Professor, Electrical Engineering
Director of the Microelectronics Research and Development Laboratory
Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program
Department of Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Graduate School Memberships
Professional Societies and Activities
Expert Witness in the Court of Law
Dr. Abdel-Motaleb has been retained as expert witness in litigation regarding the failure of electrical and electronic devices and systems. Dr. Abdel-Motaleb testified in the court under oath in front of a judge.
Trial and/or Deposition Expert Testimony in the Last 4 years
State of Illinois v. Barry King, Case # 05TR4879, Kane County Circuit Court at St. Charles, IL, Sixteenth Judicial District. The case involved the failure of a fuel cell for alcohol detection. Dr. Abdel-Motaleb testified at trial.
Dr. Abdel-Motaleb has extensive administrative experience in academia, where he chaired or served on almost every committee at the department, college, and university levels. See below for more details.
Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering
Oversee faculty development, laboratory development, curriculum development, assessment, recruitment, retention, budget, industrial contacts, purchasing, personnel, tenure and promotion, sabbatical leave, advising, hiring, and running the day-to-day affairs of the department that is composed of 400 students, 10 faculty, 3 instructors, and 2 staff.
Director of the Microelectronic Research and Development Laboratory (MRDL)
Manage a multimillion-dollar laboratory, which is composed of 6000 square foot clean room where very advanced design, fabrication, and characterization facility are housed. The facility contains material growth systems, diffusion furnaces, oxidation furnaces, mask generation, photolithography, Atom Force Microscope (AFM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), electron beam deposition, ion milling, plasma etching and deposition, sputtering, thick film, packaging, and analytical analysis systems.
Director of the Biomedical Engineering program
Takes care of recruiting, laboratory development, course development, and interaction with industry.
College Councils and Committees
Graduate School Council and Committees
University Councils, Senate, Committees and Boards
Achievements as a Department Chair
From Fall 2008-Fall 2010
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011
With 20% faculty retirement, the department
Experience with ABET
ABET Accreditation of the Department
ABET evaluator visited the Department of Electrical Engineering at NIU in the fall of 2010. The evaluator found the department to be the best department he has ever seen since he started working as ABET evaluator in 1983. The final report of ABET
Currently, I am a reviewer for ABET.
Material growth and characterization:
Device Fabrication and characterization:
Integrated Circuit Fabrication:
Design and Fabrication of Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS):
Modeling and Simulation:
Reviews of Papers, Proposals, and Books
List of Funding from 1986-1992:
List of Courses Taught
Graduate Students Advising
Copy of ABET Final Report of Visit of Fall of 2010