Associate Professor, Exchange Coordinator
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Biography

Sameer Al-Dahidi received the B.Sc. degree (with honors – 1st rank) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan, in 2008, the M.Sc. degree (very good – 1st rank) in Nuclear Energy (Operations Specialty) from Ecole Centrale Paris and Université Paris-Sud 11, Paris, France in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree (with honors) in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy in 2016. In 2008-2010, he worked as an Electrical & Instruments Engineer at CCIC and Kharafi National in Oil & Gas and petrochemical mega projects in Kuwait and UAE.

 

He is currently an Associate Professor at the Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering Department, School of Applied Technical Sciences at the German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan. His current research interests include the development of analytics and models for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM), operation, maintenance and Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS) analysis of engineering systems, and the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based methods for renewable energy production prediction. Besides, Dr. Al-Dahidi has interests in renewable energy systems and mechanical engineering fields such as thermal sciences, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), and others.

 

Dr. Al-Dahidi is the author and co-author of more than 40 papers on high-quality international journals and proceedings of international conferences, a referee of more than 20, and a guest editor of 3 special issues at high-quality international journals. Dr. Al-Dahidi supervised and co-supervised more than 15 Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. thesis and dissertations in Jordan and Italy.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Energetic and Nuclear Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
M.Sc., Nuclear Energy, Operations & Maintenance, École Centrale Paris, University Paris Sud 11, France
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan
Research Interests
  • Development of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Based Methods for Renewable Energy Production Prediction and Thermal Systems.
  • Development of Analytics for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) in Energy Production Plants (Maintenance-Related Decision Support Systems).
Experience
  • February 2021 – Present

Associate Professor and Exchange Coordinator, Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering Department, School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.

  • February 2018 – Present

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering Department, School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Madaba, Jordan.

  • September 2017 – January 2018

Part-Time Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan.

  • June 2016 – May 2017

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

  • January 2013 – November 2015

Early Stage Researcher at InnHF EU Project (Project ID 289837), Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

  • January 2015 – April 2015

Visiting Ph.D. Candidate (Secondment Period – Research Collaboration), Chair System Science and the Energy Challenge, Fondation Electricité de France (EDF), CentraleSupélec, Laboratory of Industrial Engineering, Paris, France.

  • January 2014 – April 2014

Visiting Ph.D. Candidate (Secondment Period – Research Collaboration), Chair System Science and the Energy Challenge, Fondation Electricité de France (EDF), CentraleSupélec, Laboratory of Industrial Engineering, Paris, France.

  • January 2014 – April 2014

at HEMIS EU Project (Project reference FP7-ICT-314609, www.hemis-eu.org), Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

  • April 2012 September 2012

Master Student Intern (M2), AREVA NP, Paris La Defense, France.

  • April 2011 July 2011

Master Student Intern (M1), AREVA NP, Paris La Defense, France.

  • January 2009 – May 2010

Electrical & Instruments Engineer (E&I), Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCIC), Abu-Dhabi, UAE.

  • September 2008 – December 2008

Graduate Electrical & Instruments Engineer (E&I), Kharafi National Limited Company, Kuwait.

  • June 2008 – October 2008

Lab Supervisor, Electrical Engineering Department, The Hashemite University, Jordan.

Awards
  • Winner of Best Poster Award in the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019), Hannover, Germany of the Paper entitled “Fault Prognostics in Presence of Event-Based Measurements”, September 22-26 2019.
  • Winner of Excellent Oral Presentation Certificate in the 2018 3rd International Conference on System Reliability and Safety (ICSRS 2018), Barcelona, Spain of the Paper entitled “Quantification of Uncertainty of Wind Energy Predictions”, November 24-26 2018.
  • Winner of Excellent Oral Presentation Certificate in the 2017 2nd International Conference on System Reliability and Safety (ICSRS 2017), Milan, Italy of the Paper entitled “A Dynamic Weighting Ensemble Approach for Wind Energy Production Prediction”, December 20-22 2017.
  • Winner of a Scientific Research Fellowship (Research Associate, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship) for a one-year post-doctorate in “Development and Application of Methods for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety (RAMS) of Industrial Components and Systems” at the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano, 1st June, 2016.
  • Winner of the IEEE Reliability Society Scholarship (Italian Chapter) for the tutorials track in the area of “Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM), and Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM)” within PHM 2013 Conference Politecnico di Milano, 8th September, 2013.
  • Winner of the Marie Curie Ph.D. Fellowship within the European Project InnHF financed by the 7th framework program FP7-PEOPLE-2011- Initial Training Network: Marie-Curie Action at the Energy Department of the Politecnico di Milano – Early Stage Researcher, 2013.
  • Winner of a Master Scholarship for two years from the French Government in Nuclear Energy (Operations) at Université Paris-Sud XI and École Centrale Paris, 2010-2012.
  • I got the Second rank among all graduates (535) from all Jordanian universities in the University Efficiency Examination held by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the (Electrical Engineering) specialization, Jordan.
  • Winner of four years Scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Faculty of Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan, 2004-2008.
  • Dean’s list - Faculty of Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan, 2004-2008.

