1991).
- USPTO Application No.: PCT/CA2003/001249. Low Intensity ultrasonic evaluation of the structural properties of cereal foods. US patent office. Registration Date: August 22, 2002. - USPTO App. No.: US60/943,048; "Portable ultrasonic instrument used to distinguish among pork meat and meats of other origin", co-inventor(s): Awad Alkhalaf and Ibrahim Kamel.
- University of Sharjah Excellence Award in Teaching. University of Sharjah, May 2015. - University of Sharjah Excellence Award in Research. University of Sharjah, May 2014. - Dean’s Academic Excellence Award -2013. College of Sciences, University of Sharjah. - University of Sharjah Incentive Award (Community Service Category), April 2012. Other Research and Academic Related Activities Awards & Scholarships - University of Sharjah Incentive Award (Teaching Category). April 2011. - The College of Sciences Academic Excellence Award, 2010. First Place. - The University of Sharjah Excellence Award in Community Services. April 2009. - The College of Sciences (University of Sharjah) Academic Excellence Award, First Place, academic years 2008-2009. - The Bank of Sharjah Award for the Best Published Research Paper. University of Sharjah, Sharjah, June 2008. - Teaching Excellence Award. First Place. University of Sharjah, April, 2008. Sharjah, UAE. - Academic Excellence Award. First Place. College of Arts and Sciences, University of Sharjah, May, 2008. Sharjah, UAE. - Best Research Project Award. University of Sharjah May 7, 2008. - Visiting Fellowship Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). June 2001. - Isydore Hlynka Best Student Paper Award, American Association of Cereal Chemists, Kansas City, November 2000. - University of Manitoba Student Association Travel Award. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba. R3T 2N2. January 2001. - Graduate Student Associations Conference Award. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba. R3T 2N2. November 2000. - Department of Graduate Studies Travel Award. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba. R3T 2N2. October 2000. - Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Scholarship (Ph.D. Program) 220 Laurier W, Suite 1100, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5Z9. 1995- 1997. - Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Scholarship (M.Sc. - Program). 220 Laurier W, Suite 1100, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5Z9. 1988- 1991.
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