Dr. Said Abushamleh

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Office: BHS 239   |    Phone: (308) 865-8079   |    Email: abushamlehs2@unk.edu

Dr. Said Abushamleh

About Said Abushamleh

Dr. Abushamleh is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Engineering Foundations program at UNK. He obtained his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and his M.S. in Wireless Communications from Lund University. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) - University of Oklahoma where he conducted research in polarimetric phased array antennas for weather measurements. Dr. Abushamleh has seven years of research experience in the fields of Antennas and Electromagnetics and has published papers in both top peer-reviewed journals and at industry conferences such as the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2014.
M.S., Wireless Communications, Lund University, Sweden, 2009.
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan, 2007.

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

Dr. Abushamleh’s research work involves the study and design of new antennas for weather measurements, mobile phones and devices, and biomedical devices. His research also includes the study of the unique properties of specific electromagnetic surfaces and how to implement and apply them in the design of antennas. In addition, he is exploring how to find new techniques to miniaturize antennas for extremely small applications where the interference between antennas is high. During his research career, he has gained expertise in laboratories and testing, engineering and design software, and programming languages. 

Teaching Interests and Approach

Dr. Abushamleh teaches Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Circuits courses at UNK where students have the chance to gain knowledge about electronic circuits and apply this knowledge in the lab. UNK provides well-equipped labs for electrical circuits. The function of the engineering profession is to manipulate materials, energy, and information, thereby creating benefit for humankind. Dr. Abushamleh believes that, in order to do this successfully, engineers must have a knowledge of nature that goes beyond mere theory; this knowledge is traditionally gained in educational laboratories.

Dr. Abushamleh has found all aspects of teaching to be stimulating and rewarding: lecturing, interacting with students, formulating problem sets and lab experiments, and even grading homework. He believes that undergraduate students should be involved in research to improve their performance. Research has shown that students who participated in undergraduate research for more than a single semester have showed an increase in GPA.

Curriculum Vitae