Mohammad Mayyas, Ph.D.

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Mohammad Mayyas, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-8392
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  • Address: 219 Technology Building

Dr. Mayyas is a professor of Engineering Technologies at the Bowling Green State University, and an affiliate Associate Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas Arlington, where he was formally senior research scientist and the chief of robotics division at its Research Institute. Dr. Mayyas is actively involved in establishing collaborative programs between academic institutions in USA and Middle East.

Courses Taught
Dr. Mayyas currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, dynamics, thermodynamics, design of experiments, senior project (Capstone), mechatronics, and robotics.


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007
    Dissertation Title: Methodologies for Automated Microassembly
    Supervising Professors: Panayiotis S. Shiakolas, Harry Stephanou
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2004
    Thesis Title: Wafer surface reconstruction and characterization for motion compensation in a femtosecond laser micromachining system
    Supervising Professors: Panayiotis S. Shiakolas, TC. Yih
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2001
    Senior Project: Solar tracking control system
    Supervising Professor: Mohammad Othman

Areas of Research
His research interests include Microsystems (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), Micro-robotics, robotics,  Mechatronics, control, manipulation and multi scale assembly, system dynamics and vibration, structural analysis, design of mechanisms, multi-scale multi-physics modeling & simulation, inverse engineering, and advanced micromanufacturing methodologies.

Mayyas M.,  Piezoelectric MEMS Array Package for Distributed CMP Pressure Control, 2015. Smart Materials and Structures, 24 (6). doi:10.1088/0964-1726/24/6/065006

Mayyas M.,  Bioinspired Legged-Robot Based on Large Deformation of Flexible Skeleton, 2014 Bioinspir. Biomim. 9046013 (Impact factor 2.53)

Mayyas M., Panos Shiakolas,  "Method and Apparatus for Detethering Mesoscale, Microscale, and Nanoscale Components and Devices"  United States Patent no. 8,739,398 (issued June 2014)

Mayyas, M. Comprehensive Thermal Modeling of ElectroThermoElastic Microstructures. Actuators 2012, 1,pp. 21-35.

Mayyas, M., Zhang, P., Lee, W-H., Popa, D., Chiao, JC. “An active micro joining mechanism for 3-D assembly.” J. Micromech. Microeng., Volume 19, 2009

Mayyas, M., Sin, J., Stephanou, H. “Methodologies for the Assembly of a Fiber Coupled MEMS Fourier Transform Spectrometer.” IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies. Vol. 32,issue 1, 2009, pp. 658-666

Mayyas, M., Stephanou, H. “Electrothermoelastic modeling of MEMS gripper.” Microsystem Technologies, 2009, Volume 15, Number 4, 2009, pp. 637-646

Mayyas, M., Shiakolas, P., Lee, W-H., Stephanou, H. “Thermal cycle modeling of electrothermal microactuators.” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 152, Issue 2, 18 June 2009, pp.192-202

Mayyas, M., Shiakolas, P. “Micro-surfaces reverse engineering and compensation for laser micromachining.” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Volume 6, issue 2, 2009, pp. 291-301

Mayyas, M. Lee. W.H., Stephanou H.. Microrobotic surveillance: discrete and continuous STARbots,"  SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing , 25-29 April 2011 in Orlando, Florida, United States.

Sin J., Lee W.H., Mittal M., Mayyas. M, and Harry Stephanou, Manufacturability Analysis of Assembled FT Microspectrometer,” International Conference on Optical MEMS & Nanophotonics (Clearwater Florida, 2009)

Mayyas, M. Zhang, P., Lee, W- H., Shiakolas, P., Popa, D., 2007. Design Tradeoffs for Electrothermal Microgrippers, ICRA07 (Roma, Italy, April 2007)

Mayyas, M., Shiakolas, P., 2006.  A Study on The Thermal Behavior Of Electrothermal Microactuators Due To Various Voltage Inputs. Proceedings of IMECE 2006, Paper No. IMECE2006-15321 (Chicago IL, November 2006)

