Ameen El-Sinawi, Associate Professor, Engineering Department Chair | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Ameen El-Sinawi, Associate Professor, Engineering Department Chair

Email: ameen.sinawi [at]
Office:  B-F2- 07C
Dr. Sinawi joined AUIS in the fall of 2019 as the chair of the Engineering Department. Prior to his appointment at AUIS, he held faculty positions for a total of 19 years at Khalifa University, American University of Sharjah, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He started his engineering career as a research and development engineer in the U.S. at the International Truck and Engine Corporation. He has worked on numerous projects related to active control of machining processes, turbine blades modeling and control, unmanned arial vehicles, fuel cells, remote sensing, magneto-rheological dampers, structural design and fatigue analysis, and impact dynamics. He has numerous publications and funded research projects in related fields. His research interests include structural damage detection, modeling and control of linear and nonlinear dynamic systems, system identification, MEMS modeling and control, and nondestructive testing.

Dr. Sinawi earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton, Ohio in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He is a reviewer for many journals and a member of ASME and JEA.


Ameen El-Sinawi, Latifa Al Ghailani, Yongxiang Wang. “ANOVA Based Pipeline Scale Formation Detection Using Vibration Estimates and Minimum Number of Feedback Sensors”. Measurement (141), July 2019, 302-312
Li, Ning , JY Sheikh-Ahmad, El-Sinawi, A; Krishnaraj, V; “Multi-objective optimization of the trimming operation of CFRPs using sensor-fused neural networks and TOPSIS” Measurement,  Volume: (132) 2019, 252-262.
Wei Xi, Ameen ELSinawi, Koushik Guha, Srinivasa Rao Karumuri, Jamal Shaikh‐Ahmad. “A study of the effect of transient stresses on the fatigue life of RF MEMS switches” International Journal of Numerical Modelling, Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields. 2019. Volume 32, Issue 3, e2570
Jabir Ubaid Parakkal, Khadije El Kadi, Ameen El-Sinawi, Sherine Elagroudy, Isam Janajreh, “Numerical analysis of VAWT wind turbines: Joukowski vs classical NACA rotor’s blades”. Energy Procedia 158 (2019) 1194–1201. 
Bowei Chen, Oleg Shiryayev, Nader Vahdati, Ameen El-Sinawi. “Validation of a Modeling Tool for In-Plane Longitudinal Resonator with Zigzag Topology”, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 11, No. 02, 1950013 (2019)
Ameen El-Sinawi, M Awadallah, I Janajreh. “Damage Identification of HAWT Blade using Ordinary Linear Kriging Method and Variation of Blade’s Modal Parameters”. Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering. 17 (1), 59-66, 2018