My research focuses on the design, modeling, fabrication and control of mechanical and mechatronic systems, at the micro- and macro-scale. I have a passion for developing innovative mechanical mechanisms and optimizing designs, contributing in additional functions or advantageous performance of a completely autonomous system. Analytically, I always take the challenge to solve multi-physical problems, when the analytical solution leads to a better understanding, design, or advantageous control of a structure or a system.

Location

Building 3, Level 3, Room 3266-WS06
Phone: +966 5 464 00 474/ +966 12 8080 863
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
4700 KAUST, Thuwal 23955-6900, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

 

Education

  • PhD Microsystems and engineering sciences, University of Franche-Comté, France, 2015
  • MS Mechatronics Systems, University of Technology of Compiegne, France, 2012
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, Lebanon, 2012

Hussein Hussein is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Integrated Circuits and Systems Research Group under the supervision of Professor Hossein Fariborzi in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Hussein obtained his PhD in engineering sciences and microsystems from University of Franche-Comté. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the Lebanese University and a Master degree in Mechatronic systems from University of Compiegne.

Research Interests

Mechanics and Mechatronics at macro and micro scale.

Modeling, design and fabrication of microsystems and MEMS structures.

Design and control of Cable Driven Parallel Robots.

 

Selected Publications

  1. Hussein, H., Gouttefarde, M., Santos, C., & Izard, J. (2020, online soon). Smallest Maximum Cable Tension Determination for Cable-Driven Parallel Robots. IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
  2. Hussein, H., Fariborzi, H., & Younis, M. I. (2020). Modeling of Beam Electrothermal Actuators. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1109/JMEMS.2020.3033477
  3. Hussein, H., Younis, M. I., & Fariborzi, H. (2020). Task feasibility of V shape electrothermal actuators. Engineering Research Express, 2(3), 035035. https://doi.org/10.1088/2631-8695/abb711
  4. Hussein, H., Khan, F., & Younis, M. I. (2020). A monolithic tunable symmetric bistable mechanism. Smart Materials and Structures, 29(7), 075033. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ab8ea3
  5. Hussein, H., Khan, F., & Younis, M. I. (2020). A symmetrical bistable mechanism from combination of pre-shaped microbeams. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 306, 111961. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2020.111961
  6. Khan, F., Hussein, H., & Younis, M. (2020). A Spring Shaped Tunable Inductor using Electro-Thermal Actuator in SOI-MUMPs. IEEE Magnetics Letters, 1–1. https://doi.org/10.1109/LMAG.2020.2982108
  7. Hussein, H., & Younis, M. I. (2020). Analytical Study of the Snap-Through and Bistability of Beams With Arbitrarily Initial Shape. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 12(4), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045844
  8. Ben Salem, M., Hussein, H., Aiche, G., Haddab, Y., Lutz, P., Rubbert, L., & Renaud, P. (2019). Characterization of bistable mechanisms for microrobotics and mesorobotics. Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12213-019-00113-3
  9. Hussein, H., Le Moal, P., Younes, R., Bourbon, G., Haddab, Y., & Lutz, P. (2019). On the design of a preshaped curved beam bistable mechanism. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 131, 204–217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2018.09.024
  10. Hussein, H., Bouhadda, I., Mohand-Ousaid, A., Bourbon, G., Le Moal, P., Haddab, Y., & Lutz, P. (2018). Design and fabrication of novel discrete actuators for microrobotic tasks. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 271, 373–382. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2017.12.065
  11. Hussein, H., Bourbon, G., Le Moal, P., Haddab, Y., & Lutz, P. (2017). Mechanical stop mechanism for overcoming MEMS fabrication tolerances. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 27(1). https://doi.org/10.1088/0960-1317/27/1/017001
  12. Hussein, H., Tahhan, A., Le Moal, P., Bourbon, G., Haddab, Y., & Lutz, P. (2016). Dynamic electro-thermo-mechanical modelling of a U-shaped electro-thermal actuator. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 26(2). https://doi.org/10.1088/0960-1317/26/2/025010
  13. Hussein, H. (2015). Contribution to Digital Microrobotics: Modeling, Design and Fabrication of Curved Beams, U-shaped Actuators and Multistable Microrobots [Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté]. PhD Thesis
  14. Hussein, H., Le Moal, P., Bourbon, G., Haddab, Y., & Lutz, P. (2015). Modeling and Stress Analysis of a Pre-Shaped Curved Beam: Influence of High Modes of Buckling. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 07(04), 1550055. https://doi.org/10.1142/s1758825115500556

Conference papers

  1. Hussein, H., Santos, J. C., & Gouttefarde, M. (2018). Geometric Optimization of a Large Scale CDPR Operating on a Building Facade. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 5117–5124. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2018.8593900
  2. Bouhadda, I., Mohand-Ousaid, A., Bourbon, G., Moal, P. Le, Lutz, P., Hussein, H., & Haddab, Y. (2018). Repeatability and Reproducibility Analysis of a Multistable Module Devoted to Digital Microrobotics. 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 4889–4894. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2018.8594259
  3. Hussein, H., Gouttefarde, M., & Pierrot, F. (2018). Static Modeling of Sagging Cables with Flexural Rigidity and Shear Forces. Advances in Robot Kinematics 2018, 310–318. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93188-3_36
  4. Izard, J., Gouttefarde, M., Hussein, H., Martin, C., Kraus, W., Pott, A., & Rodriguez, M. (2018). Cable-Driven Parallel Robots : Principle and Applications of an Advanced Crane System. VIII International Congress on Architectural Envelopes.
  5. Haddab, Y., Aiche, G., Hussein, H., Salem, M. Ben, Lutz, P., Rubbert, L., & Renaud, P. (2018). Mechanical Bistable Structures for Microrobotics and Mesorobotics: From Microfabrication to Additive Manufacturing. MARSS 2018 - International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales. https://doi.org/10.1109/MARSS.2018.8481186
  6. Hussein, H., Le Moal, P., Bourbon, G., Haddab, Y., & Lutz, P. (2015). Analysis of the dynamic behavior of a doped silicon U-shaped electrothermal actuator. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2015-Augus, 836–841. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2015.7222642
  7. Hussein, H., Chalvet, V., Le Moal, P., Bourbon, G., Haddab, Y., & Lutz, P. (2014). Design optimization of bistable modules electrothermally actuated for digital microrobotics. 2014 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 1273–1278. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2014.6878257