Mayyas, M., Shiakolas, P., 2006. Micro-Surface Construction and Characterization from Digital Elevation Model Using Thin Plate Splines in Matlab Environment. Proceedings of IMECE 2006, Paper No. IMECE2006-13471, (Chicago IL, November 2006)

Zhang, P., Mayyas, M., Lee,W. H., Popa,D., Shiakolas,, P.,  Stephanou, H., Chiao, JC., 2006. An Active Locking Mechanism for Assembling 3D Micro Structures. SPIE International Smart Materials, Nano- & Micro-Smart Systems Symposium (Adelaide Australia, Dec.10-13 2006).

 Mayyas, M., Shiakolas, P. , Lee, W. H., Popa, D., Stephanou,H.; 2006. Static and dynamic modeling of thermal microgripper. MED06-14th Mediterranean Conference in Automation and Control (Ancona, Italy, June 2006)

Mayyas, M., Shiakolas, P.,  2005. Application of Thin Plate Splines for Surface Reverse Engineering and Compensation for Femtosecond Laser Micromachining.   Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control: Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (Cyprus, 2005).

Zhang, P., Mayyas, M., Lee W. H., Popa, D., Shiakolas P., Stephanou, H., Chiao, JC., 2006. Design of an Active Lock for Integrating 3D Micro Structures.  TEXMEMS VIII International Conference on MEMS (Dallas, Texas, Sept-2006)

Mayyas, M., Zhang, P., Shiakolas, P., Lee W. H., Popa, D., Stephanou,H., 2006. Issues in the Current and Thermal Distribution for a Probed Electrothermal MEMS Actuator of Parallel Resistive Structure.  TEXMEMS VIII International Conference on MEMS (Dallas, Texas, Sept-2006)

Mayyas, M., Lee, W. H., Popa, D., Shiakolas, P., Zhang, P.,  Stephanou, H., 2005. Comprehensive Electrothermal Modeling of a Thermal Microgripper.  TEXMEMS VII International Conference on MEMS (El Paso, TX, September 2005).

Hsu, L.,George,V.,Popa, D., Lee, W. H., Mayyas, M., Zhang, P., Stephanou, H., Chiao, JC., 2005. 3D Microassembly Station.  in Proceedings of TexMEMS VII (El Paso, Texas, September 2005)

Mayyas, M., Shiakolas, P., 2005. Transient Thermal Model of an Attached Lateral Thermal Actuator.  TEXMEMS VII International Conference on MEMS, (El Paso, TX, September 2005)

Mayyas, M., Yih, TC., 2003. Analytical Modeling of Circular Micropump Membrane Actuated by an Electromagnetic Actuator. TexMEMS V Conference and Workshop (Fort Worth, TX, May 2003)

Thesis and Dissertation - Books

Methodologies for Automated Microassembly  

Wafer Surface Reconstruction and Characterization for Motion Compensation in a Femtosecond Laser Micromachining System

Major Presentations

Mayyas, M, Advancing Interoperability and Integration of Ground and Water Robotics: is there a role for small scale robotics in defense application? Military robotic summit, Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, August 27 - 29, 2012 - Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.

Mayyas, M, Micro-robotics Application for Security: Unmanned Ground Systems Technology: The Role of Micro-Robotics in Border Management,  2nd Annual Border Management Summit Southwest, Institute for Defense and Government Advancement,  El Paso, TX, May 23-25 2011. (Invited session leader)

Mayyas, M, Constructing Microrobots, Arlington Technology Association, College of Engineering, UT-Arlington, June 1st 2011. (Invited speaker)

Mayyas, M, presentation of National Center for Integrated Microsystems Technologies, and  a National Center for the Security and Assurance of Information and Communication Systems, Video conference with King Abdulla II of Jordan, &  President  of Hashemite University,  Feb. 11th 2011.

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