Ahmed M. Hassan, Ph.D.

Director of the Multidisciplinary  Multiscale Electromagnetics Lab (MMEL)

560G-1 Flarsheim Hall (Office), 523 Flarsheim Hall (Lab)

816-235-6219, hassanam@umkc.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2010
  • M.S., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Cairo University 2006
  • B.S., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Cairo University, 2004

Teaching

  • ECE 302: Electromagnetic Waves and Fields (Undergraduate)
  • ECE 401 & ECE 5590: Nanoelectromagnetics and Plasmonics (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • ECE 401 & ECE 5590: Introduction to Microwave Engineering (Undergraduate/Graduate)

Research Focus/Expertise

  • Nano-electromagnetics
  • Bio-electromagnetics
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic Interference and Compatability
  • Experimental Microwave and Terahertz imaging

Biography

Ahmed M. Hassan received the B.Sc. degree (with highest honors) and M.Sc. degree from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, both in electronics and communications engineering. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR, USA, in 2010.

From 2011 to 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. From 2012 to 2015, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Hassan was the recipient of the 2017 University of Missouri-Kansas City CSEE Excellence in Teaching award, the 2014 Outstanding Poster Award in the 21st Annual NIST Sigma Xi Postdoctoral Poster Presentation, and the 2007 Doctoral Academy Fellowship at the University of Arkansas.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019: IEEE Senior Member
  • 2018: UMKC Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2018: Elected as a Full-Member of Commission B of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for the International Union for Radio Science (URSI)
  • 2017: 2017 Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Dept. Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • 2014: Outstanding Poster Award in the Sigma Xi Twenty-First Annual Postdoctoral Poster Presentation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • 2007-2010: Univ. of Arkansas Doctoral Academy Fellowship for Distinguished Ph.D. students ($40,000).
  • 1999-2004: Cairo University faculty prize for undergraduate academic excellence.

Multidisciplinary Multiscale Electromagnetics Lab (MMEL) Lab

Publications

Electromagnetic Resonance Analysis of Asymmetric Carbon Nanotube Dimers for Sensing Applications

S. Dey, E. J. Garboczi, and Ahmed M. Hassan, “Electromagnetic Resonance Analysis of Asymmetric Carbon Nanotube Dimers for Sensing Applications,”IOP Nanotechnology, vol. 31, no. 42, 425501, 2020. [PDF]

Modeling the Electromagnetic Scattering Characteristics of Carbon Nanotube Composites Characterized by 3D Tomographic Transmission Electron Microscopy

A. M. Hassan, K.  Islam, S. On, B. Natarajan, N. Lachman, I. Stein, E. Cohen, B. Wardle, R. Sharma, J Alexander Liddle, E. Garboczi, “Modeling the Electromagnetic Scattering Characteristics of Carbon Nanotube Composites Characterized by 3D Tomographic Transmission Electron Microscopy,” IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 142-158, 2020. [PDF]

Machine Learning Classification of S-Band Microwave Scattering Measurements from the Forearm as a Novel Biometric Technique

A. Nabulsi, W. Al-Shaikhli, C. Kettlewell, K. Hejtmanek, A. M. Hassan, R. Derakhshani, “Machine Learning Classification of S-Band Microwave Scattering Measurements from the Forearm as a Novel Biometric Technique,” IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 118–125, 2020. [PDF]

Plasmonic Nano-antenna Optimization Using Characteristic Mode Analysis

S. Dey, D. Chatterjee, E. J. Garboczi, Ahmed M. Hassan, “Plasmonic Nano-antenna Optimization Using Characteristic Mode Analysis,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 43-53, 2020. [PDF]

An Efficient Algorithm for Locating TE and TM Poles for a Class of Multiscale Inhomogeneous Media Problems

K. C. Durbhakula, D. Chatterjee, and A. M. Hassan, “An Efficient Algorithm for Locating TE and TM Poles for a Class of Multiscale Inhomogeneous Media Problems,” IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 364-373, 2019.[PDF]

Analysis of Different Computational Techniques for Calculating the Polarizability Tensors of Stem Cells with Realistic Three-Dimensional Morphologies

S. Baidya, A. M. Hassan, B. A. P. Betancourt, J. F. Douglas, E. J. Garboczi, “Analysis of Different Computational Techniques for Calculating the Polarizability Tensors of Stem Cells with Realistic Three-Dimensional Morphologies,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 7, pp. 1816-1831, July 2019. [PDF]

