Personnel Profile

Yahia M. Al-Smadi,Ph.D, P.E., Assistant Professor

Yahia M. Al-Smadi,Ph.D, P.E.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology  January, 2009
  • M.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology  June, 2002
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology  June, 1999


  • September 2013-Current  Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX
  • March 2009-July 2013 Senior Mechanical Engineer, AECOM, New York, NY
  • September 2009-May 2013. Adjunct Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
  • October 2006-March 2009 Senior Mechanical Engineer, Parsons Transportation Group, New York, NY
  • July 2002-October 2006 Mechanical Engineer, Bergman Associates, Jersey City, NJ
  • January 2000-January 2001 Visual Aid Lab Engineer, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan


  • High performance computing
  • Computational mechanics
  • Blast induced brain trauma and thorax compartment injuries
  • Safety, security and Crashworthiness analysis
  • Structural dynamics and performance under high impulsive and non-conventional loading
  • Mechanism Synthesis 
  • Mechanical design, analysis and manufacturing of heavy movable structures (including wind turbines)


  1. Chapter 29, “Design of Experiments Study to Obtain a Robust 3D Computational Bridge Model,” Topics on the Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 1, ISBN 978-1-4614-2412-3. Springer, 2012
  2. Chapter 52, “Numerical Simulations on the Performance of passive Mitigation Under Blast Wave Loading,” Topics in Structural Dynamics, Volume 6, Proceedings pf the 31st IMAC, (2013) ISBN 978-1-4614-6546-1. Springer, 2013

Journal Publications

  1. S. Mutawe, Yahia M. Al-Smadi, S., Sodhi, R.S., “Designing Four-bar Linkages for Path Generation with Worst Case Joint clearances,” Engineering Letters, , Volume 20 Issue 2, Pages 143-147, (2012).
  2. Yahia M. Al-Smadi,  “Synthesis of Multi-phase Five-bar Motion Generation with Gear Train Fabrication Tolerances,” Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, submitted, (2012).
  3. Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Kevin Russell, Raj S. Sodhi, “On Traveler Braking Mechanism Design with Elastic Deflection and Buckling Considerations,” Journal of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, 37, pp. 401–412, (2009).
  4. Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Kevin Russell, Raj S. Sodhi, “Geared Five-Bar Path Generators with Structural Constraints,” Journal of Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 17:8, pp. 1059–1072, (2009).
  5. Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Kevin Russell, Raj S. Sodhi, “Four-Bar Motion Generation with Elasticity Constraints and Optimization,” Journal of Multi-Body Dynamics, Vol. 223:3, pp. 245-253, (2009).
  6. Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Kevin Russell, Raj S. Sodhi, “Planar Four-bar Motion Generation with Static Structural Conditions,” ASME – Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic, Vol1, (2009).

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
EC 355
MSC 191; 700 University Blvd. Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2459
fax: (361) 593-4026
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