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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Books by MIT and Masdar Institute Coauthors


Abdul Hadi, S. , Hashemi, P., DiLello, N.,  Polyzoeva, E., Nayfeh, A. and Hoyt, J.L. “Thin-film Silicon-germanium Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin Layer Solar Cells” Solar Energy, Volume 103, pp. 154-159, May 2014. 

Casagrande, E., Mueller, B., Miralles, D., Entekhabi, D., and Molini, A. “Spectral Causality Measures for Land-Atmosphere Interactions” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, 2014.

Islam, A., Chevalier, S., Salem, I.B., Bernabe, Y., Juanes, R., and Sassi, M. “Characterization of the Crossover from Capillary Invasion to Viscous Fingering to Fracturing during Drainage in a Vertical 2D Porous Medium” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 58, pp. 279‐291, 2014.

Santhosh, A., Farid, A.M. and Youcef-Toumi, K. “The Impact of Storage Facility Capacity and Ramping Capabilities on the Supply Side of the Energy-Water Nexus”, Energy 1:(1) pp. 1-10, 2014.


Abdul Hadi, S., Hashemi, P., Dilello, N., Polyzoeva, E., Nayfeh, A., and Hoyt, J.L. "Effect of Germanium Fraction on the Effective Minority Carrier Lifetime in Thin Film Amorphous-Si/crystalline-Si1xGex/crystalline-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells" AIP Advances, Vol. 3, No. 5, 2013.

Ahmad, F., Atiyeh, M.N., Pereira, B., and Stephanopoulos, G.N.  "A Review of Cellulosic Microbial Fuel Cells: Performance and Challenges" Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 56, pp. 177-188, 2013.

Huang, P.-H., El Moursi, M.S., Xiao, W., Kirtley Jr., J.L. “Novel Fault Ride-through Configuration and Transient Management Scheme for Doubly Fed Induction Generator” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 28, Issue 1, 2013.

Parandehgheibi, M., Modiano, E. “Robustness of Interdependent Networks: The Case of Communication Networks and the Power Grid,” IEEE Globecom, December 2013.

Rahwan, I., Dsouza, S., Rutherford, A., Naroditskiy, V., McInerney, J., Venanzi, M., Jennings, N.R., and Cebrian, M. "Global Manhunt Pushes the Limits of Social Mobilization" Computer, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 68-75, 2013.

Rutherford, A., Cebrian, M., Dsouza, S., Moro, E., Pentland, A., and Rahwan, I.  "Limits of Social Mobilization" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 110, No. 16, pp. 6281-6286, 2013.

Sammoura, F., Smyth, K., Kim, S.G. “Optimizing the Electrode Size of Circular Bimorph Plates with Different Boundary Conditions for Maximum Deflection of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers” Ultrasonics, Vol. 53,  Issue 2, pp. 328-334, 2013.

Santhosh, A., Farid, A.M., and Youcef‐Toumi, K. "Real-Time Economic Dispatch for the Supply Side of the Energy-Water Nexus" Applied Energy , 1:(1) pp. 1-10, 2013.

Summers, E.K.  and Lienhard V, J.H.  “A Novel Solar Air-Gap Membrane Distillation System” Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 51, pp. 1344-1351, February 2013.

Yoo, J., Yan, L., El-Damak, D., Altaf, M.A.B., Shoeb, A.H., Chandrakasan, A.P. “An 8-channel Scalable EEG Acquisition SoC with Patient-specific Seizure Classification and Recording Processor” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 214-228, 2013.


Abdallah, T., Diabat, A., Simchi-Levi, D.    “Sustainable Supply Chain Design: A Closed-loop Formulation and Sensitivity Analysis” Production Planning and Control, Vol. 23, Issue 2-3, pp. 120-133, February 2012.                                               

Abushammala, H., Hashaikeh, R., Cooney, C.  “Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder Tableting via Networked Cellulose-based Gel Material” Powder Technology, Vol. 217, pp. 16-20, February 2012.                                             

Adepetu,  A., Grogan, P.,  Alfaris, A. , Svetinovic, D. and  de Weck,  O.L. “Functional and Spatial System Model for City Infrastructure Systems: A City.Net IES Case Study” INCOSE Journal of Systems Engineering (Wiley), 2012.

Alaboudy, A.H., Zeineldin, H., Kirtley, J. “Microgrid Stability Characterization Subsequent to Fault-Triggered Islanding Incidents” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, pp. 658-669. Vol. 27, Issue 2, Article no. 6155067, April 2012.

Ali, M. I. ,  Summers, E.K., Arafat, H.A.,  Lienhard V, J.H. “Effects of Membrane Properties on Water Production Cost in Small Scale Membrane Distillation Systems” Desalination, Vol. 306, pp. 60-71, November  2012.