ONR Short Pulse Research, Evaluation and non-SWaP Demonstration for C-sUAV Study

E. R. Myers, T. Fields, J. A. Crow, D. Chatterjee, P. Rulis, P. Doynov, Ahmed M. Hassan, J. Lancaster, F. Khan, J. Verzella, J. Beaudin, L. Moler and A.N. Caruso, “ONR Short Pulse Research, Evaluation and non-SWaP Demonstration for C-sUAV Study,” FY2018 ONR HPM Program Annual Report N00014-17-1-3016 [OSPRES Grant], Nov. 30, 2018.  https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1065124.pdf

Computational Modeling of Transepithelial Endogenous Electric Signals

S. Baidya, A. M. Hassan, M. Zhao, “Computational Modeling of Transepithelial Endogenous Electric Signals, in Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, 4th ed., CRC Press, ch. 11, November 8, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://www.crcpress.com/Biological-and-Medical-Aspects-of-Electromagnetic-Fields-Fourth-Edition/Greenebaum-Barnes/p/book/9781138735262

Knot Energy, Complexity, and Mobility of Knotted Polymers

Fernando Vargas–Lara, Ahmed M. Hassan, M. L. Mansfield, and Jack F. Douglas, “Knot Energy, Complexity, and Mobility of Knotted Polymers,” Scientific Reports, 7, 13374, 2017.[PDF]

Electromagnetic Scattering from Individual Crumpled Graphene Flakes: A Characteristic Modes Approach

Durbhakula, Ahmed M. Hassan, F. Vargas-Lara, D. Chatterjee, M. Gaffar, J. F. Douglas, and E. J. Garboczi, “Electromagnetic Scattering from Individual Crumpled Graphene Flakes: A Characteristic Modes Approach,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 6035-6047, 2017.[PDF]

Electromagnetic Scattering From Multiple Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Having Tumbleweed Configurations

Ahmed M. Hassan, F. Vargas-Lara, J. Douglas, and E. Garboczi, “Electromagnetic Scattering From Multiple Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Having Tumbleweed Configurations,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, 65, no. 6, pp. 3192-3202, 2017.[PDF]

A Q-band free-space dielectric properties measurement system for CNT composites

Ahmed M. Hassan, J. Obrzut and E. Garboczi, “A Q-band free-space dielectric properties measurement system for CNT composites,” IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 64, no. 11, pp. 3807-3819, 2016. [PDF]

Electromagnetic Resonances of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Realistic Shapes: A Characteristic Modes Approach

Ahmed M. Hassan, F. Vargas-Lara, J. Douglas, and E. Garboczi, “Electromagnetic Resonances of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Realistic Shapes: A Characteristic Modes Approach,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, 64, no. 7, pp. 2743-2757, 2016. [PDF]

Intrinsic Conductivity of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Sheets Having a Realistic Geometry

Vargas-Lara, Ahmed M. Hassan, E. Garboczi, and J. Douglas, “Intrinsic Conductivity of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Sheets Having a Realistic Geometry,” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 143, 204902, 2015.[PDF]

The interplay of shape and properties: a study of cube-like particle suspensions

Audus, Ahmed M. Hassan, E. Garboczi, and J. Douglas, “The interplay of shape and properties: a study of cube-like particle suspensions,” Soft Matter, vol. 11, pp. 3360-3366, 2015. [PDF]

Electromagnetic scattering from randomly-centered parallel single-walled carbon nanotubes embedded in a dielectric slab

Ahmed M. Hassan and E. Garboczi, “Electromagnetic scattering from randomly-centered parallel single-walled carbon nanotubes embedded in a dielectric slab,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propag., 62, no. 10, pp. 5230-5241, 2014. [PDF]

Imaging 2D Breast Cancer Tumor Margin at Terahertz Frequency using Numerical Field Data based on DDSCAT

C. Bowman, Ahmed M. Hassan, and M. El-Shenawee, “Imaging 2D Breast Cancer Tumor Margin at Terahertz Frequency using Numerical Field Data based on DDSCAT,” Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 1017-1024, 2013. [PDF]

Efficient Microwave Imaging Algorithm based on Hybridization of the Linear Sampling and Level Set Methods

Ahmed M. Hassan, C. Bowman, and M. El-Shenawee, “Efficient Microwave Imaging Algorithm based on Hybridization of the Linear Sampling and Level Set Methods,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propag., vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 3765-3773, July 2013. [PDF]

Inverse Scattering Shape Reconstruction of 3D Bacteria Using the Level Set Algorithm

