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Full Name: 
Nidal Farhat
Sun, 1974-09-22
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Office Phone: 
+970 9 2345113 Ext (2200)

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About me: 

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics: Identification and Simulation, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, (July, 2006), evaluation “Excellent cum laude”.
  • “Proven Research Experience” and “Advanced Studies” Certificates, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, (February, 2005), evaluation “Excellent”.
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, BirzeitUniversity, Palestine (August, 2000), evaluation “Distinction”, Four semesters “Deans List”.
  • Secondary School Certificates (Tawjeehi), Al-Rashediah Secondary School, Jerusalem (1994).
Employment history: 
  • Actually, assistant professor at An-Najah National University, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department (since Sept. 2009).
  • Head of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Departments, An-Najah National University, September 2012 – August 2014. ABET Accreditation was granted for both Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Programs during this period.
  • Part-time assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, West Bank, Palestine. First Semester 2006/2007.
  • Research Fellow, Polytechnic University of Valencia & Biomechanics Institute of Valencia, 2007-2009. “Development of a muscular model of the lower extremity oriented for the generation of methods for the determination of amount of injury in the knee with respect to the sporting pavement INCAPA & INCAPA2”Worked as a part-time assistant professor
  • Design and construction of a three degrees of freedom RPS parallel robot, (2005).
  • Familiar with serial and parallel robots, like Puma 560 and SCARA serial robots, and Stewart Platform parallel robot.
  • Worked as a technician (2001, almost one year).
Research Interests: 
  • Identification of dynamic parameters of robots.
  • Simulation of stick-slip friction.
  • Biomechanics: Estimation of relevant forces in human knee.
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