Mohammad Abdulaziz Husain Alsunaidi conducts research in the field of device-optical wave interaction with emphasis on ultra-short optical pulse propagation and sub-wavelength dynamics in linear and nonlinear devices. He joined KFUPM’s Electrical Engineering Department in 1995 where he is currently a Professor of Photonics. His fields of expertise include Optoelectronics and Photonics, Solid-state Physics, Electromagnetics, Plasmonics, Computing, and Modeling.

Research Interests

​His research interests and activities are primarily in physical modeling of linear and non-linear phenomena in semiconductor and integrated photonic devices, design and analysis of novel optoelectronic and nano-photonic devices with applications in solid-state lighting, optical communications, bio-sensing and imaging.

Selected Publications

  • Book Chapter: A. H. Muqaibel, M. A. Alsunaidi, N. M. Iya and A. Safaai-Jazi, “Wall Attenuation and Dispersion,” in Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging, CRC Press, 2010, ISBN 13: 978-1-4398-1476-5.
  • D. P. San-Roman-Alerigi, D. H. Anjum, Y. Zhang, X. Yang, A. B. Slimane, T. K. Ng, M. N. Hedhili, M. A. Alsunaidi, and B. S. Ooi, “Electron Irradiation Induced Reduction of the Permittivity in Chalcogenide Glass (As2S3) Thin Film,” Journal of Applied Physics 113, 044116 (2013).
  • Al-Jabr, M. A. Alsunaidi, T. K. Ng and B. Ooi, “A Simple FDTD Algorithm for Simulating EM Wave Propagation in General Dispersive Anisotropic Material,” IEEE Transactions of Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 61, pp. , March 2013.
  • D. S. P Alrerigi, T. K. Ng, Y. Zhang,  A. Ben Slimane, M. A. Alsunaidi, and B. Ooi, “Generation of J0 Bessel-Gauss Beam by Monolithic Graded Refractive Index,” JOSA-A, Vol. 29, pp. 1252-1258, July, 2012.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi and A. Ahmad, “Design of Wide-Band Metamaterials Using Multi-Element Split Ring Resonator Structures,” Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 464-469, March 2010.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi, H.  Al-Mudhaffar and Husain Masoudi, “Vectorial FDTD Technique for the Analysis of Optical Second Harmonic Generation,” IEEE Photonics Tech. Lett., vol. 21, pp. 310-312, March 2009.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi, Fawziyah Al-Hajiri and Husain Masoudi, “A FDTD Algorithm for the Analysis of Short Optical Pulse Second Harmonic Generation in Dispersive Media,” Microwave and Opt. Tech. Lett., vol. 51, pp. 1097-1100, April 2009.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi and A. Al-Jabr, “A General ADE-FDTD Algorithm for the Simulation of Dispersive Structures,” IEEE Photonics Tech. Lett., vol. 21, pp. 817-819, June 2009.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi and H.  Al-Mudhaffar, “A New Carrier-free Nonlinear FDTD Algorithm Suitable for the Moving Computational Window Technique,” EEE Photonics Tech. Lett., vol. 21, pp. 878-880, July 2009.
  • Al-Jabr and M. A. Alsunaidi, “An Efficient Time-Domain Algorithm for the Simulation of Heterogeneous Dispersive Structures,” Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, vol. 30, pp. 1226-1233, 2009.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi and Fawziyah Al-Hajiri, “Efficient NL-FDTD Solution Schemes for the Phase-Sensitive Second Harmonic Generation Problem,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 27, pp. 4964-4969, 2009.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi and M. Al-Absi, “Response of Optically Controlled MESFETs with Varying Electrode Spacing,” Optics & Laser Technology, vol. 40, pp. 711-715, July 2008.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi, T. Kuwayama and S. Kawasaki, “Numerical Characterization of Optically Controlled MESFETs Using an Energy-Dependent Physical Simulation Model,” IEICE Transactions, vol. E84-C, no. 7, pp. 869-874, July 2001.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi, H. M. Masoudi and J. M. Arnold, “A Time-domain Algorithm for the Analysis of Second Harmonic Generation in Nonlinear Optical Structures,” IEEE Photonics Tech. Lett., vol. 12, pp. 395-397, April 2000.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi, S. M. Hammadi and S. M. El-Ghazaly, “Parallel implementation of a two-dimensional hydrodynamic model for microwave semiconductor device including inertia effects in momentum relaxation,” International J. of Numerical Modeling, vol. 10, pp. 107-119, March-April 1997.
  • M. A. Alsunaidi, S. M. Imtiaz and S. M. El-Ghazaly, “Electromagnetic wave effects on microwave transistors using a full-wave time-domain model,” IEEE Trans. On Microwave Theory and Tech., vol. 44, pp. 799-808, June 1996.

Professional Memberships

  • ​Vice Dean, Educational Services, KFUPM (2003-2006).
  • Manager, KFUPM Diploma Program (2003-2006).
  • Coordinator, KFUPM Continuing Education Program (2003-2006).
  • Manager, Metrology & Standards Section at, Research Institute of KFUPM from (2001-2003).
  • Research Associate, Telecommunication Research Center (ASU) directed by Professor Constantine A. Balanis, 4D device simulators on MasPar parallel computers (1993-1995).
  • Research Associate, Solid State Research Center (ASU) directed by Professor David K. Ferry, Energy-based models of sub-micron semiconductor devices (1991-1993).
  • Member of IEEE Photonics Society.
  • Member of IEEE Communications Society.
  • Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA).
  • Member of Arab Materials Science and Nanotechnology Network (AMSN)