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Dr. Mohamed Nounou

Dr. Mohamed Nounou

Professor

Office Number: 219G
Office Phone: +974.4423.0208


Dr. Nounou’s research interests are in the area of process systems engineering with a particular emphasis on process modeling, estimation, monitoring, and control. The algorithms and tools developed in Dr. Nounou’s research are utilized in many applications to improve the operation of various chemical, environmental, biological, and electrical systems.

Dr. Nounou joined the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2006 bringing in both academic and industrial experiences. He has published numerous contributions in the form of journal and conference papers and book chapters. He also served as an associate editor, guest editor, and in technical committees of several international journals and conferences. Dr. Nounou received numerous awards at both the college and university levels. He is a senior member of AIChE and IEEE.

Dr. Nounou’s current research projects include:

  • Statistical process monitoring and applications to chemical, environmental, and biological systems.
  • Data-driven process modeling using multiscale representation and state estimation.
  • Modeling, estimation, and intervention in biological phenomena.
  • Model-free control system design and applications in chemical and electrical systems.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 2000
  • Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 1995

Experience

  • 2014 - Present      Professor, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar.
  • 2009 - 2014          Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar.
  • 2006 - 2009          Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar.    
  • 2002 - 2006          Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University, UAE.
  • 2000 - 2002          Development Engineer, PDF Solutions, Inc., USA
  • 1996 - 2000          Research Associate, Ohio State University, USA.  
  • 1997 - 2000          Teaching Associate, Ohio State University, USA.

Awards

  • TAMUQ Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, 2018.
  • TAMUQ Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, 2017.
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, Spring AIChE Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2017.
  • TAMUQ Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, 2016.
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award, TAMUQ, 2016.
  • TAMUQ Student Government Association (SGA) CHEN Educator of the Year Award, 2016.
  • TAMUQ Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, 2014.
  • TAMUQ Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award, 2014.
  • TAMUQ Faculty Excellence Award, 2013.
  • TAMUQ Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, 2013.
  • Recipient of the third best paper award at the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics, 2013.
  • TAMU Association of Former Students (AFS) University-level Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award, 2012.
  • TAMU Association of Former Students (AFS) College-level Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award, 2011.
  • TAMUQ Recognition Award for contribution during the ABET accreditation process, 2009.
  • TAMUQ AIChE Chapter Appreciation Award, 2008.
  • His undergraduate student researcher received the TAMU Richard E. Ewing Undergraduate Research Award, 2008.

Honors

  • AIChE Senior member, 2014.
  • Member in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2013.
  • IEEE Senior member, 2008.
  • University graduate fellow, The Ohio State University, 1996
  • Magna Cum Laude Honor graduate at Texas A&M University, 1995.
  • Member in Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995.
  • Member in Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1995.
  • Member in Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society, 1995.
  • Undergraduate Scholarships: Amoco Company scholarship and the chemical engineering department scholarship, TAMU, 1994-5.

