Barakat, Nael

Personnel Profile

Barakat, Nael, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASME-Fellow, Professor

Barakat, Nael, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASME-Fellow


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Canada (2000)

M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. Canada (1996)

B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Kuwait University, Kuwait (1989)

Research Interests

  • Mechatronics

  • Energy Harvesting

  • Robotics

  • Nanotechnology

Recent Publications

  • M. Kalsbeek, A. Al-Shalash, and N. Barakat, “A Case Study of a Thermally Assisted Manufacturing Tool and Process Modeling for Design Optimization,” Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 123, P. 1 – 6, Aug, 2017.

  • Nael Barakat, “Engineering ethics and professionalism education for a global practice,” QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2015, Engineering Leaders Conference 2014, 5. DOI: 10.5339/qproc.2015.elc2014.5

  • Jiao, L. and N. Barakat, “Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistor as a PH Sensor.” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Volume 13, Number 2, February 2013 , pp. 1194-1198(5),

  • Jiao H. and N. Barakat, “Balanced Depth and Breadth in a New Interdisciplinary Nanotechnology Course,” Journal of Educational Technology Systems, Vol 40(1), 75 - 87, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. 2011 – 2012, doi.10.2190/ET.40.1.g,

  • Nael Barakat, “Engineering Ethics: A Critical Dimension of the Profession,” International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), Vol. 1, issue 2, July, 2011,,, DOI:10.3991/ijep.v1i2.1639, invited paper.

  • Nael Barakat “Balanced integration of theory and applications in teaching Robotics,” The International Journal of Learning, Common Ground Publisher (CGP), Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 245-258,, ISSN 1447-9494, 2011.

  • Barakat N. and H. Jiao, “Proposed Strategies for Teaching Ethics of Nanotechnology,“Nanoethics Journal, Springer, Netherlands, Sep. 2010. DOI 10.1007/s11569-010-0100-0.

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 337
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-3340
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: November 17, 2017