ImagePrior to joining the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Dr. Fathi Aldukali was an adjunct professor at Alabama A&M University. He received a Master of Science in Electrical and Microelectronics Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY in 2012, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2019. His research interests include automatic control systems, the theory of nonlinear control systems, and hybrid impulsive sliding mode control systems with application to flight and space vehicle control. Currently, his research is in the area of hybrid impulsive higher-order sliding mode control theory which focuses on the impact of model uncertainty on systems design and driving the system states to the origin in a very short time.  He is developing theoretical and numerical algorithms to assess the robustness of systems on finite time.



Dr. Kaveh Sheikhrezaei joins the Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department as Lecturer. Dr. Sheikhrezaei received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science with a concentration in Human Factors from Louisiana State University in 2019, an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Azad University of Tehran. Prior to joining UAH, he was a postdoctoral researcher with the Department of Industrial Engineering at LSU. He conducted ongoing generative and evaluative Human Factors studies to explore crews on long-duration flight and communication issues with time delays and how do teams interact.

Dr. Sheikhrezaei’s research interests are highly multidisciplinary drawn from Industrial Engineering, Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, and Management. The primary area of his research has been to experimentally study the impact of individual characteristics and behavior on individual and group performance. It mainly focuses on Human Factors Engineering, with a specific concentration on the development of novel assessment methods to examine the variables that influence performance effectiveness on individual and collaborative problem-solving. The ultimate goal of his research is to provide a framework to move measurement theory forward, to develop new approaches for assessing complex constructs such as social and interpersonal skills, and to identify approaches to measure these complex constructs.


Dr Kim XuDr. Kim Xu joins the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department as a Lecturer.  She obtained a B.S. and a B.A. from Michigan State University (2005), an M.S. from Iowa State University (2007), and a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2013).  During her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Xu interned at IBM Almaden in California and spent a summer conducting research at the University of Bremen in Germany.

Before joining UAH as a part-time lecturer in 2017, Dr. Xu worked as a usability and software development consultant for universities across the United States.

Dr. Xu's research areas include educational and assistive technology, mobile and wearable computing, and immersive virtual reality.