E-JUST Research Areas and Topics



Electronics and Communications Engineering


1. Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Systems

• RF-CMOS Front-end (LNA, PA, Mixer, VCO, VGA)

• Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Applications

• Radio frequency transceivers design

• Sensors electronics


2. Digital System Architecture and Design

• Application specific, reconfigurable, and embedded architectures

• Networks-on-Chip, Network processor and router architectures

• System-on-Chips

• Parallel and multi-core systems

• Interconnection networks, system-level communications and protocols

• Ultra low power and energy efficient architecture design

• High Performance Computing/Processing Systems

• Security Architectures/Secure Design of Embedded Systems

• High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.264)

• Embedded Machine Vision Systems

• Body Area Networks/Body Sensor Network


3. Digital Signal Processing

• Image and Video Processing

• Speech and Audio processing

• Multi-dimension Signal Processing and Stochastic Processes

• Multimedia Systems

• Pattern Recognition

• Computer Vision and Image Analysis

• Adaptive Filtering Design

• Sparse Signal Processing and Applications


4. Wireless Communication Systems

• Broadband Wireless Systems Technologies

• PHY Layer Design

• Coding for Communication Systems

• Cognitive and Software-Defined Radio


5. Photonics Communications Systems

• Silicon Photonics

• Space-Division Multiplexing

• Coherent Lightwave Systems

• Digital Signal Processing for Optical Communication Systems

• Optical Communications Networks

• Optical Code-Division Multiple-Access (OCDMA)

• Optical Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM)


6. Microwave Engineering and Remote Sensing

• Wireless Power Transfer Using Antennas and Coupled Resonators

• Antenna Design for Medical Applications

• Smart Antennas and Adaptive Antenna Arrays

• Planar Ultra-wide Bandwidth (UWB) Antennas and Arrays

• Microwave and 60GHz mm Wave Antennas and Filters

• Novel Electromagnetic Materials (Metamaterial / Electromagnetic Bandgap Materials) for Antenna and Microwave Circuits Applications

• Radar Design

• Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays

• Remote Sensing and Satellite Observation


7. Analog/Mixed Signal Design and Test

• Design of low-cost low power ADCs

• Testing of Analog/Mixed signal systems

• Energy harvesting for Implantable and wearable devices

• Neural signal sensing and regeneration

• Non-Invasive Biosensors



Computer Science and Engineering


1. Parallel Computing

• High Performance Computing

• Heterogeneous Systems/Accelerators

• Green Technologies

• Parallelizing Compilers

• HPC on the Cloud

• High Performance Embedded Systems

• Big Data Processing


2. Mobile Wireless Networking and Computing

• Indoor Localization

• Calibration-free localization

• GPS replacement technologies

• Device-free localization

• Device-free activity recognition

• Automatic construction of indoor floor plans

• Cognitive radio networks

• Software-defined networks


3. Cyber-Physical Systems

• Machine Learning

• Computer-Aided Drug Design

• Road Traffic Control, Modeling, and Simulation

• Computational Robotics

• Human Activity Recognition

• Rigorous Simulation of Dynamical Systems

• Computable Analysis


4. Intelligent Systems

• Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

• AI and Multi-Agent Systems

• Natural Language Understanding

• Computational Intelligence

• Bioinformatics


5. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

• Object/Person/Face Detection

• Object/Face Recognition

• Object/People Tracking

• Human Activity Recognition

• Optical Character Recognition

• Image Segmentation

• 3D Computer Vision

• Feature Detection/Description/Matching

• Video Surveillance

• Large-Scale Visual Recognition

• Vision Computing on Modern Parallel Architectures


6. Theory and Analysis of Algorithms

• Analysis of Algorithms

• Data Structures

• Computational Geometry

• Graph Algorithms

• Amortized Complexity

• Algorithms for Computer Graphics and Visualization



Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering


Bio-Mechatronic Systems

• Surgical Robots

• Rehabilitation Robots and Assistive Devices

• Human-Robot Interaction

• Prosthetic Devices

• Smart Medical Devices

• Bio-Inspired Robots


Magnetic Suspension and Bearing Systems

• Control of Magnetic Bearing Systems

• Applications of Magnetic Bearing in Medical Field

• Magnetically Levitated Wind Turbine

• Robots with magnetic bearing joints

• Vibration Isolation Systems Using Magnetic suspension

• Self-Bearing (Bearingless) Motors


Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

• Flying/Walking Robot.

