Dr Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah

Associate Professor & Chairman

Office: 22/251

Phone: 966-13-860-1033

Fax: 966-13-860-2965

Email: mujahed(at)kfupm.edu.sa

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  • PhD in Control Engineering, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2009
  • MS in Systems Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, 2004
  • BS in Systems Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, 1999


  • CIE 301 Numerical Methods
  • CIE 305 Linear Control Systems
  • CIE 315 Signals and Systems
  • CIE 316 Control Systems Design
  • SCE 513 System Identification

Research Interests

  • Control Systems
  • Systems Identification
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

Selected Publications

  1. M. Premkumar, R. Sowmya, Pradeep Jangir, Kottakkaran Sooppy Nisar, and Mujahed Aldhaifallah. "A New Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms for Brushless Direct Current Wheel Motor Design Problem," Computers, Materials & Continua, Accepted.
  2. Hamdy A. Ziedan, Hegazy Rezk, and Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah. "Accurate Fault Location Modeling for Parallel Transmission Lines Considering Mutual Effect," Computers, Materials & Continua, Accepted.
  3. Alaa M. Elsayad, Ahmed M. Nassef, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Khaled A. Elsayad. "Classification of Biodegradable Substances Using Balanced Random Trees and Boosted C5.0 Decision Trees," Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12/2020, 17, 9322.
  4. Mohamed R. Gomaa, Ramadan J. Mustafa, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Hegazy Rezk. "A Low-Grade Heat Organic Rankine Cycle Driven by Hybrid Solar Collectors and a Waste Heat Recovery System," Energy Reports, 11/2020, 6: 3425-3445.
  5. Mohamed R. Gomaa, Waleed Hammad, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Hegazy Rezk. "Performance enhancement of grid-tied PV system through proposed design cooling techniques: an experimental study and comparative analysis," Solar Energy, 11/2020; 211:1110-1127.
  6. Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, Hegazy Rezk, Hesham Alhumade, Ahmed M. Nassef, and A.G. Olabi. "Co-decorated reduced graphene/titanium nitride composite as an active oxygen reduction reaction catalyst with superior stability", International Journal of Energy Research, 9/2020; 1-13.
  7. Jouda Arfaoui, Hegazy Rezk, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Mohamed N. Ibrahim, and Mami Abdelkader "Simulation-based coyote optimization algorithm to determine gains of PI controller for enhancing performance of solar PV water pumping system", Energies, 8/2020, 13(17), 4473.
  8. Mohamed N. Ibrahim, Hegazy Rezk, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Peter Sergeant "Modelling and Design Methodology of an Improved Performance Photovoltaic Pumping System Employing Ferrite Magnet Synchronous Reluctance Motors", Mathematics, 8/2020, 8(9), 1429.
  9. Hamdy A. Ziedan, Hegazy Rezk, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Emad El-Zohri "Finite Element Solution of the Corona Discharge of Wire-Duct Electrostatic Precipitators at High Temperatures—Numerical Computation and Experimental Verification", Mathematics, 8/2020, 8(9), 1406.
  10. Hegazy Rezk, Muhammad Wajid Saleem, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, and Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah "Radial Movement Optimization Based Optimal Operating Parameters of a Capacitive Deionization Desalination System", Processes, 8/2020, 8(8), 964.
  11. Ahmed I. Omar, Ziad M. Ali, Mostafa Algablawy, Shady H. E. Abdel Aleem, and Mujahed AlDhaifallah "Multi-objective environmental economic dispatch of an electricity system considering integrated natural gas units and variable renewable energy sources", Mathematics, 7/2020, 8(7), 1100.
  12. Mohamed Behiri, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Ali Alahmer, and Hegazy Rezk "Design, Modeling, and Experimental Investigation of Active Water Cooling Concentrating Photovoltaic System", Sustainability, 7/2020, 12(13), 5392.
