Mohamed A. Salem

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Propagation-invariant wave fields, radiation force effects, electromagnetic and acoustic scattering and diffraction from canonical structures, and mathematical modeling of wave propagation phenomena.

Selected Publications

  • M. A. Salem and H. Bagci, “Modulation of propagation-invariant Localized Waves for FSO communication systems,” Opt. Express, 20, July 2012, pp. 15126-15138.
  • M. A. Salem and H. Bagci, “Reflection and Transmission of normally incident full-vector X-Waves on planar interfaces,” JOSA A, 29, January 2012, pp. 139-152.
  • A. Al-Jarro, M. A. Salem, H. Bagci, T. M. Benson, P. Sewell and A. Vukovic, “Explicit Solution of the Time Domain Volume Integral Equation Using a Stable Predictor-Corrector Scheme,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., 60, November 2012, pp. 5203-5214.
  • M. A. Salem, E. Niver, and A. H. Kamel, “Microwave Bessel beams generation using guided modes,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., 59, June 2011, pp. 2241-2247.
  • M. A. Salem and H. Bagci, “Energy Flow Characteristics of Vector X-Waves,” Opt. Express, 19, April 2011, pp. 8526-8532.
  • M. A. Salem and H. Bagci, “On the propagation of truncated Localized Waves in dispersive silica,” Opt. Express, 18, December 2010, pp. 25842-25493.


  • 2009: PhD., Electrical Engineering New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
  • 2008: PhD., Electrical Engineering/Applied Mathematics Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2004: MSc., Electrical Engineering Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Professional Profile

  • 2010-Present: Postdoctoral fellow Electrical Engineering Dept. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, KSA
  • 2005-2009: Teaching Assistant Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
  • 2003-2005: Teaching Assistant Physics Dept. German University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt


  • URSI EMTS Young Scientist Award – EMTS Symposium, Hiroshima, Japan, 2013.
  • URSI Young Scientist Award – URSI GASS, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011.
  • Teaching Assistantship Award – New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA, 2005-2009.

KAUST Affiliations

Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory, Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering