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Marwan Nafea

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Marwan Nafea, PhD, MEng, BEng, GradEng, GradIEM, GradTech, MIET, MIEEE, MIAENG, MICSES

Dr. Marwan Nafea received his BEng (Hons.) degree in Electronic Engineering (Computer Engineering) from Sebha University, Brak, Libya, in 2010, and MEng degree in Electrical Engineering (Mechatronics & Automatic Control) and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia, in 2013 and 2018, respectively. He served as a Researcher and Software Developer in the Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia from July 2017 to October 2018. He also served as a Researcher in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia from May to December 2018. Dr. Marwan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia. He served as an invited reviewer for several journals and conferences. He currently serves as a Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, and as an Editorial Board Member of Syntax Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, SCIREA Journal of Information Science and Systems Science, SCIREA Journal of Materials, and the American Journal of Nanosciences, and served as an editor of 1 book on sensors. His research interests are in the areas of MEMS and micro/nanofabrication technologies, including wireless microfluidic devices and microactuators, with a partial emphasis on the fields of PSO, optimal control, and EEG-controlled systems for home automation.

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Active Grants

  • A Study and Analysis of Shape Programming of a 4D-Printed Implantable Shape Memory Polymer Microactuator, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS/1/2019/TK05/UNIM/02/2), University of Nottingham Malaysia, Marwan Nafea, Haider Abbas F Almurib, Michelle Tan Tien Tien, Mohamed Sultan Mohamed Ali, and Ahmad 'Athif Mohd Faudzi, RM 64200, 01/09/2019 - 01/09/2021.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Best Paper Award for the paper entitled "Hybrid PSO-Tuned PID and Hysteresis-Observer Based Control for Piezoelectric Micropositioning Stages", In the International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Application 2019 (ICSIMA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 August 2019.
  2. Best Presentation Award for the paper entitled "Hybrid PSO-Tuned PID and Hysteresis-Observer Based Control for Piezoelectric Micropositioning Stages", In the International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Application 2019 (ICSIMA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 August 2019.
  3. Best Paper Award in Biosignal Analysis and Processing II Session for the paper entitled "Brainwave-Controlled System for Smart Home Applications", In the 2018 International Conference on BioSignal Analysis, Processing and Systems (ICBAPS), Sarawak, Malaysia, 25 July 2018.
  4. Gold Medal in Research Exhibition & Competition "Brainwave-Controlled System for Smart Home Applications" in FBME International Innovation Day 2018, Faculty of Bioscience & Medical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia, 18 April 2018.
  5. Best Presentation Award in Control Theory and Applications Track for the paper entitled "A Hybrid Control Approach for Precise Positioning of a Piezo-Actuated Stage", In the 2014 14th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 22-25 October 2014.
  6. Best Presentation Award (Overall - Faculty of Electrical Engineering) of the 4th Electrical Engineering Research Colloquium (EERC 2013), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 24 December 2013.
  7. Best Presentation Award (Control Category) of the 4th Electrical Engineering Research Colloquium (EERC 2013), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 24 December 2013.
  8. Silver Medal for the Invention/Innovation "Control of Shape-Memory-Alloy Actuators Using Field Frequency Modulation for Microfluidic Application", at the 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2013), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 4 October 2013.
  9. Bronze Medal for the Invention/Innovation "Frequency-Controlled Wireless Shape-Memory-Alloy Microgripper", at the 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2013), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 4 October 2013.

Editorial Memberships

  1. Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Editorial Board Member of Syntax Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
  3. Editorial Board Member of SCIREA Journal of Information Science and Systems Science.
  4. Editorial Board Member of SCIREA Journal of Materials,.
  5. Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Nanosciences.

Peer Review Activities

  1. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  2. Mechatronics.
  3. Actuators.
  4. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control.
  5. Soft Computing.
  6. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  7. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly.
  8. TELKOMNIKA.
  9. Jurnal Teknologi.
  10. Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics.
  11. Journal of Drug Design, Delivery and Safety.
  12. International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing.
  13. International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE).

He also served as a reviewer for various international conferences.

News and Media Coverage

New Drug Delivery Systems Findings from University of Technology Reported (A wirelessly-controlled piezoelectric microvalve for regulated drug delivery), Pharmacy Choice News, 5 October 2018.

Administrative Tasks:

  1. Faculty of Science and Engineering Information Technology Committee.
  2. Faculty of Science and Engineering Accreditation & External Partnerships Committee.
  3. Labs demonstrators' duties, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Teaching Summary

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Research Summary

MEMS 4D printing Wireless microfluidic devices Piezoelectric actuators Shape memory alloys Soft actuators Dielectric elastomers Silicon wafers machining using… read more

Selected Publications

CURRENT STUDENTS

Doctoral Students

  1. Audrey Wee Li-Huey - Project: Development of a Medical Device for the Monitoring and Prediction of Cardiovascular Diseases.
  2. Denesh Sooriamoorthy - Project: Development of a Medical Device for the Monitoring and Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease.
  3. Yousif Saad Alshebly - Project: Development of a 4D-Printed Implantable Shape Memory Polymer Microactuator.

Undergraduate Final Year Projects Students

  1. Fong Wan Qi - Project: Development of a Pneumatic Soft Actuator for Flexible Microsurgical Tools.
  2. Josephine Gloria Goh Ling Ling - Project: Optimization of Wireless Power Transfer for Biomedical Applications.
  3. Li Jia Ho - Project: Development of a Thermopneumatic Micropump for Biomedical Applications.
  4. Shadir Ahamed Mohamed Rifai - Project: Dynamic Modeling and Adaptive Control of Piezoelectric Stack Actuators for Micropositioning Applications.

Undergraduate Group Projects Students

  1. Jia Yan Chang, Jun Wei Soo, Yeu Fung Leong, and Xing Yik Wong - Project: Brainwave-Controlled System for a Smart Home.

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Master Students

  1. Yousif Saad Alshebly - Project: Extraction of Fetal ECG from a Single Abdominal ECG Electrode.

Undergraduate Final Year Projects Students

  1. Amr Ashraf Adel Abdulrahman - Project: Using Blockchain in CFF Processes.
  2. Ng Ji Yang - Project: Design, Build, and Test a Solar Charging Circuit For a Super-Capacitor Bank to Power An Irrigation System.
  3. Shanmili Murugan - Project: Design, Simulate, Fabricate and Test a Precision Voltage-Controlled Oscillator.
  1. Computer Aided Engineering (EEEE1026)
  2. Electronic Processing and Communications (EEEE2050)
  3. Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control (EEEE2049)
  4. Web Based Computing (EEEE3029)
  5. Project in Digital Signal Processing (EEEE4063)

Current Research

  1. MEMS
  2. 4D printing
  3. Wireless microfluidic devices
  4. Piezoelectric actuators
  5. Shape memory alloys
  6. Soft actuators
  7. Dielectric elastomers
  8. Silicon wafers machining using µEDM
  9. EEG-controlled systems
  10. ECG & FECG analysis

Past Research

  1. Particle swarm optimization
  2. Optimal control
  3. Driving simulators

Future Research

  1. Renewable energy
  2. Power distribution optimization

Faculty of Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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