  13. Ghanbari, B., Nisar, K.S. & Aldhaifallah, M. "Abundant solitary wave solutions to an extended nonlinear Schrödinger's equation with conformable derivative using an efficient integration method", Adv Differ Equ, 7/2020, 328.
  14. Hossam Hassan Ali, Ahmed M. Kassem, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Ahmed Fathy "Multi-verse Optimizer for Model Predictive Load Frequency Control of Hybrid Multi-Interconnected Plants Comprising Renewable Energy", IEEE Access, 7/2020; 8: 114623-114642.
  15. Hegazy Rezk, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Yahia B. Hassan, and Hamdy A. Ziedan, "Optimization and Energy Management of Hybrid Photovoltaic-Diesel-Battery System to Pump and Desalinate Water at Isolated Regions", IEEE Access, 6/2020; 8: 102512- 102529.
  16. Mahdi Amini, Haidar Samet, Ali Reza Seifi, Ziad M. Ali and Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, "An Effective Multi-Solution Approach for Power System Islanding", IEEE Access, 5/2020; 8: 93200- 93210.
  17. Khairy Sayed, Ziad Ali, and Mujahed Aldhaifallah. "Phase-Shift PWM-Controlled DC–DC Converter with Secondary-Side Current Doubler Rectifier for On-Board Charger Application", Energies, 5/2020, 13(9), 2298.
  18. Mostafa Ghasemi, Ahmed M. Nassef, Al-Dhaifallah, M., Rezk, H. "Performance improvement of microbial fuel cell through Artificial intelligence". International Journal of Energy Research, 4/2020; 1-13.
  19. Hegazy Rezk, N. Kanagaraj, and Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah "Design and Sensitivity Analysis of Hybrid Photovoltaic -Fuel Cell-Battery System to Supply a Small Community at Saudi NEOM City", Sustainability, 4/2020, 12(8), 3341.
  20. Sunil Kumar, Amit Kumar, Zaid Odibat, Mujahed Aldhaifallah, and Kottakkaran Sooppy Nisar "A comparison study of two modified analytical approach for the solution of nonlinear fractional shallow water equations in fluid flow", AIMS Mathematics, 3/2020, 5(4): 3035-3055.
  21. Tolba, M.A., Rezk, H., Al-Dhaifallah, M. et al. "Heuristic optimization techniques for connecting renewable distributed generators on distribution grids". Neural Comput & Applic ,3/2020, 32, 14195-14225.
  22. Rahman, S.M.A.; Nassef, A.M.; Al-Dhaifallah, M.; Abdelkareem, M.A.; Rezk, H. "The Effect of a New Coating on the Drying Performance of Fruit and Vegetables Products: Experimental Investigation and Artificial Neural Network Modeling". Foods, 3/2020, 9, 308.
  23. Alaa M. Elsayad, Ahmed M. Nassef and Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah. "Diagnosis of Hepatitis Disease with Logistic Regression and Artificial Neural Networks". Journal of Computer Science, 3/2020, 16(3): 364-377.
  24. Yun-Jeong Choi, Hend Omar Mohamed, Sung-Gwan Park, Riyam B. Al Mayyahi, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Hegazy Rezk, Xianghao Ren, Hanchao Yu, and Kyu-Jung Chae. "Electrophoretically fabricated nickel/nickel oxides as cost effective nanocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in air-cathode microbial fuel cell", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2/2020, 45(10): 5960-5970.
  25. Mustafa, R.J.; Gomaa, M.R.; Al-Dhaifallah, M.; Rezk, H. "Environmental Impacts on the Performance of Solar Photovoltaic Systems". Sustainability, 1/2020, 12(2), 608.
  26. Ahmed Fathy, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Hegazy Rezk, "Recent Coyote Algorithm-Based Energy Management Strategy for Enhancing Fuel Economy of Hybrid FC/Battery/SC System", IEEE Access, 12/2019; 7: 179409- 179419
  27. Hegazy Rezk, Asmaa Elghany, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Hashema El Sayed, Mohamed Ibrahim. "Numerical Estimation and Experimental Verification of Optimal parameter identification based on modern optimization of a three phase induction motor", Mathematics, 11/2019, 7(12), 1135.
  28. Jouda Arfaoui, Hegazy Rezk, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, Feki Elyes, Mami Abdelkader. "Numerical Performance Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping System under Partial Shading Condition using Modern Optimization", Mathematics, 11/2019, 7(11), 1123.