Faisal, M.A., Aung, Z., Williams, J.R., Sanchez, A. “Securing Advanced Metering Infrastructure Using Intrusion Detection System with Data Stream Mining” Lecture Notes in Computer Science Pacific Asia Workshop Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher, pp. 96-111, 2012.

Gayeski, N.T., Armstrong, P.R., Norford, L.K.  “Predictive Pre-cooling of Thermo-active Building Systems with Low-lift Chillers” HVAC and R Research, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 858 – 873.

Kasem Alaboudy, A.H., Zeineldin, H.H., Kirtley, J. “Microgrid Stability Characterization Subsequent to Fault-triggered Islanding Incidents” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 658 – 669.

Khilo, A., Spector, S.J, Grein, M.E, Nejadmalayeri, A.H., Dahlem, M., Perrott, M., Ippen, E., et al. “Photonic ADC: Overcoming the Bottleneck of Electronic Jitter” Optics Express,      Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4454- 4469, February 2012.

Kraemer, D., McEnaney, K., Chiesa, M., Chen, G. “Modeling and Optimization of Solar Thermoelectric Generators for Terrestrial Applications” Solar Energy, Vol. 86, Issue 5, pp. 1338- 1350, May 2012.
Li, G., Gadelrab, K.R., Souier, T., Potapov, P.L., Chen, G., Chiesa, M. “Mechanical Properties of Bi xSb 2-xTe 3 Nanostructured Thermoelectric Material” Nanotechnology, Vol. 23, Issue 6, 2012.

Malani, A. , Rhagavanpillai, A. , Wysong, E.B., Rutledge,  G.C. “Can Dynamic Contact Angles Be Measured by Molecular Modeling?” Phys. Rev. Lett. 184501, 2012.

Saffarini, R.B., Summers, E.K., Arafat, H.,  Lienhard V, J. H. “Economic Evaluation of Stand-alone Solar-powered Membrane Distillation Systems” Desalination, Vol.299, pp. 55-62, August 2012.

Saffarini, R.B., Summers, E.K., Arafat, H.,  Lienhard V, J. H. “Technical Evaluation of Stand-alone Solar Powered Membrane Distillation Systems”  Desalination, Vol. 286, pp.  332-341, January 2012.

Sammoura, F., Kim, S.-G. “Theoretical Modeling and Equivalent Electric Circuit of a Bimorph Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 59, Issue 5, pp. 990-998, 2012.

Sammoura, F., Smyth, K., Kim, S.-G. “Optimizing the Electrode Size of Circular Bimorph Plates with Different Boundary Conditions for Maximum Deflection of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers” Ultrasonics, July 11, 2012.

Stefancich, M.,  Zayan, A., Chiesa, M., Rampino, S., Roncati,  D., Kimerling, L., and Michel, J. “Single Element Spectral Splitting Solar Concentrator for Multiple Cells CPV System” Optics Express 20, Issue 8, pp. 9004-9018, April 2012.

Suleiman, H.,  Ahmed, K. A.,  Zafar, N.,  Phillips, E.,  Svetinovic, D.,  De Weck, O.L.   “Inter-domain Analysis of Smart Grid Domain Dependencies Using Domain-Link Matrices”  IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Article no. 6151876, pp. 692-709, 2012.

Summers, E.K,    Arafat, H., Lienhard, J.H. “Energy Efficiency Comparison of Single-stage Membrane Distillation (MD) Desalination Cycles in Different Configurations” Desalination, Vol. 290, pp. 54-66, February 2012.

Woon, W.L., Madnick, S. “Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization” Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 29–58, 2012.

Zakula, T., Armstrong, P., Norford, L. “Optimal Coordination of Heat Pump Compressor and Fan Speeds and Subcooling over a Wide Range of Loads and Conditions” HVAC and R Research, Vol. 18., Issue 6, pp. 1153-1167, 2012.


Abdallah, T.,  Diabat, A. Simchi-Levi, D. “Sustainable Supply Chain Design: A Closed-Loop Formulation and Sensitivity Analysis” Production Planning & Control, 2011. 

Abdul Hadi, S., Hashemi, P., Nayfeh, A., Hoyt, J. “Thin-Film a-Si/c-Si1-xGex/c-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells: Design and Material Quality Requirements” in ECS Trans., Vol. 41, No. 3, October 2011.

Abushammala, H., Hashaikeh, R., Cooney, C. “Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder Tableting via Networked Cellulose-Based Gel Material” Powder Technology, November 2011.

Aharony, N. Pan, W., Ip, C., Khayal, I., Pentland, A. “The Social fMRI: Measuring, Understanding, and Designing Social Mechanisms in the Real World” IEEE Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 2011.

