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  • Samir El-Nakla, Ph.D.

  • Job Title :

    Acting Chair / Assistant Professor

  • College :

    College of Engineering

  • Department :

    Electrical Engineering

Dr El-Nakla is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at PMU and is involved with all aspects of conducting classes and laboratories for undergraduate university students. Dr El-Nakla earned his PhD in Intelligent Electronic design within mechatronics from the University of Abertay Dundee, United Kingdom in 2004. His PhD research work dealt with the development and implementation of a computer based system at lower level and which is used to assist in the design of electronic systems, which themselves form a part of a larger or meachtronic system.

Dr El-Nakla has some years of teaching experience in the UK and Arab world Universities. Also worked in project at RD of NCR Corporation in Scotland on testing and evaluating the transflective LCD for sunlight readable display of the autoteller machine (ATM).

  • 1999 - 2004 PhD degree at the University of Abertay Dundee, UK.
  • 1997-1998 MSc in electronic circuit design and manufacture from University of Dundee-UK.
  • 1984- 1989 BSc degree in electronic engineering from University of Garyounis in Libya, BSc project in filter design.

International conferences:

  • D. El-Nakla, B. McNally and S. El-Nakla, "The Importance of Institutional Support in Maintaining Academic Rigor in E-Learning Assessment," 2019 2nd International Conference on new Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS), Amman, Jordan, 2019, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ICTCS.2019.8923111.
  • M. Ouda, S. El-Nakla, C. B. Yahya and K. M. Omar Ouda, "Electricity Demand Forecast in Saudi Arabia," 2019 IEEE 7th Palestinian International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (PICECE), Gaza, Palestine, 2019, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/PICECE.2019.8747196.
  • Chedly B. Yahya, Samir El-Nakla, 2018, Smart Grid Technologies and Electricity Demand Management in KSA. Renewable Energies, Power Systems & Green Inclusive Economy (REPS-GIE). April 2018, Morocco.
  • El-Nakla S, et al, 2017,'Residential Consumers Awareness of Energy Conservation Practices in Saudi Arabia" GCC-IEEE 2017. Bahrain
  • El-Nakla S, 2014, Intelligent Electronic Design Tool.
  • El-Nakla S, 2012, “Case-Based Expert System to Support Electronics Design in Mechatronic System. The 2012 International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology (ICMET 2012), July24-26, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • El-Nakla S. & Bradley D., 2011. “A Conceptual System Design Tool to support electronics design in Mechatronic Systems” , IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2011, April 13-15, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • El-Nakla, S. & Bradley, D., 2008, “Case-Based Reasoning in the Design of Mechatronic Systems”, The 11th Mechatronics Forum Biennial Int. Conf. Limerick, Ireland.
  • El-Nakla, S. & Bradley, D., 2004, “Case-Based Reasoning and Conflict     Resolution in support of the Design of Mechatronic Systems”, Proc. 9th Mechatronics Forum Int. Conf., Ankara, August, pp 123-130
  • El-Nakla, S. & Bradley, D., 2002, “An expert system to support electronic design within mechatronics”, Proc. 8th Mechatronics Forum Int. Conf., Twente, June, pp 1303-1312


  • Alsaati, T.; El-Nakla, S.; El-Nakla, D. Level of Sustainability Awareness among University Students in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3159.
  • El-Nakla. 2012 “Case-Based Expert System to Support Electronics Design in Mechatronic System”, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials Vols. 229-231
  • Omar K. M. Ouda, Samir El-Nakla, Chedly B. Yahya, Helen. P. Peterson and Mohamed Ouda (2017), Energy Conservation Awareness among Residential Consumers in Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Computing and Digital System 6(6), University of Bahrain.

Published Book:

  • Intelligent Electronic Design for Mechatronic Systems: The Design of an Expert System. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-3847336433

The Institute of Engineering and technology (IET), member since 1997.

Industry Collaboration and Consulting

NCR Corporation in Scotland, UK, November 2004 to October 2005. Testing and evaluating transflective LCD. Tests conducted at both NCR and the laboratories of University of Abertay Dundee

Google Scholar


  • Artificial Intelligence & Electronic design
  • display technologies
  • smart system and energy conservation and renewable.

Member of the IEEE
Advisor of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University IEEE student’s chapter

Committees At Present Work

In addition to some department committees I am a member in the University council committee as faculty representative.