Saad Ilyas

PhD Students


Research Interests

Linear and nonlinear dynamics of MEMS/NEMS devices, MEMS computing,  MEMS/NEMS sensors and Actuators.

Selected Publications

​Journal papers

  1. Ilyas, S., Jaber, N., & Younis, M. I. (2017). MEMS Logic Using Mixed-Frequency Excitation. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.(at press)
  2. Ilyas, S., Chappanda, K. N., & Younis, M. I. (2017). Exploiting nonlinearities of micro-machined resonators for filtering applications. Applied Physics Letters, 110(25), 253508.
  3. Ilyas, S., Jaber, N., & Younis, M. I. (2017). A Coupled Resonator for Highly Tunable and Amplified Mixer/Filter. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 64(6), 2659 - 2664.
  4. Ilyas, S., Arevalo, A., Bayes, E., Foulds, I. G., & Younis, M. I. (2015). Torsion based universal MEMS logic device. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical236, 150-158.
  5. Ilyas, S., Ramini, A., Arevalo, A., & Younis, M. I. (2015). An experimental and theoretical investigation of a micromirror under mixed-frequency excitation. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems24(4), 1124-1131.


Conference papers

  1. Ilyas, Saad, Nizar Jaber, and Mohammad I. Younis. "Multi-function and cascadable MEMS logic device." IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2017.
  2. Ilyas S, Jaber N, Younis MI. “Static and Dynamic Amplification using Strong Mechanical Coupling”. Microsystems and Nanoengineering. Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2016, November 11-17, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  3. Jaber, N., Ilyas, S., Shekhah, O., Eddaoudi, M., & Younis, M. I. (2017, June). Sensitive resonant gas sensor operating in air with metal organic frameworks coating. In Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), 2017 19th International Conference on (pp. 1081-1087). IEEE.


  • Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2014.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan in 2012. 

Scientific and Professional Membership

ASME member