Altal, F.M., Dimas, C., Hu, J.,  Agarwal, A. and Kimerling, L. C."Simulation of an Erbium-doped Chalcogenide Micro-disk Mid-infrared Laser Source" Opt. Express 19, pp. 11951-11962, 2011.

Gayeski, N.T.,  Zakula, T.,  Norford, L.K. and Armstrong, P.R. “Empirical Modeling of a Rolling-Piston Compressor Heat Pump for Predictive Control in Low-Lift Cooling” ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 117, No.2, 2011.

Henschel, A., Casagrande, E., Woon, W.L. Janajreh, I. and Madnick,  S. “A Unified Approach for Taxonomy-based Technology Forecasting” in Business Intelligence Applications and the Web: Models, Systems and Technologies, Editors:  Zorrilla, M.E. , Mazón, J-N,  Ferrández, O. ,  Garrigós, I.,  Daniel, F. and  Trujilloto, J. IGI Global, 2011.
Kraemer, D., Poudel, B., Feng, H.-P., Caylor, J.C., Yu, B., Yan, X., Ma, Y., Wang, X., Wang, D., Muto, A., McEnaney, K., Chiesa, M., Ren, Z., Chen, G. “High-performance Flat-panel Solar Thermoelectric Generators with High Thermal Concentration” Nature Materials, Vol. 10, Issue 7, pp. 532–538.

Krishnamachari, P.,  Cooney,  C., Hashaikeh, R. ”Biodegradable Polymer Composites with Nanocellulose Fillers: Focus on Packaging and Tissue Engineering Applications” Journal of Polymers and Environment, November 2011.

Mezher, T., Goldsmith, D., Choucri, N.,  “Renewable Energy in Abu Dhabi: Opportunities and Challenges” J. Energy Eng, Vol. 137, Issue 4, November 15, 2011.

Pickard, G., Pan, W., Rahwan, I., Cebrian, M., Crane, R., Madan, A., Pentland, A. “Time-critical Social Mobilization” Science, Vol. 334, Issue 6055, pp. 509-512, 2011.

Rahwan, I., Larson, K. “Logical Mechanism Design Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 61-69, 2011.

Saffarini, R., Summers, E.K.,  Arafat, H.A. , Lienhard V, J.H.  “Technical Evaluation of Stand-Alone Solar Powered Membrane Distillation Systems” Desalination, December 22, 2011.

Tal, A.F., Dimas, C., Hu, J., Agarwal, A., Kimerling, L.C. “Simulation of an Erbium-doped Chalcogenide Micro-disk Mid-infrared Laser Source” Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 11951-11962, 2011.

Woon, W.L., Zeineldin, H. and Madnick, S.  “Bibliometric Analysis of Distributed Generation” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, online version published  September 23, 2010; printed version: Volume 78, Issue 3, March 2011, pp. 1-13.

Zakula, T., Gayeski, N.T., Armstrong, P.R., Norford, L.K. “Variable-speed Heat Pump Model for a Wide Range of Cooling Conditions and Loads” HVAC and R Research, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 670-691.

Alfaris, A., Siddiqi, A., Rizk, C., de Weck, O., Svetinovic, D. “Hierarchical Decomposition and Multi—Domain Formulation for the Design of Complex Sustainable Systems” Journal of Mechanical Design, September 2010.

Chiesa, M., Kraemer, D., Bajpayee, A. and Muto, A. “Solar Assisted Method for Bitumen RecoveryExploration and Production: Oil and Gas Review, 8(1), 2010.

Choucri, N., Goldsmith, D., and Mezher, T.  “Renewable Energy Policy in an Oil-Exporting Country: The Case of the United Arab Emirates” Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review,  Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010.

El-Asrag, H.A. and Ghoniem, A.F., Unsteady Flame Embedding, Chapter 12 in Advanced Turbulent Combustion, Ed. by E. Mastorakos and T. Echekki, Cambridge, pp. 259-282, 2010.

Garnaud, X. and Mei, C.C. “Bragg Scattering and Wave-power Extraction by an Array of Small Buoys” Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 466, pp. 79–106, 2010.

Pan, S., Larson, K., Rahwan, I. “Argumentation Mechanism Design for Preferred Semantics” Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 216, pp. 404 – 141, 2010.

Schmidt, A.J., Cheaito, R., Chiesa, M. ”Characterization of Thin Metal Films via Frequency-domain Thermoreflectance” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 107, Issue 2, 2010.

Sgouridis, S., Bonnefoy, P. and  Hansman, R.J.  "Air Transportation for a Carbon Constrained World: Long-term Dynamics of Policies and Strategies for Mitigating the Carbon Footprint of Commercial Aviation." Transportation Research Part A, February 2010.

Zheng, R., Peng, Y., Chen, G., Chiesa, M. “Influence of Ion Sputtering of Silicon Substrates on the Catalyst Morphology and Growth of Carbon Nanotubes Arrays” Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2010.


