Personnel Profile

Nael Barakat, Ph.D P.Eng. FASME, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Nael Barakat, Ph.D P.Eng. FASME

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research and Teaching interests:

1.      Mechatronics applications for energy harvesting

2.      Biomedical application of Robotics

3.      Dynamic Systems Modeling and Control

4.      Engineering Leadership and Professionalism (Ethics, public policy, sustainability, societal impact, etc.)

Awards, Honors, and Professional Leadership:

1.      Fellow of the ASME

2.      McDonald Mentoring Award (ASME – 2014)

3.      Executive Board Member of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE)

4.      Past Chair of the Engineering Ethics Division (ASEE - 2016)

5.      Chair of the Technology and Society Division (ASME)

Recent Grant Activities:

  1. Barakat, Nael (Co-PI with 5 other colleagues), "Mentoring, Academic Support and Scholarships for Science Students (MAS4)," Sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $600,000.00. (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2016).
  2. Barakat, Nael (Co-PI), Jiao, Lihong (PI), "Nanotechnology Integration into Undergraduate Engineering and Science Education," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $200,000.00. (January 2010 - December 2012).

Contact Information

Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering
EC 301 E
MSC 188 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361.593.2001
fax: 361.593.2106
Personal Website:

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