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Dr.Bassam Abdullah Khuwaileh Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Nuclear Engineering.

Research Interests:

  • Uncertainty/sensitivity and model calibration, experimental validation and model verification, computational reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics, surrogate modeling and complexity reduction.


Ph.D. of Nuclear Engineering - North Carolina State University, USA, 2015. Bachelor's Degree in Nuclear Engineering - Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
- Feb. 2017 – Present: University of Sharjah, Nuclear Engineering Department, Assistant Professor. - 2015 - 2017: Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, U.S.A. Working on developing a new toolkit for reactor core simulators analysis (Model Calibration and Data Assimilation, Uncertainty Quantification, Sensitivity Analysis). - Jan. 2012 - 2015: Research Assistant North Carolina State University, NC, U.S.A. Funded by the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors ( - Summer 2013: Internship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA, Reactor Physics Division Development of a Tool for Inverse Sensitivity/Uncertainty Quantification for Reactor Physics Calculations. - Aug 2012 - Jan 2013: North Carolina State University, NC. Teaching Assistant. - May 2011 – Aug 2011: Summer 2011 Internship at Jordan Atomic Energy Commission: Uncertainty Quantification in Enrichment Measurements.
1. A Professional Member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). 2. A Professional Member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).
1. “Neutronics and Thermal-Hydraulics Models Validation via Uncertainty Propagation and Parameter Space Analysis “ (PI) 2. “Developing a Toolkit for Uncertainty, Sensitivity, Model Calibration and Validation for Nuclear Engineering Applications” (PI) 3. Optimizing the Design of Nuclear Fuel Assembly Mixing Vanes using CFD Analysis – (PI)
1. G. Arbanas, M. L. Williams, L. C. Leal, M. E. Dunn, B. A. Khuwaileh, C. Wang, & H.S. Abdel-Khalik. “Advancing Inverse Sensitivity/Uncertainty Methods for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Applications”. Nuclear Data Sheets, 123, pp 51-56, 2015. 2. B. A. Khuwaileh & H. S. Abdel-Khalik. Subspace-based Inverse Uncertainty Quantification for Nuclear Data Assessment. Nuclear Data Sheets, 123, 57-61, 2015. 3. B. A. Khuwaileh, M. A. Al-Nimr and M. Alata. “A Novel Hybrid Solving Approach Based on Combining Similarity Solutions with Laplace Transformation Technique to Solve Different Engineering Problems”. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 7(8), 2014. 4. S. R. Malkawi, B. A. Khuwaileh, M. N Al-Momani, “Prediction of neutron energy spectrum in a typical MTR type research reactor using Monte Carlo simulations”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Volume 56, Pages 17–22, 2013. 5. B. A. Khuwaileh and M. A. Al-Nimr. "An Ultra Compact High Efficiency Thermo-Photovoltaic System for Electricity Generation." International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER) 4.2: 261-266, 2014.
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