Selected Publications

2020 Ala Hijazi, Sameer Al-Dahidi, Safwan Altarazi,"A Novel Assisted Artificial Neural Network Modeling Approach for Improved Accuracy Using Small Datasets: Application in Residual Strength Evaluation of Panels with Multiple Site Damage Cracks",Applied Sciences, Vol. 10,2020 [View]
2020 Ala Hijazi, Sameer Al-Dahidi, Safwan Altarazi,"Residual Strength Prediction of Aluminum Panels with Multiple Site Damage Using Artificial Neural Networks", Materials,Vol. 13,2020 [View]
2020 Nader, N.; Al-Kouz, W.; Al-Dahidi, S.,"Assessment of Existing Photovoltaic System with Cooling and Cleaning System: Case Study at Al-Khobar City", Processes ,2020 [View]
2019 Wael Al-Kouz, Sameer Al-Dahidi, Bashar Hammad, Mohammad Al-Abed.,"Modeling and analysis framework for investigating the impact of dust and temperature on PV systems' performance and optimum cleaning frequency",Applied Sciences,Vol 9, Issue 7 , (Article number 1397),2019
2019 S. Al-Dahidi, O. Ayadi, M. Alrbai, and J. Adeeb,"Ensemble Approach of Optimized Artificial Neural Networks for Solar Photovoltaic Power Prediction",IEEE Access,vol. 7, 81741 - 81758,2019
2019 O. Ayadi*, and S. Al-Dahidi,"Comparison of solar thermal and solar electric space heating and cooling systems for buildings in different climatic regions",Solar Energy, vol. 188, 545-560,2019
2018 S. Al-Dahidi, O. Ayadi, J. Adeeb, M. Alrbai, B.R. Qawasmeh,"Extreme Learning Machines for Solar Photovoltaic Power Predictions",Energies,,vol. 11, 2725,2018 [View]
2018 S. Al-Dahidi, F. Di Maio, P. Baraldi, E. Zio, and R. Seraoui,"A Framework for Reconciliating Data Clusters from a Fleet of Nuclear Power Plants Turbines for Fault Diagnosis", Applied Soft Computing Journal,vol. 69, pp. 213-231,2018 [View]
2017 P. Baraldi, F. Di Maio, S. Al-Dahidi, E. Zio, and F. Mangili,"Prediction of Industrial Equipment Remaining Useful Life by Fuzzy Similarity and Belief Function Theory",Expert Systems with Applications,ISSN 0957-4174,2017 [View]
2017 S. Al-Dahidi, F. Di Maio, P. Baraldi, and E. Zio,"A Locally Adaptive Ensemble Approach for Data-Driven Prognostics of Heterogeneous Fleets",Journal of Risk and Reliability (Part O),Special issue of ESREL 2015. pp. 1-14,2017 [View]
2016 S. Al-Dahidi, F. Di Maio, P. Baraldi, and E. Zio,"Remaining Useful Life Estimation in Heterogeneous Fleets Working under Variable Operating Conditions",Reliability Engineering and System Safety Journal, vol. 156, pp. 109-124,2016 [View]
2015 S. Al-Dahidi, F. Di Maio, P. Baraldi, E. Zio, and R. Seraoui,"A Novel Ensemble Clustering for Operational Transients Classification with Application to a Nuclear Power Plant Turbine",International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management, vol. 6 (001-Special Issue Nuclear Energy PHM), pp. 1-21. ISSN 2153-2648,2015
2014 S. Al-Dahidi, F. Di Maio, P. Baraldi, and E. Zio,"A Novel Fault Detection System Taking into Account Uncertainties in the Reconstructed Signals",Annals of Nuclear Energy,vol. 73, pp. 131-144,2014 [View]