• Tele-Operation Systems.

• Aerial manipulation systems

• Multi-Locomotion Robots

• Legged Robots

• Wearable Vehicle

• Brain-Based Devices

• Micro/Nano Manipulator

• Parallel Manipulators

• Swarm Robots

• Intelligent control of Smart Actuators

• Smart Sensor/ Actuators

• Energy Harvesting Devices

• Smart Structures


Field and Service Robots

• Mobile robot exploration, navigation and control

• Rescue Robots

• Inspection Robot

• Robot Motion Control in Unstructured Area

• Landmines Detection Robots

• Indoor Service Robot.

• Insect-killing Robot

• Solar Powered Rover

• Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV

• Agriculture Robots

• Mining Robots

• Forestry Robots

• Construction Robots


Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

• Tactile Sensing Systems

• Micro Smart Sensor/ Actuators

• Micro Energy Harvesting Devices

• Micro Flying Robot

• Microfluidics Systems



Industrial Engineering and Systems Management


Industrial Engineering:

• Integrated Berth Allocation and Quay Crane Assignment in Container Terminals.

• Discrete Event Simulation of Container Terminals.

• Container Stacking and Pre-marshalling Problem.

• Container Vessel Storage Planning.

• Green Vehicle Routing Problem.

• Operations Research Application in Healthcare Planning and Management.


Manufacturing Engineering

• Modeling and Simulation of Metal Cutting Processes.

• Correlating Additive Manufacturing and Product Characteristics.

• Machine Tool/Process Interaction.

• Ultrasonic Assisted Machining of Hard-to-cut Materials.



Materials Science and Engineering


1. Nano-materials for energy, sensing, environmental and bioelectronic applications

• Chitosan, chitosan-nanoparticles and nanofibers preparation and characterization

• Assembly and architecture of nanoscale structures

• Nanoporous and mesoporous catalysis for organic synthesis and Fisher Tropcsh reaction

• Nanofibers and nanoparticles for tissue engineering and drug systems.

• Graphene/CNTs-based materials for supercapacitor, solar cell, fuel cell and thermoelectric applications

• Thin film thermoelectric materials

• Hybrid system for energy generation and storage.

• Theory, Modeling and Simulation of Nanomaterials

• Corrosion and corrosion protection of advanced materials


2. Mechanics of materials: Modeling, Simulation and characterization(properties, stress, strain and displacement)

• Mechanics of Friction stir welding of similar and dissimilar materials

• Mechanical electrical properties of biological materials and heart tissues

• Mechanics of microforming and micro-laser drilling

• Mechanical and electrical properties of Hydroxyapatite

• Modeling and simulation of nano-pieso electric materials

• Multi-physics and multi-scale analysis techniques.

• Evolution of boundary elements in fracture mechanics

• Material models on macro and micro levels

• Dynamic mechanical properties of composites and nano-composites

• Laser processing of steels.


3. Advanced Functional Metallic Materials (Design, Processing and Characterization)

• Ultra-high strength, super-alloys and high entropy alloys

• Dental, bio-implants, and bio-degradable metallic materials

• Bulk-nanostructure materials and severe plastic deformation

• Improved castability and cold workability of metals and alloys

• Shape memory and superelastic alloys for sensing, biomedical, and structural application

• Metal and metal-oxides nano-tubes and nano-rods (production, characterization and applications

• Alloys of high temperature and applications (design, production and characterization)


 4-  Composites and polymeric materials

• Improving UV resistance of Ploymering Materials

• 3D Fibrous Composites Materials

• Sustainable or Green Composites for Industrials Applications.