Armstrong, P.R., Jiang, W.,  Winiarski, D.,  Katipamula, S.,  Norford, L.K.,  and Willingham, R. “Efficient Low-lift Cooling with Radiant Distribution, Thermal Storage and Variable-speed Chiller Controls, Part I: Component and Subsystem Models” International J. HVAC&R Research,  Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 367-402, 2009.

Armstrong, P.R. , Jiang, W., Winiarski, D. Katipamula, S. and Norford, L.K. “Efficient Low-lift  Cooling with Radiant Distribution, Thermal Storage and Variable-speed Chiller Controls, Part II: Annual Energy Use and Savings Estimates” International J. HVAC&R Research, Vol. 15, No.2, pp. 403-433, 2009.

Feng, B., Beccherle, J., Hejzlar, P., Kazimi, M.S., “Thermal Hydraulics of PWRs Transitioning to High Performance Annular Fuel” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2009.

Garnaud, X. and Mei, C.C.  “Wave Power Extraction by a Compact Array of Buoys” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 635, pp. 415–439, 2009.

Kraemer, D., Bajpayee, A., Muto, A., Berube, V. and Chiesa, M. “Solar Assisted Method for Recovery of Bitumen from Oil SandApplied Energy, 86, Issue 9, 2009.

Schmidt, A.J., Cheaito, R., Chiesa, M. “A Frequency-domain Thermoreflectance Method for the Characterization of Thermal Properties” Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 80, 2009.

Shatilla, Y.A. and Kazimi, M.S. “Ensuring Domestic Capability: Education and Training” Nuclear Energy in the Gulf, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Vol. 119, 2009.

Tabaei, A. and  Mei, C.C.  “Viscous Effects on Bragg Scattering of Water Waves by an Array of Piles” Physical Review E, Vol.79, 2009.

Visosky, M., Shatilla, Y., Hejzlar, P. and Kazimi, M. “Actinide Transmutation in PWRs using CONFU Assemblies,” Nucl. Sci. Eng., Vol. 163, No. 1, 2009.

Woon, W.L. , Madnick, S. "Asymmetric Information Distances for Automated Taxonomy Construction” Knowledge and Information Systems, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 91-111, 2009.

Zeineldin, H. and Kirtley, J.  “A Simple Technique for Islanding Detection with Negligible Non-Detection Zone” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 24, pp.779-778, April 2009.

Zeineldin, H. and Kirtley, J. “Performance of the OVP/UVP and OFP/UFP method with Voltage and Frequency Dependent Loads” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 24, pp. 772-778, April 2009.


Chiesa, M., Garg, J. Kang, Y.T. and Chen, G. “Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity of Water-in-oil Nanoemulsions” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Vol. 326, pp. 67-72, 2008.

Garg, J., Poudel, B., Chiesa, M., Gordon, J.B., Ma, J.J., Wang, J.B., Ren, Z.F., Kang, Y.T., Ohtani, H., Nanda, J., McKinley, G.H. and Chen, G. “Enhanced Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity of Copper Nanoparticles in Ethylene Glycol Nanofluid” J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 103, 2008.

Kraemer, D., Lu, L., Muto, A., Chen, G., Chen, X. and Chiesa, M. “Methodology for the Design of Optimized Photovoltaic-thermoelectric Hybrid Systems” Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol.92, 2008.

Schmidt, A., Alper, J. D., Chiesa, M. Chen, G., Das, S.K., Hamad-Schifferli, K. "Probing the Gold Nanorod-ligand-solvent Interface by Plasmonic Absorption and Thermal Decay," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 112, pp. 13320–13323, 2008.

Schmidt, A., Chiesa, M. Torchinsky, D.,  Johnson, J. Boustani, A., Nelson, K., McKinley, G., Chen, G.  “Measurement of Aggregation in Nanofluids Exhibiting Enhanced Shear Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity” Appl. Phys. Lett. , Vol. 92, 2008.

Schmidt, A., Chiesa, M., Chen, X., Chen, G.  “An Optical Pump-probe Technique for Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Liquids” Rev. Sci. Instrum. Vol. 79, 2008.

Schmidt, A., Chiesa, M., Torchinsky, D. Johnson, J., Nelson, K. Chen, G.  “Thermal Conductivity of Nanoparticle Suspensions in Insulating Media Measured with a Transient Optical Grating and a Hotwire” J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 103, 2008.

Zeng, L., Bermel, P., Yi, Y., Alamariu, B. A., Broderick, K.A., Liu, J., Hong, C., Duan, X., Joannopoulos, J., and Kimerling, L.C., “Demonstration of Enhanced Absorption in Thin Film Solar Cells with Textured Photonic Crystal Back Reflector” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, 2008.