Ahmed M. Hassan, M. R. Hajihashemi and M. El-Shenawee, “Inverse Scattering Shape Reconstruction of 3D Bacteria Using the Level Set Algorithm,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, 39, 39-53, 2012. [PDF]

Biopotential signals of breast cancer versus tumor types and proliferation stages

Ahmed M. Hassan and M. El-Shenawee, “Biopotential signals of breast cancer versus tumor types and proliferation stages,” Physical Review E: Biological Physics, 85, no. 2, 021913, 2012. [PDF]

Review of Electromagnetic Techniques for Breast Cancer Detection

Ahmed M. Hassan and M. El-Shenawee, “Review of Electromagnetic Techniques for Breast Cancer Detection,” IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 4, pp. 103-118, 2011. [PDF]

Parallel Implementation of the Diffusion-Drift Algorithm for Modeling the Electrophysiological Activity of Breast Tumors

Ahmed M. Hassan and M. El-Shenawee, “Parallel Implementation of the Diffusion-Drift Algorithm for Modeling the Electrophysiological Activity of Breast Tumors,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 71, no. 7, pp. 1011–1023, 2011. [PDF]

Modeling Biopotential Signals and Current Densities of Multiple Breast Cancerous Cells

Ahmed M. Hassan and M. El-Shenawee, “Modeling Biopotential Signals and Current Densities of Multiple Breast Cancerous Cells,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 57, no. 9, pp. 2099-2106, Sept. 2010. [PDF]

Experimental Microwave Validation of Level-Set Reconstruction Algorithm

D. A. Woten, M. R. Hajihashemi, Ahmed M. Hassan and M. El-Shenawee, “Experimental Microwave Validation of Level-Set Reconstruction Algorithm,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 230-233, Jan. 2010. [PDF]

Drift De-noising of Experimental TE Measurements for Imaging 2D PEC Cylinder Using the Level Set Algorithm

Ahmed M. Hassan, M. R. Hajihashemi, M. El-Shenawee, A. Al-Zoubi, and A. Kishk, “Drift De-noising of Experimental TE Measurements for Imaging 2D PEC Cylinder Using the Level Set Algorithm” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1218-1222, 2009.

Diffusion-Drift Modeling of a Growing Breast Cancerous Cell

Ahmed M. Hassan and M. El-Shenawee, “Diffusion-Drift Modeling of a Growing Breast Cancerous Cell,” IEEE Trans. on Biomed. Eng., vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 2370-2379, Oct. 2009. [PDF]

Invited Talks

  1. Ahmed M. Hassan, “Electromagnetic Scattering from Multiple Carbon Nanotubes with Accurate Shapes and Distributions,” NIST Polymer Surface/Interface Consortium Meeting, Boeing Research & Technology, St. Louis, MO, October, 2015
  2. Ahmed M. Hassan, “A Potpourri of Electromagnetic Applications: From Near-DC to Visible Light,” University of Missouri-Kansas City Computer Science Electrical Engineering Seminar, UMKC, December 2015.
  3. Ahmed M. Hassan, “A Potpourri of Electromagnetic Applications in Medicine,” UMKC School of Medicine Monthly Seminar, UMKC School of Medicine, February 2016.
  4. Ahmed M. Hassan, “Electromagnetics of Cancer,” UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Monthly Cancer Biology Seminar, University of California-Davis, March 2016.
  5. Ahmed M. Hassan, “Electromagnetic Scattering Properties of Carbon Nanotubes with Realistic Shapes,” University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, UMKC, April 2016.
  6. Ahmed M. Hassan, “A Potpourri of Electromagnetic Applications in Medicine,” Children’s Mercy Hospital Visit & Collaboration Exploration, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, August, 2017.
  7. Ahmed M. Hassan, “Realistic Electromagnetic Modeling of CNT and Graphene Composites: Quantifying the Effect of Shape and Distribution,” NIST Nanofabrication Research Group Seminar, Gaithersburg, Maryland, October 2017.
  8. Ahmed M. Hassan, “Characteristic Mode Analysis of RF Wire Coupling: A Modeling and Experimental Approach,” Office of Naval Research Random Coupling Model Workshop, University of Maryland, November 2017.
  9. Ahmed M. Hassan, “Computers in Advancing the Field of Electromagnetics,” Kansas City IEEE Computer Society Meeting and Presentation, Kansas City, November 2017.
  10. Ahmed M. Hassan, “A Potpourri of Nano-Electromagnetics Applications,” Kansas City Project Lead the Way: Teacher Mentor Day, Garmin, Olathe, Kansas, October 2018.