• Nanofiber formation technologies (electrospinning, solution blown, centrifugal spinning) and its applications (medical, energy, filtration…etc)

• Developing, improving and characterization for novel textile materials



Energy Resources Engineering


1- Renewable Energy systems

• Solar energy applications include (Solar cooling and heating systems – PV systems – Thermal regulation system)

• Renewable energy driven systems


2- Thermo-fluid and their Applications

• Heat and mass transfer

• Fluid mechanics

• Refrigeration and air conditioning, power plants and thermal comfort


3- Alternative energy systems

• Fuel cells and combined heat and power fuel cell systems

4- Energy Storage Systems

• Thermal energy storage systems (Cold and hot storage)


5- Energy Conservation and Management

• Energy audits, energy efficiency and energy managements


6- Fuels and Combustion Engines

• Alternative Fuel and Combustion Performance, internal combustion engines, thermal and cogeneration systems.



Environmental Engineering


1- Natural Resources Managements (Will not be available for spring 2017 semester)

• Hydrological Modeling and Integrated Watershed Modeling (including sediment transport, storm analysis)

• Hydraulic Modeling and Simulation (physical, mathematical and numerical)

• Hydrology of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions (incl. groundwater)

• Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

• Coastal Engineering (incl. sediment transport, ecosystem conservation)

• River Basin Engineering

• Nonconventional Water Resources (desalination, water reuse …etc.)

• Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Studies

• Optimization of Water Resources Conjunctive Use

• Water Quality And Health Risk Assessment

• Climate Change Impact Assessment (Water Cycle)

• Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS In Water Resources and Sewer Systems

• Sustainability of Water Supply Systems.

• Natural Resources Mapping and Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies

• Sustainable ecosystem management


Environmental Assessment and Management

• Sustainability and sustainable development

• Environmental impact assessment

• Environmental management for sustaining a green environment

• Cleaner production for green industry

• Green healthcare units


 Waste Management

• Wastewater Treatment Technologies

• Industrial Waste Treatment and Management

• Biofuels, chemicals and bio-fertilizers production from solid wastes

• Hydrogen and Methane Generation from Waste Materials

• Waste Recycling and Management

• Applications of Nanotechnologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment

• Sludge Treatment

• Advanced Oxidation Processes

• Application of water chemistry and microbiology for treatment of organic and inorganic pollutant


2- Air Quality (will not be available for spring 2017 semester)

• Air Pollution Assessment and Control

• Climate Change and Sustainability (Greenhouse effect)

• Indoor air quality improvement techniques

• Assessment of emissions from industries and minimization techniques



Chemicals and Petrochemicals Engineering


1. Desalination using solar Energy

• Design of new solar collectors using nanofluids and its applications in water desalination

• Desalination Using Capacitive Deionization Techniques.


2. Design of wastewater treatment units and its applications

• Advanced Oxidation Techniques such as Plasma for Water Purification.

• Photocatalysis and its applications in water treatment

• Using New materials as ion exchange for water treatment

• Preparation of New electrodes and it applications for wastewater treatment by electrooxidation techniques.


3. Preparation of Nano-materials and its applications

• Ion exchange

• Electrocatalysis

• Fuel cells


4. Corrosion Protection

• Preparation of New Smart Materials and its applications for corrosion control


5. Catalysis and its applications.

• Photocataysis and its applications in wastewater treatment, Production of new chemical and petrochemical materials.

• Electrocatalysis and its Applications in Supercapacitors, Batteries, Sensors and Biosensors.

• Enzyme-catalysis and its applications in wastewater treatment, production of foodstuffs and pharmaceutical materials.


6. Membrane fabrication and modifications and its applications in

• Desalination and Ultrafiltration processes.

• Fuel cells and Hydrogen production

• Separation processes.


7. Design of Micro-reactor and its applications such as:

• Preparation of fine chemicals, food stuffs and pharmaceutical drugs, etc..


8. Development of new polymeric materials:

• Composites, insulators, fibrous materials and conducting polymers, etc.

9. Biodiesel production from agricultural and oil wastes.