  29. Hegazy Rezk, Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed A. Zaki Diab, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, "The Application of Water Cycle Optimization Algorithm for Optimal Placement of Wind Turbines in Wind Farms", Energies, 11/2019, 12(22), 4335.
  30. Mohamed Ibrahim, Hegazy Rezk, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Peter Sergeant, "Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermoelectric Generator Powered Synchronous Reluctance Motor for Pumping Applications", IEEE Access, 10/2019; 7: 146979 - 146988.
  31. Sunil Kumar, Amit Kumar, Shaher Momani, Mujahed Aldhaifallah, KS Nisar. "Numerical solutions of nonlinear fractional model arising in the appearance of the stripe patterns in two-dimensional systems", Advances in Difference Equations, 9/2019, 2019(1): 413.
  32. Mohamed R. Gomaa, Hegazy Rezk , Ramadan J Mustafa, and Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, "Evaluating the Environmental Impacts and Energy Performance of a Wind Farm System Utilizing the Life-Cycle Assessment Method: A Practical Case Study", Energies, 8/2019, 12(17): 3263.
  33. Hegazy Rezk, Mokhtar Aly, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, and Masahito Shoyama "Design and Hardware Implementation of New Adaptive Fuzzy Logic-Based MPPT Control Method for Photovoltaic Applications", IEEE Access, 8/2019; 7: 106427-106438.
  34. Hesham Alhumade, Hegazy Rezk, Ahmed M. Nassef, and Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah "Fuzzy logic based-modeling and parameter optimization for improving the corrosion protection of stainless steel 304 by epoxy-graphene composite", IEEE Access, 7/2019; 7: 100899-100909.
  35. Mohamed N. Ibrahim, Hegazy Rezk, Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah and Peter Sergeant "Solar Array Fed Synchronous Reluctance Motor Driven Water Pump: An Improved Performance Under Partial Shading Conditions", IEEE Access, 6/2019; 7:77100-77115.
  36. Hegazy Rezk, Enas Taha Sayed, M Al-Dhaifallah, M. Obaid, Abou Hashema M. El-Sayed, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, and A. G Olabi. "Fuel Cell as an Effective Energy Storage in Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant Powered by Photovoltaic System," Energy, 5/2019; 175:423-433.
  37. Hegazy Rezk, Ahmed Alsaman, M Al-Dhaifallah, Ahmed Askalany, Mohammad Abdelkareem, Ahmed Nassef. "Identifying Optimal Operating Conditions of Solar-Driven Silica Gel Based Adsorption Desalination Cooling System via Modern Optimization," Solar Energy, 3/2019; 181:475-489.
  38. M. Gomaa, R. Mustafa, H. Rezk, M. Al-Dhaifallah, and A. Al-Salaymeh. "Sizing Methodology of a Multi-Mirror Solar Concentrated Hybrid PV/Thermal System," Energies, 11/2018, 11(12), 3276.
  39. A. A. Saif, A. Aliyu, M. Al Dhaifallah, and M. Elshafei. "Decentralized Backstepping Control of a Quadrotor with Tilted-rotor under Wind Gusts," International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 10/2018, 16(5): 2458-2472.
  40. M. Tolba, H. Rezk, A.A.Z. Diab, M. Al-Dhaifallah. "A Novel Robust Methodology Based Salp Swarm Algorithm for Allocation and Capacity of Renewable Distributed Generators on Distribution Grids," Energies, 10/2018, 11(10), 2556.
  41. P. Agarwal, G . Wang, and M. Al-Dhaifallah. "Fractional calculus operators and their applications to thermal systems," Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 6/2018, 10(6).
  42. M. Al-Dhaifallah, N. Kanagaraj, and K. S. Nisar, "Fuzzy Fractional-Order PID Controller for Fractional Model of Pneumatic Pressure System," Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2/2018, vol. 2018, Article ID 5478781, 9 pages
  43. M. Al-Dhaifallah, Ahmed M. Nassef, H. Rezk, K. S. Nisar, "Optimal parameter design of fractional order control based INC-MPPT for PV system, " Solar Energy, 1/2018;159:650-664.
  44. Al Dhaifallah, M. KS, Nisar, Praveen Agarwal, and Alaa Elsayad "Modeling and identification of heat exchanger process using least squares support vector machines", Thermal Science, 12/2017, 21(6B);2859-2869.