Publications

  • Baklouti, I., Mansouri, M., Ben Hamida, A., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Enhanced Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plant using State Estimation-based Fault Detection Strategies”, International Journal of Control, in press, 2019.
  • Harkat, M-F., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Fault Detection of Uncertain Nonlinear Process using Interval-valued Data-Driven Approach”, Chemical Engineering Science Journal, accepted, 2018.
  • Khadraoui, S., Fareh, R., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “A Control Design Approach for TITO Systems using Measured Data”, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 141, 1, 2019.
  • Chaabane M, Mansouri M, Ben Hamida A, Nounou H, Nounou M., “Multivariate Statistical Process Control-based Hypothesis Testing for Damage Detection in Structural Health Monitoring Systems”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 26, 1, e2287,
  • Mansouri M., Al-khazraji A, Harkat M-F, SY Teh, Nounou H., Nounou M. ”Monitoring Biological Processes using Univariate Statistical Process Control”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 97, 4, 859-868, 2019.
  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, M.N., and Nounou, H.N., “Multiscale Kernel PLS-Based Exponentially Weighted-GLRT and its Application to Fault Detection”, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 3, 1, 49-58, 2019.
  • Mansouri, M., Baklouti, R., Harkat, M.F., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Kernel Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test for Fault Detection of Biological Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, 17, 4, 498-506, 2018.
  • Mansouri M., Harkat M-F, SY Teh, Al-khazraji A, Nounou H., Nounou M. ”Model-based and data-driven with multiscale sum of squares double EWMA control chart for fault detection in biological systems: MS-SS-DEWMA for Fault Detection in Biological Systems”, Journal of Chemometrics, 32, 12, 1-16, 2018.
  • Mansouri M., Hajji M., Trabelsi M., Al-khazraji A, Harkat MF. Nounou H., Nounou, M., ”Enhanced generalized likelihood ratio test for failure detection in photovoltaic systems”, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, 28, 12, 1-19, 2018.
  • Basha, N., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., Multivariate Fault Detection and Classification using Interval Principal Component Analysis”, Journal of Computational Science, 27, 1-9, 2018.
  • Sheriff, M.Z., Karim, M.N., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Process Monitoring using PCA-based GLR Methods: A comparative Study”, Journal of Computational Science, 27, 227-246, 2018.
  • Amri, O., Mansouri, M., Al-Khazraji, A., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Hamida, A., “Improved Model Based Fault Detection Technique and Application to Humanoid Robots”, Mechatronics, 53, 140-151, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Hajji, M., Trabelsi, M., Harkat, M.F., Al-Khazraji, A., Livera, A., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “An Effective Statistical Fault Detection Technique for Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems based on an Improved Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test”, Energy, 159, 842-856, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Al-Khazraji, A., Harkat, M.F., Nounou, M., and Nounou, M., “Wavelet Optimized EWMA for Fault Detection and Application to Photovoltaic Systems”, Solar Energy, 167, 125-136, 2018
  • Baklouti, I., Mansouri, M., Ben Hamida, A., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Monitoring of Wastewater Treatment Plants using Improved Statistical Technique”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 116, 287-300, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Harkat, M.F., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Midpoint-Radii Principal Component Analysis -based EWMA and Application to Air Quality Monitoring Network”, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 175, 55-64, 2018.
  • Harkat, M-F., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Enhanced Data Validation of Air Quality Monitoring Network”, Environmental Research, 160, 183-194, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Improved Statistical Fault Detection Technique and Application to Biological Phenomena Modeled by S-Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Nano-Bioscience, 16, 6, 504-512, 2017.
  • Sheriff, M.Z., Mansouri, M., Karim, M.N., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., Fault Detection using Multiscale PCA-based Moving Window GLRT”, Journal of Process Control, 54, 47-64, 2017.
  • Botre, C., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., Karim, M., "Multiscale Kernel PLS -based GLRT for Fault Detection of Chemical Processes", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 46, 143-153,
  • Sheriff, M.Z. and Nounou, M., “Improved Fault Detection and Process Safety Using Multiscale Shewhart Charts”, Journal of Chemical Engineering Process Technology, 8, 2, 283-243, 2017.
  • Botre, C., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., Karim, M., "Kernel PLS -based GLRT Method for Fault Detection of Chemical Processes", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 43, 30, 212-24, 2016.
  • Mansouri, M., Sheriff, M.Z., Baklouti, R., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., Ben Hamida, A., and Karim, M.N., “Statistical Fault Detection of Chemical Process-Comparative Studies”, Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology, 7, 282, 2016.
  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M. and Nazmul Karim, M., “Kernel PCA-based GLRT for Nonlinear Fault Detection of Chemical Processes”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 40, 334-347, 2016.
  • Chaabane, M., Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., and Ben Hamida, A., “Enhanced Particle Filter for States and Parameters Estimation in Structural Health Monitoring Applications”, Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 6, 3, 521-543, 2016.
  • Khadraoui, S., Fnaiech, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Guzinski, J., Abu-Rub, H., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., “Measurement-based Control Approach for Tuning PID Controllers: Application to Induction Machines”, Journal of Control and Decision, 3, 3, 179-196, 2016.
  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., “Adaptive controller design for unknown systems using measured data”, Asian Journal of Control, 18, 4, 1453-1466, 2016.
  • Baklouti, R., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., and Ben Hamida, A., “Iterated Robust Kernel Fuzzy Principal Component Analysis and Application to Fault Detection”, Journal of Computational Science, 15, 34-49, 2016.
  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., “A Measurement-based approach for designing fixed-order controllers for systems with unknown closed-loop architecture”, Asian Journal of Control, 18, 2, 686-698, 2016.
  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A., and Bhattacharyya, S., “A measurement-based control design approach for efficient cancer chemotherapy”, Information Sciences, 333, 108-125, 2016.
  • Mansouri, M., Destain, M., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Enhanced Monitoring of Environmental Processes”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Development”, 7, 7, 525-531, 2016.
  • Harrou, F., Ramahaleomiarantsoa,, Nounou, M., and Nounou, H. “A data-based technique for monitoring of wound rotor induction machines: A simulation study”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 19, 3, 1424-1435, 2016.