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Dr. Amro M. Elshurafa, PEng

Ibn Sina Building (Bldg. 3), 3266 W9
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, 23955-6900
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966-2-808-4551

Research interests:
  • RF MEMS and NEMS including: (Variable) Capacitors, (Variable) Inductors, Resonators, Filters, and Switches
  • MEMS
    Inertial
    Sensors: accelerometers and gyroscopes
  • Finite Element Modeling of Multiphysics Problems using COMSOL
  • MEMS Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters
  • Zipping MEMS Actuation Techniques
  • Smart MEMS Structures and Layout Optimization
Education background:
  • PhD, Dalhousie University, 2008
  • MASC, Dalhousie University, 2005
  • BEng, Dalhousie University (with distinction), 2002
Selected publications:
  1. Amro M. Elshurafa, A. G. Radwan, A. Emira, and K. N. Salama, "RF MEMS Fractal Capacitors with High Self Resonant Frequencies," IEEE J. Microelectromechanical Systems - JMEMS, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 10-12, February 2012 (Top 10 most accessed article in March 2012). 

  2. Amro M. Elshurafa, K. Khirallah, H. Tawfik, A. Emira, A. Abdel Aziz, and S. Sedky, "Nonlinear Dynamics of Spring Softening and Hardening in Folded-MEMS Comb Drive Resonators," IEEE J. Microelectromechanical Systems - JMEMS, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 943-958, August 2011 (Top 10 most accessed article in August 2012).

  3. Amro M. Elshurafa and E. I. El-Masry, "MEMS Variable Capacitance Devices Utilizing the Substrate: II. Zipping Varactors," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering – JMM, Vol. 20, No. 4, 045028 (7pp), April 2010.

  4. Amro M. Elshurafa and E. I. El-Masry, "Effects of Non-uniform Nanoscale Deflections on Capacitance in RF MEMS Parallel Plate Variable Capacitors," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering – JMM, Vol. 18, No. 4, 040512 (11pp), April 2008.

  5. Amro M. Elshurafa and E. I. El-Masry, "Finite Element Modeling of Low Stress Suspension Structures and Applications in RF MEMS Parallel Plate Variable Capacitors," IEEE Transactions of Microwave Theory and Techniques – MT&T, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 2211-2219, May 2006.
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