  45. H. Rezk, I. Tyukhov, M. Al-Dhaifallah, A. Tikhonov, Performance of Data Acquisition System for Monitoring PV System Parameters, Measurement, 7/2017;104(2017):204-211.
  46. Nisar, K.S, Suthar, D.L., Purohit, S.D., Aldhaifallah, M., "Some unified integrals associated with the generalized struve function," Proceedings of the Jangjeon Mathematical Society, 2017, 2: 261-267.
  47. M. Aldhaifallah, K. S. Nisar, H. M. Srivastava, and M. Mursaleen, "Statistical -Convergence in Probabilistic Normed Spaces," Journal of Function Spaces, vol. 2017, Article ID 3154280, 7 pages, March 2017.
  48. Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Al Dhaifallah, M., Dmitry Namiot, "Mobile Clouds for Smart Cities", International Journal of Online Engineering, 04/2017; 13(01) :76-86.
  49. Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Dmitry Namiot, Al Dhaifallah, M., "On Standards for Application Level Interfaces in SDN", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications10 /2016; 7(10):45-51.
  50. Al Dhaifallah, M. Tomar, M., KS, Nisar, and Purohit, SD, " Some new inequalities for (k, s)-fractional integrals", JOURNAL OF NONLINEAR SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS, 2016; 9(9):5374-5381
  51. 51. Mujahed AlDhaifallah, Shebel Alsabbah, and Iqbal Mujtaba, "A Predictive Neural Network-Based Cascade Control for pH Reactors," Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2016, Article ID 5638632, 7 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/5638632.
  52. M. Tanveer, K. Shubham, M. Aldhaifallah, KS Nisar, " An efficient implicit regularized Lagrangian twin support vector regression", Applied Intelligence, 06/2016; 44(04): 831-848
  53. KS, Nisar, M. Al Dhaifallah, A F. Eata, J. Choi, "Fractional calculus of generalized k-Mittag-Leffler function and its applications to statistical distribution", Advances in Difference Equations 2016:304,(2016).
  54. KS, Nisar, Al Dhaifallah, M., M. S. Abouzaid, and P. Agarwal, "Certain inequalities involving generalized fractional k-integral operators", Journal of Nonlinear Science and Applications, 05/2016; 9(2016): 3376-3387.
  55. Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Al Dhaifallah, M., Dmitry Namiot, "One Model of Geo-Location Services for Telecom Operators", International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 05/2016; 10(02).
  56. Al Dhaifallah, M. , Westwick, D., and KS, Nisar., " Support Vector Machine Identification of a Parallel Cascade Model of Human Ankle Stiffness", Applied Mathematical Sciences, 05/2016;10(28):1359 – 1371.
  57. Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Al Dhaifallah, M., Dmitry Namiot, "On Data Sharing in Educational Processes", International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 05/2016; 11(04).
  58. M. Tanveer, K. Shubham, M. Aldhaifallah, S.S. Ho, "An efficient regularized K-nearest neighbour based weighted twin support vector regression, Knowledge-Based Systems", 02/2016, 94,:70-87.
  59. Rakesh K. Parmar, Sunil Dutt Purohit, K.S. Nisar, M. Aldhaifallah, " On a Generating Function Involving Generalized Second Appell Function", Journal of Science and Arts, 12/2015, 3(32);225-228.
  60. K. S. Nisar, S. R. Mondal, P. Agarwal, and M. Al-Dhaifallah, "The Umbral Operator and The Integration Involving Generalized Bessel-Type Functions", Central European Journal of Mathematics/Open Mathematics 07/2015; 13(1): 426-435.
  61. Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah, "Twin Support Vector Machine Method for Identification of Wiener Models," Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 125868, 7 pages, 2015.
  62. Shebel Alsabbah, Mujahed Aldhaifallah, and Mohammad Al-Jarrah, "Design of Multiregional Supervisory Fuzzy-PID Control of pH Reactors", Journal of Control Science and Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 396879, 9 pages, 2015.
  63. Al Dhaifallah, M. and Westwick, D. "Identification of Auto-Regressive Exogenous Hammerstein Models Based on Support Vector Machine Regression", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 11/2013; 21(6):2083-2090.
Dr Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah

Associate Professor & Chairman