Yousef Haik

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Sharjah

Professor Haik has over 25 years of academic experience in senior academic administrative positions ranging from a program director, department chair, dean, associate provost, associate vice president and provost. His academic appointments include Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. His academic affiliation includes Harvard, Texas A & M University, University of North Carolina, Florida State University and the United Arab Emirates University.

Prof. Haik is an experienced curricular, program and college development leader. During his career, he developed several new colleges, incepted new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and developed numerous new courses. Prof. Haik is an experienced ABET program evaluator.

Prof. Haik is an internationally recognized scholar in nanotechnology. His research focus is in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for a myriad of applications including biomedical sensors, diagnostics, imaging, and energy. His scholarly output includes over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 80 issued patents and patent applications, and a number of textbooks. His scholarly output was recognized by a number of prestigious awards including the HH Sheikh Khalifa Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, Arab Creativity Award-Thought Foundation, ISESCO University Research Development Award, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is recognized in the top 2% of scientists in his field.

Prof. Haik served as editor-in-chief and on the editorial board of over dozens of international journals. He also served on the review panels for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Executive Agency for Higher Education-Romania, and the Research Council-Canada.

Prof. Haik has BSc, MSc, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Juris Doctor degree.

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